Saturday night special


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Saturday night special

slang A small, inexpensive handgun that is easy to obtain and conceal. Eight out of 10 suicides in this city are committed with Saturday night specials.
See also: night, Saturday, special

Saturday night special

a small, easily obtainable pistol. There was another killing last night with a Saturday night special. That's the tenth shooting done with a Saturday night special this week.
See also: night, Saturday, special

Saturday night special

n. a small, easily obtainable pistol. There was another killing last night with a Saturday night special.
See also: night, Saturday, special
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No one knows the exact criteria the nine-member board will use to define what is a Saturday Night Special.
The Maryland Law -- and other such state Saturday Night Special laws which could be passed in the wake of this one -- raise serious questions about unintentional and/or technical violations.
With Saturday night specials going cheap these fake guns are still dangerous enough so it is safe to assume there are more guns that people in the USA.
"Buster Keaton, Lenny Bruce, Samuel Beckett all come to mind looking through just one of his Saturday night specials. That's pretty good."
And Stanley Baxter, who incidentally made a series of spectacular Saturday night specials for ITV in the seventies.
With those Saturday night specials he did, he really put magic on the map.
The first Saturday of each month will feature 'Saturday Night Specials', during which documentaries of regional interest will be screened.
Held hostage by extension cords promising some manner of deadly power, Saturday Night Specials that can be used "any day of the week", and threats all the way 'round, aliens have more than invasion on the mind as they face off a small town with power (and firepower) to start an intergalactic incident.
Mr Hughes said: "These are not Saturday night specials - they are the tools of a professional hitman."
The various revolvers made by H&R, Iver Johnson, Hopkins & Allen (often called Saturday Night Specials) and the like would have been substantially cheaper, mostly of good quality, yet could be had for a buck or two.
In this issue of Peace & Freedom we highlight the fundamental need for disarmament, from nuclear bombs to Saturday night specials, from the complexities of international negotiations to the simplicity of children's coffins.
The global gun epidemic; from Saturday night specials to AK-47s.
A.504 KOON Makes provisions in relation to banning dangerous, poorly made, easily concealable, generally unsafe firearms known as "Saturday night specials" or "junk guns;" defines such term; increases penalties for certain offenses relating to possession, use and sale of such weapons; directs the superintendent of state police to study such weapons and publicize the provisions of this act.
In what it described as "a systematic review of scientific evidence regarding the effectiveness of firearms laws," the CDC panel considered 51 published studies examining seven different kinds of laws, including restrictions on who may own a firearm, waiting periods for gun purchases, and bans on specific firearms (such as "assault weapons" and "Saturday night specials").
Some municipalities focused their products liability claims on the small, cheap handguns known as Saturday Night Specials.
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