The firearm was invented in China during the 13th century AD, after the Chinese
invented black powder during the 9th century AD. These inventions were later
transmitted to the Middle East, Africa, a...
Historical timeline of the development of modern weapons starting at 1364 with
the first recorded use of a firearm and ending in 1892 with the introduction of ...
(Based on A History of Firearms by Major H.B.C. Pollard) [From "Notable Gun
Dates" in Edgar Howard Penrose, Descriptive Catalog of the Collection of
History of Firearms ... Matchlock: Primitive matchlock weapons employed a
burning wick on a spring that was "locked" back and released into a pan of
Jun 26, 2013 ... 10 Guns That Have Shaped The Course Of American History ... A new book,
American Gun, details the 10 firearms that have the biggest stake ...
Nov 26, 2012 ... Firearms have evolved constantly ever since their start around 800 years ago.
From primitive hand cannons to automatic weapons, here are the ...
The history of small firearms - timeline. Page 2. ... 1400s: Matchlock guns - first
mechanically firing of guns. Wicks were now attached to a clamp that sprang into
Oct 15, 2015 ... Included as a fundamental right in the U.S. Constitution, firearms have long
played a pivotal role in America's history and culture. Federal gun ...
The Ku Klux Klan, Ronald Reagan, and, for most of its history, the NRA all
worked to control guns. The Founding Fathers? They required gun ownership—
Dec 22, 2012 ... 1934. Spurred by the bloody “Tommy gun” era ushered in by Al Capone, John
Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Bonnie and ...