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Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, reports on the creation and ubiquitous use of the Glock pistol, now used by two-thirds of American police departments. The gun, designed by an Austrian curtain-rod manufacturer, Gaston Glock, in 1982, was embrace 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. Paul Barrett speaks at BookCourt in Brooklyn, New York.