GUNS ARE BEST CONTROLLED BYGOOD AIM. Guns, like many other issues of the day, have two distinct opposing views with many people in the gray area. Even when looking at a tragic situation, people will have two opposite spins on it. For example, a suicidal madman on top of the Empire State Building kills six people including himself with a gun. Gun-control advocates think that outlawing guns would have stopped the killing from ever happening.
The reason of this is because in the beginning of the story a Lieutenant solider named Grale, is stuck in the middle of a gunfight and there is a random sniper trying to kill him as well. Somehow he was able to get to cover and save himself. What gave this away is in the first sentence it says “The slanted billboard that’d half-fallen from the roof above, its Arabic made it legible, even to the locals” (376). The allusion of this is, in our time there is a massive war going on in Afghanistan, and there is many soldiers risking their lives to protect us. Later in the story it begins to talk about Lieutenant Grale not knowing how he’s going to die.
Moments later Maj. Gen. Sedgwick was struck below the left eye by a bullet from a Rebel sharpshooter, mortally wounding him. (McMahon) This is an example of the deadliness of Sharpshooters during the Civil War. They rained death with unnerving accuracy, turning a rifle into a weapon to be feared and causing both physical and emotional damage. The weapons used during the Civil War were crude compared to the technology of the weapons today, but in the hands of trained and skilled men they became a machine to be feared. Federal Weapons of the Civil War The primary long gun of the Union Army was the M-1861 Springfield Rifle.
The feed is a 20-round detachable box magazine size. The muzzle velocity is at 2,800ft/sec (853m/sec) with also a rate of fire 725 rounds per minute. The range of the rifle is 1,509ft (460m; 503yds) the sights of the rifle are aperture rear and also barleycorn front sights. The Winchester Model 1873 Repeating rifle. In the days of the rifle it was one of the earliest of the burgeoning American firearms.
Too smart, too compassionate, too everything… above it” (O’Brien 45). O’Brien’s decision to stay in the United States and fight in the war is an act of choice instead instinct. However, war robs its participants of personal choice by rendering them unable to control their actions. In war, soldiers are instead controlled largely by raw emotion, and therefore instinct as well. For example, O’Brien reflects on his experiences with death in “Ambush,” describing the kill as “automatic… to make him go away – just evaporate… [he] had already thrown the grenade before telling [himself] to thr... ... middle of paper ... ...ar, O’Brien was able to turn his pain into a life purpose by immortalizing his loved ones.
Saving Private Ryan brings back to life the real heroes that fought in a war, men who were willing to give up their lives just to make a difference, now that ultimate sacrifice is what true heroism is. In a way Saving Private Ryan was finally able to create a difference between action genre films like Rambo 3 and war genre films like Black Hawk Down, and define completely new conventions of war genre films. The realism of the movie is what gave the movie its academy awards. A few explosions cannot bring back ... ... middle of paper ... ...n the beach. Hundreds of bodies lay dead, the music although creates a peaceful effect, the first reaction of a sentimental audience would be tears dripping out of their eye’s.
The standard issue bayonet for the Lee-Enfield rifle was made of steel or cast-iron, was about half a meter long. Despite being removed from frontline service in 1957, the Lee-Enfield saw extensive use as a secondary infantry rifle with reserve forces as well as use as a sniper rifle by the British military. All in all, the Lee-Enfield rifle saw extensive use in many military conflicts from the late 19th century to the present day (easily outstripping the length of service the Mosin-Nagant rifle has achieved) with Lee-Enfield being used in conflicts like the First World War, the Second Boer War, the Korean War, the Second World War, the Suez Canal Crisis, the Malayan Emergency, and the Mau Mau Uprising. The Mujahedeen also extensively used the Lee-Enfield during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the 1970s and 1980s.