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.


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

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 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 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 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

The Gun Digest Book of Guns for Personal Defense

The Gun Digest Book of Guns for Personal Defense Author Kevin Michalowski
ISBN-10 9781440226731
Release 2004-08-02
Pages 160
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Personal protection is a hot topic today, and current, complete information on the handguns used for it is in great demand. This Gun Digest new release provides just that. Handgun enthusiasts or anyone looking to find out about handguns for personal defense will find everything they need to know in that pages of this comprehensive guide and reference. Readers will learn the basics of selection and use of handguns for personal defense. The book covers uses of revolvers, semi-automatic pistols, ammunition, holsters, firearms training options, buying a used gun and much more. A catalog section contains listings of currently available pistols and revolvers suitable for personal defense, complete with pricing for each.

Guns on Trial

Guns on Trial Author Edward Green
ISBN-10 9781441585882
Release 2009-11-01
Pages 162
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When the love of his life is slain in an assault on a hospital by terrorists striving for maximum carnage, John Foxcroft, first violinist of the National Symphony Orchestra and ex-Marine bandsman, grieves inconsolably and vows vengeance. On learning that the killers acquired their automatic rifles legally in the United States through a loophole in the law that allows unlicensed dealers to sell without background checks, he focuses his rage on powerful interests that thwart strict gun laws. His armed campaign panics the gun establishment by destroying the offices of the American Firearms Association and a gun show, but without inflicting human injury. An arrest leading to trial locks the advocates of gun control and gun rights into a fierce debate, which reaches its climax in an internationally headlined criminal trial. A maverick judge permits freewheeling debate to displace rules of testimony in a trial modeled procedurally after the historical Scopes monkey trial. In the novel's most noteworthy contribution to the real-world gun debate, the defense demolishes the scientific foundations of the pro-gun case, represented by the prosecution, with a simple yet overpowering logic. Biographical sketches and events in the lives of the characters illuminate the human side of actions leading to and flowing from the hospital massacre. John mends his heartbreak in a relationship with Libby Taylor, also a survivor of the hospital massacre. Defense Attorney Aaron Klein and Jesuit priest, Father James Rourke, conspire to conceal John's role as shooter. The saga of the Al Qaeda terrorists, sanctified by Osama Bin Laden, takes the reader from the mountains bordering Afghanistan and Pakistan to the United States, then to Guantanamo where the captives undergo interrogation. Police strategizing to catch the shooter, journalists' putting events into context, gun show pageantry, gun lore, brainstorming in gun association meetings, and jurors' deliberations bring to life the strategies and tactics of the combatants in the gun wars. Although this is a work of fiction, the claims, counterclaims, and evidence set forth in the trial testimony are authentic.

Gun Digest Presents 10 Best Youth Deer Guns

Gun Digest Presents 10 Best Youth Deer Guns Author Jennifer Pearsall
ISBN-10 9781440232459
Release 2012-01-25
Pages 52
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Getting young hunters started in the field brings a variety of challenges. One of those challenges is finding guns and gear that works for small-statured and often inexperienced shooters. Our Top Ten Youth Guns provide a variety of firearms options, from action type to caliber to stock length. There are also optics, ammo, and accessory choices, all aimed at helping adults get their young hunters started correctly and making their first hunts afield a success.

The Global Gun Epidemic

The Global Gun Epidemic Author Wendy Cukier
ISBN-10 0275982564
Release 2006-01
Pages 310
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Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark’s eponymous mystery novels, is one of the most unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir. Lauded by critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose style—and adored by fans who turn each intoxicating page with increasing urgency—Stark is a master of crime writing, his books as influential as any in the genre. The University of Chicago Press has embarked on a project to return the early volumes of this series to print for a new generation of readers to discover—and become addicted to. In The Seventh, the heist of a college football game goes bad, and the take is stolen by a crazed, violent amateur. Parker must outrun the cops—and the killer—to retrieve his cash. “Parker . . . lumbers through the pages of Richard Stark’s noir novels scattering dead bodies like peanut shells. . . . In a complex world [he] makes things simple.”—William Grimes, New York Times “Whatever Stark writes, I read. He’s a stylist, a pro, and I thoroughly enjoy his attitude.”—Elmore Leonard “Westlake knows precisely how to grab a reader, draw him or her into the story, and then slowly tighten his grip until escape is impossible.”—Washington Post Book World “Donald Westlake’s Parker novels are among the small number of books I read over and over. Forget all that crap you’ve been telling yourself about War and Peace and Proust—these are the books you’ll want on that desert island.”—Lawrence Block

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.

The Gun Digest Book of Survival Guns

The Gun Digest Book of Survival Guns Author Scott W. Wagner
ISBN-10 9781440233845
Release 2013-02-20
Pages 272
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Is your gun a SURVIVAL GUN? Getting through an emergency--whether fire or flood, economic collapse or mass civil rioting and every disaster small and large in between--can depend largely on the firearms you have on hand. Now, the Gun Digest Book of Survival Guns has the lowdown on what to have with you when it's all going down. Inside you'll find pertinent information on: Firearms and ammo selection--thinking beyond what's on hand. Layered defense strategies. Methods of carry and deployment. Crucial accessories--and those to leave behind. Defense while "bugging out" and traveling. And more! Law enforcement veteran Scott Wagner absolutely delivers with this volume. With the wisdom the comes from decades of serving with a badge and an insightful and logical look at what the future can hold for all of us, Wagner answers every "What if?" you have and many more you didn't.

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.

You and Guns A Conversation

You and Guns  A Conversation Author Isabella Hunter
ISBN-10 1475949596
Release 2012-10-30
Pages 116
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What is lawful self-defense and when is lethal force justified? While you alone are personally responsible for yours and your family’s safety, these and other pertinent questions are often clouded with conflicting information. Author, Isabella Hunter writes a lucid and unique examination on lawful self-defense and draws on experience as an advocate for gun safety and public education. You and Guns: A Conversation is an introductory guide for the novice and does not require owning a firearm. Highlights include perspectives on morality and lethal confrontation, the fundamentals of firearm safety, helpful considerations for purchasing a firearm, how to find a certified instructor and what to expect when taking lessons. Hunter promotes the usefulness and necessity of having a personal plan of action for life threatening emergencies. Your initiatives and actions following could help save yours and the lives of others.