Post Quiz: Firearms

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The Post Quiz: Firearms

Guns: they changed things. How much do you know about them?

Short answers.

  1. The first gun was fired in Europe in 1364, as far as anyone knows. (That's if the Doctor didn't do anything rash.) How was it fired?
  2. In order to fire guns, you need gunpowder. Who invented it, and how did Europeans get hold of it?
  3. What exactly was a fowling piece?
  4. What was remarkable about the Crimean War, firearms-wise?
  5. What significant piece of military Research and Development did Abraham Lincoln carry out on 19 August, 1863?
  6. When was the first gun control law enacted in the UK?
  7. When did the US pass the first federal firearms law, and what prompted it?
  8. What is a boga, where does it come from, and is it legal?
  9. What is the most popular assault weapon in the world, and what extra feature sometimes comes with it?
  10. What is an N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster, and do you want one?

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Redcoats firing guns.
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