Gun trivia questions about guns, gun statistics, military weapons and more.
Gun Trivia Questions
In what century were Breech-loading swivel guns
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?
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?
In the Revolutionary War, the most commonly used gun was
A: Muzzle-loaded musket.
Revolutionary War muskets were commonly equipped with what?
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?
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?
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?
In the year 2010, what were responsible for taking the lives of 31,076 Americans in homicides, suicides and unintentional shootings?
Roughly how many gun shows take place in the U. S. every year?
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?
What was the third-leading cause of injury-related deaths nationwide in 2010?
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?
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.