gun for someone

gun for (someone or something)

1. Literally, to pursue someone or something with a gun. The police are gunning for that escaped convict.
2. To seek or pursue someone or something, especially while angry or annoyed. If my enemy is gunning for me, then I'm definitely hiding in the bathroom.
3. To work hard in pursuit of something. How many college students are gunning for the same internship as me?
4. To show one's support for someone or something. I know she's nervous about taking this exam, so let's show her that we're all gunning for her.
See also: gun

gun for someone

in. to be looking for someone, not necessarily with a gun. Sam is gunning for Wilmer.
See also: gun, someone
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She favors banning assault rifles and the components that would turn guns into assault-type weapons, requiring more thorough background checks, controlling "straw" purchases in which a person buys a gun for someone not legally able to buy one and looking at red flag laws that allow temporary removal of guns from someone deemed potentially dangerous.
If worse came to worse, you'd use a Taser instead of a gun for someone that has three kids inside of her house.
If McGuire thinks a customer is trying to make a straw purchase - that is, trying to buy a gun for someone else, which is illegal - he will refuse the sale.
Limiting easy access to a gun for someone who considers or even attempts suicide can literally be the difference between life and death.
Defending, Scott Taylor told the court Harrison said he was holding the gun for someone else.
The other consideration for the M&P22 is as a less expensive practice gun for someone who uses an M&P as a work gun.
It was timed to coincide with a change in the law which meant anyone storing a gun for someone else risked a life sentence.
And this includes anyone who may, out of misguided loyalty, be knowingly storing a gun for someone else.
Joining the liberals, Kennedy's vote was decisive in forbidding states from relying solely on an intelligence test score for death row inmates in borderline cases of mental disability and in upholding a federal law preventing a ''straw'' purchaser from buying a gun for someone else.
One delegate said it might prevent one person from buying a gun for someone else who could not pass a background check.
The Reid bill--the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013--would increase funds for school security, increase penalties for gun trafficking and straw purchases (buying a gun for someone who would not pass a background check), and improve the national background check system.
The committee also approved a measure that would make the already- illegal practice of buying a gun for someone else who is legally prohibited from having one a felony and increase penalties for the crime law enforcement officials call "straw purchasing.
Morgan, 23, pleaded guilty to possession of class B drugs with intent to supply, possession of a firearm and possession of bullets without a licence although he said he was minding the gun for someone else.
The message: "Buy a gun for someone who can't, buy yourself 10 years in jail.
And, as a third or even fourth gun for someone in a more tactical setting, like a SWAT team, entry team or someone working in a place where open carry (and heavily armed) is the norm, a P938 in a holster attached to the vest could be a life-saver.