Tommy

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John Taliaferro Thompson had a mission: to develop a lightweight, fast-firing weapon that would help Americans win on the battlefield. His Thompson submachine gun could deliver a hundred bullets in a matter of seconds-but didn't find a market in the…
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    John Taliaferro Thompson had a mission: to develop a lightweight, fast-firing weapon that would help Americans win on the battlefield. His Thompson submachine gun could deliver a hundred bullets in a matter of seconds-but didn't find a market in the U.S. military. Instead, the Tommy gun became the weapon of choice for a generation of bootleggers and bank-robbing outlaws, and became a deadly American icon. Following a bloody decade-and eighty years before the mass shootings of our own time-Congress moved to take this weapon off the streets, igniting a national debate about gun control. Critically-acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal tells the fascinating story of this famous and deadly weapon-of the lives it changed, the debate it sparked, and the unprecedented response it inspired.

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    E-Bok
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    ePUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2015
    Forlag
    Roaring Brook Press
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9781626720855
    Emne
    Educational: History, USA

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