Targeting Guns

Author: Gary Kleck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351486972
Size: 20.37 MB
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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.

Experimente Mit Electric Guns

Author: Thomas Rapp
Publisher: Franzis Verlag
ISBN: 9783772330759
Size: 15.43 MB
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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

Author: David B. Kopel
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015031729794
Size: 20.13 MB
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Argues against gun control, asserting that legislation restricting access to firearms detracts from the real causes of crime

The Gun

Author: C. J. Chivers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439196532
Size: 14.50 MB
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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.

The Official Gun Digest Book Of Guns Prices 2015

Author: Jerry Lee
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781440244292
Size: 14.57 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Know What Your Guns Are Worth! Knowledge is power - and this huge, completely updated 2015 edition of The Official Gun Digest Book of Guns & Prices gives you all the power you need to identify and price thousands of non-military cartridge firearms from around the world. Based on data collected from auctions, gun shows and retail gun shops, this 1,328-page volume is an affordable field guide to today's hottest collectible rifles, pistols and shotguns. On your desk or in the field, The Official Gun Digest Book of Guns & Prices is all you need! An easy-to-use resource for internet auctions, gun shows and retail shops More than 15,000 firearms listings arranged by manufacturer from A to Z Hundreds of new models and updated values

Watch You Bleed

Author: Stephen Davis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440639280
Size: 12.79 MB
Format: PDF
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The New York Times bestselling epic tale of the last great rock band From the bestselling author of Hammer of the Gods comes the complete story of Guns N? Roses ? from their drug-fueled blastoff in the 80s to the turbulent life of legendary singer Axl Rose, and his fifteen-year, multimillion dollar quest to make the perfect hard rock album. Riotous world tours. Drug-induced rampages. One hundred millions albums sold. In his sixth major rock biography, Stephen Davis details the riveting story of the last great rock band. Watch You Bleed documents the life of every band member, including the improbable story of W. Axl Rose. Davis brilliantly captures the Guns? raw power ? from the gutters of Sunset Strip to the biggest stadiums on the planet. Based on exclusive interviews, private archives, and packed with stunning revelations, Watch You Bleed is the savage, definitive, and highly unauthorized story of Guns N? Roses. For the first time, millions of fans will learn the whole truth about this legendary band.

Guns A Visual History

Author: Chris McNab
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 1405341807
Size: 13.69 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.