Targeting Guns

Targeting Guns Author Gary Kleck
ISBN-10 9781351486972
Release 2017-07-05
Pages 450
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This new paperback comprehensively reviews the research evidence on the links between guns, violence, and gun control, and reports results of the author's own research as well. In Targeting Guns, Kleck follows the line of argument and careful statistical inference of his earlier prizewinning volume, Point Blank, while updating the literature reviews and statistical information, and adding two chapters.



The Gun

The Gun Author C. J. Chivers
ISBN-10 1439196532
Release 2010-10-12
Pages 496
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At a secret arms-design contest in Stalin’s Soviet Union, army technicians submitted a stubby rifle with a curved magazine. Dubbed the AK-47, it was selected as the Eastern Bloc’s standard arm. Scoffed at in the Pentagon as crude and unimpressive, it was in fact a breakthrough—a compact automatic that could be mastered by almost anyone, last decades in the field, and would rarely jam. Manufactured by tens of millions in planned economies, it became first an instrument of repression and then the most lethal weapon of the Cold War. Soon it was in the hands of terrorists. In a searing examination of modern conflict and official folly, C. J. Chivers mixes meticulous historical research, investigative reporting, and battlefield reportage to illuminate the origins of the world’s most abundant firearm and the consequences of its spread. The result, a tour de force of history and storytelling, sweeps through the miniaturization and distribution of automatic firepower, and puts an iconic object in fuller context than ever before. The Gun dismantles myths as it moves from the naïve optimism of the Industrial Revolution through the treacherous milieu of the Soviet Union to the inside records of the Taliban. Chivers tells of the 19th-century inventor in Indianapolis who designs a Civil War killing machine, insisting that more-efficient slaughter will save lives. A German attaché who observes British machine guns killing Islamic warriors along the Nile advises his government to amass the weapons that would later flatten British ranks in World War I. In communist Hungary, a locksmith acquires an AK-47 to help wrest his country from the Kremlin’s yoke, beginning a journey to the gallows. The Pentagon suppresses the results of firing tests on severed human heads that might have prevented faulty rifles from being rushed to G.I.s in Vietnam. In Africa, a millennial madman arms abducted children and turns them on their neighbors, setting his country ablaze. Neither pro-gun nor anti-gun, The Gun builds to a terrifying sequence, in which a young man who confronts a trio of assassins is shattered by 23 bullets at close range. The man survives to ask questions that Chivers examines with rigor and flair. Throughout, The Gun animates unforgettable characters—inventors, salesmen, heroes, megalomaniacs, racists, dictators, gunrunners, terrorists, child soldiers, government careerists, and fools. Drawing from years of research, interviews, and from declassified records revealed for the first time, he presents a richly human account of an evolution in the very experience of war.



Guns

Guns Author David B. Kopel
ISBN-10 UOM:39015031729794
Release 1995
Pages 475
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Argues against gun control, asserting that legislation restricting access to firearms detracts from the real causes of crime



Guns a Visual History

Guns a Visual History Author Chris McNab
ISBN-10 1405341807
Release 2009
Pages 360
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The ultimate record of guns through the agesFrom rifles to sniper guns, machine guns to grenade launchers, a fully loaded guide to over 300 of the most important guns from the last 700 years. Discover revealing features on twenty 'key' guns from history, including the Musket, Gatling Gun and AK-47 assault rifle.Step inside famous gun maker factories, from Colt and Smith & Wesson to Beretta and discover how guns were - and still are - developed and produced.Meet famous gunslingers and legendary sharpshooters from Dick Turpin and Billy the Kid to James Bond, hear their stories and learn about the guns that made them famous. It's the ultimate visual history of guns.



Guns and Special Weapons

Guns and Special Weapons Author Brian Kevin
ISBN-10 9781614785194
Release 2012
Pages 34
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This title examines the history of special weapons from combining guns with axes and shields in the early seventeenth century to the stun guns of today. Artillery weapons such as howitzers and mortars and their ammunition are covered, as are rocket and grenade launchers. Different types of electroshock weapons and their controversy are examined, including their designation by the UN a form of torture. Tranquilizer guns, how they work, and their uses are introduced. Underwater pistols their ammunition, how they operate are covered, as are flare guns and Very pistols. Pens, cameras, and umbrellas that are really guns, and the regulation of these special weapons by the National Firearms Act are covered. The Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.



The Guns of Lattimer

The Guns of Lattimer Author
ISBN-10 1412837146
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 276
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On September 10, 1897, in the hamlet of Lattimer Mines, Pennsylvania, an armed posse took aim and fired into a crowd of oncoming mine workers, who were marching in their corner of the coal-mining region to call their fellow miners out on strike. The marchers - Poles, Slovaks, Hungarians, most of whom could not yet speak English - were themselves armed only with an American flag and a timid, budding confidence in their new found rights as free men in their newly adopted country. The mine operators took another view of these rights and of the strange, alien men who claimed them. When the posse was done firing, nineteen of the demonstrators were dead and thirty-nine were seriously wounded. Some six months later a jury of their peers was to exonerate the deputies of any wrong-doing. This long-forgotten incident is here movingly retold by Michael Novak, himself the son of Slovak immigrants and one of our most gifted writers and social observers. In his hands, the so-called "Lattimer Massacre" becomes not only a powerful story in its own right (and an invaluable key to the history of the growth of the United Mine Workers), but an allegory of that peculiarly American experience undergone over and over again throughout the land, and down to this very day; the experience of new immigrants, still miserable with poverty and bewilderment and suffering the trauma of culture shock, being confronted by the hostility and blind contempt of the "real" Americans. In Michael Novak's uniquely vivid account, the incident at Lattimer is seen as a tragedy brought on not so much by inhumanity as by the profound failure of majority WASP society to understand the needs and responses of "foreigners". The Guns ofLattimer is a gripping book that tells Americans, old and new, a great deal about themselves and the society they live in.



Guns Rain

Guns   Rain Author David Lan
ISBN-10 9780852552018
Release 1985
Pages 244
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Lan shows that to understand the meaning that Zimbabwe's war of independence had for its people, the role of the spirit mediums must also be understood.



Guns in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 2nd Edition 3 volumes

Guns in American Society  An Encyclopedia of History  Politics  Culture  and the Law  2nd Edition  3 volumes Author Gregg Lee Carter
ISBN-10 9780313386718
Release 2012-05-04
Pages 1096
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Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations



Gun Control

Gun Control Author Susan Dudley Gold
ISBN-10 076141584X
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 143
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Discusses the history of guns and gun control in the United States, relevant laws and legal cases, and the arguments posed by both sides in the debate about how much government control there should be over firearms.



Experimente mit Electric Guns

Experimente mit Electric Guns Author Thomas Rapp
ISBN-10 9783772330759
Release 2009-11-27
Pages 140
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Seit dem amerikanischen SDI-Projekt, besser bekannt unter dem Namen "Krieg der Sterne", und der weiten Verbreitung von Computer-Ballerspielen sind futuristische Waffensysteme wie Coil- und Railguns einem breiten Publikum zwar bekannt, wurden aber noch nicht zusammenfassend beschrieben. Dieses Buch bietet eine Übersicht über die historische Entwicklung und erläutert die zu Grunde liegenden technischen und physikalischen Prinzipien dieser Waffen.



Guns of the New West

Guns of the New West Author David Chicoine
ISBN-10 9781440226748
Release 2005-05-25
Pages 264
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Revisit the Classics Choosing the right guns for cowboy competition just got easier. Noted gunsmith and author David Chicoine puts today's most popular replica firearms to the test and shares his findings on the good, the bad and the ugly. Chicoine tests and evaluates handguns, rifles and shotguns in this in-depth yet easy-to-use guide to modern replica firearms. If you love replica guns, this book will help you choose the best.



Guns and violence

Guns and violence Author Laura K. Egendorf
ISBN-10 PSU:000057167008
Release 2005
Pages 202
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Presents a series of articles on gun violence, examining the issue from a variety of diverse viewpoints.



Negroes with Guns

Negroes with Guns Author Robert Franklin Williams
ISBN-10 0814327141
Release 1962
Pages 89
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First published in 1962, Negroes with Guns is the story of a southern black community's struggle to arm itself in self-defense against the Ku Klux Klan and other racist groups. Frustrated and angered by violence condoned or abetted by the local authorities against blacks, the small community of Monroe, North Carolina, brought the issue of armed self-defense to the forefront of the civil rights movement. The single most important intellectual influence on Huey P. Newton, the founder of the Black Panther Party, Negroes with Guns is a classic story of a man who risked his life for democracy and freedom.



Guns and Snowshoes

Guns and Snowshoes Author Ralph Bonehill
ISBN-10 9781421831022
Release 2006-12
Pages 208
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The boys experience winter season at their camp, encountering bears, deer, and ducks and celebrating a remarkable Christmas. They face the difficulties of blizzards, the howls of wolves, and a mysterious stranger. As they enter the new year, a mystery unfolds with unbelievable realizations. Can they survive?



Guns and Violence

Guns and Violence Author Joyce Lee Malcolm
ISBN-10 0674040473
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 352
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Behind the passionate debate over gun control and armed crime lurk assumptions about the link between guns and violence. Indeed, the belief that more guns in private hands means higher rates of armed crime underlies most modern gun control legislation. But are these assumptions valid? Investigating the complex and controversial issue of the real relationship between guns and violence, Joyce Lee Malcolm presents an incisive, thoroughly researched historical study of England, whose strict gun laws and low rates of violent crime are often cited as proof that gun control works. To place the private ownership of guns in context, Malcolm offers a wide-ranging examination of English society from the Middle Ages to the late twentieth century, analyzing changing attitudes toward crime and punishment, the impact of war, economic shifts, and contrasting legal codes on violence. She looks at the level of armed crime in England before its modern restrictive gun legislation, the limitations that gun laws have imposed, and whether those measures have succeeded in reducing the rate of armed crime. Malcolm also offers a revealing comparison of the experience in England experience with that in the modern United States. Today Americans own some 200 million guns and have seen eight consecutive years of declining violence, while the English--prohibited from carrying weapons and limited in their right to self-defense have suffered a dramatic increase in rates of violent crime. This timely and thought-provoking book takes a crucial step in illuminating the actual relationship between guns and violence in modern society.



Marlin Firearms

Marlin Firearms Author William S. Brophy
ISBN-10 0811708772
Release 1989
Pages 696
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From 1863 to the present--the company and the men who made it successful, the details of all models of rifles and the many other Marlin products.



Guns in Every House

Guns in Every House Author Uche Lynn-Teresa Ugwueze
ISBN-10 9781468551457
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 336
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Guns in Every House explores the agony, pain and effects of the AIDS pandemic on children orphaned by the scourge and brings a fresh perspective to the conversation. Julie s vivid account of her and her sibling s arduous journey through life after the death of their parents presents an angle never before on the most devastating holocaust of our time. It delights us with its brilliance and its compassion, and gives us a fantastic slice of life in some villages in Nigeria. It also reminds us of the different ways in which we can interpret and interrogate the plight of orphans.