Real Americans Don’t Use Russky Rifles
Bill Quick

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ALEXIS MADRIGAL: Snipers Coordinated an Attack on the Power Grid, but Why? Perhaps it was a message. But from whom?

Well, two obvious possibilities: First, Muslim terrorists waging jihad on the Great Satan. Second, conservatives firing a warning shot against the Progressive Ruling Class’s war on them.

Given that the AK-47 is the machine gun of choice among Muslim jihadi terrorists, and that conservatives tend not to avail themselves of Russky weaponry, just on general principles, (not to mention they’re difficult to control and inaccurate to boot) my bet goes on the jihadi side of the board.

Bill Quick

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Real Americans Don’t Use Russky Rifles — 4 Comments

  1. If I wanted a rifle that I could bury in the back yard for future need and be confident that ten years later it would shoot as well as it ever did, I’d go for an AK-47. If I wanted something that could hit what I was shooting at, that wouldn’t be my first choice.

      • Heh. Actually, I didn’t mean it that way. The typical AK-47 doesn’t shoot very accurately, but that’s because it’s 30 years old, has fired 20,000 rounds, and has been cleaned three times. (All of those numbers are made up; anyone with actual stats is welcome to chime in.)

        While even a good-condition AK-47 is not a marvel of accuracy, especially at full-auto, it is a marvel of ruggedness. An M-16 is reduced to a single-shot poodle shooter if you get a spec of mud in the barrel. (And it can blow up in your face if it gets a glob of mud in the barrel.) An M-16 can seize up if sand gets in the works. An M-16 will rust if you don’t oil it like a priceless heirloom katana.

        An AK-47, by contrast, can be abused like politician in a gimp suit. Clean it? Yah, right. Oil that thing? Yah, right. Go ahead, wrap it in oil cloth, put it in a tight metal box, and bury it for ten years. Don’t bother to clean it first. Unless you have some kind of drainage problem, it’ll still fire when you dig it up.