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Gun Trivia Questions

In what century were Breech-loading swivel guns invented?
A: 14th century.

What did Patrick Ferguson, a British Army officer, develop in 1772?
A: The Ferguson rifle, a breech-loading flintlock weapon.

Early in the American civil war, Confederates used civilian guns like shotguns and hunting rifles due to the shortage of what?
A: Military weapons.

In 1857 the first centre fire cartridge was introduced by who?
A: Pottet.

What was the most widely used handgun used in the American civil war, that was used by both Union and Confederates?
A: Colt Army Model 1860.

The Springfield Model 1861 was the most widely used shoulder arm during what war?
A: The Civil War.

The Gatling gun was a multi-barreled .50 caliber gun capable of firing 50 rounds per minute and was invented by who?
A: Dr. Richard Jordan Gatling.


Due to the multiple barrels, a Gatling gun could be used for long periods of time without the barrels doing what?
A: Overheating.

In the Revolutionary War, the most commonly used gun was the what?
A: Muzzle-loaded musket.

Revolutionary War muskets were commonly equipped with what?
A: Bayonets.

Muzzle loading muskets could only be accurate when fired within what distance?
A: One hundred yards.

The American long rifle was a long gun with grooves inside its barrel to make the bullet spin, which made it much more accurate than a what?
A: Musket.

The American long rifle was accurate up to what distance?
A: 300 yards.


On average, how many American citizens are murdered with guns every day?
A: 32.

American riflemen using the American long rifle were so feared by the British, that some officers were advised to remove what?
A: The gold trimmings from their coats.

However, the American long rifle was quite slow to reload and did not have a mount for a what?
A: Bayonet.

In the year 2010, what were responsible for taking the lives of 31,076 Americans in homicides, suicides and unintentional shootings?
A: Guns.

Roughly how many gun shows take place in the U. S. every year?
A: 2,000-5,200.

On average, how many people died from gun shots each day in 2010?
A: More than 85 deaths each day.

How many Americans were treated for non-fatal gunshot wounds 2010?
A: 73,505.


What was the third-leading cause of injury-related deaths nationwide in 2010?
A: Firearms.

What percentage of all suicides are committed with a gun?
A: Over 50%

On average, how many firearm suicides occurred each day for the years 2005-2010?
A: 49.

What group, accounting for about 40% of the U.S. population, resulted in over 80% of the suicides in 2010?
A: White males.

A study of California handgun purchasers discovered that during the first year following a hand gun purchase, what was the leading cause of death among the purchasers.
A: Suicide by gunshot.

In more than seventy five percent of the firearms used during suicide attempts and unintentional shootings of 0-19 year-olds were stored in the residence of who?
A:  The victim, a relative, or a friend.

One in three people in the U.S. know someone who has been what?
A: Shot with a gun.

The United States gun murder rate is 20 times higher than the combined gun murder rates of 22 countries that what?
A:  Similar in wealth and population to the U.S.

The M134 Minigun is a six-barreled machine gun that can fire how many rounds per minute?>
A: 2,000 to 6,000 rounds per minute.


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