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Descriptor in English: Firearms
Descriptor in Spanish: Armas de Fuego
Descriptor in Portuguese: Armas de Fogo
Descriptor in French: Armes à feu
Entry term(s): Guns
Rifles
Shotguns
Tree number(s): J01.637.870.350
Scope note: Small-arms weapons, including handguns, pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, etc.
Annotation: ballistics goes here only if pertinent to nature of firearm; wound ballistics goes under BALLISTICS, WOUND see WOUNDS, GUNSHOT & FORENSIC MEDICINE if pertinent
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
History Note: 87
See also the descriptors: Wounds, Gunshot MeSH
DeCS UI: 19168
Descriptor UI: D005389
Date Established: 1987/01/01
Date of Entry: 1986/04/18
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Firearms - Preferred
Concept UI M0008507
Scope note Small-arms weapons, including handguns, pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, etc.
Preferred term Firearms
Shotguns - Narrower
Concept UI M0008510
Preferred term Shotguns
Guns - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0008508
Preferred term Guns
Rifles - Narrower
Concept UI M0008509
Preferred term Rifles



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