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The Nra, National Rifle Association

- The NRA, National Rifle Association, is a group with ever growing interest in our society today. With the rise of gun related violence and public shootings has both promoted and hurt the reputation of the NRA. Not only has the NRA been a large talking point, but gun reform overall too. With the rise of violence with the use of guns, Gun control has been a big dilemma congress is trying to overcome. The big discussion is how far the government should go with gun control without overstepping the second amendment....   [tags: National Rifle Association]

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National Rifle Association : An Overview

- National Rifle Association Introduction The National Rifle Association is one of many interest groups that have been involved deeply with the political process mainly defending the Second Amendment. The NRA is comprised of 3 separate organizations the NRA of America which is concerned about training, education and safety, the NRA-Institute for Legislative Action is the lobbying arm, and the NRA Foundation which is the charity of the organization. In contrast, the organization did not begin with defending the second amendment, two Union veterans Colonel William C....   [tags: National Rifle Association, Firearm, Ku Klux Klan]

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the rifle

- The Rifle By: Gary Paulsen In the story “The Rifle” that took place in 1786 there was a gunsmith named Cornish McManus. He built a rifle that had the best accuracy and finish of all time. But a problem came up; he had a new wife to care for and had to sell the rifle. He sold it to a man named John Byam. He is a patriot fighting for independence in the Revolutionary war. While he fought in the war the first person he killed was a British officer and the rest of the troops were picked off one by one....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Ultimate Rifle

- In today’s world technology is constantly changing and evolving, at the forefront of technological innovation is the United States Military. The US military has lead major break troughs with satellites, GPS, aerospace engineering, marine exploration, and of course weaponry. In recent years a major weapons manufacturer named Heckler and Koch began designing and testing a new rifle that would retire the military’s standard issued M4. The proposed weapon is the H&K XM8. This rifle is more versatile, more reliable, and designed to better suit the soldiers carrying it than the military’s standard issued M4 and because of this the XM8 will help save lives....   [tags: Technological Innovations, Advancements]

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What Were the Effects of the Rifle?

- The rifle was an extremely effective advancement in military history. The rifle has been used for centuries because of its effectiveness, shooting bullets straight and accurate because of the aerodynamics and physics of the spiral motion with the bullet. What makes the rifle a rifle and much better than a musket, is the fact that it has rifling throughout the barrel of the gun. Rifling is a system of spiral grooves in the surface of the bore of a gun causing a projectile when fired to rotate about its longer axis (Merriam-Webster)....   [tags: Military History]

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The Physics Of The Gauss Rifle

- The goal of this project is to see how many stages will give the magnetic accelerator the most power.This will give me a better understanding on how magnets react to each other. The gauss rifle will shoot the ball farther if more stages are added. This is because the stages add speed and power to the ball bearings. I think that if more stages are added then more power will be created and the ball will go further. My control will be a one stage rifle. This gives a baseline on how far the gauss rifle can go with the least amount of power....   [tags: Magnetic field, Magnetism, Loudspeaker, Magnet]

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The National Rifle Association ( Nra )

- “Carrying a concealed handgun in public is permitted in all 50 states as of 2013. Some states have “unrestricted carry” and do not require permits” (ProCon.org 1). Law abiding citizens can apply for a “concealed carry permit” if they have no record of mental illness and no criminal record. The permit allows them to carry handguns not only at home, but almost everywhere they go. More women are buying handguns than ever before and going through the training to get a license to carry(The Economist 1)....   [tags: Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm]

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The National Rifle Association of America

- ... The NRA also has gun safety programs that are used to help promote gun safety to minors. There is an organization called the Eddie Eagle Gun Safe program that has reached over 25 million kids. They teach kids a magnitude of information about firearms, from safety to what to do in certain situations. As a member of the NRA you receive a wide range of benefits. You can receive things from insurance to magazines for just being a member of the NRA. Since the NRA is a non-profit organization you are probably wondering where all of its funding is derived from....   [tags: gun rights, the right to bear arms]

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The National Rifle Association (NRA)

- The National Rifle Association (NRA), recognized today as a major political force and as America's foremost defender of the Second Amendment, “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a Free State the Right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The NRA adheres to the belief that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individuals to bear arms. Recent U.S. Supreme Court cases have confirmed those beliefs. In spite of whether one personally adheres to these interpretations of the amendment or not, the fact is there are over two hundred million guns in this country....   [tags: Gun Control]

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Assault Rifle Ban: Weapon Control

- Assault weapon control is becoming an unavoidable topic in the United States. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation more than nine hundred people have died from mass shootings in the past seven years and an assault rifle was used in twelve of the forty-three mass shootings in the past four years. The U.S. Department of Defense has long defined assault rifles as fully automatic rifles used for military purposes. The National Firearm Act of 1934 prohibited fully automatic weapons in the United States....   [tags: gun control, violence, civilians]

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1873 Model Lever – Action Repeating Winchester Rifle

- I faced a lot of difficulties with this project, considering I have little to no knowledge on any kind of antiques dating before the 1900’s. I decided to go to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History for some inspiration. The museum has a small exhibit called “The Cattle Raisers Museum”, there I photographed an 1873 model lever – action repeating Winchester Rifle. I figured this certain model rifle held some significance, it being in the museum, especially when there are many models of Winchester Rifles and are still used today....   [tags: Product Review ]

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The National Rifle Association (NRA)

- The National Rifle Association (NRA) As George Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton spokesman once said: Let me make one small vote for the NRA. They're good citizens. They call their Congressmen. They write. They vote. They contribute. And they get what they want over time.(qtd. in nra.org) The NRA is indeed all of these things, with programs to benefit a variety of Americans, sponsorship of one of Americas oldest sports, and as an organization that will stand up for its political beliefs regarding the Second Amendment....   [tags: Politics Government Association]

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For Environmental Balance, Pick Up a Rifle, by Nicholas Kristof

- Nicholas Kristof’s article “For Environmental Balance, Pick up a Rifle,” which appeared in The New York Times, attempts to convince the American people that deer pose a danger to humans by taking more lives each year than any other American mammal. He states that deer populations, unchecked by predators, are increasing in a way that is unnatural and are destroying the ecosystem in many parts of the country. The suggestion he makes to his readers is that we must kill deer to bring the population down in order to prevent so many human deaths....   [tags: Argumentative]

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The Gun Laws And The National Rifle Association ( N.r )

- One of the most widely talked about topics of debate in America is gun law; it pervades every election, is extensively discussed surrounding mass shootings and unjust murders, and seems to be split right down the middle with conservatives as anti-gun laws and liberals as pro-gun laws. Jill Lepore, in her article “Battlegound America” (2012), uses history and statistics to help us follow the development of the National Rifle Association (N.R.A) since it’s establishment, and how it has affected gun laws (or lack thereof) over the years using money and political influence....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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For Environmental Balance, Pick up a Rifle by Nickolas Kristof

- Final Argumentation Essay: In Support of Meat More than ten years after the essay in our textbook, “For Environmental Balance, Pick up a Rifle,” first appeared in the NY Times, the author, Nickolas Kristof, continues to write for the NY Times as a columnist. This long-term relationship with The Gray Lady is quite an achievement for a writer in a tough market of New York readers. The original essay needed aggressive wording to grab attention of readers who peruse the paper while crowded into buses and trains....   [tags: meat, deer population, food choice]

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Hunting Rifle Ammunition Based on Game Size

- Every type of hunting ammunition is designed for different sizes of game. In fact there are several different types to choose from, but which one is the right choice. For instance there are many different ways to decide what ammo to use. Specifically the best way to decide is to choose by the size of the animal that is to be hunted. For instance there are three different size groups that all hunters can use to help them choose the best ammunition for their hunt. First of all we have the class known as small game....   [tags: hunting, rifles, ammunition,]

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Physics of Rifle Recoil

- Missing figures Recoil, commonly referred to as "kick," occurs as a result of Physical properties at work. However, it is often undesirable because it can be uncomfortable for the shooter and can reduce accuracy. The purpose of this webpage is to discuss the physics involved with rifle recoil in order to address various methods of minimizing it. Rifle recoil is most simply explained by Newton's First and Second Laws of Motion. When a rifle is fired, a force is exerted on the bullet that projects it forward....   [tags: physics recoil gun guns]

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Rifle Poem

- Rifle There's a crack in the air, and I'm split by the sound the moment deadly still until it's broken by another crack. A long sinuous echo hangs in the air, so physical I might try to wave it away like smoke. Then a third and fourth crack, and I'm on my feet, even though shots aren't unheard of in hunting season, these rural woods overfull with deer. But instead of this, I think of the uneven unpolished grain in the stock of my first rifle, the weight of it on the shoulder, the trigger worn dull with use....   [tags: Poetry Poems]

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M1 Garand Rifle

- IntroI am doing this report on the M1 Garand for Mr.Walker 182's History Class. The Garand is a fascinating World War II semi-automatic rifle. In the sub-sections below I will describe the developement history of the gun, the service history, and info on different versions. I wanted to add diagrams of the M1 rifle but the pictures are copyrighted and I was not able to download but the diagrams could be found at <a href="http://www.chestnutridge.com/gchart.asp">http://www.chestnutridge.com/gchart.aspDevelopment HistoryThe origins of the United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1 begin around August, 1900, when Captain O.B....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Brief History of the National Rifle Association

- Brief History of the National Rifle Association      The National Rifle Association in its simplest form is the largest gun club in the world. The organization was founded in 1871 by former Union Army officers to encourage sport shooting in order to have a fine tuned militia in case of emergency. The Union officers believed that a well regulated militia was integral for the security of a free state. It is an organization that opposes gun control, it believes in the individual defense of the uses of firearms, and it is interested in all aspects of shooting sports.1      Today, the organization stands with approximately 3.4 million members....   [tags: NRA Guns Historical Militia Essays]

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The National Rifle Association and the Institute for Legislative Action

- The National Rifle Association and the Institute for Legislative Action The National Rifle Association created the Institute for Legislative Action in 1975 as a means to lobby. Their mission statement entails preserving and protecting the Second Amendment, which guarantees the ability of law-abiding citizens to own and use firearms for legal and acceptable purposes. The Institute is not directly associated with any specific ammunition or gun makers. It receives financial support from member dues and other contributions for the Institute's legislative activity....   [tags: Papers]

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It's Time to Ban the NRA (National Rifle Association)

- Dear Legislator, I am writing on behalf of my thoughts and myself about gun control laws. My position on this topic is neutral leaning towards the "No Gun" law. The idea of a federal law to ban these guns is a good idea, but it could be better. I believe strongly that guns should be banned from our country in some kind of way, but there are exceptions like for law enforcement and hunters. This law could lower the murder and death rates drastically. The US would be a whole different and safer country to live in....   [tags: letter to congressman]

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Do Not Get Lazy And Forgo Practice?

- Another thing that will help you is knowing your adversary. Learn as much as you can about the game your hunting. Learn about the habits and life styles, such as when they feed or are laying down. Go deer watching. Yes that’s just like bird watching but for deer. Go sit in their natural habitats and watch the way they move, what they eat, or what happens when they hear noise. This will help you stalk deer. All of this information is completely useless if you can’t shoot your bow accurately. Their really is no short cuts or cheats to shooting bow....   [tags: Hunting, Rifle, Archery, Deer]

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Interest Groups And The American Revolution

- Interest Groups play important roles in our government, though most people do not fully understand what interest groups stand for. So what is a good example of an interest group. Interest groups (or lobbies) have been around for over two hundred years, they were here during the first founding and during the American Revolution. During that time they helped shape the constitution and give America direction, they helped address problems that plagued America, like taxation, trade and commerce. These parties included; “The New England Merchants, the Southern Planters, and The Royalists, Shopkeepers, Artisans, common laborers, and small farmers” (Ginsberg et al 32)....   [tags: National Rifle Association]

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Gun Control And Its Effect On The Crime Rate

- Does Gun Control Lead to Less Crime. A never ending controversy, a very touchy subject. Gun Control. What should we do with the guns in America and how can this all be handled in a way to satisfy the general public. We can’t, in this paper I will talk about the multiple reasons why steepening gun control will not affect the crime rate in a way that will “benefit” our country. What are the laws. Who makes the rules. And why do so many people believe that allowing people in our country to possess firearms leads us to be negligent and irresponsible....   [tags: Firearm, Rifle, Weapon, Gun]

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Stand Your Ground Law Is Often Criticized For Encouraging Violence

- Stand-your-ground law is a type of self-defense law that allow an individual to use deadly force if he/she felt that their life is in grave danger. The Controversy behind Stand-your-ground law is often criticized for encouraging violence. Critics claim that the laws lead to a "shoot first, ask questions later" attitude that results in more injuries and deaths than would occur without the law. Stand-your-ground law was passed by the former Florida governor Jeb Bush in 2005. Afterward, many other states have followed mostly the Republican States....   [tags: National Rifle Association, Firearm]

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The Jobs of the National Riffle Association

- The Jobs of the NRA Today the National Rifle Association is the largest association that protects your second amendment rights. The NRA was created in 1871 for one primary reason. However what most people don’t know is that its intention has changed very much overtime. There have been many different presidents and spokespersons of the NRA over time, which has always been ready to defend your gun rights at all costs. Furthermore the basis of the NRA has changed with a growing and always changing government....   [tags: National Rifle Association, Second Amendment]

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Gun Control Reform : A Public Health Crisis

- Ariane Strakey December 1, 2015 English 1010, 11:00 Professor Celestino Argument Essay Gun Control Reform Gun violence in America is a public health crisis, which needs to be recognized and changed by legislatures, and the voting American. As conscious Americans, we need to vote for changes to gun laws that would improve background checks nation-wide, make firearm registration mandatory, restrict the sale of assault weapons and weapon modifications that give the shooter military-grade fire power, and invest in gun-safe technology and safe firearms storage designs....   [tags: Firearm, National Rifle Association, Weapon]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- In light of recent tragic events, gun control is once again an important topic of conversation. Both left and right wing individuals attempt to sway society towards their sides of the argument. These debates almost always follow the occurrence of a major attack on innocent persons. The questions are always the same. How did the individual obtain a firearm. What measurements are in place to keep this from happening again. Why does the average person need to own an “assault rifle’’. Why don’t we just ban everyone in the country from owning guns....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, Handgun, Rifle]

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Gun Control And The United States

- Gun Control Gun control or gun restrictions are not needed in the United States because people use them to defend themselves, it is our second amendment right, and people use guns to hunt. Some people may argue that assault weapons are not needed or that background checks will help prevent these tragedies, but that is simply not the case. Guns are used to help save lives in everyday situations constantly. We cannot deny the fact that in nature, an animal has the right to defend itself against a predator....   [tags: United States Constitution, Firearm, Rifle]

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Gun Laws Of Great Britain

- Gun laws in Great Britain are “some of the most stringent gun control laws in the world” (Library of Congress – Great Britain 1). In Great Britain, unlike the other countries that have been explored in this paper, the only people who are legally able to own a handgun are “police officers, members of the armed forces, or individuals with written permission from the Home Secretary” (Library of Congress – Great Britain 1). The history of firearm regulation in Great Britain, like in the previous two countries, has been preceded by incidences of gun violence (Library of Congress – Great Britain 2)....   [tags: Firearm, Rifle, Dunblane massacre, Handgun]

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Advancements in Firearm Technology during the American Civil War

- During the years leading up to and during the American Civil War there were a number of advancements in firearms technology. This paper will focus on a few of those advancements, namely the inventions of the Minié ball, the Spencer and Henry repeating rifles, and of the Gatling gun. Prior to the invention of the Minié ball it was necessary for the bullet to be the same diameter as the barrel in order for it to engage the rifling. This made it difficult and time consuming to load because the bullet would have to be rammed down the barrel with some force....   [tags: Minié ball, Henry rifle, Gatling gun]

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We Do Not Need Gun Control

- Alexander Wooldridge English 1213 Clayton Webber 02/25/2015 We do not need gun control. In the last one hundred years, gun control has been a serious debate, and since the second amendment which is the ability to have firearms in your personal home. People that are normally anti-gun have several opinions against guns in general. For example, individuals will argue that it is not safe for children to be around guns in the house, that America is known to be more violent because of the ability to have guns in the house and to raise to their children to be more violent....   [tags: National Rifle Association, Firearm, Gun safety]

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I Am A Nra Pistol Instructor

- When I was four, my grandpa’s gruff voice inquired “Now Pooh, what direction should the muzzle of that pistol be pointing to?” He taught me all the safety precautions when handling or firing any pistols, shotgun, or assault rifle from my first to the last. Then, on the tenth day of my freshmen year he was put into the ICU and he told me he had cancer. I went up to the hospital to see him, and my grandpa said “Pooh, I do not know how much time I have left, but I want you to get your NRA pistol instructor certification.” In August I told him I would....   [tags: United States Constitution, United States, Rifle]

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The Debate Over Gun Control

- Gun Control When we think about gun control, we think of the right to bear arms, we also think about the recent media uproar and endless debates regarding this debate, due to the rise of recent mass shootings using assault weapons all over the nation. The Barriers surrounding this issue is that gun lobbyists believe such laws would violate Americans constitutional right to bear arms and that citizens need weapons in order to defend themselves from criminals and protect their property and possible government tyranny....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm, Rifle]

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An Analysis Of The Gun Control

- An Analysis of the Gun Control “Circus” through Political Satire Gun control in America is a “hot button” issue that typically gets attention in the mainstream media following gun related tragedies. In recent years, these tragedies usually involve mass shootings. While there is nothing funny about the mass murder of American people, the debates that often follow these events can sometimes resemble a “three ring circus”. Proponents of gun control believe that current laws do not address the issue of gun violence....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm, Rifle]

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Should Gun Safety Be Taught? Schools?

- Gun Safety Taught In Schools Should gun safety be taught in schools. This is a question that should be considered in view of the recent events happening in our world today. Children in this generation fall into one of two categories: scared of guns or curious about them. In one of ABC’s news reports the Center Of Disease Control released a statement “While fewer kids are bringing guns to school, the rate of firearm deaths among children younger than thirteen years of age remains twenty five times that of the other top twenty five industrialized nations combined.” I am going to persuade the reader of this essay to see the three main benefits of educating American youth about g...   [tags: Firearm, National Rifle Association, Gun politics]

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America Should Stricter Gun Laws

- There are several reasons why I think America should put stricter gun laws. First of all, America have the largest mass shooting in the world. In “Why the U.S. Has 31% of the World’s Mass Shooting” Tanya Basu writes about how in the U.S mass shooting is extremely high. The U.S contains only five percent of the world’s population. According to a study, “between 1966 and 2002, the U.S has had 31% of the public mass shootings worldwide between 1966 and 2012.” Basu mentions Adam Lankford in the article....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, National Rifle Association]

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Physics of Firearms

- A firearm, in the most basic form, consists of a barrel, an action, a firing mechanism, a stock and a sighting device. No matter the form of the firearm, the same basic principles of physics and chemistry apply. The study of these principles is called ballistics. There are three types of ballistics, internal, external, and terminal. Internal ballistics is the study of the flight of a projectile inside a firearm. External ballistics is the study of the flight of a bullet after leaving the muzzle and until it hits the target....   [tags: physics firearm gun guns rifle pistol]

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Guns : Americas Past Time

- Guns: Americas past time The culture and laws of a country are heavily influenced by its history. The United States of America was born out of violence. On July 4th 1776, prestigious individuals in America signed The Declaration of Independence, officially announcing Americas separation from Great Brittan and initiating the Revolutionary War. Once America emerged as victors of the war in 1783, laws were created by members of parliament to protect the civil rights of American citizens. Today, one of the most controversial laws can be found under the second amendment of the Bill of Rights....   [tags: Firearm, Rifle, Gun, Machine gun]

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Who Is The Highest Sacrifice?

- If you take some time out of your schedule to think about everyone who has died and how many people are in your family that died and how many people you know because they are famous died and to me it’s not much. For me it’s maybe a handful. I think that its mind blowing on how many people have lived on this earth that died and have no clue of. Even today there was people dyeing and we didn’t even know them. Some of the people may have been cool but I guess that’s life. The people I knew taught me a lot before they died and they were fun to be around....   [tags: Family, Life, Rifle, World War II]

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Federal Weapons of the Civil War

- It was May 8th, 1864 at an area in central Virginia, to later be known as the Battle of Spotsylvania. Major General John Sedgwick, commander of the Sixth Army Corps of the Union Army, was with his troops as they probed the Confederate skirmish lines. This act was to determine where to place defensive forces. Maj. Gen. Sedgwick stood with his troops as Brevet Major General Martin T. McMahon gave the order for the troops to move right. As the men rose to execute the order, bullets whistled over head causing some of the men to duck....   [tags: US history]

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Improvements on Civil War Weaponry

- Civil War Weaponry The Civil War was a bad experience for the country, but there were many improvements in weaponry during this era. Some improvements like the Henry rifle was one of the first lever action breech loading rifles. This allowed quicker reloading of the gun. Other than the Henry rifle, soldiers started using pre loaded brass shells which were also a big improvement compared to hand reloading like with the musket. Not only were guns being improved, they also made upgrades in cannons and not so much in bayonets....   [tags: guns, navy, technology]

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The United States and Assault Rifles

- ... This design lead to greater and more powerful weapons to be used in the First and Second World War. The weapons used in the World Wars were by far the most advanced of their time. The new weapons produced three times the amount of firepower either sides of the Civil War could produce at any given time. These weapons were feared by the citizens of the time. These new weapons consisted of the Thompson, a submachine gun, which fired a .45 caliber bullet at high velocities. This rifle became the standard fully automatic rifle for the United States Armed Forces....   [tags: gun control]

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Military Technology of the Civil War

- The Civil War is known as the deadliest and bloodiest war of the 19th and 18th century. The reason being is that there were so many new ways of killing more people and finding a more efficient and resourceful way of doing it. The biggest change in the war was the way the rifle took on so many changes. The rifle before the war that was most commonly used was the 1795 Springfield Arsenal musket, it was a smooth bore muzzle loader. The Springfield rifle before the Civil War was a heavy weapon that was highly inaccurate to distances of more than 75- 100 yards....   [tags: Military History]

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Exploring the Possibility of a Government Cover-Up with the John F. Kennedy Assassination

- In late November of the year 1963, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy visited the state of Texas. While there he planned to attend a lunch in Dallas to raise money for the Democratic party. It was decided that the President would travel by motorcade from the airfield at which he landed in Dallas to this fundraiser. Unfortunately, President Kennedy never arrived at this lunch. As the Presidential motorcade drove through an area in Dallas known as Dealey Plaza, shots rang out. One of these shots fatally struck President Kennedy in the head....   [tags: american history, american presidents]

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Civil Wal Weaponry

- Before the civil war the uses of rifling musket used smooth bore barrels, of guns made the weapons more effective in combat. But firing the weapon for a long time would cause the barrel would cause fouling in the barrel clogging the barrel of the gun. This type of gun helped both sides in combat situations. The Rifled Musket also Gave groves to help spin the mini ball bullet. Which hade a major impact on casualties in war. Mini ball The French mini-ball The mini ball was a French made design....   [tags: rifles, sabres, knives]

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Influences of Civil War Technology

- War is something that everyone knows about. it is very prominent and chances are throughout the history of the world there is always someone effected by it during any point in time. Wars come and go leaving many good and bad things behind, whichever light it is looked at from, weaponry is always one of those things. War time is notorious for pushing technology to the edge, this including weaponry. There have been several wars that impacted future weaponry but the Civil War is on the farthest away that you can still see a prominent major impact even with modern day weaponry....   [tags: War, Infantry, American History, Lincoln]

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Comparing Ballistics Of A .30-06 And .270

- Comparing Ballistics of the .30-06 and .270 I have written this science research paper to compare ballistics of a .270 and a .30-06. This paper will also make my decision on which one I will purchase next. If I fire the .270 and the .30-06 rifles into a 2x4, then I will be able to determine from the ballistics which caliber rifle is better. For my experiment, I fired two rounds of ammunition into a 2x4 with each gun. Both rifles were fired at a range of 50 yards away, into the wind, while using 150 grain shells....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Sniper By Liam O ' Flaherty

- Novelist and short story writer, Liam O’Flaherty grew up in a village on the western coast of Ireland. He was a good student when he was young, and when he grew older, he enlisted in the British Army. Later, after enlisting in the army, he began to write stories while he was in the war. Many of Liam O’Flaherty’s short stories about war, have become very popular throughout the world. One of his greatest, most popular stories, “The Sniper” has some of O’Flaherty’s experiences of being in the war....   [tags: Short story, Fiction, Sniper]

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Weapons Of World War 2

- As the world went into World War One, it faced new technological advances that turned the view of battle forever. With the invention of many new killing machines, soldiers were now in the deadliest battlefields ever. From artillery blasts to machine gun fire, from air power to biological and weapons of mass destruction, the outcome of World War One would be deadly. It would be the first war to be the greatest motivator for technology at the beginning of the century. Rifles and Pistols One of the most important and common weapons was of course the Rifle and Pistol....   [tags: World History]

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JFK and the Warren Commission

- JFK and the Warren Commission Why did the Warren Commission decide that John F Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald, acting on his own. On 22 November 1963, President John F Kennedy was shot dead as he took part in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas. Soon afterwards a man named Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested and accused of having shot Kennedy from the sixth floor of the Texas school Depository building . Even though Oswald refused to co-operate and denied all knowledge of the assassination, he was formerly charged the next day, on the 23 November....   [tags: American America History]

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Weapons of Choice for the Allies and the Axis during World War II

- World War II culminated in a global war. The countries that submitted to the onslaught of WWII included the United States, Germany, and the Soviet Union. By picking a pistol and long rifle from each country used during the war, one can quickly perceive which country had more fighting power and controlled the fronts of the battle line. The weapons of choice of the United States consisted of the Colt 1911 and the M1 Garand. The Colt 1911 was a huge caliber pistol with a .45 ACP scorching down the barrel....   [tags: fighting power, warfare]

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Gun Control is Not the Answer to High Murder Rates

- Gun control is one of the most hotly debated topics in the United States, with a Gallup poll showing that people are divided approximately in half over the issue. The poll done in January of 2013, shortly after the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, showed that 38% of Americans wanted stricter gun laws, while 43% were satisfied with the current laws. Only a mere 5% of people were of the opinion that the gun laws should be looser. Although American lawmakers propose tighter gun regulations with every occurrence of a major shooting, such an action would not reduce the number of homicides in the United States....   [tags: Legal Issues, Deadliest shootings, Firearms Policy]

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The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

- In Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, America’s beloved President, John F. Kennedy, was shot and killed in Dealey Plaza. This event was the September 11 terrorist attacks of the time. The nation was in absolute mourning. Soon after the calamity, many began to speculate whether there was only a lone assassin involved. Now, five decades late, the debate over who pulled the trigger or influenced the murder, is still a controversy. On the day of the assassination, President Kennedy was riding in his motorcade around Dallas....   [tags: Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK]

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Weapons of the American Civil War

- Weapons of the American Civil War Amongst the most lasting of factors stemming from the Civil War are the weapons that were developed. Before the Civil War, the weapons used were highly unreliable, and were not advanced enough to provide the needed defense for a young nation such as our own. Innovative minds created many interesting ways to demolish their enemies without ever having to fire a shot or go into full combat through different types of bombs that were in disguise. Among the advancements in the Civil War were the torpedo, the carbine rifle, the minie` ball, several models of rifle-muskets, rocket launchers, rocket bombs, "Greek Fire," and a wide array of other secret weapons....   [tags: History Weapons Historical Essays]

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The Kennedy Assination: A Conspiracy?

- What reasons did the HSCA have in 1979 for suggesting that President Kennedy was the victim of a conspiracy in 1963. In 1976, the House Select Committee on Assassinations began to reinvestigate the events at the assassination of JFK. A report was published by the committee in 1979 stating that there was a probable conspiracy surrounding Kennedy’s death, contradicting the Warren Commission’s theory. However, the HSCA could not prove that someone other than Oswald may have assassinated the president....   [tags: American Presidents, JFK]

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A Feminist Reading of The Last of the Mohicans

- A Feminist Reading of The Last of the Mohicans   While most often studied as a romance or adventure novel, the most dominant characteristic of The Last of the Mohicans is overlooked: phallicism.  From this phallicism stems Cooper's patriarchal view of society.  In the novel, men are symbolically set apart from women by the possession of weapons (the phallic symbol), and men are separated from one another by the size of their weapons.  The more powerful the men are those bearing the larger, longer weapons....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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shotguns vs. rifles

- Use of a rifle / Use of a shotgun All guns serve different purposes. Guns have been a part of American history for many years. Many different kinds of guns have been used for many different types of jobs. In like manner hunters have different guns for different game. Just as police use guns for law enforcement, hunters use guns to harvest game. The two most commonly used firearms of hunters, are the rifle and the shotgun. Both the rifle and the shotgun are used for hunting, but the two have some major differences....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Similarities, Differences and Connections between two Western Movies: Rio Bravo and El Dorado

- Few Hollywood film makers have captured America’s Wild West history as depicted in the movies, Rio Bravo and El Dorado. Most Western movies had fairly simple but very similar plots, including personal conflicts, land rights, crimes and of course, failed romances that typically led to drinking more alcoholic beverages than could respectfully be consumed by any one person, as they attempted to drown their sorrows away. The 1958 Rio Bravo and 1967 El Dorado Western movies directed by Howard Hawks, and starring John Wayne have a similar theme and plot....   [tags: Westerns, Movies, Rio Bravo, El Dorado,]

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The Effect of New Weaponry on the American Civil War

- A-Plan of the Investigation The focus of this investigation will be on the answering of the question “To what extent did the invention and innovation of new weaponry during the 19th century affected the American Civil War?”. The most prevalent weapons of the time will be described, along with the major weapons manufacturers of the period leading to the Civil War. Multiple military innovations will be looked at and their implications on warfare will be discussed, considering how many weapons were improved and how this affected their efficiency in battle....   [tags: US history, warfare technology]

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Contrasting Ideas in Cormac McCarthy 's Child of God

- Can someone be two contrasting ideas at once. It seems possible for Cormac McCarthy as through his novella Child of God, he considers this question with the use of the protagonist, Lester Ballard. (). (). Ballard’s animalistic descriptions and amazing feats juxtapose his non-humanness against his super-human capabilities. Immediately, Ballard is illustrated as hostile towards others in the Sevier community as the “half crazy” looking man does not “give a fuck who’s present” even when “ladies [are] present” (7, 15)....   [tags: gun, animals, stuffed toys]

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The NRA's Fight to Protect the Second Amendment

- Canadian and International Law ISP Part A: Essay The NRA (National Rifle Association) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization; its goal is protecting the Second Amendment of the United States Bill of Rights (“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”) by promoting firearm ownership rights and well as marksmanship, firearm safety, and the opposition of legislative proposals for the control of firearms (About the NRA, National Rifle Association)....   [tags: Gun Control, Bill of Rights, Right To Bear Arms]

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The War Of Freedom During The Civil War

- On April 12,1861 through May 13,1865 a greatly massacre had hanged America forever , a war was known as the Civil War , a war with almost nearly the same amount of deaths in all the nations war including the one in Iraq. Many Americans refer it to the “first modern war “ in which significant modern advances were used during the war , Many may argue that the Civil War wasn’t the second revolutionary war because in the end it had just worsen racial issues and equal rights , however the civil war did bring many good changes to the south , many black people referred it to “the war of freedom” in which they fought for their rights, and values....   [tags: American Civil War, Black people, United States]

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Artillery and Weapons of the Civil War

- Every war, though happens for a reason and bring a better change, is often gruesome. The Civil War broke America in two groups and, at the time, was the war with the most casualties and injured men. As the fight to preserve the Union progressed, so did a number of other areas, such as weaponry and artillery. The advanced technology produced through the Civil War assisted in increasing number of casualties. The North was more fortuitous than the South in multitudinous ways. One of which includes the fact that their industrial society allowed them to produce a larger amount of weapons of a higher quality....   [tags: Civil War]

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Weapons Used by the U.S. During WWI

- ... It was also had a gas-operated and air-cooled design. (Colt Browning M1895) This belt-fed gun could fire from a closed bolt with a cyclic rate of 450 rounds per minute. The Colt-Browning M1895 was the first successful gas-operated machine gun to enter the service. Once redesigned by Colt from Browning's ideas, it weighed thirty-five pounds. Along with being the first gas-operated machine gun, it was the first machine gun adopted by the United States military. Colt ceased production of the gun in 1916 after it became obsolete when the US entered World War I....   [tags: world history]

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Strategic Advancements during the Napoleonic Wars

- Strategic Advancements during the Napoleonic Wars Throughout the history of the world there have been hundreds of wars fought and thousands of new creations and advancements in weaponry, which aided certain sides in their victories. Many of the advancements that played big parts in history took place during the late 18th century proceeding all the way through the 19th century because this was the time period of our important Revolutionary Wars, such as the American Revolution and the French Revolution....   [tags: Advancements in Weaponry, World History]

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The Benefits of Strict Gun Laws

- ... A license for a handgun may be granted to an applicant who is of good character, who is over twenty-one, and to whom no good cause exists for the denial of the license. This license is required to carry the license on his person at all times when carrying a handgun. Assault weapons must now be registered with the state police. Any person lawfully in possession of a firearm who suffers the loss or theft of said weapon must report the facts and circumstances to a police department within twenty-four hours of the discovery of the loss of theft....   [tags: violence, safety, license]

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Marco Topete's Murder Scene Analysis

- Crime Marco Topete, 39, was convicted of First Degree Murder with Special Circumstances after a high speed pursuit lead to the death of Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputy Jose Antonio Diaz on 15 June 2008. Diaz was fatally struck in the chest by one of seventeen .223 caliber rounds fired from an AR-15 Assault Rifle fired by Marco Topete. The .223 Round pierced Diaz’ Kevlar vest and struck the Sherriff’s County vehicle which contained Topete’s daughter who was abandoned in Topete’s car when he fled on foot from the vehicle....   [tags: criminology and forensic analysis]

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A Sniper's Night

- Just outside a small town, in the dense woods was a sniper preparing himself for the coming night. The moon had begun to peer up, fading away the summer twilight. It was a harsh, desolate place the sniper was to inhabit tonight. He set his sniper rifle against a nearby tree; he lowered his head into his hands. He took deep breaths. The sniper was a young man. Strong, with sleek features, he looked like a normal person any other day, but on nights like these he was a different man. His eyes were cold, gleaming like a hunter, but deep and withered like a man who has seen too much death....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The Sniper - Original Writing

- The Sniper - Original Writing The long June twilight faded into night. Dublin lay covered in mist and enveloped in darkness but for the dim light of the moon that glazed through fleecy clouds, casting a pale light approaching dawn over the streets and the dark waters of the Lake. Around the deserted Four Courts the heavy guns roared. Here and there through the city, machine guns and rifles broke the silence of the night, like dogs barking on lone farms. Republicans and Free Staters were waging civil war....   [tags: Papers]

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Do Stricter Gun Control Laws Really make us Safer?

- Gun control is a very touchy topic in the US. mass shootings have made this subject harder to talk about, but Americas strong belief in the 2nd amendment make it impossible to completely take away our guns. The most recent mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado has sparked more interest in this topic from both activist and anti-gun advocates. Our culture has always heavily relied on guns for things like hunting, target shooting, and mainly personal protection. Would taking away our guns and to make a safer really work....   [tags: Firearms, Gun Control, Homicides, Violence]

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Who Controlled the Mississippi River During the Civil War

- By the end of the Civil War’s second year, after many grueling battles already taking place along the countryside, Union forces had gained control over the majority of the Mississippi River. Apart from one vital stretch between Port Hudson and Vicksburg, where few northern boats dared to test the confederate controlled boundaries, the Union utilized America’s major trade route to transport supplies and products. From the onset of the Civil War, both Presidents understood that who controlled the Mississippi River controlled the lifeblood of America....   [tags: civil war, vicksburg, mississipi river]

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Informative Essay: Adolescent Gun Violence in America

- On an unseasonably cold March morning in 1993, high school sophomore Edward Gillom exited his first period classroom and made his way through the crowded hallways of Harlem High School. After engaging in a heated argument, allegedly over a girl, with Ronricas “Pony” Gibson and Ricoh Lee, Gillom pulled out a .38-caliber gun and opened fire. Gillom’s shots fatally wounded Gibson and left Lee with a non-fatal gunshot wound to the neck (Washington Ceasefire, 2011 pg 1). The shooting in Harlem, Georgia sparked national attention as one of the first high school shootings and added to the alarmingly high rates of gun violence by adolescents during the 1990s....   [tags: Informative Essays]

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We Must Work To End Gun Violence

- Gun control and gun rights are crucial topics that have been debated for years. Some people believe that civilians should not have the right to own a gun while others believe it is our god given right to bear arms. The second amendment of the Bill of Rights states “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”(Shermer). This is a right that society has had for years and is one of the main reasons why no solution has been reached yet....   [tags: mass shootings]

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Gun Control: Are Guns Really The Problem?

- Gun control is a very controversial topic, but banning every gun will not stop all the shootings that occur. Gun control can go in either direction of the debate. There is something that needs to be done to try to reduce as many shootings as possible, whether it is background checks for every gun purchase or required classes after buying a firearm. Banning every weapon, though that is classified as an “assault” rifle or has a magazine that carries more than ten rounds is not fair to gun lovers who have never done anything wrong in their lives....   [tags: Controversial Topic, Shootings, Violence]

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School Shootings Are Becoming A Devastating Epidemic

- Katlyn Kochel Mrs. Wiest English 132 6 February 2015 School Shootings The first school shooting dates all the way back to the 18th century (List). School shootings are becoming a devastating epidemic throughout the United States. Why do the teens resort to such violence. Maybe its because they are bullied and they feel there is no where to turn. The violence that the teens display is typically blamed on and is explained to be caused by many different events or factors, bullying being one of the main factors that cause school shootings....   [tags: Columbine High School massacre]

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The Sniper By Liam O ' Flaherty

- “The Sniper,” by Liam O’Flaherty is a short story of a Republican sniper and his struggle for survival during wartime. The story details the civil war involving the Republicans and the Free Staters in Dublin, Ireland. The distinction between Republicans and Free Staters is their opposing view on the separation and unification of Ireland. The Republicans favored the unification of Ireland ;whereas, the Free staters did not (2011, June 1). Liam O’Flaherty served in the Irish Guards and was no stranger to the devastation of war (2015)....   [tags: World War I, World War II, American Civil War]

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The Assassination of John F Kennedy

- The Assassination of John F Kennedy From source B we can learn many things about JFK's assassination. We learn that JFK was hit by 2 shots the second one killing him apparently hitting from the back, into his right temple. Source B also stated that 3 shots were fired from the sixth floor of the Texas schoolbook depository. The rifleman was named Lee Harvey Oswald. Source B declares the assassination weapon to be a Mannlincher - carcano rifle. Source B written by the Warren Commission states Oswald had no accomplices....   [tags: American History]

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Weapons Used in World War II

- World War II is one of the most recognized battles in the history of the world. The battle originated with Germany’s invasion of Poland. This sparked the beginning of the war, though the United States was not yet involved. The U.S. came into the picture after the attack on Pearl Harbor on the morning of December 7, 1941. Though Japan was the more “direct opponent”, the United States Army Rangers, Marine Corps., and every other branch of military took on Japan and Germany. Fighting on the Frontlines One of the more famous battles in the war was the Invasion of Normandy, France by the Allied forces, also known as “Operation Overlord”....   [tags: wwII, world history]

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