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I was surprised to learn he was still around. Guess he was as durable as his rifle design: http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-23/mikhail-kalashnikov-whose-ak-47-fuels-war-worldwide-dies-at-94.html
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what are you supposed to say about a person like that? I mean really he was great engineering mind, but how positive can you be about somebody that created a killing machine??
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Wow, I didn't know he was still around either. A GREAT mind. Much like Garand and Browning.  
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Guess all the vodka in Russia still could not keep him alive. Reckon they will bury him with an AK?
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He was a tank mechanic who designed a better rifle while his country was at war.  He's not responsible for how people have misused his creation.  They have misused all weapons since the beginning of time.  It not the weapon's fault.     
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Well stated, Ed. 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/23/2013 at 19:58
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Yeah, Ed 's right, he didn't do anything that anyone else wouldn't have done in those circumstances. Credit him for doing a service to his country, misguided he may have been, but serving what he was brought up to believe was right none the less.
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