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A gun is a ranged weapon designed to use a shooting tube (gun barrel) to launch typically solid projectiles, but can also project pressurized liquid (e.g. water guns/cannons, spray guns for painting or pressure washing, projected water disruptors, and technically also flamethrowers), gas (e.g. light-gas gun) or even charged particles (e.g. plasma gun). Solid projectiles may be free-flying (as with bullets and artillery shells) or tethered (as with Taser guns, spearguns and harpoon guns). A large-caliber gun is also referred to as a cannon.
The means of projectile propulsion vary according to designs, but are traditionally effected pneumatically by a high gas pressure contained within the barrel tube, produced either through the rapid exothermic combustion of propellants (as with firearms), or by mechanical compression (as with air guns). The high-pressure gas is introduced behind the projectile, pushing and accelerating it down the length of the tube, imparting sufficient launch velocity to sustain its further travel towards the target once the propelling gas ceases acting upon it after it exits the muzzle. Alternatively, new-concept linear motor weapons may employ an electromagnetic field to achieve acceleration, in which case the barrel may be substituted by guide rails (as in railguns) or wrapped with magnetic coils (as in coilguns).
The first devices identified as guns or proto-guns appeared in China from around CE 1000. By the end of the 13th century, they had become "true guns," metal barrel firearms that fired single projectiles which occluded the barrel. Gunpowder and gun technology spread throughout Eurasia during the 14th century.
Rep. John B. Larson (D-Conn.) is attempting to do just this with H.R. 4289, the "Assault Weapons Financing Accountability Act."
Another person who is trying to make it hard to get our fix for the second amendment habit.
The article is worth reading to keep abreast of the loons...
Attempting to manage year round humidity in my safe I've learned alot about the local season/time of day humidity patterns. I use an eBay adjustable humidity controller and a remote weather station to watch things. By watching my bedside weather station I know how my safe reacts 24/7 in relation...
You may want to consider dropping it-
Hi Where the devil have you been? 20 yr Veteran living in las vegas since 1971. Just found you. Luv my dog and guns more than anything else unless my last purchase which is an 1886 40-65. Thax for letting me join.
O.k. so my quest (and I just plain enjoying doing it) has been to make sure the safe interior is @ the proper humidity and held as constant as possible. I have a multiple zone weather station along with a humidity controller set up in the safe. I've been watching and mentally logging various...
Have to ask, this area of the country used to be full of firearms enthusiasts? The southwest used to be the quintessential ‘gun zone’ in modern America. WTF happened?
There are plenty of politics in our country, but guns used to be the thing that everyone in this region could agree on and...
I call on gun enthusiasts everywhere to immediately boycott all spending with Visa cards, due to their proposed attack on gun sales
Obviously Mastercard & American...
Got this via email last night. I filled it out and added some words. I know my Senator, worm breath Kelly will vote to steal our rights. Sure hope we can get the slug out of office in the next election.
I hope all...
Had to happen, some Nancyboy wants to make points.
There are some very serious issues here mentioned in the article. I find it difficult to understand how so many normal protocols were just ignored. If I have people around my irons, I check them over, and over and over. Papa carried a .45 in...
This new Nevada State law prohibits ownership of any gun lacking a serial number, although guns dating before 1969 will be exempt--
What about the people who legally assembled 80% or any firearm(s) without serial #'s-- are they to become instant felons or be forced to turn their once legal...
Justice Department Issues Proposed Rule and Model Legislation to Reduce Gun Violence
New Steps Would Enhance Enforcement of the National Firearms Act and Aid States in Drafting “Extreme Risk Protection Order” Laws
Today, the Department of Justice announced two new steps to help address the...