n African Security Review - The global gun epidemic : from Saturday night specials to AK-47s, Wendy Cukier and Victor W Sidel : book review

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Extracted from text ... African Security Review 15.2 Institute for Security Studies The global gun epidemic: From Saturday night specials to AK-47s* Wendy Cukier and Victor W Sidel * Praeger Security International, Westport, Connecticut, USA, January 2006, ISBN 0275982564, 310 pages, hardcover. Since their creation in the 14th century, small arms have been employed to kill, maim, commit suicide, repress populations and engage in criminal activities. From the mid-17th century, following dramatic improvements to the lethality, accuracy and efficiency of these devices, small arms began to revolutionise the manner in which wars were conducted and conflicts resolved. The main outcome of this development was ..

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