Running off at a tangent from yesterday’s train of thought (about simpler cars), I need to add the following.
As Longtime Readers know well, I’ve always preferred simple, reliable guns such as Mausers and AK-47s:
…over the vajazzled option-heavy tricked-up “operator” guns that all the cool kids are buying these days.
So needless to say, when the Great Day Of The Barricades finally comes, you’ll most likely find me lying dead on the ground with an AK-47 clutched in my cold dead hands, with a cherry-red barrel, smoking handguard and an absolute shit ton of slowly-cooling brass lying around me.
Next to me will be some amateur “operator” also dead on the ground, clutching his Mattel gun with lights, cameras, red-dot sights etc., but only half a mag of brass lying next to his corpse, because that was all he managed to get off before his supergun malfunctioned.
I’m not saying that this is the way I’d prefer to draw my last breath, of course, but under extreme circumstances (like this: 45% of Democrats want the unvaccinated sent to internment camps), it’s certainly better than the alternative: