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Many aspects of gun policy are driven by the mechanics of firearms Knowledge of how firearms and ammunition operate is thus essential to careful thinking about firearms law and the Second Amendment Those who learn shape and review laws should make every effort to understand basic facts about the operation and use of the firearms involved This unfortunately does not happen in many instancesbrbrThis chapter is designed to help the reader understand the basics of how firearms and ammunition function Part A presents the basic parts of a firearm with summary diagrams Part B describes the various components of firearm ammunition'the bullet case primer and gunpowder Part C discusses the operation and safe handling of modern firearms Part D focuses on the three major types of modern firearms'handguns rifles and shotguns'explaining their specific features and uses Part E examines specialty types of firearms and accessories including those covered by the National Firearms Act machine guns bump stocks silencers or suppressors as well as muzzleloaders and armorpiercing ammunition Part F covers nonfirearm arms such as stun guns edged weapons air and paintball guns bows chemical sprays and blunt weapons
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Mocsary, George A.; Johnson, Nicholas James; Wallace, E. Gregory; and Kopel, David B., "In-Depth Explanation of Firearms and Ammunition" (2020). Faculty Book Chapters. 4.