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August 11, 2007

What the hell happened last night?

I woke up on the floor with a splitting headache, I have peanut butter on my chest, and I cannot find my shoes.

...

Hey, how about some gun porn? I vaguely recall that being a popular topic last night. There were others, but, uh, anyway.

Russians test new anti-terrorist Kalashnikov, the AK-9.

Shouldn't it be like, the AK-79? What are the rules for numbers and guns?

It's fitted with a silencer for special ops, (so they can be like NINJAS), and it fires a large 9mm designed to pierce body armor. The rifle weighs 8.4 pounds, which is fairly light when you compare it to a Lee-Enfield .303

They call em "suppressor" weapons now.

"There's an increasing interest in suppressor weapons for... tactical reasons," said Jones, using the specialist term for guns fitted with silencers.

That's Richard Jones, editor of British-based Jane's Infantry Weapons. You can tell it's British cause of the girl name.

The AK-9 could be of interest to other special forces in the world -- "commando-like units who have been able to engage an enemy sentry or shoot their way out of trouble and not be heard," he added.

Like hammerin your way outta the Scorpio Lounge over on Avenue M after the fight breaks out at midnight over some bar skank named Dolores.

The article mentions this year is the 60th anniversary of the AK-47, which is still produced by several formerly commie-bloc countries like Bulgaria, Poland and China (and Russia too), about one million a year.

Obligatory gun question from reporter:

Asked whether he feels any remorse about producing guns, (Alexei) Dragunov smiles and answers: "Can you imagine a world without violence? Firearms are not for killing people, they're a deterrent."

Change of topic - Pick the Topic:

For those of you who don't have time to wade through the comments on Pick the Topic from last night's craziness, geoff was kind enough to offer a summary here.

I expect it will either a) encourage you to read through it, or b) give you enough information to know you don't want to go anywhere near it.


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