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bear arms

To possess a weapon. The demonstration is in defense of the right to bear arms. We need to be careful, as some people in the crowd could be bearing arms.
See also: arm, bear
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Those were the knightly days of our profession, when we only bore arms to succor the distressed, and not to fill men's lamp-feeders.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister of State for Interior Mohammad Baligh-ur-Rehman on Wednesday informed the upper house of the parliament that there was no plan to lift ban on issuance of licenses of prohibited bore and non prohibited bore arms licenses
In a written reply, Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that 244,761 prohibited bore and non prohibited bore arms licenses have been issued by the Ministry of Interior during last 10 years from year 2007 to year 2017.
He said that in total as many as 32,020 prohibited bore arms licenses and 70,686 non prohibited bore arms licenses have been issued in Punjab, in Sindh 14,349 prohibited bore arms licenses and 41,777 non prohibited bore arms licenses have been issued by the Ministry of Interior.
Similarly, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 17,459 prohibited bore arms licenses and 33, 739 non prohibited bore arms licenses have been issued while in Balochistan 13,852 prohibited bore arms licenses and 17,071 non prohibited bore arms licenses have been issued.
He said that the ministry has issued 1,526 prohibited bore arms licenses and 1,839 non prohibited bore arms licenses in Islamabad, 166 prohibited bore arms licenses and 177 non prohibited bore arms licenses in Azad Kashmir and 49 prohibited bore arms licenses and 57 non prohibited bore arms licenses have been issued in Gilgit Baltistan.
Islamabad, April 14, 2010 (Frontier Star): The Supreme Court has issued orders for the release on bail of a local dissenter leader of Pakistan Peoples Party Jamil Abbassi, allegedly involved in the issuance of 132 prohibited bore arms licenses to Inter Risk, the sub company of notorious Black water on submission of surety bonds worth five hundred thousand rupees.
ISLAMABAD -- A total of 34,116 prohibited and 98,423 non prohibited bore arms licences had been issued by Interior Ministry from March 2008 to Dec 2010, says a document placed in Parliament.
According to the authentic document, a total of 13,954 prohibited and 43,457 non-prohibited bore arms licences had been issued in the country from March to Dec 2008.
As many as 10,210 prohibited and 14,569 non prohibited bore arms licences were issued to Balochistan form March 2008 to December 2010, 4234 prohibited, 22869 non prohibited issued to KPK, 11284 prohibited, 33,221 non prohibited to Punjab, and 8,458 prohibited and 27,764 non prohibited had been issued to Sindh province from Mar 2008 to Dec 2010.
All available record of prohibited bore arms licences have been computerized.
ISLAMABAD, April 14, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The Supreme Court has issued orders for the release on bail of a local dissenter leader of Pakistan Peoples Party Jamil Abbassi, allegedly involved in the issuance of 132 prohibited bore arms licenses to Inter Risk, the sub company of notorious Black water on submission of surety bonds worth five hundred thousand rupees.
The sources said that the Ministry was considering to cancel and re-issue all those prohibited bore arms licenses which were issued during the last one year.