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Capybara
08-08-2012, 1:54 PM
WTF, am I in an alternate universe? A pretty in depth column specifically about the guns of the Taliban?

http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/08/taliban-gun-locker-the-frankengun-of-wardak-province/?hp

SgtDinosaur
08-08-2012, 4:46 PM
WTF, am I in an alternate universe? A pretty in depth column specifically about the guns of the Taliban?

http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/08/taliban-gun-locker-the-frankengun-of-wardak-province/?hp

Pretty cool article.

nothinghere2c
08-09-2012, 4:54 PM
interesting read!

barbasol
08-09-2012, 5:14 PM
Very interesting article. Especially like the article that was linked about the Peshawar gun makers

Nitro Express!
08-09-2012, 5:53 PM
Looks like an AK-47su mated with an MP5. Odd.

Capybara
08-09-2012, 5:56 PM
I thought the article was well written, interesting and I was blown away to find it on the ultra anti-gun NYTimes website?!?!?

It's like finding a huge in-depth anti-gun slanted article on Calguns or in the American Rifleman, totally unexpected. It seems like it should be on a military intelligence website like Janes or something.

hundreddollarman
08-09-2012, 6:04 PM
I thought the article was well written, interesting and I was blown away to find it on the ultra anti-gun NYTimes website?!?!?

The author, C.J. Chivers, is a veteran war correspondent. If you haven't read it yet, I recommend reading his book "The Gun." (http://www.amazon.com/The-Gun-C-J-Chivers/dp/B004Q7E0YA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344560534&sr=8-1&keywords=the+gun) It's an interesting look at the AK-47, from its genesis in Soviet Russia to its impact on modern warfare.

Capybara
08-09-2012, 10:16 PM
I'll check that out, thanks!

DannyInSoCal
08-09-2012, 10:44 PM
Great. Now I want one of those too....

And don't kid yourself -

This is a very thinly veiled attempt to have the average gun hating NY Times reader draw the "obvious" line linking all gun owners with terrorists...

monk
08-09-2012, 11:21 PM
Great. Now I want one of those too....

And don't kid yourself -

This is a very thinly veiled attempt to have the average gun hating NY Times reader draw the "obvious" line linking all gun owners with terrorists...

I honestly thought the same thing myself. Particularly when the author said something about how many of the weapons caches included AR/AK rifles. That made me think "terrorists use AR and AK rifles...therefor, anyone using AR and AKs are terrorists." I figured I was just being paranoid though...

Capybara
08-09-2012, 11:24 PM
That is the insight and opinion I was looking for.

Thanks.