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.
Während Thunder im Krankenhaus ist und nervös auf die Geburt seiner Nichte wartet, passt Violet auf Mike auf. Den kleinen Sonnenschein hat sie sofort in ihr Herz geschlossen – das und die heile Welt, in der Marlen und Dagger leben, lassen den Entschluss reifen, es mit einer gemeinsamen Zukunft mit Thunder zu versuchen. Denn dieser Biker hat etwas an sich, das sie wie magisch anzieht. Er bringt ihren Herzschlag aus dem Takt – sie will an die wahre Liebe und ein Happy End glauben. Doch dann trifft sie auf Sarah, die völlig austickt, Violet angreift und droht, sie zu töten. Die Feuerwehrfrau weiß sich zu wehren, doch verstärkt diese Eskalation ihren inneren Zwiespalt - bleiben oder gehen? Kämpfen oder flüchten? Wird Sarah ihre Drohung wirklich wahr machen? Muss sie tatsächlich damit rechnen, auf einem Scheiterhaufen zu brennen?
Author: Gary Kleck
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Genre: Political Science
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.
Author: Robert Franklin Williams
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Release Date: 1962
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.
Author: Joyce Lee Malcolm
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2009-06-01
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.
Author: David Hemenway
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Release Date: 2004
The advantages of viewing gun violence as a consumer safety and public health problem is demonstrated in this book, emphasizing prevention over punishment and outlining policies that would reduce gun-related violence.
Author: David L. Carter
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Release Date: 1990-06-01
Genre: Social Science
Documents the number of crimes committed by persons using imitation guns, and the number of confrontations by police with persons who had imitation guns which were either thought to be or purported to be real. Discusses a law passed by Congress which stated that there must be definitive markings on toy and imitation guns to minimize the probability that they be mistaken for real guns. Appendixes: final rule on toy firearm markings, news sources reviewed for toy gun incidents, survey repsonses by Census region, and more. Charts and tables.
Author: Carl Parcher Russell
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 1980-01-01
"Here is a book for the historian, the student, the gun collector or aficionado. . . . It approaches understatement to call Guns on the Early Frontiers an outstanding contribution to firearms literature. It sets its own standard."--New York Times. "A Glossary of Gun Terms, ample footnotes most skillfully arranged and illustrations beyond the dreams of avarice complement the text, which achieves the miracle of scholarship without tedium."--W.H. Hutchinson, San Francisco Chronicle. "Not the least interesting portions of the book are the notes and glossary and the excellent bibliography. Here [is] a book designed primarily for the serious collector or gun historian, but whose readable style should appeal even to the casual amateur. The collecting of old guns, whether privately or by a public institution, involves a certain responsibility. These guns, whose history is inextricably linked with the history of settlement, require something more than careful preservations. They require--and the present volume goes far to supply--accurate documentation."--Canadian Historical Review. Carl P. Russell, a leading authority on firearms of the American frontier, was coordinator of planning for the science and history museums and other interpretive facilities of the National Park Service in the Western United States.
Author: Gregg Lee Carter
Release Date: 2012-05-04
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 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.