Law and Legal

"Glock: The Rise of America's Gun"

Paul Barrett

About the Program

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.

About the Authors

Paul Barrett

Paul Barrett is the author of The Good Black: A True Story of Race in America and American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion.  He is an assistant managing editor of Bloomsberg Businessweek.  For more information, visit

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"Glock: The Rise of America's Gun"

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, January 29th at 5pm (ET)
  • Sunday, January 29th at 2am (ET)
  • Saturday, January 28th at 4:30pm (ET)
  • Saturday, January 28th at 9am (ET)
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