firearm

noun
ADJECTIVE
imitation (BrE), replica
unlicensed
loaded
concealed
defensive (AmE)
VERB + FIREARM
be in possession of, own, possess

The police charged her with possessing an illegal firearm.

carry
lock up, store
handle, use

new army recruits learning how to handle firearms

discharge
FIREARMS + NOUN
training
enthusiast, expert, instructor
dealer, retailer
sales
business, industry
company, manufacturer
owner
ownership, possession
certificate (BrE), licence/license
safety
law
offence/offense (esp. BrE)

He is wanted for robbery and firearms offences/offenses.

accident
death

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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