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An engaging history, not overly complicated by technical details, this updated edition will appeal to the collectors and readers of military history alike.

Author: John Walter

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750969208

Category: History

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The elegant but menacing silhouette of the Luger is immediately recognisable. Nearly 2 million had been manufactured by the end of the First World War, and the gun remained in production right up until the last days of the Third Reich in 1945. Author and firearms expert John Walter has produced the most comprehensive one-volume guide to the world’s most famous pistol. An engaging history, not overly complicated by technical details, this updated edition will appeal to the collectors and readers of military history alike.
2016-07-04 By John Walter

Sweeping, lively, and brilliantly told, this fascinating book introduces a little-known American legend whose impact on history ranks with that of the Wright Brothers, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford.

Author: Nathan Gorenstein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982129217

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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The first major biography of “the Thomas Edison of guns,” John Moses Browning, a visionary inventor who designed the modern handgun and whose awe-inspiring array of firearms helped ensure victory in numerous American wars and found an important place in American culture. Few people are aware that John Moses Browning—a tall, humble, cerebral man born in 1855 and raised as a Mormon in the American West—was the mind behind many of the world-changing firearms that dominated more than a century of conflict. He invented the crucial design used in virtually all modern pistols, created the most popular hunting rifles and shotguns, and conceived the machine guns that proved decisive not just in World Wars I and II but nearly every major military action since. Yet few in America knew his name until he was into his sixties. Now, author Nathan Gorenstein brings firearms inventor John Moses Browning to vivid life in this riveting and revealing biography. Embodying the tradition of self-made, self-educated geniuses (like Lincoln and Edison), Browning was able to think in three dimensions (he never used blueprints) and his gifted mind produced everything from the famous Winchester “30-30” hunting rifle to the awesomely effective machine guns used by every American aircraft and infantry unit in World War II. The British credited Browning’s guns with helping to win the Battle of Britain. His inventions illustrate both the good and bad of weapons. Sweeping, lively, and brilliantly told, this fascinating book introduces a little-known American legend whose impact on history ranks with that of the Wright Brothers, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford.
2021-05-25 By Nathan Gorenstein

Now I am not saying that your periwinkle revolver will get you shot or arrested—only that it could be more visible. ... My favorite “two-gun story” isn't entirely a concealed carry story, but it does underscore the effectiveness of a ...

Author: Tara Dixon Engel

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ISBN: 9780760348536

Category: Political Science

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The Handgun Guide for Women is a common sense, step-by-step guide to purchasing a gun, securely keeping a gun in the home, and being a safe gun owner 100 percent of the time.
2015-10-23 By Tara Dixon Engel

A story that i have long heard (you do not put really good stories to the truth test, you might discover them to be untrue), has to do with the U.S. Army switching from the .38 Special revolver to the .45-caliber handgun. The story goes ...

Author: Hammond Satterfield

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475986952

Category: Sports & Recreation

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My purpose and hope in writing this book about Handguns, Concealed Carry, and Legal Concerns is to impart to you knowledge to save you money. An even more important goal is to save you potenti al heartache; and most critical, to encourage you to protect your life and that of your loved ones. "Why and how," you ask? First, The Need: The FBI reported, "In 2010 there was a burglary every 15 seconds." One in fi ve women in a recent survey stated they had been a victi m of sexual assault. When resisting a criminal assault, an armed woman has a 400% better chance of escaping unharmed than an unarmed woman. Question: What's your plan? Just trust in Blind Luck? The Why: To purchase an inappropriate hand gun or two can cost hundreds of dollars. To run afoul of the law- that expense begins in the thousands of dollars. To be unarmed and unprepared to confront a violent att acker-that cost is incalculable. Remember: "Lightning and violence have one thing in common-they both strike somewhere." The How: There is no other single source, one volume book covering handguns, ammuniti on, holsters, maintenance, safes, safety, legal concerns, and miscreant misbehavior. This book is an effort to fill that void. If you are not certain that you need to know more, open the book to page IX and take a quick assessment of your knowledge. Thank you for giving me a look, and don't forget: "You make your choice and you take your chances."
2013-06-27 By Hammond Satterfield

The epoch - making story of a man who survived a real - life " Cuckoo's Nest " Boto . Tha Washington Post Prof. Kates ) , the Ku Klux Klan and other such groups would obtain and , of greater importance , actually would use guns to a far ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency

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ISBN: PURD:32754061619114

Category: Crime prevention

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This chapter will look at the story of the key plaintiffs' lawyers in the public gun suits, particularly in the critical early stages of the litigation, and will then turn to an analysis of several aspects of that story.

Author: Timothy D. Lytton

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472032112

Category: Business & Economics

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"Mass tort litigation against the gun industry, with its practical weaknesses, successes, and goals, provides the framework for this collection of thoughtful essays by leading social scientists, lawyers, and academics. . . . These informed analyses reveal the complexities that make the debate so difficult to resolve. . . . Suing the Gun Industry masterfully reveals the many details contributing to the intractability of the gun debate." -New York Law Journal "Second Amendment advocate or gun-control fanatic, all Americans who care about freedom need to read Suing the Gun Industry." -Bob Barr, Member of Congress, 1995-2003, and Twenty-First Century Liberties Chair for Freedom and Privacy, American Conservative Union "The source for anyone interested in a balanced analysis of the lawsuits against the gun industry." -David Hemenway, Professor of Health Policy & Director, Harvard Injury Control Research Center Harvard School of Public Health Health Policy and Management Department, author of Private Guns, Public Health "Highly readable, comprehensive, well-balanced. It contains everything you need to know, and on all sides, about the wave of lawsuits against U.S. gun manufacturers." -James B. Jacobs, Warren E. Burger Professor of Law and author of Can Gun Control Work? "In Suing the Gun Industry, Timothy Lytton has assembled some of the leading scholars and advocates, both pro and con, to analyze this fascinating effort to circumvent the well-known political obstacles to more effective gun control. This fine book offers a briefing on both the substance and the legal process of this wave of lawsuits, together with a better understanding of the future prospects for this type of litigation vis-à -vis other industries." -Philip J. Cook, Duke University "An interesting collection, generally representing the center of the gun-control debate, with considerable variation in focus, objectivity, and political realism." -Paul Blackman, retired pro-gun criminologist and advocate Gun litigation deserves a closer look amid the lessons learned from decades of legal action against the makers of asbestos, Agent Orange, silicone breast implants, and tobacco products, among others. Suing the Gun Industry collects the diverse and often conflicting opinions of an outstanding cast of specialists in law, public health, public policy, and criminology and distills them into a complete picture of the intricacies of gun litigation and its repercussions for gun control. Using multiple perspectives, Suing the Gun Industry scrutinizes legal action against the gun industry. Such a broad approach highlights the role of this litigation within two larger controversies: one over government efforts to reduce gun violence, and the other over the use of mass torts to regulate unpopular industries. Readers will find Suing the Gun Industry a timely and accessible picture of these complex and controversial issues. Contributors: Tom Baker Donald Braman Brannon P. Denning Tom Diaz Howard M. Erichson Thomas O. Farrish Shannon Frattaroli John Gastil Dan M. Kahan Don B. Kates Timothy D. Lytton Julie Samia Mair Richard A. Nagareda Peter H. Schuck Stephen D. Sugarman Stephen Teret Wendy Wagner
2006-11-27 By Timothy D. Lytton

United States Firearms: The First Century. New York: Winchester Press. Collier, Basil. 1980. Arms and the Men: The Arms Trade and Governments. London: Hamish Hamilton. Colt Manufacturing, LLC. 2014a. “History.

Author: Glenn H. Utter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440832185

Category: Social Science

Page: 861

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This three-volume set examines various approaches to firearms, including constitutional and legal issues, public health and criminal justice concerns, and perspectives on personal safety and self-defense. • Considers a wide variety of policy recommendations, from advocating greater firearm ownership and carrying among private citizens to suggestions for further limitations on gun acquisition and ownership • Features historical background on the development of the present role that firearms play in American society • Examines recent trends in the ownership of various types of firearms • Challenges the adequacy of background checks and granting of firearm access • Compares gun-related accidents and firearm policy among the states
2015-12-01 By Glenn H. Utter

Author: John Walter

Publisher:

ISBN: 1853677450

Category: Pistols

Page: 304

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2007-12-01 By John Walter

This book contains over 500 photos that take readers on a historical and visual journey of the gun, not just as a weapon, but as a constantly-evolving artifact that has shaped America's culture and mindset.

Author: The Editors of TIME-LIFE

Publisher: TIME-LIFE

ISBN: 1618933655

Category: History

Page: 256

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A fascinating look into the history of the firearm and how and why it has had the impact it has on American culture and society. Few inventions have had more of a profound impact on the course of civilization than guns: The first hand-held versions were Chinese fire lances invented in the 10th century, though it was Europeans who were credited with creating the handheld weapons that we recognize today. Americans and their expansion westward were the ones who refined, and helped define innovation and the development of an industry. Starting with Samuel Colt and the "revolver revolution," Americans took the lead in moving gun development forward. Names now well-known including Wesson, Winchester, and Browning helped create weapons that helped move a nation forward and ushered in the industrialized warfare of World War I. Now, TIME-LIFE, in the next book in the success "500 Photographs" series, following World War II in 500 Photographs and The Civil War in 500 Photographs, brings readers The History of the Gun in 500 Photographs, which traces the fascinating evolution of firearms, not just as tools of security, but as ingenious feats of science and engineering. This book contains over 500 photos that take readers on a historical and visual journey of the gun, not just as a weapon, but as a constantly-evolving artifact that has shaped America's culture and mindset.
2016-05-10 By The Editors of TIME-LIFE

Snipers at War is a detailed history and analysis of the equipment, tactics and personalities of the ‘sniping world’, from the pursuit of accuracy to the latest electronic aids to observation and ranging.

Author: John Walter

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781784381851

Category: History

Page: 304

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Snipers at War is a detailed history and analysis of the equipment, tactics and personalities of the ‘sniping world’, from the pursuit of accuracy to the latest electronic aids to observation and ranging. Technology and marksmanship from the Crimean War to the present day is examined in detail. The role of the sniper was largely ignored until the Winter War of 1939-40 between Finland and the USSR showed what could be achieved by specialist marksmen: Finn Simo Häyhä amassed 505 kills in less than a hundred days, a lesson learned by the Red Army to its cost. By the Germans invasion of 1941 the Russians were prepared: when the war ended, in addition to men such as Vasiliy Zaytsev, a Stalingrad hero with 242 accredited kills, the USSR had trained more than 2000 women as snipers. After 1945, the sniper’s reputation declined again. However, the Vietnam War, seemingly unending Middle Eastern conflict, internal strife in Sri Lanka, and ever-present urban threats have given new impetus not only to sniping but also to the development of new and more effective weaponry.
2017-05-30 By John Walter

Author: Sir James Emerson Tennent

Publisher: London, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green

ISBN: HARVARD:32044080702988

Category: Artillery

Page: 364

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The stories that were judged to be biased were not of local origin . Editorials , columns , and op - ed pieces were included if they dealt with gun control , but they were analyzed separately . 43. A defensive gun use could be mentioned ...

Author: Harry L. Wilson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742553485

Category: Political Science

Page: 277

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Gun-related violence remains an intractable problem despite a decline in the past decade. Some believe the solution lies in stricter gun control laws while others think these measures would be ineffective or counter-productive. Guns, Gun Control, and Elections examines current gun control policy and explains how it was adopted by discussing the roles and interactions of elected officials, interest groups, political parties, and the public. Original research on media coverage and public opinion as well as a chapter on state policy (Virginia) make the book both informative and accessible. The book focuses on the utility of gun policy, and its discussion of policy impact is grounded in real-world politics. The author highlights the importance of gun control in the presidential elections of 2000 and 2004 as well as in some U.S. Senate and statewide campaigns.
2007 By Harry L. Wilson

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Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9781443433259

Category: Fiction

Page: 34

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A group of space soldiers are sent to investigate what they believe to be an abandoned planet when they are shot down and forced to crash land on its surface. While repairing their ship, they discover the ruins of an ancient city—guarded by the mysterious gun that shot them down. Philip K. Dick was an American science-fiction novelist, short-story writer and essayist. His first short story, “Beyond Lies the Wub,” was published shortly after his high school graduation. Some of his most famous short stories were adapted for film, including “The Minority Report,” “Paycheck,” “Second Variety” (adapted into the film Screamers) and “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” (adapted into the film Total Recall). HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.
2013-12-31 By Philip K. Dick

Would that be sufficient under the language here to obtain a weapon within that 5 - day period ? ... or there is insufficient interest or their story is not believed or because of the sheer numbers of complaints along those lines .

Author: United States

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ISBN: PURD:32754064373479

Category: Firearms

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Washington : Handgun Control Project , U.S. Conference of Mayors , 1975 . American Bar Foundation . Firearms and Legislative ... Ashbrook , J. M. “ Against Comprehensive Gun Control , " Current History , LXXI , July 1976 , 23–25 + .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015005397107

Category: Firearms

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Pieces with a disparity of greater than 1.5 to 1 were categorized as either for or against gun control. Stories closer than the ratio were deemed neutral. Among state ments recorded as proigun control: violent crime occurs because of ...

Author: John R. Lott

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226493679

Category: Social Science

Page: 472

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On its initial publication in 1998, John R. Lott’s More Guns, Less Crime drew both lavish praise and heated criticism. More than a decade later, it continues to play a key role in ongoing arguments over gun-control laws: despite all the attacks by gun-control advocates, no one has ever been able to refute Lott’s simple, startling conclusion that more guns mean less crime. Relying on the most rigorously comprehensive data analysis ever conducted on crime statistics and right-to-carry laws, the book directly challenges common perceptions about the relationship of guns, crime, and violence. For this third edition, Lott draws on an additional ten years of data—including provocative analysis of the effects of gun bans in Chicago and Washington, D.C—that brings the book fully up to date and further bolsters its central contention.
2013-01-29 By John R. Lott

The opening to Sarah Brady's article also contributes greatly to her ethos; it literally authorizes her to speak as someone who has experienced the tragic consequences of unregulated handgun ownership firsthand. Brady couples this story ...

Author: Jean G. Jones

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317578123

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Persuasion in Society, Third Edition introduces readers to the rich tapestry of persuasive technique and scholarship, interweaving rhetorical, critical theory, and social science traditions. This text examines current and classical theory through the lens of contemporary culture, encouraging readers to explore the nature of persuasion and to understand its impact in their lives. Employing a contemporary approach, authors Jean G. Jones and Herbert W. Simons draw from popular culture, mass media, and social media to help readers become informed creators and consumers of persuasive messages. This introductory persuasion text offers: A broad-based approach to the scope of persuasion, expanding students’ understanding of what persuasion is and how it is effected. Insights on the diversity of persuasion in action, through such contexts as advertising, marketing, political campaigns, activism and social movements, and negotiation in social conflicts. The inclusion of "sender" and "receiver" perspectives, enhancing understanding of persuasion in practice. Extended treatment of the ethics of persuasion, featuring opposing views on handling controversial issues in the college classroom for enhanced instruction. Case studies showing how and why people fall for persuasive messages, demonstrating how persuasion works at a cognitive level. Discussion questions, exercises, and key terms for very nearly every chapter. The core of this book is that persuasion is about winning beliefs and not arguments and that communicators who want to win that belief need to communicate with their audiences. This new edition of Persuasion in Society continues to bring this core message to readers with updated case studies, examples, and sources.
2017-04-07 By Jean G. Jones

But in the United States, 9,848 persons died from handguns alone*44 In 1980, Switzerland reported 24 handgun deaths as compared to 4 in Australia and 23 in ... Her story was widely trumpeted in several anti-gun control publications.

Author: Raymond Tatalovich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000311839

Category: Political Science

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In this book, the authors propose an important variant of regulation—social regulatory policy—and explain how the six moral controversies about the policy (school prayer, pornography, crime, gun control, affirmative action, and abortion) are handled by the American political system.
2019-08-22 By Raymond Tatalovich

300 Trades and Professions through History Gary Westfahl. THE ULTIMATE CANNONBALL The principle behind early Chinese firearms, ranging from small guns to large cannons, was simple: place gunpowder and an object in a tube and ignite the ...

Author: Gary Westfahl

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610694032

Category: History

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Ideal for high school and college students studying history through the everyday lives of men and women, this book offers intriguing information about the jobs that people have held, from ancient times to the 21st century. • Provides detailed, interesting essays describing more than 300 professions and occupations across a broad range of eras, including the 21st century, and from around the world, which will give readers a wider understanding of how people have supported themselves throughout time • Supplies historical primary documents that provide personal perspectives on past occupations • Offers fascinating information on how professions began, who did them, and continuity in occupations across time, such as that 18th-century journalists were often imprisoned for displeasing those in authority, and yet 21st-century U.S. journalists may still spend time in jail for refusing to reveal their sources
2015-04-21 By Gary Westfahl

ADVERTISEMENT not guns, is the real issue Cobra Announces a. Blizzard-Proof Convertible Balaclava Hat ... Two days later, a second story appeared, headlined, Public Favors Handgun Controls. Its opening paragraph: "By an overwhelming 77 ...

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FIELD & STREAM, America’s largest outdoor sports magazine, celebrates the outdoor experience with great stories, compelling photography, and sound advice while honoring the traditions hunters and fishermen have passed down for generations.
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