Year was actualy 1132, the Chineese had invented Gun powder as an explosive, they used a thing called a gonne (hand cannon), later evolved into the word GUN. It was a bamboo tube packed with powder and a projectile, and they aimed it at enemys to bring them down, pierce the Invaders armor.
Here is a time line for you to consider;
1232: The Chinese who invented gunpowder (black powder) first used it in a weapon - gunpowder filled tubes aka rockets.
1364: First recorded use of a firearm - shooter lit wicks by hand that ingnited gunpowder that was loaded into the gun barrel.
1400s: Matchlock guns - first mechanically firing of guns. Wicks were now attached to a clamp that sprang into gunpowder that was placed in a "flash pan".
1509: Wheel lock guns - wicks were replaced the wheel lock that generated a spark for igniting the gunpowder.
1630: Flintlock guns - the flintlock did two things mechanically, it opened the lid of the flash pan and provided an igniting spark.
1825: Percussion-cap guns invented by Reverend John Forsyth - firing mechanism no longer uses flash pan, a tube lead straight into the gun barrel, the tupe had an exposive cap on it that exploded when struck
1830: Back action lock
1835: Colt revolver - first mass-produced, multi-shot, revolving firearms
1840: Pin-fire cartridges
1859: Full rim-fire cartridge
1860: Spencer repeating carbine patented
1861: Breech loaded guns
1862: Gatling Gun
1869: Center-fire cartridge
1871: Cartridge revolver
1873: Winchester rifle
1877: Double-action revolver
1879: Lee box magazine patented
1892: Automatic handguns invented by Joseph Laumann
1893: Borchardt pistol - automatic handgun with a separate magazine in the grip
1903: First automatic rifle a Winchester.
It was invented long long time ago, most probably during the stone age when dinosaurs lived on this planet.
Apparently, the first recorded use of gun powder being used in Europe dates back to 1280.
It's the intent behind the person holding the gun, not the tool itself. If that were the case then hammers, rocks, arrows, even cars would be evil.
Guns prevent governments from imposing their will on a helpless populous as will be witnessed soon in Europe and can be witnessed in many regions of Africa today.
Sar....., I mean, golly that doesn't really make sense if you think about it.
As strict as the rules are here in Canada I believe guns are a necessity, always have. Must be from living in Texas for most of my summers - for years hmmm.
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