Start by marking “The Gun (Bluford High, #6)” as Want to Read: The sequel to The Bully, this book is about Bluford freshman Tyray Hobbs, the tormentor of Darrell Mercer. The tale traces Tyray's troubled home life, his desire to rebuild his reputation, and his quest to get revenge. The sequel to The Bully, this book is about Bluford freshman Tyray Hobbs, the tormentor of Darrell Mercer. The tale traces Tyray's troubled home life, his desire . The Gun, the sixth book in the popular Bluford High Series, tells the story of Tyray Hobbs, a high school student struggling to regain the respect he's lost. Tyray.

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The Gun by C. J. Chivers - In a tour de force, prize-winning New York Times reporter C.J. Chivers traces the invention of the assault rifle, following the. Editorial Reviews. Review. The Gun was selected as a Popular Paperback for Young Adults. --The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The Gun (Bluford High Series #6) [Paul Langan] on usaascvb.info *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The sequel to The Bully, this book is about Bluford.

Chivers traces the invention of the assault rifle, following the miniaturization of rapid-fire arms from the American Civil War, through WWI, Vietnam, to present day Afghanistan when Kalashnikovs and their knock-offs number as many as million, one for every seventy persons on earth. Scoffed at in the Pentagon as crude and unimpressive, it was in fact a breakthrough—a compact automatic that could be mastered by almost anyone, last decades in the field, and would rarely jam. Manufactured by tens of millions in planned economies, it became first an instrument of repression and then the most lethal weapon of the Cold War. Soon it was in the hands of terrorists. In a searing examination of modern conflict and official folly, C. The result, a tour de force of history and storytelling, sweeps through the miniaturization and distribution of automatic firepower, and puts an iconic object in fuller context than ever before. Chivers tells of the 19th-century inventor in Indianapolis who designs a Civil War killing machine, insisting that more-efficient slaughter will save lives. The Pentagon suppresses the results of firing tests on severed human heads that might have prevented faulty rifles from being rushed to G. In Africa, a millennial madman arms abducted children and turns them on their neighbors, setting his country ablaze.

There was one incident where a student was always being picked on. Day after day. Then one day he came to school with a gun and killed several students. As police beagn to investigate, the found that ethe student has been planning the event for quite some time.

He had diary of all his emotions and the things he wanted to do people. He even had a list of the people he wanted to kill Another reason i like this book is because it teaches a lesson. I think the phrase "what goes around, comes around" fits this book perfectly.

I think this is so because in the begining, Tyray thought he had it all. He took peoples money, made them cry, and bullied people for no reason. In the end Darrel proved he is not undefeatable and Tyray felt as though his only option was a weapon.

Finally this book grabbed my attention not only by the title, but by the topic. He went to a local place in his neighborhood and then someone sold him the gun. It was not only wrong lawfully, it was wrong becasue he's selling a gun to a minor. Guns are accessible to minors in Philadelphia as well.

That's a very common way people are killed This is a very great book and i recommend that people should read it. I like it bcause it catches my attention, it teaches a real life lesson, and this can happen to anyone.

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The Gun/Payback

Dec 08, 83zulu rated it liked it. The story The Gun by Paul Langan is about a bully that ends up getting bullied and loses his bully reputation. His is name is Tyray Hobbs. After he got picked on and bullied by Darrel Mercer.

Darrel was the only person to stand up to Tyray. Tyray wanted to get his revenge on Darrel. He wants to download a gun from this guy that his brother knows. His brother is in jail. The guy tells him that the gun costs 50 dollars. Tyray had to find a way to get the money. He always had money when he was a bully. Tyray pretended to be friends with this girl and lie to her in order to get 50 dollars from her. Tyray endd up getting jumped, therefore losing the money.

Tyray ended up stealing money from his mom. He bought the and went to find Darrel. He was about to kill him but he couldn't. I think the arthur's purpose of this story was to inform and entertain. This story can be very entertaining, but it is also teaching you something. It teaches you that if you become a bully there are consequnces that can come your way and other outcomes that you may not like.

I think Paul Langan did a great job on this book. It was very good! View all 4 comments. May 09, Nyamari Duran rated it it was amazing. The gun by Paul Langan was an amazing book. It had me at the edge of my seat and wanting more the whole time.

Tyray Hobbs is a freshman at Bluford High School. He hates school but the one thing that keeps him alive is being a bully. Tyray is six feet tall, muscular and he takes advantage of these things when it comes to school. Tyray is known for intamidating kids and stealing their money but all of that comes to an end when Darrell Mercer comes along.

Darrell humiliated Tyray in front of all h The gun by Paul Langan was an amazing book. Darrell humiliated Tyray in front of all his friends and now Tyray wants revenge. Now, Tyray thinks the only solution to his problem is a gun. This book had my heart pounding and my hands shaking. I could not believe how good it was.

I was not expecting the ending that I had received and I really think that the ending is what made me rate the book five stars. I really enjoyed this book and I know other people will too. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys young adult or drama. This book was focused on the real life situations that people go through every day. There is no doubt in my mind that someone wouldn't enjoy a book as good as "The Gun.

You think that he is mean and vicious but on his other half he is sweet and touching on how respectful he treats his older brother who he hasn't met in years. You wont believe what goes on at his house to find out the reason why he is so mean and rude. View all 7 comments. My guilty pleasure book series. View 1 comment. Feb 14, Dan Tews rated it liked it. The young man that is bullying these kids is Tyray Hobbs.

He bullies these kids, because he likes the feeling of having power and that people are afraid of him.

The Gun/Payback

There was a new kid who started attending school in the beginning of the year, so Tyray targeted him. Tyray did this because he knew he could make him cower and be afraid of him. Darrell came to Blue Ford High School, because his mom could not find a job on the east coast. She found one on the west coast, so they moved to this new neighborhood. Darrell joined the wrestling squad and learned how to defend himself. The next time Tyray tried to bully Darrell, Darrell fought back and made Tyray look weak and helpless.

After Darrell stuck up for himself, Tyray went out on the street looking for a way to get back at Darrell. Tyray found a man that sold guns on the black market. Tyray bought a gun from the man for fifty dollars and planned on taking it to school to scare kids, so that he would feel powerful again. After he got the gun, he started telling people at school that he had a gun. Everyone at school stayed clear of him, and no one talked to him. After the first day of having the gun, he had the principal concerned for the other kids' safety.

The second day had the same result as the first day. That night Tyray went to the store where Darrell worked and waited to him to get off work. Darrell got off work, Tyray was waiting for him in an alley way. Tyray saw him coming down the alley and jumped out and tackled Darrell off his bike. Tyray brought him to the ground. Tyray threatened to kill him right there, but he was remembering all the things people said to him.

Tyary lowered the gun and broke down crying. Then Tyray put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger. Darrell lounged at Tyray and knocked the gun out of his hand before Tyray pulled the trigger. They both hit the ground and talked things over.

They both cleared things up between them.

A Book To Break The Gun Control Stalemate

After they talked things over they both walked away like the whole thing never happened. Tyray is a young man that attends high school on the west coast. Tyray and his family live on the bad side of town, and Tyray is always around bad things and bad examples.

The only person Tyray had to look up to was his older brother. A few of the times when he had done bad things Tyray had been there and watched him do those things. Tyray thought that these things were okay to do.

Tyray started stealing and bullying other kids at school, making him feel powerful. The setting of this story starts off in a large high school in the middle 's, about a boy that has grown up in a bad neighborhood, in an unstable home. Tyray is about 17 years old, summer break just ended, and there is a new kid in his class and Tyray wants him to feel miserable. After about a month of Tyray bullying Darrell, Darrell fought back and broke Tyray's arm.

Two weeks later Tyray was getting picked on in school by kids that he used to pick on, and bully. Tyray set out on the street to find a gun. Tyray found a man named Bones that sold guns. Tyray asked Bones if he could download a gun from him.

Bones told him to come back in a weeks time to download the gun. One week later Tyray got the fifty dollars for the gun and set out to find Bones. Tyray picked the gun up from Bones and plotted his revenge against Darrell, for what he did to Tyray.

Then the setting changes from the high school, to the street, and then to an alleyway behind a grocery store where Darrell works. The theme of the story is that no matter what happens to you in your lif. Taking a life is never worth the satisfaction, and taking you own life does not make it better. It only makes the people around you hurt more than if you would have just confronted them about the problem. I recommend this book to high school kids that like reading about troubled people.

This book teaches a lot of good lessons, and I believe that it may change someone's life. I feel that this book was very moving and kept me on my toes at all times. I recommend this book to you to read on a weekend. It is a short, easy read that is very easy to follow. Jan 13, Brandon Scheer rated it liked it. This was a pretty good book. It is a little too easy to read though. I read through it very fast but it was still decent.

Even though I liked it I would not read it again. The plot of this book is that there is a kid named Tyray that bullied other kids ever since middle school. He is very big in a muscular way so no one could do anything to fight back. His dad threatens to beat him and would make good on his threat. His old This was a pretty good book. His older brother, who he was very close to, was sent to prison for an armed robbery. His parents disowned him after that.

Back to the present, a new kid who was quite small, moved to the school and Tyray was excited to bully him and take his lunch money. He did so, and as a result, Darrel joined wrestling.

Tyray cried in front of everyone and no one was afraid of him anymore. People started to make fun of him and mock him. Tyray then found a gangster on the streets and was offered a gun. About two weeks later Tyray got enough money to download the gun.

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Tyray told his old friend about the gun and told him to spread the news so people would be afraid of him. It worked well and everyone knew by the next day. The principal heard and searched his backpack and locker but Tyray had left the gun at home. That night Darrel was at work until 8: When Darrel got out of work Tyray tackled him off his bike and aimed the gun at him.

Instead, Tyray tried to kill himself but Darrel slapped the gun out of his hand as he pulled the trigger. Tyray was lying on the ground and realized he needed help and wanted to change. Darrel reached out to help him up.

The two walked off, as Darrel promised that this was just between the two of them and nobody else needed to know. As they reached the end of a dark alley, Darrel and Tyray ended up walking off in opposite directions. Tyray had apologized and knew that his life was going to change.

Although he was unsure about what was going to happen next, he headed home. He was afraid to face his parents. Tyray decided that he needed to come straight and so he told his parents the whole story. I would recommend this book to at least high schoolers or people that are mature enough to handle talking about difficult social issues such as murder and suicide because those subjects are discussed in the book.

It is recommended for a reading level 5. Apr 20, Mac Speed rated it liked it. I read The Gun by Paul Langan. In this book, the main character, Tyray, is his high school's biggest bully and that is his only known way to be accepted by his peers. When one of his victims, Darrell, decides to stand up to him, the kid flips him and drops him on his wrist breaking it on the spot.

This lead to Tyray not being as feared or respected as he was before. People made fun of him instead of vice versa. He was determined to get revenge but didn't know how. Then, he got a good or bad idea.

He was going to get a gun. After a failed attempt, he finally got his gun and got his respect back as he wanted. Then he decided to kill Darrell.

Darrell saved him and lead to him feeling better and resolving his problems peacefully. I personally thought this book was giving a good message but it wasn't as entertaining or capturing as others. It was relatively small in size and meant for younger or beginning readers. The vocabulary wasn't advanced and the plot wasn't exciting. I do congratulate the author in that I never drifted off or daydreamed while reading but I think this may be due to the fact there wasn't very much book to drift away from.

The message as I said before was common and we have all seen these stories before. However, it WAS present and positive. It said to me violence is not the answer. I agree with that and liked that the author was trying to communicate it.

He also did it well. It was quite obvious. Overall, I liked the book and appreciated it but would not recommend it to older or more advanced readers.

Mar 12, Carl Koch rated it really liked it. I read "The Gun" by Paul Langan. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, because it flowed very well and was never boring.

In the beginning the main character, Tyray Hobbs, is a bully. He beats people up and takes their money because he thinks that gets him respect. One day a boy, Darrell, stands up to him and breaks Tyray's wrist. He becomes the laughing stock of the school, and thinks the only way to get back their respect is to get a gun. He steals and lies to get enough money to download a gun and waits outside of Darrells' work to kill him. Tyray is about to kill him but then turns the gun on himself.

Darrell tackles Tyray before he can shoot himself and Tyray becomes a totally different person. Tyray is the main character as well as a dynamic character. Throughout the book he realizes that intimidating people is not the right way to earn respect. He looks up to his brother a lot, and that is the reason he doesn't kill Darrell. Darrell remains the same throughout the book. He is always positive and tries constantly to be friends with Tyray. The book is set in an unknown city in California.

Tyray bought a gun from the man for fifty dollars and planned on taking it to school to scare kids, so that he would feel powerful again. After he got the gun, he started telling people at school that he had a gun. Everyone at school stayed clear of him, and no one talked to him.

After the first day of having the gun, he had the principal concerned for the other kids' safety. The second day had the same result as the first day. That night Tyray went to the store where Darrell worked and waited to him to get off work.

Darrell got off work, Tyray was waiting for him in an alley way. Tyray saw him coming down the alley and jumped out and tackled Darrell off his bike. Tyray brought him to the ground. Tyray threatened to kill him right there, but he was remembering all the things people said to him. Tyary lowered the gun and broke down crying. Then Tyray put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger. Darrell lounged at Tyray and knocked the gun out of his hand before Tyray pulled the trigger.

They both hit the ground and talked things over. They both cleared things up between them. After they talked things over they both walked away like the whole thing never happened. Tyray is a young man that attends high school on the west coast. And I quote him from then [saying,] 'Our gun control laws are so lax that anyone can download a weapon — the mentally ill, the criminal, the boy too young to bear the responsibility of owning a deadly weapon.

And the leadership of the NRA that had endorsed some of the measures was overthrown, and Charlton Heston later, of course, became spokesman for, you know, '[I have only five words for you:] from my cold, dead hands. And the NRA looks at responses like that to gun violence and says, 'See? This is what we're up against. In fact, they specifically said in the majority opinion in [a] case [that] reasonable gun control measures are, of course, constitutionally permissible; let's enforce, to the limit, the laws that are on the books.

For instance, increase the penalties for people who download guns for criminals and others who are not going to pass the National Instant [Criminal Background] Check System.

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