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This title examines the history and development of guns and their firing mechanisms, from the early arquebus, through muskets and long guns, to today's revolvers, rifles, and shotguns. Readers will learn about the advancement from black powder to gunpowder, as well as the development of ammunition. Leaders in the field of gun development such as John Moses Browning are also introduced. The history of gun rights and important legal decisions are also examined. The Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.