Holding Tecs

from Nas – N.Y. State of Mind Lyrics on Rap Genius


A TEC-9 is a semi-automatic handgun that was designed by now defunct firearm company Intratec and produced from 1985 to 1994. It is banned in many states including, California, New York, New Jersey and Maryland.
The TEC-9 is a controversial weapon as it has been used in multiple mass shootings including:

The TEC-9 looks like more of a Submachine gun, but is technically a handgun because it is semi-automatic.

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