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  • Firearms

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    Firearms War. Conflict. Famine. Pestilence – these are the four horsemen of Apocalypse as the people in the mid-ages imagined them. They stormed through countries and cities, leaving thousands dead, injured, frightened or crying behind. The first two – the most merciful ones, or to be more precise, the fatal tools they use to make their evil deeds are the subject of my essay. To be precise, I’m going to speak about the types of modern firearms - the ones that a single man can handle and which fire

  • Physics of Firearms

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    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

  • Americans and Firearms

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    our modern society, where many Americans are opposed to private firearm ownership among a costly ongoing war, and an increase in random shooting massacres and firearms related deaths. However, in the ongoing and emotional debate of the right to bear arms, many Americans may also tell you that the most important part of living by the sword, is that you do live. Those who support the right to bear arms claim that not only is firearm ownership an inherit right of American citizens, but is necessary

  • Physics of Firearms

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    activity and it is enjoyed by many people, so much so that it is also done at a competitive level. Although many people may have shot a firearm of some sort, few of those people actually realize how much physics is involved with the shot. So what exactly is Ballistics? Ballistics is the science or study of the motion of projectiles and in the case of most firearms, these projectiles are the bullets. There are two things that affect the flight of a bullet once it has been shot out of the gun. These

  • Ballistics: Firearms Identification

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    Firearms identification is too often referred to as ballistics. The accurate definition can be referred to as, the identification of fired bullets, cartridge cases or other ammunition components as having been fired from a specific firearm. Due to the firearm being composed of hard metal like a tool, it creates markings on the cartridge components causing it to be more like Toolmark Identification. There are various items of evidence, other than the firearm itself, which the lab will use to aid

  • Homicide, Firearms, and Robbery

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    Homicide/Firearms/Robbery In Cold Blood/Red Handed The First 48 Hours video that I have chosen is “In Cold Blood” and “Red Handed.” Because I have chosen this video I decided to do my topic on homicide, firearms, and robbery. I will discuss each one of these. I then will tell how it played a role in the video. I then will explain how it all comes together to help solve the crime. So let’s get started. First is homicide. What does homicide mean? Homicide is the killing of a person (human being). Among

  • Physics and Firearms

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    So you are into reloading and you wonder how well that little package with 77 grains of IMR 4350 powder behind a 300 grain round nose, full metal jacket bullet will do. Well, you can do two things, a little bit of physics calculations, or go out and touch it off, hoping that it doesn’t explode in the barrel! I would choose to do a little physics myself… By using some basic physics equations, you can figure out just about any part of the rifles ballistics data. For instance, if you know a few

  • The Pros And Cons Of Firearms

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    on the possession of semi-automatic rifles enacted in 1989. More restrictive measures have been added after that. Unlike many other states, California does not have provisions that guarantee private persons the right to possess, purchase, or carry firearms. This has led to many challenges of the provisions in federal courts, especially since the Supreme Court determined that the provision in the Second Amendment is applicable across all states (McDonald, 2010). The state places a ban on specifically

  • Firearms Pros and Cons

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    Firearms are a very important and debated subject in today’s news. There are mainly two sides on the debate, for gun control or against it, and both sides have well thought out arguments and statistics to justify their ideas. Firearms were invented after gunpowder in China in the 14th century. Wars were raging and China needed to advance in their technology. Other surrounding countries had archery which was fast and a good defense during war. Therefore when gunpowder was found to be explosive the

  • The Role of Firearms Throughout History

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    be; there is no one person credited with "inventing" the firearm. One nation in particular has played a major role in the incredible discovery that would change the way people hunt, protect themselves, and engage in warfare. This nation is China, and the history of the firearm can be traced to the second century. But before we dive into the history of firearm, one must understand what a firearm is. According to Merriam-Webster, a firearm is “a weapon from which a shot is discharged by gunpowder