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UK Home Office: We will register thousands of deactivated firearms with no database

jake Silver badge

Re: Why?

"whilst there is some concern about "automatics", firearms crime committed with automatic weapons"

In this case "automatic" means "autoloading", not "machine gun". In other words, you pull the trigger, it fires one round and loads another, then you pull the trigger again. A machine gun is more properly called "fully automatic" and will continue firing as long as you hold the trigger down ... until you run out of ammo, of course.

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