A firearm is a very complex tool that has grown in s verbal ways over several years, each version better than the last, all of which changing the world in a new way.All across the world and across several eras firearms have been used, firearms have also been the reason for wars and laws, as a very important part of our history it is appropriate that several facts are clearly stated.Back in the Han dynasty, under the leadership of emperor Wu Di, gunpowder was discovered. This particular document will include such topics such as the one previously stated and early firing systems and other weapons, also a brief history of military issued pistols through America's history and your rights as an american citizen to bear arms. Firearms, from early
What is the importance of the gun? The gun is one of the most important tools in the defense of our nation. Guns are responsible for a lot of death and injuries, but these things were going on before the existence of the gun. Guns aren't the reason for the death and injuries, they are just a means to it. They are tools and an engineering marvel of our age. The gun has evolved from a simple weapon that caused limited destruction to the modern gun that is so fast and powerful it is capable of mass destruction. Through the evolution of the gun, it has become a political tool.
Weapons have been around since the beginning of mankind. Over thousands of years, human technology has increased to unimaginable heights, and with this advancement, humans have learned the art of warfare. Weapons are the tools of warfare. However there are some weapons which are superior over others. One of those weapons is fire. Being one of the oldest tools in history, there is no set date on when the first controlled fire was ever created, though there is evidence to show that it was first controlled as early as 790,000 B.C. Through the thousands of years since then, the weapons which bare the flame have also evolved.
According to many scholars America has a “gun culture”, an ardent love affair of firearms. Michael L. Bellesiles is a historian at Emory University, in his book “Arming America”, he states: “America’s gun culture is an invented tradition” (Bellesiles). This “invented culture” has several sources. The historian Richard Hofstadter identifies the origin of the American gun in the history of the nation, and he asserts: “Early settlers who expanded the frontier westward needed firearms to shoot wild game and farmers used guns to shoot vermin and predatory animals” (Hofstadter). In such an environment, the firearm became a necessity of life. By the time of the American Revolution, in gaining independence from Britain, the citizens had to arm
One of the most important aspects behind a gun is the gun powder. Gun powder is an explosive powder that when ignited sets off a violent reaction. The discovery of gun powder or black powder is very ironic, the Chinese in the early 12th century were trying to make a potion for immortality and they discovered what would be one of the most deaths inductive creations known to man. Gun powder
Are you looking to spice up your next 4th of July party with some fireworks? Is your military lacking the use of explosive bombs in war. Are you a crazy republican that loves the NRA, and has nicknames for all of your 300 different guns? Then gunpowder is what you’re looking for! Gunpowder was invented in China and consists of three ingredient: Saltpeter (the most important ingredient also known as Potassium Nitrate), Sulfur and Carbon (Perkins 159). Gunpowder was originally created by chemists who were trying to create a solution that would make you live forever. Little did they know, they would end up ironically creating a substance used to kill thousands of people (Temple 224). For a while gunpowder, up until the 10th century, gunpowder was only
It is difficult to pinpoint the origin of the concoction, but the first record of gunpowder was written in the 1200s by a Franciscan monk named Roger Bacon. The world’s first guns – known as “hand cannons” – arose approximately a century later during the Yuan dynasty of China. They functioned as the name indicated. A wick was manually lit to ignite the powder inside the barrel, thereby firing a projectile. Hand cannons were wholly inefficient, but they were the first step in the evolution of the weapon that would give armies the upper hand in battle, and the weapon that would speed the acquiring of food. The first gun was a symbol of innovation for the sake of survival. Since then, guns continued to be refined and made more efficient, and as each new gun was introduced, including the matchlock (1400’s), the Colt Peacemaker (1873), the M1 Garand (1936), the AK-47 (1949), and modern guns such as the Glock (1982), a gun chiefly became a symbol of protection. This can be seen in soldiers fighting to protect their country and the rights that come with living in it, police protecting the peace, and civilians protecting their
While experimenting with life lengthening elixirs, Chinese alchemist discovered gunpowder. Gunpowder was first used as an incendiary compound, also commonly known as fire producing compound. It was used to light the tip of arrows on fire to create flame arrows. The first actual handheld firearm was a bronze gun that dates back to 1333. The invention of this new form of powder, that is used in stronger
Civilizations throughout history used this technology as it adapted to feed, defend, fight, enslave other civilizations, races, and individuals. Looking at the impact firearms had on Civilizations goes back to China during the 13th century AD, after the Chinese invented black powder during the 9th century AD. These inventions of technology were later transmitted to the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. The direct ancestor of the firearm is the fire lance, the mother of the guns. (Forgive the
We all know about what a weapon is, the manner by which it appeared, and the motivation behind its creation. It is trusted that the first firearm was made in China in the twelfth century and from that point they spread on to whatever remains of the world. Firearms have a lot of employments, however the primary reason for their creation was for self-preservation, so as to shield the group from assaults by interlopers. Other than that, firearms are additionally utilized for games, exchange, for verifiable purposes of concentrate, likewise in target hone, furthermore in chasing for nourishment. So it is clear that weapons are a vital piece of society.
“In 1939, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, six million Jews and seven million others unable to defend themselves were exterminated.” Joe Wurzelbacher. The history of gun control legislation started in the 1920s-1930, which made it so that the states and congress could make laws on guns, before this congress had no say on guns and this made it possible for them to create laws. The National Firearm Act of 1934 made it so that owners must register any sawed-off shotguns with the Treasury department and it also levied a $200 tax on the manufacturing or sale of machine guns. Then, just four years later they passed the National Firearms Act of 1938 requiring interstate gun dealers to be licensed and to record sales; this
The best practices for processing firearms evidence include: unloading revolvers, if the firearm or gun contains a revolver, it should be marked to indicate its position as found. The position of the cartridge should be recorded in field notes as diagrammed below. All cartridges or cases removed should be handled to preserve fingerprints. Each cartridge case should be packaged separately and referenced to the information in the field notes (California Dept. of Justice, 1984).
Boom! The little boy kills his first deer while hunting with his dad, they’re both ecstatic, the dad experiencing all the skills he has taught his son over the years finally pay off, and killing his first deer with the same gun he used thirty years ago. The first firearm was made 653 years ago in 1364, to fire the gun, you had to hold a burning wick to a touch hole to ignite the powder, causing an explosion which sends the projectile out of the barrel. Since then, guns have evolved tremendously, in Germany, 1885, the first semi automatic handgun was made, allowing the user to fire shot after shot without reloading, until the magazine is empty. This gun was made for police officers around the world, allowing them to have an advantage over