Targeting Guns

Author: Gary Kleck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351486965
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Social 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.

Experimente mit Electric Guns

Author: Thomas Rapp
Publisher: Franzis Verlag
ISBN: 9783772330759
Release Date: 2009-11-27
Genre: Science

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.

Reaper Golden Guns 3

Author: Bärbel Muschiol
Publisher: Klarant Verlag
ISBN: 9783955737726
Release Date: 2018-03-30
Genre: Fiction

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?

Women Guns

Author: Deborah Homsher
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765606798
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Political Science

This timely and provocative book looks at contemporary American women and their experiences with guns. Scrupulously balanced, this new paperback edition features a new appendix containing a wealth of primary source documents that help illuminate both the dangers and attractions of guns in our society.

Guns a Visual History

Author: Chris McNab
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 1405341807
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Firearms

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 Violence

Author: Joyce Lee Malcolm
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674040473
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Genre: Law

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.

Negroes with Guns

Author: Robert Franklin Williams
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 0814327141
Release Date: 1962
Genre: History

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.

Marlin Firearms

Author: William S. Brophy
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811708772
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

Girls with Guns

Author: France Winddance Twine
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415516730
Release Date: 2012-04-15
Genre: Social Science

A nuanced understanding of state violence and gender (in)equalities must consider the varied and contradictory experiences of armed civilian women, female soldiers, and opponents of gun possession. How is 'feminism' and 'femininity' negotiated in the early 21st century by civilian and military women in a nation that fetishizes guns? This book addresses this social problem by offering a comparative analysis of the particular dilemmas that gender inequality, class inequality, race/racism and U.S. nationalism generate for women of diverse backgrounds who are struggling to balance conventional gender roles, femininity and gendered violence in the United States.

Citizen protectors

Author: Jennifer Carlson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199347551
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Political Science

"In this in-depth and systematic look at gun carriers, Jennifer Carlson draws on her fieldwork attending guns shows and training courses, becoming an NRA certified instructor, and carrying a firearm to unpack the everyday politics of guns. Carlson argues that guns are taken up to address practical problems of policing and protection-in effect to manage social insecurities and suspicions surrounding state disinvestment and the efficacy of state institutions, especially law enforcement. In this context, guns carrying becomes a means of practicing good citizenship by producing social order amidst disorder. This understanding helps to clarify why Americans cling to their guns as both practical and symbolically charged tools of policing and protection, but it also sheds light on the NRA's hidden power as the primary organization that certifies Americans to carry guns. Rather than focus simply on how to handle a firearm responsibly, these training courses primarily cultivate the disposition, capacity, and desire to use guns in self-defense as well as teach the idea that carrying guns is a part of responsible citizenship."--

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

Author: Gregg Lee Carter
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313386718
Release Date: 2012-05-04
Genre: History

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 Guns of Harpers Ferry

Author: Stuart E. Brown, Jr.
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 080634640X
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Genre: History

This standard history of Bath County. Of greatest genealogical import are the chapters devoted to the names of heads of families in Bath in 1782, early marriage records, a roster of Confederate soldiers, and a list of families in Greater Bath.

Guns Gun Control and Elections

Author: Harry L. Wilson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742553485
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Political Science

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.