Book Discussion on Glock: The Rise of America's Gun

Paul Barrett reports on the creation and ubiquitous use of the Glock pistol, now used by two-thirds of American police… read more

Paul Barrett reports on the creation and ubiquitous use of the Glock pistol, now used by two-thirds of American police departments. The gun, designed on 1982 by an Austrian curtain-rod manufacturer, Gaston Glock, was embraced by American police, who sought greater force than their standard issue six-round revolvers. The Glock can fire up to seventeen bullets without reloading and is mostly composed of plastic. Mr. Barrett talked about the history of the company, how it became popular, and controversies about guns and the Glock in particular. Paul Barrett responded to questions from members of the audience at BookCourt in Brooklyn, New York. close

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Book Discussion on Glock: The Rise of America's Gun

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jan 28, 2012
Last Aired:
Jan 29, 2012

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  • Jan 28, 2012 | 9:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 28, 2012 | 4:30pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 29, 2012 | 2:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 29, 2012 | 4:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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