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Proven by history: better arms in the hands of citizens, than with state security

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Oleg Volk, Oct 21, 2006.

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  1. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

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    For the Russian efforts to legalize ownership and carry of handguns.
     
  2. Third_Rail

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    I do hope that more countries legalize carrying of arms. Good poster.
     
  3. G36-UK

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    Oleg, in the (admittedly unlikely) scenario that the UK gun groups campaign to get our rights back, would you be able to do a few UK based pro-gun posters?
     
  4. Oleg Volk

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    Yes, G36-UK, I would help.
     
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    Nice work, sir, but one question - what's the historical connection with the broomhandle? Why not a Mak, Tok, or Nagant revolver?
    All in all, nice photography. I really have to go learn Russian!
     
  6. Oleg Volk

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    There's a Russian expression, from Majakovski's words: "And now, a word from Comrade Mauser." Mausers were one of the archtypal Soviet guns, as much as Nagants.
     
  7. Outlaws

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    Less "evil" than an AK I suppose? :D

    Good work. Hope it pays off.
     
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    The current Russian push is for legalizing handguns. Rifles are already somewhat legal, just restricted (have to own a smoothbore for five years before rifles are allowed.)
     
  9. AJ Dual

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    It probably has some extra meaning within the Russian/Ex-Soviet gestalt, or so I would guess. The Mauser "broomhandle" was very popular with the Bolsheveks during the revolution.

    In fact, the short-barreled variant of the Mauser that was most popular in Russia back then is called the "Bolo" after them.

    So was it just a happy accident?
     
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    Eadar-theangachadh, mas e do thoil e ...? ;)
     
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    Ah, I see, thank you! I would like to see the Russian firearms industry look at making more firearms for civilians, as there is a LOT of ingenuity over there!
     
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    Great poster. This makes my 2 semesters of Russian in College worth taking.
     
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    Ahh, I see.

    Quite an interesting picture.
     
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