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The Post Quiz: Firearms
Guns: they changed things. How much do you know about them?
- 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?
- In order to fire guns, you need gunpowder. Who invented it, and how did Europeans get hold of it?
- What exactly was a fowling piece?
- What was remarkable about the Crimean War, firearms-wise?
- What significant piece of military Research and Development did Abraham Lincoln carry out on 19 August, 1863?
- When was the first gun control law enacted in the UK?
- When did the US pass the first federal firearms law, and what prompted it?
- What is a boga, where does it come from, and is it legal?
- What is the most popular assault weapon in the world, and what extra feature sometimes comes with it?
- What is an N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster, and do you want one?
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