【4月10日】看軍聞學英語

青年日報社
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原文:

A U.S. airman assigned to Kirtland Air Force Base is in federal custody after military investigators searching his KAFB residence found a cache of 17 firearms, two silencers, large amounts of ammunition and bomb-making instructions. The photographs found on his cellphone showed the names of mass shooters written on white ink on AR-15 magazines.

He formally has been charged with possessing a silencer and unlawful importation of a firearm – the silencer he allegedly ordered from a Chinese company.

Federal law enforcement in Albuquerque have been paying close attention to gun parts coming out of China, including silencers and automatic conversion devices called auto-sears.

中譯:

軍事調查員搜索了美國科特蘭空軍基地1名士兵的基地住所,發現一處藏有17把槍、2支消音器、大量彈藥及炸彈製造指南的地方,現在這名士兵收押在聯邦看守所。從他的手機還找到幾張用白色顏料在AR-15步槍彈匣上寫著數起大規模槍擊凶手名字的照片。

他已被正式起訴持有消音器及非法進口槍枝,還宣稱那把消音器是向一家中國大陸公司訂購的。

新墨西哥州阿布奎基市的聯邦執法機構一直密切關注從大陸流入的槍枝零件,包括消音器及稱作自動擊發阻鐵的自動轉換器。

-關鍵軍語-

※silencer:

A device for reducing the noise emitted by a gun or other loud mechanism.

※auto sear:

A combination of parts converting a weapon to shoot automatically.

例句:

The single addition of this auto sear to certain semiautomatic rifles will convert such rifles into machine guns.

只要加裝自動擊發阻鐵在某些半自動步槍上,就可將其轉換成機槍。