He’s Got My Vote…

well if I lived in the Palmetto State anyway. (via Pat Dollard)

23 comments

  1. 1
    Southern Libertarian says:

    Giving away an AK-47???? That’s a haji weapon.

  2. 2
    Ten-Ten says:

    Wow! A politician that I don’t take an instant disliking to!

  3. 3

    Giving away an AK-47???? That’s a haji weapon.

    True SoLib, but it sure does give the GFW’s a near fatal case of the vapors. :em02:

  4. 4
    Cortillaen says:

    Would that more politicians showed as much enthusiasm for the 2A.

    O/T, this is well worth the read.

  5. 5

    THIS is what we need across the nation! Excellent! Governor next? :em93:

  6. 6
    LC BU1 IMotBP says:

    Southern Libertarian sez:

    Giving away an AK-47???? That’s a haji weapon.

    True, but only because there are so many of the damned things. That’s kind of a double edged sword in a way. If there weren’t so damned many of them around I probably wouldn’t have been able to afford the one that I have.

    I luvs my baby…

  7. 7
    Southern Libertarian says:

    LC 0311 crunchie I.M.H.

    True SoLib, but it sure does give the GFW’s a near fatal case of the vapors.

    Look I support the 2nd amendment just as much as you do and I believe he can own or give away any weapon he chooses. However it’s just poor taste for him talking about supporting the troops in the war on terror while giving away a terrorist main battle weapon. It’s about the symbolism here, not only is the AK a substandard weapon( There are so many better options he could have chosen) it is also a symbol of the old communist regime in Russia.

    Again I’m not saying he can’t, I’m just saying he shouldn’t because it sends the wrong message.

  8. 8
    Cannon Fodder says:

    Well, regardless of the weapon he gave away, this event was in my home town! I was born and raised in Greenville, SC.

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  10. 10
    Princess Natasha, Decadent Delicious Deviant says:

    Southern Libertarian sez:

    Giving away an AK-47???? That’s a haji weapon.

    Hey now!! I am no haji! And I love my AK. The only reason hajis have them is because a haji is too stupid and filthy to maintain a weapon, while an AK is notoriously sturdy and reliable, regardless of cleanliness. In a close firefight, I’d take an AK over an M16 or an M4 any day. At least then I will know that a stray grain of sand will not jam up the works at the most inopportune moment. Besides, bigger holes are always better.

    LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech sez:

    The BEST AK’s are Made in the USA.

    Nope. Still Russia. Izhmash is where you want your AK made. Anything else is a cheap imitation.

  11. 11
    LC Rurik says:

    In regards to Southern Libertarian’s comment @ 1:

    No, weapons really are apolitical. They will faithfully serve any master who regularly cleans and feeds them.

    Around the world they have served anti-hajji and anti-commie forces. They have even served some US special operations troops.

    In the old days the biggest disadvantages of the AK were that they made a crack distinctive from the pop of an M16, and threw green tracers instead of the neon red of US rounds. Any US troop opening up with a liberated AK near other US forces would find himself an instant 5.56-magnet. In this new world, such facts may have evolved.

  12. 12

    Izhmash.. 2009, clearly not your garden variety jihadi’s AK.
    I stand corrected, thanks Princess.
    That’s some new info there.
    ‘Hadn’t seen that AR’ish looking one yet.

    (Scrunches bettin’ money safely back into pocket)

  13. 13
    LC hilljohnny says:

    In regards to LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech’s comment @ :12
    ooh, they’ve made it scarier and black. ( oops, am i a racist now? )

  14. 14

    ‘Sincerest form of flattery.
    The AR bolt-on accessory industry ‘better warm up to rubles.

  15. 15
    LC Alric says:

    The AK’s have had black polymer furniture ever since 1991 when they started making the AK-74M. The “century line” (AK-101, AK-103, etc.) also have polymer furniture.

    But there’s some bad news: http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2009/09/22/izhmash-official-maker-of-the-ak-and-saiga-rifles-filed-for-bankruptcy/

    You’d think the manufacturer of the AK wouldn’t be hurting for money…

    Re. the video. Shame I wasn’t able to make it. Man, I love South Carolina!

  16. 16
    LC SleepTech:Resident Racial(ist?) Mutt says:

    What’s not to like about the AK?

    It goes BOOM at the most critical time…WHEN YOU NEED IT TOO!!! :em96: :em96:

    I don’t care where or how a ‘boom stick’ was made, I care if it gets the job DONE!!

    Yeah, I know, its not acurate to 1000 meters, how many of you are? :em93:

  17. 17

    Yeah, I know, its not acurate to 1000 meters, how many of you are?

    No way anybody can be accurate out to a ‘thou’ if the rifle ain’t up to it.

    (Nice elbowjab there tho’!) :em99:

  18. 18
    Princess Natasha, Decadent Delicious Deviant says:

    Besides, many firefights, when you need a weapon as reliable as an AK occur much, MUCH closer than 1000 meters. So, I will take hole size and reliability up close over accuracy at some long distance. I am no sniper.

  19. 19

    Yep, AK’s are definitely a general purpose hammer.
    I’d just hate the thought of being pinned down by accurate fire,, outside my own range.

    Anything I field is going to be dependable loooong before go time.
    Here’s some slow video to show the subtle diff’s in the operation of the two.

    I’ll take accurate reach for a battle rifle, if I can ever afford one,, or for up close, a shotgun.

    I had hoped to show Crunchie my 12g bump-fire prowess at Rottfest TX, but the range didn’t even like rapid fire.

    A sweep with 6 bangs in right at 2 seconds will solve most any problems I could have here.
    If I don’ nail ’em, ‘bet the goblin’s at least hear the Angel Feathers.

  20. 20
    LC hilljohnny says:

    and talking about guns, SCOTUS is about to hear another 2A case.

  21. 21
    Cannon Fodder says:

    The politicians that try to put down the 2A really get me. They want to claim that the state’s militia falls to the “National Guard”. If that is true, then, why can the federal government call them to active military duty and send them overseas to fight for the US? Doesn’t that make them part of the federal military?

  22. 22
    LC Ogrrre says:

    In regards to LC hilljohnny’s comment @ 20:
    From the article:

    “It is settled law,” the unsigned opinion concluded, “that the Second Amendment applies only to limitations the federal government seeks to impose on this right.”

    That is one of the most asinine statements I’ve ever read! If the 2nd applies only to limitations the federal government seeks to impose on this right, how about the 1st? The federal government cannot abridge freedom of speech, but a state government can? We can petition the federal government for a redress of grievances, but not the state government? How about the fifth amendment? Whoever said the above had their heads somewhere where the sun doesn’t shine.

  23. 23
    L.C. Mope says:

    You kids need to realize AK’s bought without a permit and in the wrong hands can cause death to the owner.

    Just ask this little lady.

    Toasters!

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