AK-47 – The Gun that Changed the World

The Colt Single Action Army holds a place in history as “The Gun That Won the West”. The combination of reliability and power enabled the American settlers in the West to bring law an order to a wild, dangerous place.

Since then the only other gun with that kind of distinction is the AK-47. Ranking #26 on Businessweek’s The 85 Most Disruptive Ideas in Our History, the AK-47 brought tremendous firepower and reliability at a low cost to both freedom fighter and government thug.

The Low-Tech Gun That Changed Everything

AK-47 photo
Photo by Russland und Ukraine
…the strangest irony of all, given that it was produced by the Soviet Union, which could barely design a toaster: It almost never breaks. AKs made in the early 1950s are still in use in Afghanistan in the 21st century.

Beer and Guns – new shooting regulations in Colorado

The Tribune has an article about new regulations on shooting in Colorado

Shooters must use cardboard, paper or manufactured metallic targets or thrown-type clay targets while shooting. They also must not possess an open container of an alcoholic beverage as defined by state law.

The new regulations were put in place to address concerns by residents and officials who were not only worried about stray bullets flying over private land but illegal dumping providing targets for shooters.

Those hunting with a license on the land are exempt from the new order.

So, hunting with an open container of an alcoholic beverage is OK? That seems random.