The Point Of A Gun

The Point Of A Gun

He grabbed her gun by the suppressor and tried to wrest it away from her. She
pulled the trigger, but missed him. Shot into the double seat at the front of the car.
The terrified terrorist kicked at her, pulling the gun away. May kicked him in the ...

Author: Steven W. Kohlhagen

Publisher: Alfredbooks

ISBN: 9783745208238

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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America is experiencing a dramatic increase in terrorist attacks-by jihadists, white supremacists, and Mexican cartels. In the face of these failures by the U.S. Government intelligence and law enforcement bureaucracies, a group of ad hoc vigilantes has exploded onto the scene. And, surprisingly, this shadowy and deadly vigilante group appears to be led by at least one of the U.S. Government's most senior and trusted Counterterrorism insiders. Is it the FBI's Counterterrorism head? The Army's Senior Special Ops' head? The CIA's? As the story careens full throttle in parallel between the thrilling action of the vigilantes' frequent murders of terrorists in the act and the attempts by investigators to discover the mystery of the rogues' identities, neither the reader, the President, nor the President's own investigators know the real identities of the vigilante leaders. As they close in on the vigilantes, the murders-both terrorist and vigilante-ratchet up. The questions then become: what are the risks to America if the public gets wind of the vigilante murders? And what does the president intend to do with the senior Counterterrorism vigilante offi cials if, in fact, they are found alive?
Categories: Fiction

At the Point of a Gun

At the Point of a Gun

There was the impression that these killings had been committed at close
quarters with primitive weapons because advanced weapons were lacking and
the people were primitive. This was false. The FAR was well-equipped. If people

Author: David Rieff

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476737485

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Veteran journalist David Rieff’s essays draw a searing portrait of what happens when the grandiose schemes of policymakers and human rights activists go horribly wrong in the field. Writing for publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal to The Nation to France’s Le Monde, David Rieff witnessed firsthand most of the armed interventions since the Cold War waged by the West or the United Nations in the name of human rights and democratization. In this timely collection of his most illuminating articles, Rieff, one of our leading experts on the subject, reassesses some of his own judgments about the use of military might to solve the world’s most pressing humanitarian problems. At the Point of a Gun raises critical questions we cannot ignore in this era of gunboat democracy. When, if ever, is it appropriate to intervene militarily in the domestic affairs of other nations? Are human rights and humanitarian concerns legitimate reasons for intervening, or is the assault on sovereignty a flag of convenience for the recolonization of part of the world? And, above all, can democracy be imposed through the barrel of an M16? This is not an optimistic report, but the questions Rieff raises are of the essence as the United States grapples with the harsh consequences of what it has wrought on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Categories: Political Science

Point Blank

Point Blank

whereas the fraction of suicides involving guns increased from 46.0 to 58.5%
over the years 1965 to 1981 (Table 6.5). If the tendency of suicides to model their
choice of method after the weaponry of killers persisted over time, so that gun ...

Author: Gary Kleck

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 0202367878

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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Winner of the 1993 Michael J. Hindelang award of the American Society of Criminology. By 1990 there were approximately 200 million guns in private hands in the United States, and around half of American households contained a gun. Over 30,000 people a year are killed with guns in suicides, homicides, and acci-dents, and Americans use guns for defensive purposes over a million times a year. There is little doubt that gun violence and control are issues of vital importance, and they continue to inspire national debate. It is doubtful, however, whether most gun debates are worth listening to. Not surprisingly, such debates generally leave their participants exactly where they began, with their biases intact, and onlookers perplexed. Written deliberately to counter an atmosphere of hysteria and extremism. Point Blank, now in paperback, offers logi-cal argument supported by empirical information. It con-fronts fundamental questions head-on. On its initial publication in 1993, Point Blank won the Michael J. Hindelang Award of the American Society of Criminology for the book that "made the most outstanding contribution to criminology." Point Blank reports both original research and assesses existing evidence drawn from a wide variety of academic disciplines, including criminology, sociology, law, and medicine.
Categories: Social Science



Whistle Blowers' Point of View Bradley J., Robert C. Chapter. 2. _. Χ. _. 1991-
1998: [Legal]?. Help. rom 1990-1992 Robert continued with the construction of
his home uninterrupted until September 9, 1992 when he received a copy of a
letter ...

Author: Bradley J. Franks; Robert C. Simpson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468573541

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 656

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Are you are confused and irritated about the Legal System? Do you feel the 'Politicians' make too much money from special interest groups? Are you watching our Rights being "subverted" into 'privileges'. This book is a true account of what took place from the years 1983 - 2001 and the "Laws that were violated by State and County Officials" under the "Color of Law" and "Insider Trading" during the Enron Investigation.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Shot gun and Sporting Rifle

The Shot gun and Sporting Rifle

... 114 ; the points to be looked at , 114 , 115 ; on the breaking of , 118 ;
preparatory education , 120 ; breaking them at pairing time without the gun , 124 ;
the points to be taught , ib ; management of , after work , 167 Points in which the
shooting ...

Author: John Henry Walsh


ISBN: BL:A0018724138

Category: Game-laws

Page: 496

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Categories: Game-laws

At the Point of a Cutlass

At the Point of a Cutlass

The Greyhound had twenty guns and 130 men aboard, a formidable match for
the two pirate sloops, which had about eighteen guns between them. Below deck
, the men working at the guns ran frantically through the cycle of firing a gun, ...

Author: Gregory N. Flemming

Publisher: ForeEdge

ISBN: 9781611685152

Category: History

Page: 256

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A handful of sea stories define the American maritime narrative. Stories of whaling, fishing, exploration, naval adventure, and piracy have always captured our imaginations, and the most colorful of these are the tales of piracy. Called America's real-life Robinson Crusoe, the true story of Philip Ashton--a nineteen-year-old fisherman captured by pirates, impressed as a crewman, subjected to torture and hardship, who eventually escaped and lived as a castaway and scavenger on a deserted island in the Caribbean--was at one time as well known as the tales of Cooper, Hawthorne, and Defoe. Based on a rare copy of Ashton's 1725 account, Gregory N. Flemming's vivid portrait recounts this maritime world during the golden age of piracy. Fishing vessels and merchantmen plied the coastal waters and crisscrossed the Atlantic and Caribbean. It was a hard, dangerous life, made more so by both the depredations and temptations of piracy. Chased by the British Royal Navy, blown out of the water or summarily hung when caught, pirate captains such as Edward Low kidnapped, cajoled, beat, and bribed men like Ashton into the rich--but also vile, brutal, and often short--life of the pirate. In the tradition of Nathaniel Philbrick, At the Point of a Cutlass expands on a lost classic narrative of America and the sea, and brings to life a forgotten world of ships and men on both sides of maritime law.
Categories: History

The Story of the Guns

The Story of the Guns

and the results hitherto established so inconclusive , that the Duke of Somerset ,
on this very point of the comat least an ... as effective against ironclad ships as
the 68 - pounder ; while the same gun , with different ammunition , will far exceed

Author: Sir James Emerson Tennent

Publisher: London, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green

ISBN: HARVARD:32044080702988

Category: Artillery

Page: 364

View: 972

Categories: Artillery

Journal of the Military Service Institution of the United States

Journal of the Military Service Institution of the United States

This telescope is attached to a metal arm pivoted over the point on the chart
representing the actual position of the observing station . At the point on the chart
representing the position of the gun another arm is pivoted , connected with the
first ...

Author: Military Service Institution of the United States


ISBN: CHI:096667785



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The Gatling Gun for Service Ashore and Afloat

The Gatling Gun  for Service Ashore and Afloat

The apex of the wedge - shaped cam points to the barrels . Each lock is held
back against the cam by a lug or horn projecting laterally from the end of the lock
and entering a groove formed at the base of the cam , in the thin part of the ring .




Category: Gatling guns

Page: 30

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Categories: Gatling guns

Guns 101

Guns 101

Following these guidelines will identify you to the salesperson as some- one who
is to be trusted with a gun and taken seriously. It's just human nature. Rule 1 –
Never point the gun at a person. “No one is ever shot with a loaded gun.

Author: David Steier

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781616082871

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 155

View: 914

"The ... illustrated introduction to firearms from an experienced instructor"--P. [4] of cover.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Guns of Independence

The Guns of Independence

The purpose of direct firing was to dismount opposing guns and destroy the
enemy fortifications. Direct firing most often occurred from the first parallel to
cover the advancing of the approaches and the construction of later parallels.
With his ...

Author: Jerome Greene

Publisher: Savas Beatie

ISBN: 9781611210057

Category: History

Page: 360

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The siege of Yorktown in the fall of 1781 was the single most decisive engagement of the American Revolution. The campaign has all the drama any historian or student could want: the war's top generals and admirals pitted against one another; decisive naval engagements; cavalry fighting; siege warfare; night bayonet attacks; and much more. Until now, however, no modern scholarly treatment of the entire campaign has been produced. By the summer of 1781, America had been at war with England for six years. No one believed in 1775 that the colonists would put up such a long and credible struggle. France sided with the colonies as early as 1778, but it was the dispatch of 5,500 infantry under Comte de Rochambeau in the summer of 1780 that shifted the tide of war against the British. In early 1781, after his victories in the Southern Colonies, Lord Cornwallis marched his army north into Virginia. Cornwallis believed the Americans could be decisively defeated in Virginia and the war brought to an end. George Washington believed Cornwallis's move was a strategic blunder, and he moved vigorously to exploit it. Feinting against General Clinton and the British stronghold of New York, Washington marched his army quickly south. With the assistance of Rochambeau's infantry and a key French naval victory at the Battle off the Capes in September, Washington trapped Cornwallis on the tip of a narrow Virginia peninsula at a place called Yorktown. And so it began. Operating on the belief that Clinton was about to arrive with reinforcements, Cornwallis confidently remained within Yorktown's inadequate defenses. Determined that nothing short of outright surrender would suffice, his opponent labored day and night to achieve that end. Washington's brilliance was on display as he skillfully constricted Cornwallis's position by digging entrenchments, erecting redoubts and artillery batteries, and launching well-timed attacks to capture key enemy positions. The nearly flawless Allied campaign sealed Cornwallis's fate. Trapped inside crumbling defenses, he surrendered on October 19, 1781, effectively ending the war in North America. Penned by historian Jerome A. Greene, The Guns of Independence: The Siege of Yorktown, 1781 offers a complete and balanced examination of the siege and the participants involved. Greene's study is based upon extensive archival research and firsthand archaeological investigation of the battlefield. This fresh and invigorating study will satisfy everyone interested in American Revolutionary history, artillery, siege tactics, and brilliant leadership. About the Author: Jerome A. Greene is a historian with the National Park Service. He is the author or editor of many books, including Morning Star Dawn: The Powder River Expedition and the Northern Cheyenne, 1876, and his most recent effort, Washita: The U.S. Army and the Southern Cheyennes, 1867-1869. He lives in Colorado.
Categories: History

Journal of the Royal United Service Institution

Journal of the Royal United Service Institution

These positions are easily obtained by setting the sights of the vane attached to
the gun at these points , and by observing their bearings from each other , the
object - finder and the instrument on the gun can readily be placed in the same
line .

Author: Royal United Service Institution


ISBN: BSB:BSB11187775



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Way of the Gun

Way of the Gun

As he watched, the two separated to inspect the banks up and down the river,
almost to the point of Carson's camp. It was obvious to him then that they were
selecting a crossing. Unable to contain his curiosity any longer, he led his horse
over ...

Author: Charles G. West

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101597804

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 497

A wrongly accused man must break the law to win his freedom in this tale of the Old West. Even at seventeen years old, Carson Ryan knows enough about cow herding to realize the crew he’s with is about the worst ever. They’re taking the long way around to the Montana prairies, and they’re seriously undermanned. While rounding up strays, Ryan hears gunshots ring out across the range and gallops straight into a U.S. Army raid. He soon learns that the outfit he’s with is nothing but a bunch of murdering cattle rustlers, and the law thinks he’s one of them. Tied up, thrown in jail, and tried by a court that’s more interested in hanging a man than learning the truth, Carson has only two options: escape or die trying.
Categories: Fiction

Guns in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 2nd Edition 3 volumes

Guns in American Society  An Encyclopedia of History  Politics  Culture  and the Law  2nd Edition  3 volumes

... of these have become popular. On the other hand, laser sights, as those
developed by Crimson Trace and Lasermax, have become increasingly popular.
A bright red dot is projected on the target and aligned with the gun's point of
impact at ...

Author: Gregg Lee Carter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313386718

Category: History

Page: 1096

View: 872

Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations
Categories: History

Professional Papers of the Corps of Engineers of the United States Army

Professional Papers of the Corps of Engineers of the United States Army

The exact position of any point on the chart can thus be described by two angles ,
these being the angles between the base line , and lines from its extremities to
the point referred to , read at such points of observation . Each gun is provided ...

Author: U.S. Engineer Dept


ISBN: UCAL:C2577010



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The Gun and the Pen

The Gun and the Pen

... get back to Daisy, but it is also made clear that he had significant combat
adventure and responsibility: he had his Argonne Forest thrills and heroics and
after that “command of the divisional machine guns” (158). The point of this
comparison ...

Author: Keith Gandal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199313983

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner stand as the American voice of the Great War. But was it warfare that drove them to write? Not according to Keith Gandal, who argues that the authors' famous postwar novels were motivated not by their experiences of the horrors of war but rather by their failure to have those experiences. These 'quintessential' male American novelists of the 1920s were all, for different reasons, deemed unsuitable as candidates for full military service or command. As a result, Gandal contends, they felt themselves emasculated--not, as the usual story goes, due to their encounters with trench warfare, but because they got nowhere near the real action. Bringing to light previously unexamined Army records, including new information about the intelligence tests, The Gun and the Pen demonstrates that the authors' frustrated military ambitions took place in the forgotten context of the unprecedented U.S. mobilization for the Great War, a radical effort to transform the Army into a meritocratic institution, indifferent to ethnic and class difference (though not to racial difference). For these Lost Generation writers, the humiliating failure vis-?-vis the Army meant an embarrassment before women and an inability to compete successfully in a rising social order, against a new set of people. The Gun and the Pen restores these seminal novels to their proper historical context and offers a major revision of our understanding of America's postwar literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

37 mm Gun Antitank M3

37 mm Gun  Antitank  M3

point of intersection in the telescope reticle and this point of intersection is laid on
the target . Examples C and D , figure 37 , illustrate these imaginary points in the
telescope reticle . The gunner should be impressed with the fact that ability to ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105026310214

Category: Antitank guns

Page: 194

View: 170

Categories: Antitank guns

Lee s Bold Plan for Point Lookout

Lee  s Bold Plan for Point Lookout

Those defenses consisted of over 60 separate forts and works with over 868
guns and mortars.1 These fortifications ... especially important points, was
developed a system of fortifications by which every prominent point, at intervals of
800 to ...

Author: Jack E. Schairer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786435555

Category: History

Page: 265

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This volume takes an in-depth look at Lees audacious plan, from the circumstances surrounding its inception, simultaneous cavalry and amphibious attacks on Point Lookout, and its somewhat ironic finale. With international recognition hanging in the balance for the Confederacy, the failure of Lees plan saved the Union and ultimately changed the course of the war.
Categories: History