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A war of ideas can no more be won without books than a naval war can be won without ships. Books, like ships, have the toughest armor, the longest cruising range, and mount the most powerful guns.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I’m a modern man, a man for the millennium. Digital and smoke free. A diversified multi-cultural, post-modern deconstruction that is anatomically and ecologically incorrect. I’ve been up linked and downloaded, I’ve been inputted and outsourced, I know the upside of downsizing, I know the downside of upgrading. I’m a high-tech low-life. A cutting edge, state-of-the-art bi-coastal multi-tasker and I can give you a gigabyte in a nanosecond! I’m new wave, but I’m old school and my inner child is outward bound. I’m a hot-wired, heat seeking, warm-hearted cool customer, voice activated and bio-degradable. I interface with my database, my database is in cyberspace, so I’m interactive, I’m hyperactive and from time to time I’m radioactive. Behind the eight ball, ahead of the curve, ridin the wave, dodgin the bullet and pushin the envelope. I’m on-point, on-task, on-message and off drugs. I’ve got no need for coke and speed. I've got no urge to binge and purge. I’m in-the-moment, on-the-edge, over-the-top and under-the-radar. A high-concept, low-profile, medium-range ballistic missionary. A street-wise smart bomb. A top-gun bottom feeder. I wear power ties, I tell power lies, I take power naps and run victory laps. I’m a totally ongoing big-foot, slam-dunk, rainmaker with a pro-active outreach. A raging workaholic. A working rageaholic. Out of rehab and in denial! I’ve got a personal trainer, a personal shopper, a personal assistant and a personal agenda. You can’t shut me up. You can’t dumb me down because I’m tireless and I’m wireless, I’m an alpha male on beta-blockers. I’m a non-believer and an over-achiever, laid-back but fashion-forward. Up-front, down-home, low-rent, high-maintenance. Super-sized, long-lasting, high-definition, fast-acting, oven-ready and built-to-last! I’m a hands-on, foot-loose, knee-jerk head case pretty maturely post-traumatic and I’ve got a love-child that sends me hate mail. But, I’m feeling, I’m caring, I’m healing, I’m sharing-- a supportive, bonding, nurturing primary care-giver. My output is down, but my income is up. I took a short position on the long bond and my revenue stream has its own cash-flow. I read junk mail, I eat junk food, I buy junk bonds and I watch trash sports! I’m gender specific, capital intensive, user-friendly and lactose intolerant. I like rough sex. I like tough love. I use the “F” word in my emails and the software on my hard-drive is hardcore--no soft porn. I bought a microwave at a mini-mall; I bought a mini-van at a mega-store. I eat fast-food in the slow lane. I’m toll-free, bite-sized, ready-to-wear and I come in all sizes. A fully-equipped, factory-authorized, hospital-tested, clinically-proven, scientifically- formulated medical miracle. I’ve been pre-wash, pre-cooked, pre-heated, pre-screened, pre-approved, pre-packaged, post-dated, freeze-dried, double-wrapped, vacuum-packed and, I have an unlimited broadband capacity. I’m a rude dude, but I’m the real deal. Lean and mean! Cocked, locked and ready-to-rock. Rough, tough and hard to bluff. I take it slow, I go with the flow, I ride with the tide. I’ve got glide in my stride. Drivin and movin, sailin and spinin, jiving and groovin, wailin and winnin. I don’t snooze, so I don’t lose. I keep the pedal to the metal and the rubber on the road. I party hearty and lunch time is crunch time. I’m hangin in, there ain’t no doubt and I’m hangin tough, over and out!
George Carlin
Semi-automatics have only two purposes. One is so owners can take them to the shooting range once in awhile, yell yeehaw, and get all horny at the rapid fire and the burning vapor spurting from the end of the barrel. Their other use – their only other use – is to kill people
Stephen King (Guns)
There were all kinds of things I was afraid of at first, ranging from grizzly bears to ‘mean' horses and gun-fighters; but by acting as if I was not afraid I gradually ceased to be afraid.
Theodore Roosevelt
Guys, gals, now hear this: No one wants to take away your hunting rifles. No one wants to take away your shotguns. No one wants to take away your revolvers, and no one wants to take away your automatic pistols, as long as said pistols hold no more than ten rounds. If you can't kill a home invader (or your wife, up in the middle of the night to get a snack from the fridge) with ten shots, you need to go back to the local shooting range.
Stephen King (Guns)
I gave him my Order smile: sweet grin, hard eyes, reached over to my passenger seat, and pulled out my submachine gun. About twenty-seven inches long, the HK was my favorite toy for close-quarters combat. The rider’s eyes went wide. “This is an HK UMP submachine gun. Renowned for its stopping power and reliability. Cyclic rate of fire: eight hundred rounds per minute. That means I can empty this thirty-round clip into you in less than three seconds. At this range, I’ll cut you in half.” It wasn’t strictly true but it sounded good. “You see what it says on the barrel?” On the barrel, pretty white letters spelled out PARTY STARTER.
Ilona Andrews (Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels, #5.5))
What the hell does it all mean anyhow? Nothing. Zero. Zilch. Nothing comes to anything. And yet, there's no shortage of idiots to babble. Not me. I have a vision. I'm discussing you. Your friends. Your coworkers. Your newspapers. The TV. Everybody's happy to talk. Full of misinformation. Morality, science, religion, politics, sports, love, your portfolio, your children, health. Christ, if I have to eat nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day to live, I don't wanna live. I hate goddamn fruits and vegetables. And your omega 3's, and the treadmill, and the cardiogram, and the mammogram, and the pelvic sonogram, and oh my god the-the-the colonoscopy, and with it all the day still comes where they put you in a box, and its on to the next generation of idiots, who'll also tell you all about life and define for you what's appropriate. My father committed suicide because the morning newspapers depressed him. And could you blame him? With the horror, and corruption, and ignorance, and poverty, and genocide, and AIDS, and global warming, and terrorism, and-and the family value morons, and the gun morons. "The horror," Kurtz said at the end of Heart of Darkness, "the horror." Lucky Kurtz didn't have the Times delivered in the jungle. Ugh... then he'd see some horror. But what do you do? You read about some massacre in Darfur or some school bus gets blown up, and you go "Oh my God, the horror," and then you turn the page and finish your eggs from the free range chickens. Because what can you do. It's overwhelming!
Woody Allen
I believe there is a considerable range in the bang of most guns.
Gail Carriger (Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2))
Generally ‘training’ went something akin to this: “So what you have to do is—“ Shoot you in the fucking head with your own gun because it would be painfully easy to disarm you with the way you’re holding that weapon. “Understand?” Sin stared at the man blankly before raising his own weapon and unloading his entire clip into the paper target. He didn’t speak and didn’t even look at where he was shooting before placing the standard issued gun in front of him as he watched his ‘trainer’ expectantly. The man, whose name he had not bothered to pay attention to, gave him a strange look and examined the target as it slid closer to them from across the range. His expression became incredulous as he took in the completely obliterated ‘head’ and he turned on Sin with a frown. “You killed it.” “Yes.” “You were only supposed to immobilize it…” “Oh.” Fucking civilians.
Santino Hassell (Evenfall (In the Company of Shadows, #1))
As a technology, the book is like a hammer. That is to say, it is perfect: a tool ideally suited to its task. Hammers can be tweaked and varied but will never go obsolete. Even when builders pound nails by the thousand with pneumatic nail guns, every household needs a hammer. Likewise, the bicycle is alive and well. It was invented in a world without automobiles, and for speed and range it was quickly surpassed by motorcycles and all kinds of powered scooters. But there is nothing quaint about bicycles. They outsell cars.
James Gleick
You going to make pulling a gun on me a regular part of foreplay?" Wes smirked.
Kait Ballenger (Cowboy Wolf Trouble (Seven Range Shifters, #1))
Exposure to nature - cold, heat, water - is the most dehumanizing way to die. Violence is passionate and real - the final moments as you struggle for your life, firing a gun or wrestling a mugger or screaming for help, your heart pumps loudly and your body tingles with energy; you are alert and awake and, for that brief moment, more alive and human than you've ever been before. Not so with nature. At the mercy of the elements the opposite happens: your body slows, your thoughts grow sluggish, and you realize just how mechanical you really are. Your body is a machine, full of tubes and valves and motors, of electrical signals and hydraulic pumps, and they function properly only within a certain range of conditions. As temperatures drop, your machine breaks down. Cells begin to freeze and shatter; muscles use more energy to do less; blood flows too slowly, and to the wrong places. Your sense fade, your core temperature plummets, and your brain fires random signals that your body is too weak to interpret or follow. In that stat you are no longer a human being, you are a malfunction - an engine without oil, grinding itself to pieces in its last futile effort to complete its last meaningless task.
Dan Wells (I Am Not a Serial Killer (John Cleaver #1))
The Occidental snobbery which is invading us, the gunboats, rapid-fire guns, long-range rifles, explosives... what else? Everything which makes death collective, administrative and bureaucratic - all the filth of your progress, in fact - is destroying, little by little, our beautiful traditions of the past.
Octave Mirbeau
Small, Local, Old, and Particular are almost always better than Big, Global, New, and Abstract.
Rod Dreher (Crunchy Cons: How Birkenstocked Burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range farmers, hip homeschooling mamas, right-wing nature ... America (or at least the Republican Party))
Hey, dickhead!" one of the other drivers yelled. "Get off the road!" "This here is a Falcon Seven," the rider told him. "I can put a bolt through your windshield and pin you to your seat like a bug." A direct threat, huh? Okay. I pulled down my sunglasses a bit so the rider would see my eyes. "That's a nice crossbow." He glanced in my direction. He saw a friendly blond girl with a big smile and a light Texas accent and didn't get alarmed. "You've got what, a seventy-five-pound draw on it? Takes you about four seconds to reload?" "Three," he said. I gave him my Order smile: sweet grin, hard eyes, reached over to my passenger seat, and pulled out my submachine gun. About twenty-seven inches long, the HK was my favorite toy for close-quarters combat. The rider's eyes went wide. "This is an HK UMP submachine gun. Renowned for its stopping power and reliability. Cyclic rate of fire: eight hundred rounds per minute. That means I can empty this thirty-round clip into you in less than three seconds. At this range, I'll cut you in half." It wasn't strictly true but it sounded good. "You see what it says on the barrel?" On the barrel, pretty white letters spelled out PARTY STARTER. "You open your mouth again, and I'll get the party started." The rider clamped his jaws shut.
Ilona Andrews (Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels, #5.5))
The cacophony of contemporary popular culture makes it hard to discern the call of truth and wisdom. There is no area in which practicing asceticism is more important.
Rod Dreher (Crunchy Cons: How Birkenstocked Burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range farmers, hip homeschooling mamas, right-wing nature ... America (or at least the Republican Party))
At the gun range I can’t hit the paper bull’s eye, no matter how carefully I aim at my wife.
Jarod Kintz (Who Moved My Choose?: An Amazing Way to Deal With Change by Deciding to Let Indecision Into Your Life)
It was two weeks after the day she turned eighteen All dressed in white Going to the church that night She had his box of letters in the passenger seat Sixpence in a shoe, something borrowed, something blue And when the church doors opened up wide She put her veil down Trying to hide the tears Oh she just couldn't believe it She heard trumpets from the military band And the flowers fell out of her hand Baby why'd you leave me Why'd you have to go? I was counting on forever, now I'll never know I can't even breathe It's like I'm looking from a distance Standing in the background Everybody's saying, he's not coming home now This can't be happening to me This is just a dream The preacher man said let us bow our heads and pray Lord please lift his soul, and heal this hurt Then the congregation all stood up and sang the saddest song that she ever heard Then they handed her a folded up flag And she held on to all she had left of him Oh, and what could have been And then the guns rang one last shot And it felt like a bullet in her heart Baby why'd you leave me Why'd you have to go? I was counting on forever, now I'll never know I can't even breathe It's like I'm looking from a distance Standing in the background Everybody's saying, he's not coming home now This can't be happening to me This is just a dream Oh, this is just a dream Just a dream
Carrie Underwood
A gun is psychologically a penis-substitute and a symbol of power: the age-range of toy-shop clientele begins at about six or seven, rises sharply just before puberty and declines soon after the discovery of the phallus and its promise of power. From then on, guns are for kids and for the effete freaks and misfits who must seek psycho-orgasmic relief by shooting pheasants.
Adam Hall (The Quiller Memorandum)
Years hence it will be possible for nations to fight without armies, ships or guns, by weapons far more terrible, to the destructive action and range of which there is virtually no limit. A city, at any distance whatsoever from the enemy, can be destroyed by him and no power on earth can stop him from doing so.
Nikola Tesla (My Inventions)
You'll want something mid-range. A 5.56 all right?" "I suppose." "AR-15?" "Ugh. AR-15? I'd rather not have my gun break down on me every second week." Besides, every wannabe and their dog had an M16 or M4 variant these days. "G7." "Not accurate enough." "FAL?" "A 7.62? Maybe," I said. "Though I hate the triggers." "As picky as a woman with her shoes," Abraham grumbled. "Hey," I said. "That's insulting." I knew plenty of women who were pickier with their guns than they were with their shoes.
Brandon Sanderson (Firefight (The Reckoners, #2))
Once more a shot rang out and I turned, eyes wide, as the bullet from Andres’ gun made its way unerringly toward me.
Ana Ban (Backfire (Parker Grey, #2))
Guns leave distinct types of wounds at different ranges. A contact wound, with the gun touching or pressed into the skin, can sear a round scorch mark called a muzzle stamp.
Judy Melinek (Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner)
As afraid as he was for Seth, it was high time to put some trust in him when needed. Dom might not ever let him become a free-range boyfriend, but he could let him graze freely once in awhile, just to satisfy his instincts.
K.A. Merikan (Swamp Blood (Guns n' Boys #4))
A CRUNCHY CON MANIFESTO 1. We are conservatives who stand outside the conservative mainstream; therefore, we can see things that matter more clearly. 2. Modern conservatism has become too focused on money, power, and the accumulation of stuff, and insufficiently concerned with the content of our individual and social character. 3. Big business deserves as much skepticism as big government. 4. Culture is more important than politics and economics. 5. A conservatism that does not practice restraint, humility, and good stewardship—especially of the natural world—is not fundamentally conservative. 6. Small, Local, Old, and Particular are almost always better than Big, Global, New, and Abstract. 7. Beauty is more important than efficiency. 8. The relentlessness of media-driven pop culture deadens our senses to authentic truth, beauty, and wisdom. 9. We share Russell Kirk's conviction that "the institution most essential to conserve is the family.
Rod Dreher (Crunchy Cons: How Birkenstocked Burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range farmers, hip homeschooling mamas, right-wing nature ... America (or at least the Republican Party))
All over Europe, all over the world, men were spying. While in government offices other men were tabulating the results of the spies' labours; thicknesses of armour-plating, elevation angles of guns, muzzles velocities, details of fire control mechanisms and range-finders, fuse efficiencies, details of fortifications, positions of ammunition stores, disposition of key factories, landmarks for bombers. The world was getting ready to go to war. For the cannon-makers and for the spies, business was good.
Eric Ambler (Epitaph for a Spy)
From the line, watching, three things are striking: (a) what on TV is a brisk crack is here a whooming roar that apparently is what a shotgun really sounds like; (b) trapshooting looks comparatively easy, because now the stocky older guy who's replaced the trim bearded guy at the rail is also blowing these little fluorescent plates away one after the other, so that a steady rain of lumpy orange crud is falling into the Nadir's wake; (c) a clay pigeon, when shot, undergoes a frighteningly familiar-looking midflight peripeteia -- erupting material, changing vector, and plummeting seaward in a corkscrewy way that all eerily recalls footage of the 1986 Challenger disaster. All the shooters who precede me seem to fire with a kind of casual scorn, and all get eight out of ten or above. But it turns out that, of these six guys, three have military-combat backgrounds, another two are L. L. Bean-model-type brothers who spend weeks every year hunting various fast-flying species with their "Papa" in southern Canada, and the last has got not only his own earmuffs, plus his own shotgun in a special crushed-velvet-lined case, but also his own trapshooting range in his backyard (31) in North Carolina. When it's finally my turn, the earmuffs they give me have somebody else's ear-oil on them and don't fit my head very well. The gun itself is shockingly heavy and stinks of what I'm told is cordite, small pubic spirals of which are still exiting the barrel from the Korea-vet who preceded me and is tied for first with 10/10. The two brothers are the only entrants even near my age; both got scores of 9/10 and are now appraising me coolly from identical prep-school-slouch positions against the starboard rail. The Greek NCOs seem extremely bored. I am handed the heavy gun and told to "be bracing a hip" against the aft rail and then to place the stock of the weapon against, no, not the shoulder of my hold-the-gun arm but the shoulder of my pull-the-trigger arm. (My initial error in this latter regard results in a severely distorted aim that makes the Greek by the catapult do a rather neat drop-and-roll.) Let's not spend a lot of time drawing this whole incident out. Let me simply say that, yes, my own trapshooting score was noticeably lower than the other entrants' scores, then simply make a few disinterested observations for the benefit of any novice contemplating trapshooting from a 7NC Megaship, and then we'll move on: (1) A certain level of displayed ineptitude with a firearm will cause everyone who knows anything about firearms to converge on you all at the same time with cautions and advice and handy tips. (2) A lot of the advice in (1) boils down to exhortations to "lead" the launched pigeon, but nobody explains whether this means that the gun's barrel should move across the sky with the pigeon or should instead sort of lie in static ambush along some point in the pigeon's projected path. (3) Whatever a "hair trigger" is, a shotgun does not have one. (4) If you've never fired a gun before, the urge to close your eyes at the precise moment of concussion is, for all practical purposes, irresistible. (5) The well-known "kick" of a fired shotgun is no misnomer; it knocks you back several steps with your arms pinwheeling wildly for balance, which when you're holding a still-loaded gun results in mass screaming and ducking and then on the next shot a conspicuous thinning of the crowd in the 9-Aft gallery above. Finally, (6), know that an unshot discus's movement against the vast lapis lazuli dome of the open ocean's sky is sun-like -- i.e., orange and parabolic and right-to-left -- and that its disappearance into the sea is edge-first and splashless and sad.
David Foster Wallace (A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments)
The first school shooting that attracted the attention of a horrified nation occurred on March 24, 1998, in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Two boys opened fire on a schoolyard full of girls, killing four and one female teacher. In the wake of what came to be called the Jonesboro massacre, violence experts in media and academia sought to explain what others called “inexplicable.” For example, in a front-page Boston Globe story three days after the tragedy, David Kennedy from Harvard University was quoted as saying that these were “peculiar, horrible acts that can’t easily be explained.” Perhaps not. But there is a framework of explanation that goes much further than most of those routinely offered. It does not involve some incomprehensible, mysterious force. It is so straightforward that some might (incorrectly) dismiss it as unworthy of mention. Even after a string of school shootings by (mostly white) boys over the past decade, few Americans seem willing to face the fact that interpersonal violence—whether the victims are female or male—is a deeply gendered phenomenon. Obviously both sexes are victimized. But one sex is the perpetrator in the overwhelming majority of cases. So while the mainstream media provided us with tortured explanations for the Jonesboro tragedy that ranged from supernatural “evil” to the presence of guns in the southern tradition, arguably the most important story was overlooked. The Jonesboro massacre was in fact a gender crime. The shooters were boys, the victims girls. With the exception of a handful of op-ed pieces and a smattering of quotes from feminist academics in mainstream publications, most of the coverage of Jonesboro omitted in-depth discussion of one of the crucial facts of the tragedy. The older of the two boys reportedly acknowledged that the killings were an act of revenge he had dreamed up after having been rejected by a girl. This is the prototypical reason why adult men murder their wives. If a woman is going to be murdered by her male partner, the time she is most vulnerable is after she leaves him. Why wasn’t all of this widely discussed on television and in print in the days and weeks after the horrific shooting? The gender crime aspect of the Jonesboro tragedy was discussed in feminist publications and on the Internet, but was largely absent from mainstream media conversation. If it had been part of the discussion, average Americans might have been forced to acknowledge what people in the battered women’s movement have known for years—that our high rates of domestic and sexual violence are caused not by something in the water (or the gene pool), but by some of the contradictory and dysfunctional ways our culture defines “manhood.” For decades, battered women’s advocates and people who work with men who batter have warned us about the alarming number of boys who continue to use controlling and abusive behaviors in their relations with girls and women. Jonesboro was not so much a radical deviation from the norm—although the shooters were very young—as it was melodramatic evidence of the depth of the problem. It was not something about being kids in today’s society that caused a couple of young teenagers to put on camouflage outfits, go into the woods with loaded .22 rifles, pull a fire alarm, and then open fire on a crowd of helpless girls (and a few boys) who came running out into the playground. This was an act of premeditated mass murder. Kids didn’t do it. Boys did.
Jackson Katz (Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and and How All Men Can Help)
I thought that ground fire couldn’t reach the zeppelins,” I said. “I thought that guns on the ground didn’t have the range.” “Eleanore. Do you imagine for one particle of one second that he was thinking clearly enough to fathom that?” “He was thinking clearly enough to fathom all of this,” I retorted, my hand flung out to encompass the roof. Blood stained my palm. “Clearly enough to have men haul all these crates into the castle in broad daylight all week long, so that everyone could see them and wonder what was actually inside!
Shana Abe (The Sweetest Dark (The Sweetest Dark, #1))
Semi-automatics have only two purposes. One is so owners can take them to the shooting range once in awhile, yell yeehaw, and get all horny at the rapid fire and the burning vapor spurting from the end of the barrel. Their other use — their only other use — is to kill people. In
Stephen King (Guns (Kindle Single))
Rather than trying to control or confiscate guns, it might be smarter to offer free, public gun-safety courses. In countries like Switzerland, every man within a certain age range is required to possess a gun and to know how to use it, and Switzerland has one of the lowest gun homicide rates in the world.
Ben Carson (A More Perfect Union: What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties)
take away your revolvers, and no one wants to take away your automatic pistols, as long as said pistols hold no more than ten rounds. If you can’t kill a home invader (or your wife, up in the middle of the night to get a snack from the fridge) with ten shots, you need to go back to the local shooting range.
Stephen King (Guns (Kindle Single))
I'll give you something else to think about. Not very long ago he shot and killed a man and did it deliberately, at close range. What I'm saying is he intended to kill the guy and he did." Again the silence before Chip said, "Come on, he told you that?" "I felt it in his hand," Dawn said. "The one that held the gun.
Elmore Leonard (Riding the Rap)
No one knows how often guns are used for self-defense. According to a Cato Institute white paper called Tough Targets, the number of crimes thwarted by guns every year ranges anywhere from tens of thousands to as high as two million. The work of author John Lott is the best place to go for more of this kind of information.15
Colin Flaherty (White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It)
It was one of the peculiar malfunctions of technology that shore batteries on the islands were generally of inadequate caliber and range to knock out a ship approaching with hostile intent. One is moved to wonder why, if a 10-pounder gun could be mounted on the rolling deck of a sailing vessel, the same or larger could not be mounted on land?
Barbara W. Tuchman (The First Salute: A View of the American Revolution)
I have known Hammy for years, he has been shot in the chest twice at point blank range with a sawn off shotgun. The other hard men must have been shocked when he got out the car he was in and chased them with his own hand gun, he has also been stabbed multiple times in prison and out on the rough tough streets of Glasgow but he is still standing.
Stephen Richards (Scottish Hard Bastards)
Still later, after the invention of saddles and stirrups, horses allowed the Huns and successive waves of other peoples from the Asian steppes to terrorize the Roman Empire and its successor states, culminating in the Mongol conquests of much of Asia and Russia in the 13th and 14th centuries A.D. Only with the introduction of trucks and tanks in World War I did horses finally become supplanted as the main assault vehicle and means of fast transport in war. Arabian and Bactrian camels played a similar military role within their geographic range. In all these examples, peoples with domestic horses (or camels), or with improved means of using them, enjoyed an enormous military advantage over those without them.
Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs, and Steel)
All to the north the rain had dragged black tendrils down from the thunderclouds like tracings of lampblack fallen in a beaker and in the night they could hear the drum of rain miles away on the prairie. They ascended through a rocky pass and lightning shaped out the distant shivering mountains and lightning rang the stones about and tufts of blue fire clung to the horses like incandescent elementals that would not be driven off. Soft smelterlights advanced upon the metal of the harness, lights ran blue and liquid on the barrels of the guns. Mad jack-hares started and checked in the blue glare and high among those clanging crags jokin roehawks crouched in their feathers or cracked a yellow eye at the thunder underfoot.
Cormac McCarthy
We are told that small-scale farming is inefficient— this is true—and that because our factory farms feed the masses, and do so cheaply, we should be satisfied. And that's a deal that makes sense to nearly all of us: just keep the stuff showing up in produce bins and under cellophane in the supermarket cooler, and keep it relatively cheap, and we'll ask no questions. But in striking that devil's bargain, we sign away our responsibility for what's in that food, how it got there, and what was done to human communities to close the deal. To participate in a system and a way of thinking in which the act of eating is merely a commercial transaction is to sell out our spiritual and cultural patrimony. I understand the free-market reasons why Americans do this. But I don't understand why it is called conservative.
Rod Dreher (Crunchy Cons: How Birkenstocked Burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range farmers, hip homeschooling mamas, right-wing nature ... America (or at least the Republican Party))
On September 16, in defiance of the cease-fire, Ariel Sharon’s army circled the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila, where Fatima and Falasteen slept defenselessly without Yousef. Israeli soldiers set up checkpoints, barring the exit of refugees, and allowed their Lebanese Phalange allies into the camp. Israeli soldiers, perched on rooftops, watched through their binoculars during the day and at night lit the sky with flares to guide the path of the Phalange, who went from shelter to shelter in the refugee camps. Two days later, the first western journalists entered the camp and bore witness. Robert Fisk wrote of it in Pity the Nation: They were everywhere, in the road, the laneways, in the back yards and broken rooms, beneath crumpled masonry and across the top of garbage tips. When we had seen a hundred bodies, we stopped counting. Down every alleyway, there were corpses—women, young men, babies and grandparents—lying together in lazy and terrible profusion where they had been knifed or machine-gunned to death. Each corridor through the rubble produced more bodies. The patients at the Palestinian hospital had disappeared after gunmen ordered the doctors to leave. Everywhere, we found signs of hastily dug mass graves. Even while we were there, amid the evidence of such savagery, we could see the Israelis watching us. From the top of the tower block to the west, we could see them staring at us through field-glasses, scanning back and forth across the streets of corpses, the lenses of the binoculars sometimes flashing in the sun as their gaze ranged through the camp. Loren Jenkins [of the Washington Post] cursed a lot. Jenkins immediately realized that the Israeli defense minister would have to bear some responsibility for this horror. “Sharon!” he shouted. “That fucker [Ariel] Sharon! This is Deir Yassin all over again.
Susan Abulhawa (Mornings in Jenin)
On January 12, on a firing range located in a small valley called San Juan, at the end of the island in the province of Oriente, hundreds of soldiers from the defeated army of Batista had been lined up in a trench knee-deep and more than fifty yards long. Their hands were tied behind their backs, and they were machine-gunned there where they stood. Then with bulldozers the trenches were turned into mass graves. There had been no trial of any kind for those men.
Armando Valladares (Against All Hope: A Memoir of Life in Castro's Gulag)
When I was a kid, summers were the most glorious time of life. Because my parents believed in hands-off, free-range parenting, I’d usually be out the door before ten and wouldn’t return until dinner. There were no cell phones to keep track of me and whenever my mom called a neighbor to ask where I was, the neighbor was often just as clueless as to her own child’s whereabouts. In fact, there was only one rule as far as I could tell: I had to be home at half past five, since my parents liked to eat dinner as a family. I can’t remember exactly how I used to spend those days. I have recollections in snapshot form: building forts or playing king of the hill on the high part of the jungle gym or chasing after a soccer ball while attempting to score. I remember playing in the woods, too. Back then, our home was surrounded by undeveloped land, and my friends and I would have dirt-clod wars or play capture the flag; when we got BB guns, we could spend hours shooting cans and occasionally shooting at each other. I spent hours exploring on my bicycle, and whole weeks would pass where I’d wake every morning with nothing scheduled at all. Of course, there were kids in the neighborhood who didn’t lead that sort of carefree existence. They would head off to camp or participate in summer leagues for various sports, but back then, kids like that were the minority. These days, kids are scheduled from morning to night because parents have demanded it, and London has been no exception. But how did it happen? And why? What changed the outlook of parents in my generation? Peer pressure? Living vicariously through a child’s success? Résumé building for college? Or was it simply fear that if their kids were allowed to discover the world on their own, nothing good would come of it? I don’t know. I am, however, of the opinion that something has been lost in the process: the simple joy of waking in the morning and having nothing whatsoever to do.
Nicholas Sparks (Two By Two)
[The Chinese here is tricky and a certain key word in the context it is used defies the best efforts of the translator. Tu Mu defines this word as “the measurement or estimation of distance.” But this meaning does not quite fit the illustrative simile in ss. 15. Applying this definition to the falcon, it seems to me to denote that instinct of SELF RESTRAINT which keeps the bird from swooping on its quarry until the right moment, together with the power of judging when the right moment has arrived. The analogous quality in soldiers is the highly important one of being able to reserve their fire until the very instant at which it will be most effective. When the “Victory” went into action at Trafalgar at hardly more than drifting pace, she was for several minutes exposed to a storm of shot and shell before replying with a single gun. Nelson coolly waited until he was within close range, when the broadside he brought to bear worked fearful havoc on the enemy’s nearest ships.] 14.  Therefore the good fighter will be terrible in his onset, and prompt in his decision. [The word “decision” would have reference to the measurement of distance mentioned above, letting the enemy get near before striking. But I cannot help thinking that Sun Tzu meant to use the word in a figurative sense comparable to our own idiom “short and sharp.” Cf. Wang Hsi’s note, which after describing the falcon’s mode of attack, proceeds: “This is just how the ‘psychological moment’ should be seized in war.”]
Sun Tzu (The Art of War)
It may not have been directly related to my fears for Chris when he was gone, but I grew more apprehensive about being alone with the children in the house. We lived in a relatively quiet suburb, and yet-what would I do if there was an intruder? Before we had kids, the answer was simple: I’d hide or run away. I didn’t want to hurt anyone, even a thief. But now that I had children my attitude changed: Take one step inside my house and I will put a bullet through your skull. One day after he’d returned home from the Ramadi deployment, Chris and I went down to a gun range. As he showed me some of the basics, I started asking questions. And more questions. And more after that. Why this, and why that. “Really?” he said finally. “Are you challenging what I said?” “No, no,” I tried to explain. “I just want to know everything about it.” Maybe husbands shouldn’t teach wives about certain things, and vice versa. I did eventually get pretty good with a gun-but that was after enlisting a friend of Chris’s to help teach me. Somehow those sessions were a little easier.
Taya Kyle (American Wife: Love, War, Faith, and Renewal)
Of the 850,000 Indian soldiers who left the subcontinent during the First World War, 49,000 were killed in action. India also made her contribution to the material aspects of the Allied struggle, including the manufacture of 555 million bullets and more than a million shells. Over 55,000 Indians served in the Indian Labour Corps, as butchers, bakers, carpenters, shoemakers, tailors and washermen. Many did menial work within range of the enemy guns. In Delhi, a monumental arch records the Indian losses, India’s contribution in blood to the Allied war effort.
Martin Gilbert (The First World War: A Complete History)
The second day I was in Texas. I was traveling through the part where the flat-footed, bilious, frog-sticker-toting Baptist biscuit-eaters live. Then I was traveling through the part where the crook-legged, high-heeled, gun-wearing, spick-killing, callous-rumped sons of the range live and crowd the drugstore on Saturday night and then all go round the corner to see episode three of "Vengeance on Vinegar Creek," starring Gene Autry as Borax Pete. But over both parts, the sky was tall hot brass by day and black velvet by night, and Coca Cola is all a man needs to live on.
Robert Penn Warren (All the King's Men)
This is the Sandman,’ Francisco said. ‘Its non-lethal mode is derived from the same technology as the Sleeper guns that you’re already familiar with, but with far greater range and accuracy.’ He pressed a button just above the rifle’s trigger guard and a glowing, blue holographic sight appeared in the air above the weapon. ‘This targeting array will identify and track multiple targets through heat signature, electromagnetic emissions or movement. It’s also capable of up to twelve times’ magnification for long-range sniping. If it should prove necessary the weapon can also be switched to lethal mode which fires magnetically accelerated microslugs, which have the stopping power of a bullet but are much lower in mass, giving it greatly increased ammo capacity. Each clip holds two hundred and fifty rounds, allowing for sustained rapid fire if necessary. The Sandman fires almost silently, with no muzzle flash and without the need for a suppressor, making it an ideal stealth weapon. It also has a full thermoptic camouflage coating tied into the system on board your ISIS armour. You have ten minutes to fire the weapon on the range in order to better familiarise yourself with it. Any questions?’ ‘Are they going to be in the shops in time for Christmas?’ Shelby asked.
Mark Walden (Deadlock (H.I.V.E., #8))
THEY WALKED UP TO the front door, rang the bell. Del scratched his neck and looked at the yellow bug light and said, “I feel like a bug.” “You look like a bug. You fall down out there?” “About four times. We weren’t running so much as staggering around. Potholes full of water . . . I see you kept your French shoes nice and dry.” “English. English shoes . . . French shirts. Italian suits. Try to remember that.” “Makes my nose bleed,” Del said. The door opened, and Green looked out: she was still fully dressed, including the jacket that covered her gun and the fashionable shoes that she could run in. She took a long look at Del, and asked, “Where’re Dannon and Carver?” “Dead,” Lucas said. “Where’s Grant?” “In the living room.” “You want to invite us in?” She opened the door, and they stepped inside, and followed her to the living room. Grant was there, still dressed as she had been on the stage; she was curled in an easy chair, with a drink in her hand, high heels on the floor beside her. Schiffer was lying on a couch, barefoot; a couple of Taryn’s staff people, a young woman and a young man, were sitting on the floor, making a circle. Another man, heavier and older, was sitting in a leather chair facing Grant. Lucas didn’t recognize him, but recognized the type: a guy who knew where all the notional bodies were buried, a guy who could get the vice president on the telephone.
John Sandford (Silken Prey (Lucas Davenport #23))
I know that everyone in this room, Bernie Fain included, thinks I'm some kind of a nut with my so-called fixation on this vampire thing. OK, maybe I'm wrong. Maybe he only thinks he is. But there are things here that can't be explained away by so-called common sense. Not even Bernie's report can explain some of them. 'I was at the hospital yesterday.' I looked directly at Butcher. 'Your own people fired maybe fifty or sixty rounds at him, some at point-blank range. How come this man never even slowed down? How come a man seventy years old can outrun police cars for more than fifteen blocks? How come when he gets clubbed on the head he doesn't bleed like other people? Look at these photos! There's a gash on his forehead... and whatever is trickling down from the cut is clear... it isn't blood. 'How come three great, big, burly hospital orderlies weighing an estimated total of nearly seven-hundred fifty pounds couldn't bring one, skinny one-hundred sixty pound man to his knees? How come an ex-boxer, a light-heavyweight not long out of the ring, couldn't even faze him with his best punch, a right hook that should have broken his jaw? 'Face it. Whether it's science, witchcraft or black magic, this character has got something going for him you don't know anything about. He doesn't seem to feel pain. Or get winded. And he doesn't seem to be very frightened by guns, or discouraged by your efforts to trap him. 'Look at these photos! Look at that face! That isn't fear there. It's hate. Pure hate! This man is evil incarnate. He is insane and he may be something even worse although you'd laugh at me because I have no scientific documentation to back me up. Hell, even Regenhaus and Mokurji have all but confirmed that he sucks blood. 'Whatever he is, he's been around a long time and this seems to be the closest any police force has come to putting the finger on him. If you want to go on operating the way you've been doing by treating him like an ordinary man, go ahead. But, I'll bet you any amount of money you come up empty handed again. If you try to catch him at night he'll get away just like he did last night. He'll...' 'Jesus Christ!' bellowed Butcher. 'This son of a bitch has diarrhea of the mouth. Can't one of you people shut him up?
Jeff Rice (The Night Stalker)
Billy ran around with a rare old crew And he knew an Arsenal from Tottenham blue We'd be a darn sight better off if we knew Where Billy's bones are resting now Billy saw a copper and he hit him in the knee And he took him down from six to five foot three Then he hit him fair and square in the do-re-mi That copper won't be having any family Hey Billy son where are you now? Don't you know that we need you now? With a rat-tat-tat and the old kowtow Where are Billy's bones resting now? Billy went away with a peace-keeping force 'Cause he liked a bloody good fight, of course Went away in an old khaki van To the banks of the River Jordan Billy saw the Arabs and he had 'em on the run When he got 'em in the range of his sub-machine gun Then he had the Israelis in his sights, went a rat-tat-tat And they ran like shites Hey Billy son where are you now? Don't you know that we need you now? With a rat-tat-tat and the old kowtow Where are Billy's bones resting now? One night Billy had a rare old time, Laughing and singing on the Lebanon line Came back to camp not looking too pretty Never even got to see the holy city Now Billy's out there in the desert sun And his mother cries when the morning comes And there's mothers crying all over this world For their poor dead darling boys and girls Hey Billy son where are you now? Don't you know that we need you now? With a rat-tat-tat and the old kowtow Where are Billy's bones resting now? Have a Billy holiday… Born on a Monday Married on a Tuesday Drunk on a Wednesday Got plugged on a Thursday Sick on a Friday Died on a Saturday Buried on a Sunday. "Billy's Bones
Shane MacGowan (Poguetry)
It is a queer weapon, a shotgun. Every effort to secure additional range is well paid for. A bird may be going away at tremendous speed, "burning the air" as a youngster would put it. Seemingly nothing but chain-lightning, which zig-zagged a bit, could stop him. A crack of the gun and that wild flier is dead in the air, a full forty yards away. Right then the conviction comes to us that man never made another weapon so deadly as the shotgun. However, go back another forty yards, set the bird up on the limb of a tree and you might shoot at him all day and not kill him. The shotgun is a deadly weapon but its range is strictly limited and we are ourselves pretty well convinced that nothing less than a two-inch cannon will regularly kill single game-birds at one-hundred yards, with any kind of shot that can be put in the gun.
Charles Askins (Shotgun-Ology: A Handbook Of Useful Shotgun Information)
The sun goes down and it's night-time in New Orleans. The moon rises, midnight chimes from St. Louis cathedral, and hardly has the last note died away than a gruesome swampland whistle sounds outside the deathly still house. A fat Negress, basket on arm, comes trudging up the stairs a moment later, opens the door, goes in to the papaloi, closes it again, traces an invisible mark on it with her forefinger and kisses it. Then she turns and her eyes widen with surprise. Papa Benjamin is in bed, covered up to the neck with filthy rags. The familiar candles are all lit, the bowl for the blood, the sacrificial knife, the magic powders, all the paraphernalia of the ritual are laid out in readiness, but they are ranged about the bed instead of at the opposite end of the room as usual. The old man's head, however, is held high above the encumbering rags, his beady eyes gaze back at her unflinchingly, the familiar semicircle of white wool rings his crown, his ceremonial mask is at his side. 'I am a little tired, my daughter,' he tells her. His eyes stray to the tiny wax image of Eddie Bloch under the candles, hairy with pins, and hers follow them. 'A doomed one, nearing his end, came here last night thinking I could be killed like other men. He shot a bullet from a gun at me. I blew my breath at it, it stopped in the air, turned around, and went back in the gun again. But it tired me to blow so hard, strained my voice a little.' A revengeful gleam lights up the woman's broad face. 'And he'll die soon, papaloi?' 'Soon,' cackles the weazened figure in the bed. The woman gnashes her teeth and hugs herself delightedly. ("Papa Benjamin" aka "Dark Melody Of Madness")
Cornell Woolrich (The Fantastic Stories of Cornell Woolrich (Alternatives SF Series))
Chabot Gun Club, in the hills above Berkeley. One day, a Cal law student and a friend happened also to be on the club’s range. “That afternoon I noticed a group of three or four men shooting at the far left of the range, dressed in camos and shooting what I thought was an M-1 Carbine,” he recalled. “Sometime while my attention was on my own target, I heard someone to my left let loose a three-shot burst that sounded like a fully automatic weapon, something illegal in California at the time.” The law student and his friend “looked at each other and we each mouthed the words, ‘Auto?!?!’ ” In light of the dangerous and unlawful firepower nearby, the pair decided to depart the premises posthaste. The man with the machine gun was Joe Remiro, and the student was Lance Ito, who later became the judge in the criminal trial of O. J. Simpson.
Jeffrey Toobin (American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst)
My mom worked as a hairdresser at the Village Mall in Horsham Township when I was a little kid. There was a movie theater in the mall that showed second-run features, and I have clear memories of being around five years old and walking through the mall by myself to go watch Star Wars. I believe I saw it in that theater twenty-one times. The research definitely began then. Actually, it began even earlier. Before I was born, my father conspired with my uncle to name me Wyatt, after Wyatt Earp. There was an election held by putting names into a hat, and whatever name was drawn would be the winner. Uncle Billy distracted the people in attendance while my dad rigged the hat so that every name inside read Wyatt. My mom was horrified at the result, but eventually uncovered their ruse. The research was really just me referring to things I already knew from the life I’ve lived. You either hear the music of the open range and a man with two six-shooters or you don’t. You either look out at the stars and wonder what lies beyond them or…I don’t know what you are…someone who loves Nicholas Sparks books.
Bernard Schaffer
Reacher said nothing. We can’t fight thirty people. To which Reacher’s natural response was: Why the hell not? It was in his DNA. Like breathing. He was an instinctive brawler. His greatest strength, and his greatest weakness. He was well aware of that, even as he ran through the mechanics of the problem in his mind, one against thirty. The first twelve were easy. He had fifteen rounds in the Smith, and wouldn’t miss with more than three. And assuming Chang took the hint, she could add another six. Or thereabouts. She was white collar, but on the other hand the range was short and the targets were numerous. Which would leave maybe twelve remaining, after the guns jammed empty, which was more than he could remember taking on before, all at once, but which had to be feasible. A lot would depend on shock, he supposed, which would be considerable, presumably. The noise, the muzzle flashes, the shell cases arcing through the bright morning sunlight, the guys going down. It had to be feasible. But it wasn’t. He couldn’t fight thirty people. Not at that point. Not without better information. He had no probable cause.
Lee Child (Make Me (Jack Reacher, #20))
Get off your horse, Jack." "Why don't you just ride outta here, missy, and I'll forget this ever happened." Willow's voice trembled with fury. "Get off your horse," she repeated. "Slow and easy." Still grinning his contempt, he did as he asked. "That's good. Now, real slow like, take your gunbelt off and toss it my way." "Like hell!" A shot rang out and nicked a chunk of leather from his boot. Cursing, he unbuckled his gun and tossed it at her mare's feet. "Now,strip them britches off, underwear, too," she ordered. "You little shi-" Bang! Jack's hat whizzed off his head. He dropped his pants in a puddle over his boots, trying his best to shelter his privates from her view. "My,my,Jack." Willow laughed humorlessly. "Is that puny thing you're trying to hide the same thing you were threatening me with?" If looks could kill, Willow would have been dead and buried ten times over, then and there. "Take them confounded boots off so's you can get your pants clear off," she ordered in mock exasperation. He wheeled around, gaining a modicum of privacy while he complied. "You're puny all over, Jack. You got the boniest bee-hind I ever did see. You sure you ain't picked up a worm somewheres?" "You're gonna pay for this,you little slut!" "Shut your filthy mouth and pick them pants off the ground and toss 'em over here at my horse's feet. Then you can put your boots back on." He gave the pants a toss, put his boots on, and turned around to face her, cuping his privates in his hands. "Okay,Jack, finish the job. You've been real generous but I'm a greedy cuss. Give me the shirt off your back, too." Cursing, he again turned around and obeyed. "Oh,ah,Jack, you better reach behind you there,and get your hat. I'll let you keep it. We wouldn't want your bald spot to get sunburned." Scofield now stood in nothing but his boots, using his hat to shield his lower half. Humiliated, the gunslinger's eyes burned with bloody intent. Willow suddenly regretted her damnable quick temper and realized the folly of her reckless retaliation. No doubt,the heinous man would seek revenge. But the damage was done and the man was so mad that backing off now would be the same as signing her death warrant. "Step away from your horse and start walking toward the ranch, Scofield." "You're out of your mind!" "Maybe,but I bet you'll think twice before threatening to poke that puny thing at another lady." "You? A lady? Ha!" Willow's temper flared anew. "Walk, Jack. Real fast. Cuz if you don't, I'm gonna use your puny thing for target practice." Her bullet kicked up the dust at his feet and started him on his way.
Charlotte McPherren (Song of the Willow)
Perhaps what matters,” Sunstein muses, “is not whether people are right on the facts, but whether they are frightened.” And people do seem to be frightened. We are locking our doors and pulling our children out of public school and buying guns and ritually sanitizing our hands to allay a wide range of fears, most of which are essentially fears of other people. All the while we are also, in our way, reckless. We get intoxicated, from the Latin “to poison,” for fun. This contradiction leads Sunstein to worry that regulatory laws based on the priorities of the general public maybe prone to a pattern of “paranoia and neglect.” Too much attention may be spent on minimal risks, while too little is paid to pressing threats. Paranoia, the theorist Eve Sedgwick observes, tends to be contagious. She calls it a “strong theory,” meaning a wide-ranging, reductive theory that displaces other ways of thinking. And paranoia very frequently passes for intelligence. As Sedgwick observes, “to theorize out of anything but a paranoid critical stance has come to seem naïve, pious, or complaisant.” She does not believe that paranoid thinking is necessarily delusional or wrong, but only that there is value to approaches that are less rooted in suspicion. “Paranoia,” Sedgwick writes, “knows some things well and others poorly.
Eula Biss (On Immunity: An Inoculation)
The soldiers had been entrenched in their positions for several weeks but there was little, if any fighting, except for the dozen rounds they ritually exchanged every day. The weather was extremely pleasant. The air was heavy with the scent of wildflowers and nature seem to be following its course, quite unmindful of the soldiers hiding behind rocks and camouflaged by mountain shrubbery. The birds sang as they always had and the flowers were in bloom. Bees buzzed about lazily. Only when a shot rang out, the birds got startled and took flight, as if a musician had struck a jarring note on his instrument. It was almost the end of September, neither hot nor cold. It seemed as if summer and winter had made their peace. In the blue skies, cotton clouds floated all day like barges on a lake. The soldiers seemed to be getting tired of this indecisive war where nothing much ever happened. Their positions were quite impregnable. The two hills on which they were placed faced each other and were about the same height, so no one side had an advantage. Down below in the valley, a stream zigzagged furiously on its stony bed like a snake. The air force was not involved in the combat and neither of the adversaries had heavy guns or mortars. At night, they would light huge fires and hear each other's voices echoing through the hills. From The Dog of Titwal, a short story.
Saadat Hasan Manto
Good to know,” Reacher said. “Tell your uncle no laws have been broken. Tell him he’s been paid for the room. Tell him I’ll see him later.” The guy on the right uncrossed his arms. The guy on the left said, “Are you going to be a problem?” “I’m already a problem,” Reacher said. “The question is, what are you going to do about it?” There was a pause, hot and lonely in the middle of nowhere, and then the two guys answered by brushing aside their coats, in tandem, casually, right-handed, both thereby showing black semi-automatic pistols, in pancake holsters, mounted on their belts. Which was a mistake, and Reacher could have told them why. He could have launched into a long and impatient classroom lecture, about sealing their fates by forcing a decisive battle too early, about short-circuiting a grander strategy by moving the endgame to the beginning. Threats had to be answered, which meant he was going to have to take their guns away, because probing pawns had to be sent back beaten, and because folks in Mother’s Rest needed to know for sure the next time he came to town he would be armed. He wanted to tell them it was their own fault. He wanted to tell them they had brought it on themselves. But he didn’t tell them anything. Instead he ducked his own hand under his own coat, grabbing at nothing but air, but the two guys didn’t know that, and like the good range-trained shooters they were they went for their guns and dropped into solid shooting stances all at once, which braced their feet a yard apart for stability, so Reacher stepped in and kicked the left-hand guy full in the groin, before the guy’s gun was even halfway out of its holster, which meant the right-hand guy had time to get his all the way out, but to no avail, because the next event in his life was the arrival of Reacher’s elbow, scything backhand against his cheekbone, shattering it and causing a general lights-out everywhere.
Lee Child (Make Me (Jack Reacher, #20))
Yossarian went to bed early for safety and soon dreamed that he was fleeing almost headlong down an endless wooden staircase, making a loud, staccato clatter with his heels. Then he woke up a little and realized someone was shooting at him with a machine gun. A tortured, terrified sob rose in his throat. His first thought was that Milo was attacking the squadron again, and he rolled off his cot to the floor and lay underneath in a trembling, praying ball, his heart thumping like a drop forge, his body bathed in a cold sweat. There was no noise of planes. A drunken, happy laugh sounded from afar. 'Happy New Year, Happy New Year!' a triumphant familiar voice shouted hilariously from high above between the short, sharp bursts of machine gun fire, and Yossarian understood that some men had gone as a prank to one of the sandbagged machine-gun emplacements Milo had installed in the hills after his raid on the squadron and staffed with his own men. Yossarian blazed with hatred and wrath when he saw he was the victim of an irresponsible joke that had destroyed his sleep and reduced him to a whimpering hulk. He wanted to kill, he wanted to murder. He was angrier than he had ever been before, angrier even than when he had slid his hands around McWatt's neck to strangle him. The gun opened fire again. Voices cried 'Happy New Year!' and gloating laughter rolled down from the hills through the darkness like a witch's glee. In moccasins and coveralls, Yossarian charged out of his tent for revenge with his .45, ramming a clip of cartridges up into the grip and slamming the bolt of the gun back to load it. He snapped off the safety catch and was ready to shoot. He heard Nately running after him to restrain him, calling his name. The machine gun opened fire once more from a black rise above the motor pool, and orange tracer bullets skimmed like low-gliding dashes over the tops of the shadowy tents, almost clipping the peaks. Roars of rough laughter rang out again between the short bursts. Yossarian felt resentment boil like acid inside him; they were endangering his life, the bastards!
Joseph Heller (Catch-22)
You see, Lady Celia?" he said in his harsh rasp. "A man can do anything he wants if he has a woman alone." Her pleasure died instantly. Had this just been about teaching her a lesson? Anger roared up in her. How dare he? Remembering the pistol, she shoved it up under his chin and cocked the hammer. "And if he does, the woman has a right to defend herself. Don't you agree?" The surprise on his face was immensely gratifying, but it didn't last long. Eyes narrowing, he leaned closer to hiss, "Go ahead then. Fire." She swallowed. Though there was no ball, the powder alone would do serious damage. She could never... While she hesitated, he removed the pistol from her numb fingers. His glittering gaze bore into her. "Never brandish a gun unless you're prepared to use it." She crossed her arms over her chest, feeling suddenly exposed. "Most men would be cowed by the very sight of a pistol," she muttered. "I wasn't." "You're not most men," she said tightly. He acknowledged that with a curt nod. Then he walked over to one of the pots, aimed down at the dirt, and fired. When the smoke cleared from the muzzle flash, he noted the lack of a hole in the dirt and faced her. "Powder." He glared at her. "Did it occur to you that unless you fired at point-blank range, you might merely anger the man you're aiming for?" "I only need it for men who get close to me," she bit out. "All the same, the next time you need to protect yourself, forget the pistol and bring your knee up between the man's legs as hard as you can. It'll make your point just as effectively and give you plenty of time to escape." Color flooded her cheeks. Since she had brothers, she knew what he meant, but it wasn't something she would ever have thought to do. A pity, for it would have served her well with Ned. "Why are you telling me this?" "I want you to know how to defend yourself if someone's taking liberties." "Even if the someone is you?" A strange light glinted in his eyes as he pocketed her pistol. "Especially if it's me." What did he mean by that? "Mr. Pinter, about our kiss..." "I was making a point," he said tersely. "Nothing more. Complain to your brothers about it and get me dismissed if you must, but don't worry-regardless of what you do, it won't happen again.
Sabrina Jeffries (A Lady Never Surrenders (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #5))
Among the many people Chris met while doing charity work was Randy Cupp, who invited him and Bubba out to shoot with him come deer season. When Chris passed away, Randy made it clear to me that the offer not only still stood, but that he would love to give Bubba a chance to kill his first buck. With deer season upon us, the kids and I decided to take him up on the offer. Angel, Bubba, and I went out to his property on a beautiful morning. Setting out for the blind, I felt Chris’s presence, as if he were scouting along with us. We settled into our spots and waited. A big buck came across in front of us a short time later. It was an easy shot--except that Bubba had neglected to put his ear protection in. He scrambled to get it in, but by the time he was ready, the animal had bounded off. Deer--and opportunities--are like that. We waited some more. Another buck came out from the trees not five minutes later. And this one was not only in range, but it was bigger than the first: a thirteen pointer. Chris must have scared that thing up. “That’s the one,” said Randy as the animal pranced forward. Bubba took a shot. The deer scooted off as the gunshot echoed. My son thought he’d missed, but Randy was sure he’d hit him. At first, we didn’t see a blood trail--a bad sign, since a wounded animal generally leaves an easily spotted trail. But a few steps later, we found the body prone in the woods. Bubba had killed him with a shot to the lungs. Like father, like son. While Bubba left to dress the carcass, I went back to the blind with Angel to wait for another. She was excited that she might get a deer just like her brother. But when a buck walked within range, tears came to her eyes. “I can’t do it,” she said, putting down her gun. “It’s okay,” I told her. “I just can’t.” “Do you want me to?” I asked. She nodded. I took aim. Even though I was married to a hard-core hunter, I had never shot a deer before. I lined up the scope, walking him into the crosshairs. A slow breath, and I squeezed the trigger. The shot surprised me--just as Chris said it should. The deer fell. He was good meat; we eat what we kill, another of Chris’s golden rules. “You know, Angel, you’re going to be my hunting partner forever,” I told her later. “You’re just so calm and observant. And good luck.” We plan to do that soon. She’ll be armed with a high-powered camera, rather than a rifle.
Taya Kyle (American Wife: Love, War, Faith, and Renewal)
Miss Prudence Mercer Stony Cross Hampshire, England 7 November 1854 Dear Prudence, Regardless of the reports that describe the British soldier as unflinching, I assure you that when riflemen are under fire, we most certainly duck, bob, and run for cover. Per your advice, I have added a sidestep and a dodge to my repertoire, with excellent results. To my mind, the old fable has been disproved: there are times in life when one definitely wants to be the hare, not the tortoise. We fought at the southern port of Balaklava on the twenty-fourth of October. Light Brigade was ordered to charge directly into a battery of Russian guns for no comprehensible reason. Five cavalry regiments were mowed down without support. Two hundred men and nearly four hundred horses lost in twenty minutes. More fighting on the fifth of November, at Inkerman. We went to rescue soldiers stranded on the field before the Russians could reach them. Albert went out with me under a storm of shot and shell, and helped to identify the wounded so we could carry them out of range of the guns. My closest friend in the regiment was killed. Please thank your friend Prudence for her advice for Albert. His biting is less frequent, and he never goes for me, although he’s taken a few nips at visitors to the tent. May and October, the best-smelling months? I’ll make a case for December: evergreen, frost, wood smoke, cinnamon. As for your favorite song…were you aware that “Over the Hills and Far Away” is the official music of the Rifle Brigade? It seems nearly everyone here has fallen prey to some kind of illness except for me. I’ve had no symptoms of cholera nor any of the other diseases that have swept through both divisions. I feel I should at least feign some kind of digestive problem for the sake of decency. Regarding the donkey feud: while I have sympathy for Caird and his mare of easy virtue, I feel compelled to point out that the birth of a mule is not at all a bad outcome. Mules are more surefooted than horses, generally healthier, and best of all, they have very expressive ears. And they’re not unduly stubborn, as long they’re managed well. If you wonder at my apparent fondness for mules, I should probably explain that as a boy, I had a pet mule named Hector, after the mule mentioned in the Iliad. I wouldn’t presume to ask you to wait for me, Pru, but I will ask that you write to me again. I’ve read your last letter more times than I can count. Somehow you’re more real to me now, two thousand miles away, than you ever were before. Ever yours, Christopher P.S. Sketch of Albert included As Beatrix read, she was alternately concerned, moved, and charmed out of her stockings. “Let me reply to him and sign your name,” she begged. “One more letter. Please, Pru. I’ll show it to you before I send it.” Prudence burst out laughing. “Honestly, this is the silliest things I’ve ever…Oh, very well, write to him again if it amuses you.
Lisa Kleypas (Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways, #5))
I wanted to be a spy,” Olga said, shrugging. “I applied to the CIA. I was turned down. I did not meet the psychological profile. Oppositional Defiance Disorder. Basically, I have a hard time taking orders from idiots.” “Don’t think of me as an idiot and I won’t give you an idiotic order,” Sophia said. “But if I give you one, you’d better do it. Because it’s probably going to mean surviving or dying.” “You I don’t mind,” Olga said. “Or I wouldn’t have joined your crew. Don’t ask me about Nazar. So I was in Spain with the troupe. When the Plague hit, they shut down travel. And all my guns were in America. In a zombie apocalypse. I was quite upset.” “You should have seen Faith when they told her she had to be disarmed in New York,” Sophia said. “Then they gave her a taser and that was mistake. What kind of guns?” “I like that your family prefers the AK series,” Olga said. “I really do think it’s superior to the M16 series in many ways. Much more reliable. They say it is less accurate but that is at longer ranges. The round is not designed for long range.” “I can hit at a thousand meters with my accurized AK,” Sophia said. “It’s a matter of knowing the ballistics. It’s not real powerful at that range, but try doing the same thing with an M4. I’ll wait.” “Oh, jeeze, you two,” Paula said. “Get a room.” “So continue with how you got on the yacht,” Sophia said. “We don’t want our cook getting all woozy with gun geeking.” “We were called by the agency and asked if anyone wanted to ‘catch a ride’ on a yacht,” Olga said. “When they said who owned the boat… I nearly said no. We all knew Nazar. Or at least of him. Not a nice man, as you might have noticed. We knew what we were getting into. But then we were told he had vaccine… ” she shrugged again. “Accepting Nazar’s offer was perhaps not the worst decision I have made in my life. I survived. Not how I would have preferred to survive, but I was vaccinated and I survived. But I did not even hint that I knew more about his men’s weapons than they did. They were pigs. Tough guys. But none of them were military and none of them really knew what they were doing with them. When they brought out the RPG, I nearly peed myself. Irinei had no idea what he was doing with it. I don’t think he even knew the safety was off.” “You know how to use an RPG?” Sophia said. “My family liked the United States very much,” Olga said, sadly. “We all like guns and anything that goes boom. And in the US, you could find people who had licenses for anything. I’ve fired an RPG, yes.” “Well, if we find an RPG you can have it,” Sophia said. “Oh, thank you, captain!” Olga said, clapping her hands girlishly. “But we’ll be keeping the rounds and the launcher separate,” Sophia said. “Oh, my, yes,” Olga said. “And both will have to be in a well sealed container. This salt air would cause corrosion quickly.” “I guess you miss your guns?” Paula said. “That’s not a request for an inventory and loving description of each, by the way. Got that enough from Faith.” “I do,” Olga said. “But I miss my books more.” “Books,” Paula said. “Now you’re talking my language.” “I have more books than shelves,” Olga said. “And I had many shelves. I collect old manuscripts when I can afford them.” “If we do any land clearance, look in the libraries and big houses,” Sophia said. “I bet around here you can probably pick up some great stuff.” “This is okay?” Olga said. “We can, salvage?” “If there’s time and if we clear the town,” Sophia said. “Sure.” “Oh, thank you, captain!” Olga said, kissing her on the cheek. “Okay, now you definitely need to get a room.
John Ringo
Tis true, Dr. Buzzard, that a silver bullet must be of the largest and heaviest sort to travel with any amount o’ range or accuracy. But after yon hellhound took no notice o’ my challenge or my first discharge, I said what was fitting with lead buckshot well-washed with silver that I’ve got from the most particular little shop in Birmingham. It didn’t like it.
Rob S. Rice (Darkness in the Mirror)
As a ground-combat force approaches the deadly zone and moves within range of the enemy’s rifles, mortars, and machine guns, the dynamics of war become more art than science. Intangibles such as training, confidence, leadership, and cohesion provide more secure mantle of protection than the possession of superior equipment.” There is as much folklore as science in the accounts of maneuver units that do exceptionally well in close combat. Empirical and anecdotal evidence gathered from combat studies of the Second World War, Korea, and Vietnam has shown conclusively that elite maneuver units, carefully selected and trained, not only perform better in combat but do so with many fewer casualties from all sources of combat incapacitation (for example, from disease and combat fatigue). Such units fight so effectively because they are composed of soldiers of exceptionally quality – better trained and better led as well as coalesced through long-term association that builds familiarity and mutual trust. The difference between carefully trained and led units and those of lesser quality is dramatic.
Robert H. Scales
There is no doubt that 'force multipliers' - squad automatic weapons - have changed the character of warfare once again, just as their predecessors did during the First World War, if perhaps not to quite the same degree. In the immediate future it seems that most armies will be using some form of 5.56mm machine-gun at squad level, be it a box-fed LSW or belt-fed SAW. If there is a cloud on the horizon where modern light machine-guns are concerned it is that they are not powerful enough for long-range work, or for penetrating cover and light armour. Nevertheless, the new generation of light machine-guns will remain in use well into the next century, not least because they are popular with the soldiers who operate them, the machine-gunners. Likewise, there will still be a place for the heavier GPMG, which does have the 'punch' that the LSW lacks. Machine-guns themselves have become lighter, and their operating principles both more secure and more efficient; the ammunition they use has shrunk to a quarter of its original size and become almost 100 percent reliable. The one important thing which has not changed dramatically is the human component; the attitude with which man faces the prospect of death in battle, and how he prepares himself to face that possibility quite deliberately, for it was the original invention of the machine-gun which reformed that. More than any other single 'advance' in weapons technology, the machine-gun allowed an individual (or actually, a small team of men) to dominate a sector of the battlefield. They had an inhuman advantage which simply had to be exploited if they were to be on the winning side, whether their opponents were Zulus, Sioux, or Dervishes, or other industrialized nations to be beaten into last place in the race toward economic supremacy. Whether the machine-gun has been as important, in any sense at all of the word, as it near-contemporary, the internal combustion engine - or even, date one say it, the bicycle or sewing machine - is still to be decided, but there is one clear, irrefutable fact connected with its short history: it has killed tens of millions of men, women and children and blighted the lives of tens of millions more.
Roger Ford (The Grim Reaper: Machine Guns And Machine-gunners In Action)
I went to a gun range and shot a man made out of paper. That paper man must have had a brother, and I fear one day that paper man’s brother is going to shoot me while I am laying flat on my back.
Jarod Kintz (This Book is Not for Sale)
There were all kinds of things I was afraid of at first, ranging from grizzly bears to ‘mean’ horses and gun-fighters; but by acting as if I was not afraid I gradually ceased to be afraid.
Theodore Roosevelt
During the war, my son Alfred [Cochrane] went up [to Bsharre, in Lebanon] to see some friends. On the road, he was stopped by the Marada militia. They put a gun to his head and tied him to a tree. When Alfred was at Eton he quickly learned how to get out of beatings, and his experience came in very handy on this occasion. They said they were going to execute him. He kept telling them he was great friends with the Franjiehs – the ex-President’s family who commanded the militia – and said that he was going to spend the weekend with them. Of course he had no such plans, but the lie eventually did the trick. Most of the militia men did not believe him, but Alfred kept going on about his important Maronite friends and eventually one of them got cold feet. The others were saying, ‘Let’s just shoot him first and ask questions afterwards,’ but the one with the cold feet said, ‘No we must telephone the Franjiehs and check what he’s saying.’ So they did.” “Luckily they got the former President, Suleiman Franjieh. He was a little surprised to hear Alfred thought he had been invited over the weekend, but he told the militiamen to release Alfred immediately nonetheless. The next day Robert Franjieh, the President’s son, rang up here. He and Alfred had known each other since they were in playpens together: it’s a very small world here in Lebanon. Robert said: ‘I’m so sorry, Alfred. Rotten luck. Won’t you come to lunch?’” “And what was Alfred’s reply?” “He said, ‘Thanks a lot Robert, but not today. I’m afraid I’m a little busy.
William Dalrymple (From the Holy Mountain: A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East)
The place looked more like a genteel horse farm than the roar-and-fume venues where they usually played. Vast, grassy ranges stretched in every direction, with neat, sun-shaded shooting platforms at the head of each. Men—and a few women—were stretched out on the platforms, aiming rifles downrange. Others stood laughing and talking, holding rifles in cases. But for the occasional snap of a gunshot, it was quiet enough to hear birds singing.
Dan Baum (Gun Guys: A Road Trip)
To ensure that no men would be kept from the fray because they lacked equipment, the Buffalo merchant Robert Foote threw open all the resources of his store, passing out guns, ammunition, slickers, blankets, and flour to anyone who wanted them. Foote rode up and down the Buffalo main street, “mounted on his celebrated black horse, with his long white beard flowing in the breeze,” and shouted: “Come out, you — —, and take sides. Now is the time to show your colors.
John W. Davis (Wyoming Range War: The Infamous Invasion of Johnson County)
The secret to life is to be a balloon And fly. Fly very high Out of the range of needles and pins Out of the range of BB guns rifles FLY Fly very very high, my Friends And never stop soaring
José N. Harris
It never made much sense to me to see guys buying guns and going to the range with the excuse that it was for self-defense when the same guy is 100 pounds overweight, smoking two packets of cigarettes a day and eating a diet of fried food, pizzas and beer. He’s going to die from a self-inflicted heart attack or stroke before he ever ends up needing his gun for self-defense
Nick Hughes (How To Be Your Own Bodyguard)
Hickenlooper’s guns had range on him.
Jeff Shaara (A Chain of Thunder (Civil War: 1861-1865, Western Theater, #2))
didn’t know you had a gun.” “I’ve had one for a while,” Sheila spoke as she slid rounds into the empty mag. She’d never loaded her gun in the dark before. In fact, she hadn’t loaded her gun in well over a year. Her husband’s best friend, Reed, had taken her to the gun store to buy the pistol after she tried to convince Parker she needed a gun. “Does Dad know?” Sheila smirked. “He knows.” Parker had been adamant that a gun would serve Sheila no good if she didn’t go out and practice regularly. She had practiced a bit for the first year. Then, her trips to the range became less and less frequent until she stopped going altogether. Though, she told Parker she still practiced. He never seemed to understand that she’d bought the gun to have, not to use. After she bought it, he told her he didn’t think she could pull the trigger against another person. She vocally disagreed with him at the time, but deep down, she knew he was right. Not that she’d ever admit that to him. Lately, she was becoming more and more afraid she may have to use the gun. Still, she slept better at night knowing she had a powerful weapon to protect herself and her girls.
Nicholas Sansbury Smith (Missions from the Extinction Cycle (Volume 1))
One of the comforts of firing a big gun during a siege must be the satisfaction of watching the results at long range. Inside a tank or behind an M107, a smudge of smoke against a building can be marked off against a map coordinate. The blood and shattered bones at the other end of the trajectory have no physical contact with the gun. But Randal and I were driving towards the other end of the trajectory, back to west Beirut, where the casualty statistics marked the other side of the concave mirror through which armies fight their wars.
Robert Fisk
Gabrielle reached into her bottom drawer and took out a Glock 19 Gen4 and laid it on the bed. Merton had given it to her, claiming it was the perfect handgun for women. He’d taken her out to a firing range in Randolph and taught her how to use it. It was loaded and ready to go. She’d been worried at first about keeping a loaded gun in the house with young children, but the possible threats had trumped standard home safety. So
Harlan Coben (The Stranger)
He was on the fifth floor of the hotel, two hundred and fifty yards from the meeting site, according to the laser range-finder that he had brought with him. He could have made that shot over iron sights, but the scope gave him an added measure of security. The Texan was nothing if not cautious. Finishing his work, he laid the rifle on the bed and slapped a loaded magazine into the mag well of the gun. Ready to go.
Stephen England (Pandora's Grave (Shadow Warriors #1))
He was a knight of the range, a western hero who quickly became part of popular American folklore. His beliefs and personal habits were sketched as a guideline to those who wrote his adventures. “The Lone Ranger believes that our sacred American heritage provides every individual the right to worship God as he desires. The Lone Ranger never makes love on radio, television, in movies, or in cartoons. He is a man who can fight great odds, yet take the time to treat a bird with a broken wing. The Lone Ranger never smokes, never uses profanity, and never uses intoxicating beverages. The Lone Ranger at all times uses precise speech, without slang or dialect. His grammar must be pure: he must make proper use of ‘who’ and ‘whom,’ ‘shall’ and ‘will,’ ‘I’ and me.’ The Lone Ranger never shoots to kill: when he has to use his guns, he aims to maim as painlessly as possible. Play down gambling and drinking scenes as far as possible, and keep the Lone Ranger out of saloons. When this cannot be avoided, try to make the saloon a cafe, and deal with waiters and food rather than bartenders and liquor.
John Dunning (On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio)
Once a device had been invented, the inventor then had to find an application for it. Only after it had been in use for a considerable time did consumers come to feel that they “needed” it. Still other devices, invented to serve one purpose, eventually found most of their use for other, unanticipated purposes. It may come as a surprise to learn that these inventions in search of a use include most of the major technological breakthroughs of modern times, ranging from the airplane and automobile, through the internal combustion engine and electric light bulb, to the phonograph and transistor. Thus, invention is often the mother of necessity, rather than vice versa.
Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies)
Peoples of the Fertile Crescent domesticated local plants much earlier. They domesticated far more species, domesticated far more productive or valuable species, domesticated a much wider range of types of crops, developed intensified food production and dense human populations more rapidly, and as a result entered the modern world with more advanced technology, more complex political organization, and more epidemic diseases with which to infect other peoples.
Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies)
The Black Death (bubonic plague) killed one-quarter of Europe’s population between 1346 and 1352, with death tolls ranging up to 70 percent in some cities.
Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies)
me from the president’s speech even more. In fact, it was distracting everyone in the audience as well. Jason Stern had wet his pants. The moment the president began speaking, a large wet spot had bloomed right in the crotch of Jason’s pressed khakis. Jason didn’t seem to realize what had happened, but everyone else sure did. The entire crowd was gaping at him and, more often than not, trying to restrain their laughter. The camera operators subtly shifted their lenses from the president to his son. Through it all, Jason stood by the podium with his standard smug grin, completely unaware of what was going on. I caught Erica’s eye in the crowd. Even she was trying not to laugh. She also seemed quite pleased with herself. I had no idea how she’d done this to Jason. Perhaps it involved some sort of high-tech, time-released hydration pellets. Or maybe she had smuggled in a long-range water gun and scored a direct hit. But however she’d managed it, it had worked beautifully. Jason Stern, who’d been such a relentless jerk to me, was about to become a national laughingstock. The ceremony was on live TV, and my friends were already on their phones, doubtlessly posting photos online. Many adults appeared to be doing the same thing. Including a couple of congresspeople. President Stern hadn’t noticed yet himself, although he was starting to sense that something
Stuart Gibbs (Spy School Secret Service)
Soon he was assigned to fly the B-17. The four-engine, long-range bomber had an arsenal of machine guns and could take punch after punch and still deliver its bomb load—over ninety-six hundred pounds. Crewed by ten men, the B-17 was known as the Flying Fortress and was a giant in the sky.
Neal Bascomb (The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb)
The British and American battleships, cruisers, and destroyers posted off the Normandy beaches carried awesome amounts of firepower that were on-call for the Allied soldiers struggling through the hedgerows—the big 15-inch guns of the battleships could range as far as 16 miles inshore, while even the 5-inch guns on the destroyers could strike targets 5 miles inland.
Daniel Allen Butler (Field Marshal: The Life and Death of Erwin Rommel)
Lieutenant Commander William Sowden Sims brought about a complete revolution in United States naval gunnery, and from the outset was a powerful advocate of the all-big-gun battleship, with its advantage of uniform shell splash for long-range salvo spotting.
Richard Hough (Dreadnought: A History of the Modern Battleship)
Ten days before the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, a plan circulated briefly, never to be executed, providing for the creation of a “surface attack group” under Fletcher’s cruiser boss, Rear Admiral Carleton H. Wright, drawing the battleship North Carolina, the heavy cruisers Minneapolis, San Francisco, New Orleans, Portland, and Salt Lake City, the Atlanta, and four destroyers into a single fighting force should the Japanese fleet come within gun range. Those ships were finally reckoned too valuable to spare in missions other than antiaircraft defense.
James D. Hornfischer (Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal)
From the top of my head to the soles of my feet, I'm wearing black: knit watch cap, a long-sleeved wool pullover on top of a polypropylene undershirt, tough black Cordura nylon cargo pants and high-top black cross-trainers. It's all very ninja. Over all that, I've got a Kevlar-lined tactical vest with six magazines of nine-millimeter frangible ammunition. The magazines are for the suppressed Uzi submachine gun slung over my back. I've also got a black tactical belt rig around my waist, suppressed Ruger .22 automatic riding low on one hip, with two spare mags and a combat knife balancing the load on the other side. I've got a short-range secure radio set clipped to my back, the wire running up to a headset tucked around my ear, throat mic hanging loose at the moment. One frag grenade and two flash-bangs round out my arsenal. I've got a small LED flashlight, a multi-tool, a couple of plastic zip-tie restraints, and that's it. I like to keep my loadout light so I'm quick on my feet; I've seen too many guys bite it because they were turtled by their combat gear. I feel like a G.I. Joe commando. Hell, all I need is a code-name.
Jack Badelaire (Killer Instincts)
Rather than trying to control or confiscate guns, it might be smarter to offer free, public gun-safety courses. In countries like Switzerland, every man within a certain age range is required to possess a gun and to know how to use it, and Switzerland has one of the lowest gun homicide rates in the world. It is clear that guns do not kill people by themselves. Rather, people who are determined to kill will find whatever means are available to accomplish their mission.
Ben Carson (A More Perfect Union: What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties)
Cumulative mortalities of these previously unexposed peoples from Eurasian germs ranged from 50 percent to 100 percent. For instance, the Indian population of Hispaniola declined from around 8 million, when Columbus arrived in A.D. 1492, to zero by 1535.
Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs, and Steel)
The force of the blast did not scatter the crystals, as Bridget’s common sense told her it absolutely should have. Instead it just seemed to disperse, spreading out like a wave. Where the wave spread, the little crystals burst into hot, angry light. And abruptly and all at once, they rose into the air in a cloud of glowing motes. Folly appeared among them, striding forward, flickers of light dancing along her candy-stripe hair, her mismatched eyes blazing. Sark loosed several more blasts, all of which dispersed into the crystals, making them glow with even brighter light. Folly’s voice rang out, cold and hard. “We don’t like it when people try to hurt our friends.” And the entire cloud of crystals flew at Sark like bullets loosed from a gun. Sark
Jim Butcher (The Aeronaut's Windlass (The Cinder Spires, #1))
Oh, little girl,” a sinister voice rang out in the hall behind me, and every hair on my body rose. “Have you finally come out to play with the rest of us?” A low growl built up in my captor’s chest, and my body started shaking uncontrollably. “I won’t bite . . . hard.” My captor pressed his body closer to mine, and after slowly moving his hand away from my mouth, moved close to whisper in my ear. I cringed back but couldn’t go far. “Don’t say anything.” “Where’d you go, you little bitch?” the voice said again, but this time the sinister tone was laced with hatred. When my captor pulled back, his face was murderous. Tears sprang to my eyes, but I somehow knew that I needed to listen to him. Suddenly his head turned to the side, and I froze . . . not wanting to see the man that voice belonged to. “Damn, bro, already claiming her?” “Leave,” my captor growled. “Now.” “No need to get touchy. I’ll wait for my go at her.” “I said get. The fuck. Out.” “I’m going . . . I’m going. You better keep an eye on your bitch. Because next time she’s alone, Marco might be the one to find her . . . and you know how bad Marco wants her.” “No one touches her.” His body was vibrating, and I looked up at his face to see the barely concealed rage. “For now,” the voice said in a mocking tone. “Possessive doesn’t suit you. You might want to be careful with that, you know how we all like a challenge.” With a deep laugh, I heard footsteps retreating from us. “I’ll be seeing you soon, sweetheart.” A few seconds passed before my captor looked back at me. His face was dark when he whispered, “Do not run from me again, understood?” Not waiting for me to respond, he pushed off me, grabbed my arm, and started walking out of the kitchen. I shrank into him when he suddenly stopped, and we came face-to-face with three men. “Look what we have here,” one of them said. “Told you I’d be seeing you soon, sweetheart,” another said, and I would have recognized that disturbing voice anywhere. “We need her.” The third spoke directly to my captor, his eyes never once looking at me. The man holding my arm pulled me behind him. A move the first two didn’t miss. “You’ve gotten by fine without her, Marco. I’m sure you’ll figure something out.” Moving me to his other side, and closer to the wall, he began walking again. Not four steps later, pain spread over my scalp, and a cry burst from my chest as I was yanked back by my hair. My captor’s arm moved around my waist as he put himself between Marco and me, and his other arm was straight in front of him with a gun pointed at Marco’s head. “Someone’s moody.” Marco never flinched. But a smile slowly crossed his face as he let my hair fall from his fingers. “You have beautiful hair. What a shame.” “No. One. Touches her,” my captor said low, his words full of warning. “Just fuck her and get that pent-up anger out of your system already,” he said to my captor, his smile never fading. Marco stepped back to the other two guys, his hands raising up in mock-surrender. “Until next time.” My
Molly McAdams (Deceiving Lies (Forgiving Lies, #2))
I’ve just been to see Audrey,” Beatrix said breathlessly, entering the private upstairs parlor and closing the door. “Poor Mr. Phelan isn’t well, and--well, I’ll tell you about that in a minute, but--here’s a letter from Captain Phelan!” Prudence smiled and took the letter. “Thank you, Bea. Now, about the officers I met last night…there was a dark-haired lieutenant who asked me to dance, and he--” “Aren’t you going to open it?” Beatrix asked, watching in dismay as Prudence laid the letter on a side table. Prudence gave her a quizzical smile. “My, you’re impatient today. You want me to open it this very moment?” ”Yes.” Beatrix promptly sat in a chair upholstered with flower-printed fabric. “But I want to tell you about the lieutenant.” “I don’t give a monkey about the lieutenant, I want to hear about Captain Phelan.” Prudence gave a low chuckle. “I haven’t seen you this excited since you stole that fox that Lord Campdon imported from France last year.” “I didn’t steal him, I rescued him. Importing a fox for a hunt…I call that very unsporting.” Beatrix gestured to the letter. “Open it!” Prudence broke the seal, skimmed the letter, and shook her head in amused disbelief. “Now he’s writing about mules.” She rolled her eyes and gave Beatrix the letter. Miss Prudence Mercer Stony Cross Hampshire, England 7 November 1854 Dear Prudence, Regardless of the reports that describe the British soldier as unflinching, I assure you that when riflemen are under fire, we most certainly duck, bob, and run for cover. Per your advice, I have added a sidestep and a dodge to my repertoire, with excellent results. To my mind, the old fable has been disproved: there are times in life when one definitely wants to be the hare, not the tortoise. We fought at the southern port of Balaklava on the twenty-fourth of October. Light Brigade was ordered to charge directly into a battery of Russian guns for no comprehensible reason. Five cavalry regiments were mowed down without support. Two hundred men and nearly four hundred horses lost in twenty minutes. More fighting on the fifth of November, at Inkerman. We went to rescue soldiers stranded on the field before the Russians could reach them. Albert went out with me under a storm of shot and shell, and helped to identify the wounded so we could carry them out of range of the guns. My closest friend in the regiment was killed. Please thank your friend Prudence for her advice for Albert. His biting is less frequent, and he never goes for me, although he’s taken a few nips at visitors to the tent. May and October, the best-smelling months? I’ll make a case for December: evergreen, frost, wood smoke, cinnamon. As for your favorite song…were you aware that “Over the Hills and Far Away” is the official music of the Rifle Brigade? It seems nearly everyone here has fallen prey to some kind of illness except for me. I’ve had no symptoms of cholera nor any of the other diseases that have swept through both divisions. I feel I should at least feign some kind of digestive problem for the sake of decency. Regarding the donkey feud: while I have sympathy for Caird and his mare of easy virtue, I feel compelled to point out that the birth of a mule is not at all a bad outcome. Mules are more surefooted than horses, generally healthier, and best of all, they have very expressive ears. And they’re not unduly stubborn, as long they’re managed well. If you wonder at my apparent fondness for mules, I should probably explain that as a boy, I had a pet mule named Hector, after the mule mentioned in the Iliad. I wouldn’t presume to ask you to wait for me, Pru, but I will ask that you write to me again. I’ve read your last letter more times than I can count. Somehow you’re more real to me now, two thousand miles away, than you ever were before. Ever yours, Christopher P.S. Sketch of Albert included
Lisa Kleypas (Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways, #5))
Dane and Marco and the boys all fled the stage but I was still playing ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’. I tried different interesting arrangments. Mozart’s twelve variations and Elton John style. Even Billy Joel/‘Piano Man’-ish. Then I had a brainstorm and thumped it out like Jerry Lee Lewis, with my feet on the keys and everything, and that seemed to confuse the guy waving the gun. Anyway he didn’t shot me. By now I was really getting into ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’, actually getting the old flash while I played it over and over, I don’t know how many times, and I sort of hypnotised myself. I was in a trance. People had thrown every available bottle and can and busted seat at me. Now they started on the fire extinguishers, and they were frothing and spurting and rolling around on the stage. Even the over-roided security joined in, and the bouncers were throwing stuff at me, too. I didn’t care. I was in a daze. I felt bulletproof and above it all, and when I eventually finished I stood in front of the redwood crucifix with my arms out, covered in fire-extinguisher foam like a snowman, and bowed to the audience. And then for some insane reason I pushed over the crucifix, which was difficult because it was heavy and splintery, and it cut my hands so I was bleeding everywhere, and I deliberately rubbed the blood all over my face. Then I put my foot on the crucifix, like a big-game hunter with his kill, like Ernest Hemingway with a dead lion, and raised my bloody fist in victory. And there was a sort of roar then, a deep roar lie a squadron of B-47s. And I passed out on the stage. I came to with someone furiously screaming. An amazing octave range, about five – from an F1 to B flat 6. It was your mother standing over me like a tigress, waving a broken seat, and preventing the Texans from rushing the stage and stomping me to death, they were wary of this wild, high-pitched little chick and backed off. As I stumbled back to the dressing-room, Tania was yelling that she wished the oil-rig guy had shot me, and this was the end, she’d really had it. And the record-company people were just staring at me open-mouthed like I was a lunatic. And outside, our tour bus had been set on fire, and there were no extinguishers left, and the police and fire brigade got involved, on the side of the Texans, and there was suddenly a visa problem. So that was it for Spider Flower in America. And for your mother and me, as it turned out. Pg 188-9
Robert Drewe (Whipbird)
Taking quick looks behind him on the trail, Lew Basnight was apt to see things that weren’t necessarily there. Mounted figure in a black duster and hat, always still, turned sidewise in the hard, sunlit distance, horse bent to the barren ground. No real beam of attention, if anything a withdrawal into its own lopsided star-shaped silhouette, as if that were all it had ever aspired to. It did not take long to convince himself that the presence behind him now, always just out of eyeball range, belonged to one and the same subject, the notorious dynamiter of the San Juans known as the Kieselguhr Kid. The Kid happened to be of prime interest to White City Investigations. Just around the time Lew was stepping off the train at the Union Station in Denver, and the troubles up in the Coeur d’Alene were starting to bleed over everywhere in the mining country, where already hardly a day passed without an unscheduled dynamite blast in it someplace, the philosophy among larger, city-based detective agencies like Pinkerton’s and Thiel’s began to change, being as they now found themselves with far too much work on their hands. On the theory that they could look at their unsolved cases the way a banker might at instruments of debt, they began selling off to less-established and accordingly hungrier outfits like White City their higher-risk tickets, including that of the long-sought Kieselguhr Kid. It was the only name anybody seemed to know him by, “Kieselguhr” being a kind of fine clay, used to soak up nitroglycerine and stabilize it into dynamite. The Kid’s family had supposedly come over as refugees from Germany shortly after the reaction of 1849, settling at first near San Antonio, which the Kid-to-be, having developed a restlessness for higher ground, soon left, and then after a spell in the Sangre de Cristos, so it went, heading west again, the San Juans his dream, though not for the silver-mine money, nor the trouble he could get into, both of those, he was old enough by then to appreciate, easy enough to come by. No, it was for something else. Different tellers of the tale had different thoughts on what. “Don’t carry pistols, don’t own a shotgun nor a rifle—no, his trade-mark, what you’ll find him packing in those tooled holsters, is always these twin sticks of dynamite, with a dozen more—” “Couple dozen, in big bandoliers across his chest.” “Easy fellow to recognize, then.” “You’d think so, but no two eyewitnesses have ever agreed. It’s like all that blasting rattles it loose from everybody’s memory.” “But say, couldn’t even a slow hand just gun him before he could get a fuse lit?” “Wouldn’t bet on it. Got this clever wind-proof kind of striker rig on to each holster, like a safety match, so all’s he has to do’s draw, and the ‘sucker’s all lit and ready to throw.” “Fast fuses, too. Some boys down the Uncompahgre found out about that just last August, nothin left to bury but spurs and belt buckles. Even old Butch Cassidy and them’ll begin to coo like a barn full of pigeons whenever the Kid’s in the county.” Of course, nobody ever’d been sure about who was in Butch Cassidy’s gang either. No shortage of legendary deeds up here, but eyewitnesses could never swear beyond a doubt who in each case, exactly, had done which, and, more than fear of retaliation—it was as if physical appearance actually shifted, causing not only aliases to be inconsistently assigned but identity itself to change. Did something, something essential, happen to human personality above a certain removal from sea level? Many quoted Dr. Lombroso’s observation about how lowland folks tended to be placid and law-abiding while mountain country bred revolutionaries and outlaws. That was over in Italy, of course. Theorizers about the recently discovered subconscious mind, reluctant to leave out any variable that might seem helpful, couldn’t avoid the altitude, and the barometric pressure that went with it. This was spirit, after all.
Thomas Pynchon (Against the Day)
The first true men had tools and weapons only a little better than those of their ancestors a million years earlier, but they could use them with far greater skill. And somewhere in the shadowy centuries that had gone before they had invented the most essential tool of all, though it could be neither seen nor touched. They had learned to speak, and so had won their first great victory over Time. Now the knowledge of one generation could be handed on to the next, so that each age could profit from those that had gone before. Unlike the animals, who knew only the present, Man had acquired a past; and he was beginning to grope toward a future. He was also learning to harness the force of nature; with the taming of fire, he had laid the foundations of technology and left his animal origins far behind. Stone gave way to bronze, and then to iron. Hunting was succeeded by agriculture. The tribe grew into the village, the village into the town. Speech became eternal, thanks to certain marks on stone and clay and papyrus. Presently he invented philosophy, and religion. And he peopled the sky, not altogether inaccurately, with gods. As his body became more and more defenseless, so his means of offense became steadily more frightful. With stone and bronze and iron and steel he had run the gamut of everything that could pierce and slash, and quite early in time he had learned how to strike down his victims from a distance. The spear, the bow the gun and finally the guided missile had given him weapons of infinite range and all but infinite power. Without those weapons, often though he had used them against himself, Man would never have conquered his world. Into them he had put his heart and soul, and for ages they had served him well. But now, as long as they existed, he was living on borrowed time.
Arthur C. Clarke (2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey, #1))
Several years had passed since an American kid named Cody Wilson had designed “The Liberator”—the first 3-D-printed polymer gun—and the technology had improved exponentially. The new ceramic and polymer firearms still did not have much power, but what they lacked in range, they more than made up for by being invisible to metal detectors.
Dan Brown (Origin (Robert Langdon, #5))
There is an age-long argument about ships versus forts. Nelson said that a six-gun battery could fight a 100-gun ship-of-the-line. Mr. Balfour, in the Dardanelles inquiry, said in 1916: “If the ship has guns which can hit the fort at ranges where the fort cannot reply, the duel is not necessarily so unequal.
Winston S. Churchill (Their Finest Hour (Second World War))
have to kill whoever’s chasing you. Can you do that?” Corman hesitated. “I—I never kilt nobody before,” Corman said. Slocum weighed the man’s words. Corman was obviously frightened, scared of losing his life. But was he also afraid of killing someone, even in self-defense? That was what separated the men from the boys. Corman had years on him, but perhaps not much wisdom. “Ever shoot a Winchester? Or a Henry?” Corman nodded. “Both,” he said. “I have a Yellow Boy.” He paused. “Back at my digs.” “That’s a heavy rifle,” Slocum said. “The Winchester is lighter.” “I know.” “Well, if push comes to shove, you can have my Winchester. It’s loaded. Just jack a shell into the chamber and start shooting.” “Do you think it will come to that?” “You’re the one being chased, Corman. What do you think?” Corman went silent. But he listened to the wind, and wisps of fog, or cloud, were beginning to seep into the cracks of the boulders around them and creep along the ground like thin cotton batting, ever so slowly. Slocum checked the Winchester and handed it to Corman. He went to his bedroll and took out the sawed-off Greener shotgun that he kept rolled up in it. He grabbed some shells from his saddlebag and put two in the shotgun, and snapped the barrel back into the receiver, where it locked. The shotshells were all double-ought buck and, at close range, would tear a man to pieces. Besides the Colt .45 six-gun on his
Jake Logan (Slocum and the Teton Temptress)
A metaphor’s a gun. You gotta know its range,
Brent Weeks (The Burning White (Lightbringer #5))
On January 12, on a firing range located in a small valley called San Juan, at the end of the island in the province of Oriente, hundreds of soldiers from the defeated army of Batista had been lined up in a trench knee-deep and more than fifty yards long. Their hands were tied behind their backs, and they were machine-gunned there where they stood. Then with bulldozers the trenches were turned into mass graves. There had been no trial of any kind for those men. Many of them were hardly more than boys, who had joined the army because money and food were scarce at home. The mass execution was ordered by Raúl Castro and attended by him personally. Nor was it an isolated instance; other officers in Castro’s guerrilla forces shot ex-soldiers en masse without a trial, without any charges of any kind lodged against them, simply as an act of reprisal against the defeated army.
Armando Valladares (Against All Hope: A Memoir of Life in Castro's Gulag)
This diversity of disciplines poses problems for would-be authors of a book aimed at answering Yali’s question. The author must possess a range of expertise spanning the above disciplines, so that relevant advances can be synthesized. The history and prehistory of each continent must be similarly synthesized. The book’s subject matter is history, but the approach is that of science—in particular, that of historical sciences such as evolutionary biology and geology. The author must understand from firsthand experience a range of human societies, from hunter-gatherer societies to modern space-age civilizations.
Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies)
On August 10, John McCone, Robert Kennedy, and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara met in Secretary of State Dean Rusk’s ornate conference room on the seventh floor of the State Department. The subject was Cuba. McCone remembered “a suggestion being made to liquidate top people in the Castro regime,” including Castro and his brother Raul, the Cuban defense minister, who had just returned from a weapons-buying trip to Moscow. He found the idea abhorrent. The director saw a greater danger ahead. He predicted that the Soviet Union was going to give Castro nuclear weapons—medium-range ballistic missiles capable of striking the United States. He had been worrying about that possibility for more than four months. He had no intelligence, nothing to go on save gut instinct. McCone was the only one who saw the threat clearly. “If I were Khrushchev,” he said, “I’d put offensive missiles in Cuba. Then I’d bang my shoe on the desk and say to the United States, ‘How do you like looking down the end of a gun barrel for a change? Now, let’s talk about Berlin and any other subject that I choose.’” No one seems to have believed him. “The experts unanimously and adamantly agreed that this was beyond the realm of possibility,” notes an agency history of McCone’s years. “He stood absolutely alone.
Tim Weiner (Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA)
Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift and Evacuation System (HERCULES) (M88A2) Mission Provide towing, winching, and hoisting to support battlefield recovery operations and evacuation of heavy tanks and other tracked combat vehicles. Entered Army Service 1997 Description and Specifications The M88A2 HERCULES is a full-tracked, armoured vehicle that uses the existing M88A1 chassis but significantly improves towing, winching, lifting, and braking characteristics. The HERCULES is the primary recovery support vehicle for the Abrams tank fleet, the heavy Assault Bridge, and heavy self-propelled artillery. Length: 338 in Height: 123 in Width: 144 in Weight: 70 tons Speed: 25 mph w/o load; 17 mph w/load Cruising Range: 200 miles Boom Capacity: 35 tons Winch Capacity: 70 tons/670 ft Draw Bar Pull: 70 tons Armament: One .50-calibre machine gun Power train: 12 cylinder, 1050 HP air-cooled diesel engine with 3-speed automatic transmission Crew: 3 Manufacturer
Russell Phillips (This We'll Defend: The Weapons & Equipment of the US Army)
In the finance sector, the annual bonus is calculated from a complex series of interconnecting variables, ranging from snappiness of suit, garishness of tie, and pointitude of shoe, to number of small businesses destroyed, quantity of third-world children indirectly starved, and number of puffs of cigar smoke blown in waitresses’ eyes during business lunches in titty bars with dubious Russian billionaires. For high-ranking executives, bonuses should be big enough to amaze and appal the watching world, but small enough not to bankrupt the entire company.22 For maximum satisfaction, any bonus over £250,000 should be presented as a suitcase full of used £10 notes, handed over by a large Eastern European or Colombian man in sunglasses, while a colleague in an overcoat brandishes a gun smiles and nods cockishly. Though such rewards are beyond the reach, comprehension and calculators of most ordinary people, there is no reason to miss out on the Age Of The Ludicrous Pay-Off: you simply need to declare yourself self-employed, and then award yourself an extravagantly gargantuan Christmas bonus.
Andy Zaltzman (Does anything eat bankers?)
Brent Nosworthy’s excellent work on Napoleonic battle tactics concluded that ‘at close range, artillery was generally unable to inflict a greater number of casualties than competent well-led infantry occupying the same frontage’. The complications of providing that intimate level of artillery support
Nick Lipscombe (Wellington's Guns: The Untold Story of Wellington and his Artillery in the Peninsula and at Waterloo (General Military))
huggers and the politicians in Washington. Still others posted links to gun dealer sites and local gun ranges providing training on tactical fire and maneuver techniques used by the military.
Heather Graham (Law and Disorder (The Finnegan Connection, #1))
Men wanted to be strong. One way to be strong was to be knowledgeable. In so many areas, it was not possible to be knowledgeable without getting a Ph.D. and doing a postdoc. Guns and hunting provided an out for men who wanted to be know-it-alls but who couldn’t afford to spend the first three decades of their lives getting up to speed on quantum mechanics or oncology. You simply couldn’t go to a gun range without being cornered by a man who wanted to talk to you for hours about the ballistics of the .308 round or the relative merits of side-by-side versus over-and-under shotguns.
Neal Stephenson (Reamde)
In Nevada, at Frenchman’s Flat, a bright flash and ugly mushroom cloud had signified a gigantic change in the tactical battlefield—a change that had not come about at Hiroshima, despite statements to the contrary. In its early years the atomic device had remained a strategic weapon, suitable for delivery against cities and industries, suitable to obliterate civilians, men, women, and children by the millions, but of no practical use on a limited battlefield—until it was fired from a field gun. Until this time, 1953, the armies of the world, including that of the United States, had hardly taken the advent of fissionable material into account. The 280mm gun, an interim weapon that would remain in use only a few years, changed all that, forever. With an atomic cannon that could deliver tactical fires in the low-kiloton range, with great selectivity, ground warfare stood on the brink of its greatest change since the advent of firepower. The atomic cannon could blow any existing fortification, even one twenty thousand yards in depth, out of existence neatly and selectively, along with the battalions that manned it. Any concentration of manpower, also, was its meat. It spelled the doom of Communist massed armies, which opposed superior firepower with numbers, and which had in 1953 no tactical nuclear weapons of their own. The 280mm gun was shipped to the Far East. Then, in great secrecy, atomic warheads—it could fire either nuclear or conventional rounds—followed, not to Korea, but to storage close by. And with even greater secrecy, word of this shipment was allowed to fall into Communist hands. At the same time, into Communist hands wafted a pervasive rumor, one they could neither completely verify nor scotch: that the United States would not accept a stalemate beyond the end of summer. The psychological pressures on Chinese Intelligence became enormous. Neither an evaluative nor a collective agency, even when it feels it is being taken, dares ignore evidence.
T.R. Fehrenbach (This Kind of War: The Classic Military History of the Korean War)
With a grunt, the gunman ripped off the goggles and fumbled for the hilt of a wicked-looking combat knife, swearing under his breath. Marc remembered the moment on the tower block roof in London, but this time there would be no mystery shot, no intervention from out of the darkness. He felt no doubt as he brought up the Glock and fired twice, putting both rounds through the other man’s sternum at close range. In the close confines of the corridor, the sound of the gun’s discharge was sharp and high, like firecrackers. The gunman went down and was still.
James Swallow (Nomad (Marc Dane #1))
What was the point of a rifle bullet that could strike a man two kilometers away now that soldiers wore camouflage and moved by infiltration? There were few targets at ranges beyond a few hundred yards, and when targets did present themselves out farther, not many marksmen could be expected to hit them. Rifles seemed to have been designed for tasks that did not exist, at least not for the typical foot soldier in the situations he was most likely to face.
C.J. Chivers (The Gun)
Jackson, since the inception of the brigade, stressed the importance of using the bayonet in battle as the majority of the C.S.A. Army had very short-ranged and grossly inaccurate muskets and balls, while the Union Army had the luxury of rifled bullets and gun barrels. Because of this, the defensive army, primarily the Confederates, had to hold fire until the enemy was close enough to be affected by the short-range muskets. This left the defenders in a safer position as the attackers were usually marching across an open field in an attempt to advance on the defenders.
Charles River Editors (The Stonewall Brigade: The History of the Most Famous Confederate Combat Unit of the Civil War)
time. They’re gonna like us. We have the same last name.” “What?” Reenie said. But the bell rang right then, and the girls rushed off, leaving her standing at the edge of the parking lot, feeling as though she’d just been zapped with a stun gun. “They wouldn’t have,” she murmured, over and over to herself. But her mind was racing. What were the chances that an unrelated family of O’Connells would move to town at this time? Could that blond woman be Liz? And those children…Keith’s? She remembered Isaac’s final words from last night, which now seemed much more than just a turn of phrase: See you around…
Brenda Novak (Big Girls Don't Cry (Dundee, Idaho, #6))
Frank was pretty goddamn sure that Mr. and Mrs. Marijuana were not having date night at a gun range with a crate full of wacky weed in a truck that just might be enough to push the drug charge from a misdemeanor to a felony.
T.M. Smith
His head exploded. I’d never seen someone’s head explode. I never thought I would. Maybe in the movies, but not in real life. It’s amazing what a 12-gauge can do at close range.
J.M. Sullivan (Alice (The Wanderland Chronicles, #1))
The desperate plaintiffs had even argued that it was negligence for a man who hadn’t qualified on the training range with his off duty gun to carry it at all, let alone use it, in light of the injury to the wrist of his gun hand. I was able to dispose of that with one of the shortest answers ever in my career on the witness stand: “He fired seven shots, and hit him seven times. Marksmanship is not an issue.” Our
Massad Ayoob (Deadly Force - Understanding Your Right to Self Defense)
God slowly raised his gun and aimed it at that bastard’s forehead, but God knew he wasn’t going to have to take the shot. Hansen took one final step backward and as soon as his heel landed, a single loud pop rang out in the silence. A split second later Hansen’s head jerked back from the impact of the bullet lodged in his skull. God had talked him back far enough that he was within visibility of the sharp shooters. God
A.E. Via (Nothing Special)
A bang pounded through the air. Lex jumped, a fresh batch of goose bumps breaking out across her skin as she considered the possibilities of what could have made that noise. Seconds later it rang out again, followed by a series of slightly quieter staccato bursts of sound, like a machine gun. Then, oddly, a dry, wheezing noise, as if the machine gun were having an asthma attack. Lex squinted across the dark field and finally saw it—a tall puff of smoke slowly coming toward them. The worried line of Uncle Mort’s mouth crinkled into a smirk. “That crafty old bag.” “Crafty old what now?” Lex watched the slow-moving cloud, which was now weaving back and forth in wide, erratic curves. “What is that? A car?” “No,” said Uncle Mort, standing up. “That, my friend, is far too fine a contraption to be called a mere car.” “What then, a truck? A tank?” “Is it—” Driggs stopped himself, looking embarrassed. Lex looked at him. “Were you going to say Batmobile?” “I was maybe going to say Batmobile. What of it?” The townspeople didn’t seem to know what to make of the phenomenon either. They scrambled to get out of its way as it plowed toward them, some of them diving into the snow. Yet as the smoke picked up speed, something arose out of the murkiness—a glint of metal, a reflective glass surface—all the pieces eventually coming together to form something that was decidedly not even close to a Batmobile: a giant black hearse. Uncle Mort grinned. “The Stiff
Gina Damico (Rogue (Croak, #3))
a cop shouted our location to the people on the road. Krantz wasn’t holding a gun, but his eyes were on Pike as if he were a down-range target. I expected him to start with our rights, or tell us we were under arrest, or maybe even gloat, but he didn’t.
Robert Crais (L.A. Requiem (Elvis Cole, #8))
He bogged down in traffic three blocks from the freeway. Yet another apartment building was being framed on a lot intended for a single-family home. A lumber truck was blocking the street as it crept off the site, and a food truck maneuvered to take its place. Locked in the standstill, Scott watched the framers perched in the wood skeleton like spiders, banging away with their nail guns and hammers. A few climbed down to the food truck, but most continued working. The banging ebbed and flowed around periods of silence; sometimes a single hammer, sometimes a dozen hammers at once, sometimes nail guns snapping so fast the construction site sounded like the Police Academy pistol range. Scott
Robert Crais (Suspect (Scott James & Maggie, #1))
Her moan of despair came through the phone all too clearly. “Oh…Christ. Whatever. Kill yourself, fine.” She hung up on him. “Fuck.” He rubbed his face. “Fuck!” Rehv sat up and fired the cell phone at the bedroom door. And just as it ricocheted off the panels and went flying, he realized he’d busted the only thing he had with her number in it. With a roar and a messy scramble, he launched his body off the bed, quilts landing everywhere. Not a great move on his part. As his numb feet hit the throw rug, he went Frisbee, finding air briefly before landing on his face. On impact, a sound like a bomb had gone off rumbled through the floorboards, and he crawled for the phone, tracking the light that still glowed from its screen. Please, oh, fucking please, if there is a God… He was almost in range when the door swung open, narrowly missing his head and clipping the phone—which shot like a hockey puck in the opposite direction. As Rehv wheeled around and lunged for thing, he shouted at Trez. “Don’t shoot me!” Trez was in full fighting stance, gun up and pointed at the window, then the closet, then the bed. “What the fuck was that.” Rehv sprawled out flat to reach the phone, which was spinning under the bed. When he caught it, he closed his eyes and brought it close to his face. “Rehv?” “Please…” “What? Please…what?” He opened his eyes. The screen was flickering, and he pressed the buttons fast. Calls received…calls received…calls r— “Rehv, what the hell is going on?” There it was. The number. He stared at the seven digits after the area code as if they were the combination to his own safe, trying to get them all. The screen went dark and he let his head fall down on his arm. Trez crouched beside him. “You okay?” Rehv pushed himself out from under the bed and sat up, the room spinning like a merry-go-round. “Oh…fuck me.” Trez holstered his gun. “What happened?” “I dropped my phone.” -Ehlena, Rehv, & Trez
J.R. Ward (Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7))
It rang in his head like someone fighting an army of church bells with a machine gun. He
Paul Mitchell (The Man That Time Forgot)
I need actual X-Ultra vests, not schematics and spec sheets.” “More than one?” “A statistically significant sample would be best. Like a hundred.” “Why so many?” “Target practice.” Her eyes widened. “Let me make sure I have this straight. You want to blow holes in one hundred bulletproof army vests.” “That’s correct.” “Where do you plan to do that?” He looked at her. “I’ll ask Norm,” Kenzie said. “If it’s not too much trouble. What if he tells you no?” Kenzie shook her head. “He’s ex-army.” “Should have known. He never shaved again,” Linc said. “Shut up. He’s a ZZ Top fan. Be glad he won’t mind. He might ask you not to be too conspicuous about it. There’s a smaller range off to the side. You haven’t seen it.” “If he has the right targets, I can pay him,” Linc offered. “You should see what’s in the basement. Everything from paper thugs to wooden dummies. I’ll borrow a gun from Norm. I want to get this done and over with.” Kenzie was military all the way, but he hadn’t noticed her having much interest in hardware. “Mind telling me why you’re so gung-ho?” “Because sooner or later I’m going to be the one to tell Christine that Frank Branigan died. And I don’t want her to think I had a chance to help find out why and did zip.” “Okay. I understand. But I’m the one who has to get the vests. You can’t do that. They know who you are.” She conceded the point with a nod. “How are you going to get in?” she wanted to know. “Right through the front gate.” Kenzie shot him a curious look. “Let me guess. You aren’t going to explain how you’re going to do that because you would have to reveal your secret identity.” He chuckled at her reply. “You’re not that far off.” “Thought so,” she said with satisfaction. “And,” he went on, sobering, “there is one more thing I have to do.” “Let’s hear it.” “Mike Warren and I noticed that a lot of lines are starting to converge on SKC. While I’m inside, I want to take video.” “Of what?” “More like who. As in everyone I can get on microcam.” “How micro is it?” “About as big as a button.” He rose and stretched, rubbing his back. “Which is good. I may not be able to carry anything ever again.” “Tough workout?” she teased. “Let’s just say I had more fun watching yours.
Janet Dailey (Honor (Bannon Brothers, #2))
Most people have a pretty antiquated idea of what a shooting range/gun shop looks like. They picture musty animal taxidermy and bear pelts on the walls, dusty rifles lined up haphazardly, a cantankerous owner behind a counter wearing either early Elmer Fudd hunting gear or a wifebeater T-shirt with a hook for one hand. That
Harlan Coben (Fool Me Once)
It's the whistling," Laila said to Tariq, "the damn whistling, I hate more than anything" Tariq nodded knowingly. It wasn't so much the whistling itself, Laila thought later, but the seconds between the start of it and impact. The brief and interminable time of feeling suspended. The not knowing. The waiting. Like a defendant about to hear the verdict. Often it happened at dinner, when she and Babi were at the table. When it started, their heads snapped up. They listened to the whistling, forks in mid-air, unchewed food in their mouths. Laila saw the reflection of their half-lit faces in the pitch-black window, their shadows unmoving on the wall. The whistling. Then the blast, blissfully elsewhere, followed by an expulsion of breath and the knowledge that they had been spared for now while somewhere else, amid cries and choking clouds of smoke, there was a scrambling, a barehanded frenzy of digging, of pulling from the debris, what remained of a sister, a brother, a grandchild. But the flip side of being spared was the agony of wondering who hadn't. After every rocket blast, Laila raced to the street, stammering a prayer, certain that, this time, surely this time, it was Tariq they would find buried beneath the rubble and smoke. At night, Laila lay in bed and watched the sudden white flashes reflected in her window. She listened to the rattling of automatic gunfire and counted the rockets whining overhead as the house shook and flakes of plaster rained down on her from the ceiling. Some nights, when the light of rocket fire was so bright a person could read a book by it, sleep never came. And, if it did, Laila's dreams were suffused with fire and detached limbs and the moaning of the wounded. Morning brought no relief. The muezzin's call for namaz rang out, and the Mujahideen set down their guns, faced west, and prayed. Then the rugs were folded, the guns loaded, and the mountains fired on Kabul, and Kabul fired back at the mountains, as Laila and the rest of the city watched as helpless as old Santiago watching the sharks take bites out of his prize fish.
Khaled Hosseini (A Thousand Splendid Suns)
Emanuel Celler, one of the named co-sponsors of the bill, was a lifelong left-wing internationalist and enemy of traditional American positions ranging from isolationism to gun rights. A congressman since 1923 and a vocal opponent of the 1924 law, he saw victory and vindication in the new bill.
Vox Day (Cuckservative: How "Conservatives" Betrayed America)
At the Einsatzgruppen stage, the rounded-up victims were brought in front of machine guns and killed at point-blank range. Though efforts were made to keep the weapons at the longest possible distance from the ditches into which the murdered were to fall, it was exceedingly difficult for the shooters to overlook the connection between shooting and killing. This is why the administrators of genocide found the method primitive and inefficient, as well as dangerous to the morale of the perpetrators. Other murder techniques were therefore sought — such as would optically separate the killers from their victims. The search was successful, and led to the invention of first the mobile, then the stationary gas chambers; the latter —the most perfect the Nazis had time to invent— reduced the role of the killer to that of the 'sanitation officer' asked to empty a sackful of 'disinfecting chemicals' through an aperture in the roof of a building the interior of which he was not prompted to visit.
Zygmunt Bauman (Modernity and the Holocaust)
The average life of a machine gunner in action was in the six- to twenty-minute range. Open fire with a machine gun and the entire Japanese defenses in that area would focus their attention on shortening your life span.
Chuck Tatum (Red Blood, Black Sand: Fighting Alongside John Basilone from Boot Camp to Iwo Jima)
To begin with, the child of five, six, or seven is in many ways an extremely competent individual. Not only can she use skillfully a raft of symbolic forms, but she has evolved a galaxy of robust theories that prove quite serviceable for most purposes and can even be extended in generative fashion to provide cogent accounts of unfamiliar materials or processes. The child is also capable of intensive and extensive involvement in cognitive activities, ranging from experimenting with fluids in the bathtub to building complex block structures and mastering board games, card games, and sports. While some of these creations are derivative, at least a few of them may exhibit genuine creativity and originality. And quite frequently in at least one area, the young child has achieved the competence expected from much older children. Such precocity is particularly likely when youngsters have pursued a special passion, like dinosaurs, dolls, or guns, or when there is a strain of special talent in areas like mathematics, music, or chess or simply a flexibility, a willingness to try new things.
Howard Gardner (The Unschooled Mind: How Children Think and How Schools Should Teach)
Broken glass crunched under her feet as she entered the window to get inside. Gunshots were fired. Her eyes watered because of smoke while she reached the building’s inner section. New shots rang out. Bullets whistled past her. Sybil moved out of the way when six armed ATU agents ran toward her, firing their guns. The impact of bullets echoed in the hallway. Sybil, now laying down on the black-and-white floor tiles, realized the agents were aiming for the zombies who were about to enter the dining area.
Cynthia Fridsma (Volume 5: The End Game (Hotel of Death))
Paris,” a Seventh Army soldier wrote his wife. “It was wonderful, but I slept on the floor because the bed was just too much like sleeping in butter.” A woman working for the OSS described fleets of vélos, odd contraptions like “canvas-covered bathtubs and drawn or propelled by motorcycles or bicycles,” carting around GIs “who little count the cost in their exuberance at being alive.” The writer Simone de Beauvoir concluded that “the easygoing manner of the young Americans incarnated liberty itself.” Troops packed movie theaters along the Champs-Élysées, and two music halls featured vaudeville shows. Post Number One of the American Legion served hamburgers and bourbon, and bars opened with names intended to entice the homesick, like The Sunny Side of the Street and New York. Army special services organized activities ranging from piano recitals to jitterbug lessons, while distributing thousands of hobby kits for sketching, clay modeling, and leather craft. The Bayeux Tapestry, long tucked away for safekeeping, reemerged in an exhibit at the Louvre, with the segment depicting the Norman defeat of the Anglo-Saxons in 1066 tactfully
Rick Atkinson (The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe 1944-1945 (The Liberation Trilogy))
During the afternoon a gunner from the tank destroyer platoon, Pfc. Paul C. Rosenthal, sighted five German tanks and a truck moving north of Lützkampen. Firing his 3-inch gun at 2,000 yards range he destroyed all, tanks and truck; he had used only eighteen rounds of high-explosive and armor-piercing-capped ammunition.
Hugh M. Cole (The Ardennes - Battle of the Bulge (World War II from Original Sources))
We were scarecrows in blue uniforms. After a grand total of five days of blackboard instruction and fifty rounds at the NYPD firing range, my new police academy classmates and I were standing out on the sidewalks of central Brooklyn pretending to be police officers. They gave us badges. They gave us handcuffs. They gave us guns—standard police-issue Smith & Wesson .38 Specials. They told us, “Good luck.” In early July 1966, riots had broken out in East New York, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Brownsville, Brooklyn. Hundreds of angry young men were roaming the streets and throwing bottles and rocks. Already they had injured police officers and attempted to flip over a radio car. On one corner, police found eighteen Molotov cocktails. The borough commander was calling for reinforcements—and fast.
Ray Kelly (Vigilance: My Life Serving America and Protecting Its Empire City)
THE EXCITEMENT IN the boardroom was only overshadowed by the anticipation. They didn’t have long to wait. Sam yelled for everyone to get down. Jack pushed her from behind and shoved her to the floor, covering her with his body. Shots rang out. Someone cried out in pain. Jack cursed, snapping her out of her haze. She tried to look up, but Jack kept her head down. Two more shots rang out before everything went eerily quiet. “Jenna, are you okay?” Sam called to her from the doorway. “Fine,” she answered automatically, unsure about anything at the moment. “Everyone else okay?” Sam asked. All the men indicated they were fine, but she didn’t hear Jack among them. Jack eased his weight off her and slid aside. Cameron helped her to her feet and the two bodyguards flanking her made room for her to pass. Jack leaned against the wall, blood running down his left arm, a gun in his right. She flung herself against his chest and held on to him, unable to look through the doorway where the first shots originated. Sam was excellent at his job. In his background check on David, he’d discovered David’s gun permit. Using some of his less-than-reputable contacts from the FBI, they’d had someone break into David’s house and office to locate the weapon. David actually owned quite a few guns, only one registered, which he kept in his office, locked in his desk drawer. They assumed David would be in a rage before he left the boardroom, and his rage would make him pick up the gun and come after Jenna. Provoking him was risky, but it was also the only way to end David’s terrorism. Knowing David would be volatile, she and Sam had sat in the office at the ranch planning what they’d do to prevent the inevitable. They figured David would probably try to get to her before she got back on the plane. She never thought David would come after her before she’d even left the boardroom. “What the hell were you thinking? You weren’t supposed to have a gun. I’m going to kill Sam,” she said and grabbed his lapels and shook him. “Later, give me a kiss.” She pressed her lips to his. Warm, alive, she thanked God he was alive. She helped him off with his suit jacket, revealing the deep furrow on the outside of his arm. “Looks like this time you get the stitches. Maybe if you need a pokey shot, Lily will give you a lollipop.” She gave him her most sugary sweet smile, even though they both knew she wasn’t happy about the situation. A tear slid down her cheek. “I could have lost you.” “Now you know exactly how I felt when he took you.” The relief overcame her fear. She pressed her forehead to his and took a moment to savor the closeness and the fact that they were both alive. She took a calming breath before addressing Sam. “Is David dead?” “Yes, just outside the door. Jack got him.” “I told you I’d kill that bastard.” -Sam, Jenna, & Jack
Jennifer Ryan (Saved by the Rancher (The Hunted, #1))
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CHAPTER 9 THE FARM NEAR HARPERS FERRY WEST VIRGINIA U.S.A. ONCE again, Mitch Rapp found himself standing in front of the cell holding Louis-Philippe Gould. And once again, Stan Hurley was watching. “Want me to hold on to your gun?” It was a noticeable change in his friend’s attitude. A few days ago, he’d have paid money to walk in there and execute the Frenchman. Now they needed him. Hurley perhaps more than anyone. “Turn off the cameras, Stan.” “Irene was pretty specific about that. She says they stay on.” “Don’t make me repeat myself, old man.” Hurley swore under his breath and took a seat in front of a computer terminal at the end of the corridor. He wasn’t exactly from the digital era, and it took him a few moments with the mouse to find the right application. Finally, he turned back to Rapp. “I’ve still got the image, but it’s not recording. You need to leave him alive, Mitch. But if you can’t, do it close range and sloppy. That way we can tell Irene he went for your gun.” Rapp reached for the door, trying to shut off his emotions as it swung open. This wasn’t about him or his past. It was about his job and
Kyle Mills (The Survivor (Mitch Rapp, #14))
easier violence became for everyone involved. For most of my life, to kill someone meant getting close enough to get blood on your clothes. Most times one was using something sharp at close range, and most times the consequence was seeing the insides of another person and hearing them die in pain, and basically being okay with that. Now there are triggers and buttons and switches, and killing another person doesn’t necessarily involve even being in the same room with them. Guns may seem less barbaric than swords and knives, but the only difference I can see is in ease of use.
Gene Doucette (Immortal at the Edge of the World)
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Mister, you’re a dead man.” Chapter 2 The steel pressed hard and cold against Connell’s head. He’d been in plenty of dangerous situations, but this was the first time anyone had ever threatened to blow out his brains. The twenty-four-inch-long rifle with its octagon barrel chambered fifteen ready-to-fire cartridges. But at this range, all it would take was one shot and he’d be a dead man. “No one touches Lily”— the man jabbed the tip into Connell’s temple, grinding it into his throbbing pulse—“and lives to tell about it.” The old man grabbed the rope that entangled them. He grunted and twisted it before finally pulling it free. Then he extended a hand to the woman and hoisted her to her feet. All the while, neither his Winchester nor his murderous eyes shifted so much as a thousandth of an inch from Connell. Finally, in all of the shifting, the dirty socks fell away from his head and gave him a clear glimpse of the woman. She untangled her skirt and smoothed down the folds of flowery calico, but not before he caught sight of her long knit socks, which strangely enough were striped in parallel rows of bright yellow and orange and green and purple. “Now, Oren, there’s no need to kill him.” She patted the man’s arm. “At least not tonight.” He muttered under the big mustache that hung over his upper lip but didn’t move the gun. “I agree,” Connell said. “And really, I don’t see that there’s ever going to be a need to kill me.
Jody Hedlund (Unending Devotion (Michigan Brides, #1))
He managed to fire his gun, bullets hit the ceiling as Trigga fired back repeatedly at him, at point-blank range. Each shot was more deadly than the next until, finally, his body dropped to the ground. The
Leo Sullivan (Keisha & Trigga 4: A Gangster Love Story (Keisha & Trigga: A Gangster Love Story))
Remy had no idea that I had been going to the gun range with Neicee when Ace first kidnapped me. We never told Remy because he would have a fit.
Mz. Lady P (Remy and Rose' 3:: Me and You Against the World)
Gunplay had been at the gun range doing what he did best when he got a call from Trigga asking him to come to Atlanta.
Leo Sullivan (Keisha & Trigga 3: A Gangster Love Story (Keisha & Trigga: A Gangster Love Story))
(2) Free play, force-on-force field exercises. These can range from team-versus-team exercises using paintball guns in nothing larger than a room-clearing exercise or small wooded lot, or large platoon or company-sized exercises in the field. Free play force-on-force exercises are the most complex and usually the most resource driven aspect of the POI. Free play force-on-force exercises can be conducted by actual freethinking opponents, such as one student unit portraying U.S. forces, while the other plays the role of the insurgent forces. Or the exercise can be conducted also using opposing sides, but executed using computer simulation without leaving a building. Force-on-force, free play exercises should also occur at different levels of a leader’s development, and the exercises will lends themselves well to higher levels of student education.
Don Vandergriff (Raising the Bar)
Two young ladies, in toreador pants and mohair sweaters, whose swirling coiffures looked as though they had been squeezed from an icing gun, had ranged themselves at the fountain. They
S.J. Perelman (The World of SJ Perelman: The Marx Brother's Greatest Scriptwriter)
Okay, listen to me,” he says, looking at each of them in turn. Even Gallagher needs to hear this, although most of it’s general issue for when you’re outside the fence. “Road protocols. Let’s get them straight before we go out there. First is, you don’t talk. Not out loud. Sound carries, and the hungries home in on it. It’s not as strong a trigger for them as smell, but you’d be amazed how good their hearing is. “Second, you clock any movement, any at all, and you signal. Raise your hand, like this, with the fingers spread. Then point. Make sure everyone sees. Don’t just whip your gun out and start shooting, because nobody will know what you’re shooting at and they won’t be able to back you up. If it’s close enough so you can see it’s a hungry, and if it’s moving towards us, then you can break rule one. Shout hungry, or hungries, and if you feel like it, give me a range and an address. Three o’clock and a hundred yards, or whatever. “Third and last, if you do get a hungry after you, then you don’t run. There’s no way you’re going to beat it, and you’ve got a better chance if you’re facing it head-on. Hit it with anything. Bullets, bricks, your bare hands, harsh language. If you’re lucky, you’ll bring it down. Leg and lower body shots improve your chances of getting lucky, unless it’s right in close. In which case, you go for the head so it’s got something to chew on besides you.” He
M.R. Carey (The Girl with All the Gifts)
We emphasized the incongruity of not allowing children to smoke, drink, vote, drive without restrictions, give blood, buy guns, and a range of other behaviors because of their well-recognized lack of maturity and judgment while simultaneously treating some of the most at-risk, neglected, and impaired children exactly the same as full-grown adults in the criminal justice system.
Bryan Stevenson (Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption)
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All his men were crack shots, but Fairbairn himself favoured close-range physical combat over the bullet. ‘His system is a combination of ferocious blows, holds and throws, adapted from Japanese bayonet tactics, ju-jitsu, Chinese boxing, Sikh wrestling, French wrestling and Cornish collar-and-elbow wrestling, plus expert knowledge of hip-shooting, knife fighting and use of the Tommy gun and hand grenade.
Giles Milton (Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: The Mavericks Who Plotted Hitler's Defeat)
It would be forty-four years before physicist Donald Olson would discover that D-Day at Tarawa occurred during one of only two days in 1943 when the moon's apogee coincided with a neap tide, resulting in a tidal range of only a few inches rather than several feet. The actions of these Marines trapped on the reef would determine the outcome of the battle for Tarawa. If they hesitated or turned back, their buddies ashore would be decimated. But they didn't hesitate. They were Marines. They jumped from their stranded landing crafts into chest-deep water holding their arms and ammunition above their heads. In one of the bravest scenes in the history of warfare, these Marines slogged through the deep water into sheets of machine-gun bullets. There was nowhere to hide, as Japanese gunners raked the Marines at will. And the Marines, almost wholly submerged and their hands full of equipment, could not defend themselves. But they kept coming. Bullets ripped through their ranks, sending flesh and blood flying as screams pierced the air. Japanese steel killed over 300 Marines in those long minutes as they struggled to the shore. As the survivors stumbled breathlessly onto shore their boots splashed in water that had turned bright red with blood. This type of determination and valor among individual Marines overcame seemingly hopeless odds, and in three days of hellish fighting Tarawa was captured. The Marines suffered a shocking 4,400 casualties in just seventy-two hours of fighting as they wiped out the entire Japanese garrison of 5,000.
James Bradley (Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima)
Even beyond private prison companies, a whole range of prison profiteers must be reckoned with if mass incarceration is to be undone, including phone companies that gouge families of prisoners by charging them exorbitant rates to communicate with their loved ones; gun manufacturers that sell Taser guns, rifles, and pistols to prison guards and police; private health care providers contracted by the state to provide (typically abysmal) health care to prisoners; the U.S. Military, which relies on prison labor to provide military gear to soldiers in Iraq; corporations that use prison labor to avoid paying decent wages; and the politicians, laywers, and bankers who structure deals to build new prisons often in predominantly white rural communities – deals that often promise far more to local communities than they deliver.
Michelle Alexander (The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness)
At mile 7.6 (7,405), cross Meadows Group Campground Road, then go through a gate and veer left at mile 7.7 (7,364). (For Buffalo Creek Trailhead go right 0.2 mile.) After a nice walk along Buffalo Creek to a bridge, cross it and FS Rd 543 at mile 8.0 (7,391). Turn left at an intersection with Redskin Creek Trail at mile 8.3 (7,448). At mile 9.1 (7,900) there is a dry campsite. Ahead is a rifle range south of the trail and it’s common to hear shots; stay on the trail. The trail climbs to mile 9.6 (7,930), where it crosses the road to Buffalo Creek Gun Club. At mile 11.9 (8,127), cross a small stream where there’s good camping. After a short but steep climb, arrive at FS Rd 560 (Wellington Lake Road) and Rolling Creek Trailhead, the end of Segment 3 at mile 12.2 (8,279).
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newer marshals,” Newman added. “I was glad when they invited them to teach you new guys. That much field experience shouldn’t go to waste.” “A lot of them are stake-and-hammer guys though,” Newman said. “Old-fashioned doesn’t begin to cover their methods.” “The hunter that taught me the ropes was like that.” “I thought Forrester was your mentor. He’s known for his gun knowledge,” Livingston said. “You get that off his Wikipedia page?” I asked. “No, he worked a case that a buddy of mine was on. My friend is a gun nut, and he loved Forrester’s arsenal. He said that Forrester even used a flamethrower.” “Yep, that’s Ted,” I said, shaking my head. “So, he wasn’t your first mentor?” “No, Manny Rodriguez was. He taught me how to raise zombies and how to kill vampires.” “What happened to him?” Newman asked. “His wife thought he was getting too old and forced him to retire from the hunting side of things.” “It is not a job for old men,” Olaf said. “I guess it isn’t, but I wasn’t ready to fly solo when Manny retired. I was lucky I didn’t get killed doing jobs on my own at first.” “When did Forrester start training you?” Livingston asked. “Soon enough to help me stay alive.” “Ted spoke highly of you from the beginning,” Olaf said. “He does not give unearned praise. Are you being humble?” “No, I don’t . . . I really did have some close calls when Manny first retired, or maybe I just missed having backup.” Hazel brought our coffee and my Coke. “I’ll be back to fill those waters up, and with the juice,” she said before she left again. I so wanted to start questioning her, but this was Newman’s warrant and everyone else besides Olaf was local. They knew Hazel. I didn’t. I’d let them play it for now. The coffee was fresh and hot and surprisingly good for a mass-produced cup. I did add sugar and cream, so it wasn’t great coffee, but I didn’t add much, so it wasn’t bad either. Olaf put in way more sugar than I did, so his cup would have been too sweet for me. He didn’t take cream. I guessed we could be snobby about each other’s coffee habits later. “But it was Forrester who taught you how to fight empty hand?” Livingston asked. “I had some martial arts when we met, but he started me on more real-world training that worked outside of a judo mat or a martial arts tournament.” “I thought he was out of New Mexico,” Livingston said. “He is.” “And you’re in St. Louis, Missouri.” “I am.” “Hard to train long-distance.” “I have people I train with at home.” “How often do you train?” Kaitlin asked. “At least three times a week in hand-to-hand and blade.” “Really that often?” Newman asked. “Yeah. How often do you train?” “I go to the range two, three times a month.” “Any martial arts?” I asked. “I go to the gym three times a week.
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Never use buckshot at close range. Why do you even own a shotgun?” “I don’t. It’s yours,” Troy answered. Eddy stepped closer. “All my guns are locked up in a safe.” “Pfft,” Troy rolled his eyes. “Any two year old with an acetylene torch can break into that safe. Oh, that reminds me. You’re running low on acetylene.
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Personal Injury in Grandrapids| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Grandrapids. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Grandrapids that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Grandrapids personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerGrandrapids #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Fortlauderdale| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Fortlauderdale. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Fortlauderdale that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Fortlauderdale personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerFortlauderdale #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Flint| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Flint. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Flint that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Flint personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerFlint #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Newportnews| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Newportnews. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Newportnews that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Newportnews personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerNewportnews #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Neworleans| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Neworleans. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Neworleans that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Neworleans personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerNeworleans #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Corpuschristi| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Corpuschristi. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Corpuschristi that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Corpuschristi personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerCorpuschristi #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Bronx| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Bronx. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Bronx that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Bronx personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerBronx #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Colorados| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Colorados. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Colorados that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Colorados personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerColorados #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Columbia| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Columbia. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Columbia that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Columbia personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerColumbia #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Cincinnati| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Cincinnati. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Cincinnati that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Cincinnati personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerCincinnati #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Dayton| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Dayton. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Dayton that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Dayton personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerDayton #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Longbeach| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Longbeach. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Longbeach that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Longbeach personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerLongbeach #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Louisville| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Louisville. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Louisville that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Louisville personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerLouisville #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Memphis| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Memphis. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Memphis that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Memphis personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerMemphis #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Bakersfield| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Bakersfield. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Bakersfield that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Bakersfield personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerBakersfield #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Batonrouge| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Batonrouge. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Batonrouge that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Batonrouge personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerBatonrouge #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Minneapolis| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Minneapolis. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Minneapolis that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Minneapolis personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerMinneapolis #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Nashville| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Nashville. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Nashville that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Nashville personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerNashville #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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Personal Injury in Hemet| Injury Lawyer Power tools are used every day in the office and at home in Hemet. Construction workers and homeowners alike use multiple forms of power tools to complete a wide range of tasks that they may not be able to do with a regular hand tool. However, many of these devices are very heavy and have very sharp blades or points in Hemet that can cause serious injuries. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 960,000 people are injured. Every year, another 200 people are killed in accidents involving power tools. As per the Personal Injury Lawyers near me, inexperience or user error caused this. Others are caused by equipment that, if a defective power tool has caused a significant accident, are faulty in any way. What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. Such tools designed for cutting through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause serious injuries: What are some examples of power tool defects? Things can go terribly wrong when a person uses a defective power tool. According to the Hemet personal injury lawyer's report, these devices that are meant to cut through wood, steel, and fibreglass can easily cut through the skin and bone. The following are examples of power tool defects which can cause severe injuries: - Malfunctioning security switches - Lack of appropriate warnings for protection - Inadequate quantity of fluid in hydraulic control tools - Missing - Missing Missing FIND more LEGAL Papers Shape a word of some kind (s) Safety Guards for Wellbeing - Loose fittings on air-compression driven pneumatic tools - The broken wheel in the grinders, cutters, polishers and buffers - Damaged control cords - Overheating engines - Loose blades of power saws - Misfiring of nail guns - Strength jacks that are not lubricated. A qualified product liability will carry out a thorough review by a personal injury attorney and recommend the required legal course of action. malpractice attorney injury lawyer #personalinjurylawyerHemet #carcrash #injured #legaladvice #accidentattorney #caraccidentattorney #injuryattorney #legalservices #covid #lawyerup #injurylawyers #chiropractor #lawoffice #personalinjurylawfirm #criminaldefense #florida #miami #accidents #legalhelp #freeconsultation #injuryrecovery #PersonalInjuryLawyer #LawyersNearMe
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