Author: Daniel Way
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: 2015-10-15
Everyone who's laid eyes on Harvey is dead. That's because Harvey is a hired killer whose victims never see him until it's too late. Through years of practice, Harvey's appearance and demeanor have become so devoid of humanity that he has become invisible. Unknowable. Untouchable. Until Harvey meets a woman who, strangely, can see him. From superstar Marvel writer Daniel Way (Deadpool, Wolverine: Origins) this is the first complete collection of Gun Theory!
Collecting, maintaining, and shooting classic firearms. Vintage gun expert Diggory Hadoke (author of "Vintage Guns for the Modern Shot" and "The British Boxlock Gun & Rifle") has now produced a major work on the subject for which he is best known: the hammer gun. With a fascinating mixture of historical analysis, practical application, and personal reflection, he makes a robust case for the Victorian hammer gun as the finest sporting gun available today, just as it was a century ago. The reader will discover all that is worth knowing about the subject: how the guns were devised, crafted, and used, how they were perfected, and how they work. Modern applications are given equal weight to historical ones, and subjects such as the selection of suitable ammunition, stripping, refurbishing, and customizing will prove invaluable to anyone contemplating taking a hammer gun into the field and using it as they would a modern gun. This is the fullest and most practical account of the development of the breech-loading center-fire hammer gun and its many variations yet written, with a guide for owners and collectors that will prove invaluable when buying and maintaining their guns.
Author: John R. Lott
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2013-01-29
Genre: Social Science
On its initial publication in 1998, John R. Lott’s More Guns, Less Crime drew both lavish praise and heated criticism. More than a decade later, it continues to play a key role in ongoing arguments over gun-control laws: despite all the attacks by gun-control advocates, no one has ever been able to refute Lott’s simple, startling conclusion that more guns mean less crime. Relying on the most rigorously comprehensive data analysis ever conducted on crime statistics and right-to-carry laws, the book directly challenges common perceptions about the relationship of guns, crime, and violence. For this third edition, Lott draws on an additional ten years of data—including provocative analysis of the effects of gun bans in Chicago and Washington, D.C—that brings the book fully up to date and further bolsters its central contention.
Author: E. Kathe
Release Date: 2001
As part of the Army's Army After Next effort, a radical departure for tank gun recoil was undertaken at TACOM-ARDEC's Benet Laboratories to engineer a soft recoil tank gun. Such a leap in technology may be required to enable a lightweight future combat system to withstand the recoil imparted by a large caliber gun; especially during fire on the move. Although soft recoil is not new to smaller caliber guns and howitzers, implementation for a large caliber tank gun is unprecedented. The theoretical foundations of this recoil management technology will be presented in this paper. Experimental test results of 105 mm fire out of battery tank gun demonstrator will be presented in a separate paper within these proceedings.
Author: Godfrey B. Tangwa
Publisher: African Books Collective
Release Date: 2010
The essays collected in this volume are, by the depth of their analysis and the breath of their vision, indeed ëNo Trifling Matterí. They are a chronicle of the events in contemporary Cameroonian society, especially as concerns the conduct of public affairs therein. Over and above its relevance for our own time, this chronicle will, in the decades that lie ahead, serve as a rich source of information, opinion and comment which future generations, anxious to understand the making of an era whose impact, positive or negative, is destined to survive long after the longest-living of its principal actors and actresses shall have disappeared from the face of the Earth, will find a great benefit. Rotcod Gobata has, through these essays, lit and placed on a pedestal, a candle whose flame shall never die and whose glow shall serve as a beacon to guide and to inspire generations yet unborn.
Author: Bernard E. Harcourt
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2010-02-15
Genre: Social Science
Legal and public policies concerning youth gun violence tend to rely heavily on crime reports, survey data, and statistical methods. Rarely is attention given to the young voices belonging to those who carry high-powered semiautomatic handguns. In Language of the Gun, Bernard E. Harcourt recounts in-depth interviews with youths detained at an all-malecorrectional facility, exploring how they talk about guns and what meanings they ascribe to them in a broader attempt to understand some of the assumptions implicit in current handgun policies. In the process, Harcourt redraws the relationships among empirical research, law, and public policy. Home to over 150 repeat offenders ranging in age from twelve to seventeen, the Catalina Mountain School is made up of a particular stratum of boys—those who have committed the most offenses but will still be released upon reaching adulthood. In an effort to understand the symbolic and emotional language of guns and gun carrying, Harcourt interviewed dozens of these incarcerated Catalina boys. What do these youths see in guns? What draws them to handguns? Why do some of them carry and others not? For Harcourt, their often surprising answers unveil many of the presuppositions that influence our laws and policies.
Author: Paul Fischer
Release Date: 1970
The report describes a simplified noise theory useful in the esign and evaluation of magnetron injection guns. The results of the analysis have been programmed for a digital computer to facilitate application. Graphs are presented which predict qualitative noise behavior common to all magnetron injection guns as an illustration of the use of the theory. Several new phenomena predicted by the theory are also described in some detail. (Author).
Author: Ian Ayres
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 1995-02-16
This book transcends current debate on government regulation by lucidly outlining how regulations can be a fruitful combination of persuasion and sanctions. The regulation of business by the United States government is often ineffective despite being more adversarial in tone than in other nations. The authors draw on both empirical studies of regulation from around the world and modern game theory to illustrate innovative solutions to this problem. Their ideas include an argument for the empowerment of private and public interest groups in the regulatory process and a provocative discussion of how the government can support and encourage industry self-regulation.
Author: Kristin A. Goss
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2010-12-16
Genre: Political Science
More than any other advanced industrial democracy, the United States is besieged by firearms violence. Each year, some 30,000 people die by gunfire. Over the course of its history, the nation has witnessed the murders of beloved public figures; massacres in workplaces and schools; and epidemics of gun violence that terrorize neighborhoods and claim tens of thousands of lives. Commanding majorities of Americans voice support for stricter controls on firearms. Yet they have never mounted a true national movement for gun control. Why? Disarmed unravels this paradox. Based on historical archives, interviews, and original survey evidence, Kristin Goss suggests that the gun control campaign has been stymied by a combination of factors, including the inability to secure patronage resources, the difficulties in articulating a message that would resonate with supporters, and strategic decisions made in the name of effective policy. The power of the so-called gun lobby has played an important role in hobbling the gun-control campaign, but that is not the entire story. Instead of pursuing a strategy of incremental change on the local and state levels, gun control advocates have sought national policies. Some 40% of state gun control laws predate the 1970s, and the gun lobby has systematically weakened even these longstanding restrictions. A compelling and engagingly written look at one of America's most divisive political issues, Disarmed illuminates the organizational, historical, and policy-related factors that constrain mass mobilization, and brings into sharp relief the agonizing dilemmas faced by advocates of gun control and other issues in the United States.
Author: Mary Zeiss Stange
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date: 2000-09-01
Genre: Political Science
Addresses the issues surrounding the increasingly larger number of females buying guns for sport, work, and protection, and discusses society's assumptions of female weakness threatened by female gun ownership.
Author: Martin Reiser
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-06-25
This indispensable work offers a broad synoptic description of beams, applicable to a wide range of other devices, such as low-energy focusing and transport systems and high-power microwave sources. The monograph develops the material from the basic principles in a systematic way and discusses the underlying physics and validity of theoretical relationships, design formulas and scaling laws. Assumptions and approximations are clearly indicated throughout. This new, revised and updated edition has 10% additional content, and features, among others, a new chapter on beam physics research from 1993 to 2007, significant enhancement of chapter 6 on emittance variation, updated references and color image plates.