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1950 VS 2020: The Price of Guns and Ammo 

Many Americans old enough to remember the postwar 1950s think of those years with great fondness. After all, these were peaceful times when conformity and uniformity were common, and every family portrayed on television–families in which men worked and women tended the house and children–had smaller problems and plenty of support to get through them. […]

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20th Century Gangsters and the Guns They Made Famous

Mob Weapons Most Americans have gained their knowledge of early-twentieth-century gangster guns from TV shows and movies. Those of us who watched The Untouchables on television in the late 50s and early 60s sat enthralled as Special Agent Eliot Ness chased down the Capone mob in one episode after another. Later, in a 1987 film, […]

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The Guns of Bonnie and Clyde

The Real Bonnie and Clyde “Bonnie and Clyde were pretty lookin’ people. But I can tell you, people, they were the devil’s children.” Georgie Fame, The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde She was petite and pretty; he had boyish good looks. But their attractiveness belied a violent and criminal nature unmatched by any couple in […]

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The Weapons Of World War II

Rifles, Pistols, and Guns: A History of World War II Weapons It was the deadliest war in the history of humanity. Nearly every country on the globe played some part in World War Two, and when it finally ended in 1945, an estimated 60 to 70 million people, including military and civilians, had lost their […]