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New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1983. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 384 pages. Footnotes. Index. DJ is in a plastic sleeve and has slight wear to edges. Samuel Cummings, (7 February 1927 – 29 April 1998) was an American small arms dealer. He founded the International Armament Corporation (also known as Interarms or Interarmco) in 1953, a company which came to dominate the world market in private arms sales. Cummings became a US Army weapons specialist after World War II. In 1953 Cummings set up Interarmco to capitalize on the vast stores of postwar arms and ammunition. He used his contacts and expertise to acquire surplus weapons in large quantities to sell to various private and government buyers throughout the world. In the 1950s and 1960s, Interarmco catered both to souvenir-hungry GIs and sportsmen. Cummings became an export sales agent for various small arms manufacturers. Interarmco was an original exclusive agent for ArmaLite.
Gravesend, Kent, England: World Ship Society, 1999. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 243,  pages. Illustrations. List of tables. Notes to Data Tables. Abbreviations. Bibliography. Index. Slight wear. Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth & Co. Ltd was a major British manufacturing company of the early years of the 20th century. With headquarters in Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne, Armstrong Whitworth built armaments, ships, locomotives, automobiles and aircraft. The company was founded by William Armstrong in 1847, becoming Armstrong Mitchell and then Armstrong Whitworth through mergers. In 1927, it merged with Vickers Limited to form Vickers-Armstrongs, with its automobile and aircraft interests purchased by J D Siddeley. In 1847, the engineer William George Armstrong founded the Elswick works at Newcastle, to produce hydraulic machinery, cranes and bridges, soon to be followed by artillery, notably the Armstrong breech-loading gun, with which the British Army was re-equipped after the Crimean War. In 1927, it merged with Vickers Limited to form Vickers-Armstrongs.
New York: The New Press, 1999. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. ix, , 258,  pages. Tables. Notes. Index. Some red marks on rep. Tom Diaz is an American writer, lawyer, and public speaker on the gun industry and gun control issues. He was formerly senior policy analyst at the Violence Policy Center and is one of the more prominent advocates for a strict system of federal gun control in the United States. His father was a career soldier but spending most of his time in the military. Tom Diaz is a graduate of the University of Florida and the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an editor of the Law Journal. He has been in private and government practice since 1972. He was a gun enthusiast and NRA member until while working as a Congressional staffer he did research on gun legislation and interviewed victims of gun violence. Mr. Diaz was counsel to the Congressional House Subcommittee on Crime and Criminal Justice from August 1993 to January 1997. During that time, he was the lead Democratic counsel in the House on firearms and terrorism, but worked on a range of other issues. Diaz was assistant managing editor of The Washington Times from 1985 to 1991. From 1991 to 1993 he worked at a think tank specializing in international organized crime and counter-terrorism. From 1993 to 1997 he was the lead Democratic counsel on counterterrorism and firearms issues for the Crime Subcommittee of the U.S. House of representatives, helping write key antiterrorism and gun control legislation. He was also the lead Democratic counsel during 10 days of House hearings in 1995 on the events at the Branch Davidian church in Waco, Texas in 1993.