|I wanted to make things for the good of people. It's not my fault that you use this stuff to kill people!|
If you're popping off a round from the AK 47, you probably showing your condolences to the founder of the powerful firearm.
Mikhail Kalashnikov, a former Soviet Union inventor created the popular firearm died this week.
He died at the age of 94.
A former tank commander for the Soviet Union’s Red Army, Kalashnikov began designing rifles after an injury in World War II sent him to the hospital and soon earned the nation’s highest honors for designing mass-produced, highly efficient guns.
His most famous assault rifle design was the AK 47, one of the most famous assault rifles in the history of ever (and is so iconic that it is actually on the flag of Mozambique). According to the Kalashnikov family, over 100 million AK 47s have ever been produced, many of them illegal copies of the original, and have been used in practically every major conflict in the past sixty-five years.
I wonder if the racist right didn't know they're Communists?
After all they're so scared over Communism. They're calling the first Black president a "gun grabbing Communist" because he believes those type of weapons were used in multiple mass shootings over the past fifteen years.
Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, Aurora and Tucson were examples of the AK 47 and AR 15 being used in mass shootings. But that's okay, as long as we continue to use them, our friend Mikhail Kalashnikov is the one guy who you thank for the stubborn gridlock by Republicans.
When he was on Loserville in 2007, he told the interviewer
|The world's most popular firearm is the AK 47.|
“Blame the Nazi Germans for making me become a gun designer,” said Kalashnikov, frail but sharp at age 87. “I always wanted to construct agriculture machinery.”
You can sleep well knowing that so many innocent people who aren't causalities of war were victims of your invention. Hey, that's what counting money feels like. It's like counting bullets.