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Designer of AK-47 dies

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by hooroo, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. hooroo

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    http://world.time.com/2013/12/23/mikhail-kalashnikov-soviet-inventor-of-the-ak-47-dies-at-94/

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  2. LosPollosHermanos

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    ugh. Please don't post 4chan screenshots.
     
  3. J Sizzle

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    IB4 gun control argument
     
  4. AroundTheWorld

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    Andrei Kirilenko faints.
     
  5. Jontro

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    When I played Rainbow Six 2 decades ago, I thought AK47s weren't that good. I preferred Uzis.
     
  6. Mr. Brightside

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    Definitely wasn't a good day.
     
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    AK47 in Goldeneye 64 = Kf7 Soviet

    that's how I'll always remember the man. that, and how he invented the glock of assault rifles, easily making them fully automatic by removing 1 metal spring.
     
  8. bobloblaw

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    This could move to the D&D very quickly. I am not upset that he died on Festivus. You cannot defend killing machines by saying that the principle behind it was pure engineering. I could say the same thing about vibrators or dildos.
     
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    Might want to stick to video games. Your knowledge of machinery in the real world needs improvement.
     
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    In his own words:

    "I'm proud of my invention, but I'm sad that it is used by terrorists ... I would prefer to have invented a machine that people could use and that would help farmers with their work — for example a lawn mower."

    "Blame the Nazi Germans for making me become a gun designer ... I always wanted to construct agriculture machinery."

    "I created a weapon to defend the borders of my motherland. It's not my fault that it's being used where it shouldn't be. The politicians are more to blame for this."

    "When a young man, I read somewhere the following: God the Almighty said, 'All that is too complex is unnecessary, and it is simple that is needed' ... So this has been my lifetime motto – I have been creating weapons to defend the borders of my fatherland, to be simple and reliable."
     
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    It was hilarious.
     
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    is this the guy from the Rocky movie?
     
  13. boomboom

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    John Stockton falls.
     
  14. Surfguy

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    Weapon makers and their logic about how they didn't intend their weapons to be used in this way when they created them. Oh brother. Yea...right! Whatever helps you sleep at night! :rolleyes:
     
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    Beat me to it!

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    "Blame the Nazi Germans for making me become a gun designer ... I always wanted to construct agriculture machinery."
     
  17. Surfguy

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    "I created a weapon to defend the borders of my motherland. It's not my fault that it's being used where it shouldn't be. The politicians are more to blame for this."

    Judging by this quote...I don't think he quite reconciled himself on it. He knew when he was making it that it would go beyond its intended use. He probably did lose some sleep thinking about this.

    The scientists making the original nukes had similar thoughts. They knew if they made it...it would likely be used and the effects would be devastating. And, it would be out of their hands how it would be used once it was made. But, they still felt some personal responsibility for their roles in making it.

    All I'm saying is each one of these individuals making weapons I don't think can get their own thoughts entirely away from their own personal involvement in the making of the weapon and the intended or unintended events that happened next. They knew when they were making it that it wouldn't solely exist for just the one thing they thought they were making it for. But, that's the dilemma.
     
  18. Voice of Aus

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    Wait what's a gun look like? O that's right we don't have any, moving on.....
     
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