The Gun Heard Round the World

Friday, December 28, 2007


The AK-47, one of Russia’s most popular exports, turned 60 this year. Michael Hodges, author of AK47: The Story of the People’s Gun, says that the weapon Mikhail Kalashnikov invented to defend his motherland has become a symbol of Third World revolutionary struggle and Islamic jihad.

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ravin giri from dubai

not yet

Dec. 26 2008 03:16 AM
Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

Ah, if only Huckabee had been videotaped shooting lame ducks with an AK47!

Rock’s love affair with these weapons does have a sinister side. It, as well as hip hop and rap, has inspired some of the deranged killers we see all too prominently covered in recent years, I would guess.

Bring back the assault weapon ban.

Dec. 31 2007 03:27 AM

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