Air gun

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A gun that employs some form of compressed air or gas to discharge a projectile. The type of projectile can vary depending on the gun, as can the type of air or gas. Performances and wounding capabilities can vary greatly, sometimes introducing difficulties with regards to whether or not a particular air gun constitutes a “firearm.”

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