A President is Known by the Weapons He Chooses…

| July 26, 2012

Talk about a gaffe and a tell, “AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals.” To the millions of American veterans who have faced multiple enemies around the globe who were armed with the AK 47, this is such a huge admission of where the loyalties of our supposed commander-in-chief lie as to make one want to choke. The President of the United States of America just identified what he believes to be the weapon of choice for military forces and guess what? It is in fact the weapon of choice of America’s enemies.

The AK47 is probably the most significant icon of the hostile forces arrayed against America for the past six decades. I fought against the AK47 and felt its rounds cracking past me as I saw it take the lives of my fellow paratroopers in Vietnam. A half century later that same simple assault weapon is still being employed by Afghan, Somali and Yemeni enemies to kill and maim America’s warriors. This simple, stamped-metal, efficient weapon of choice of the leftist movements of the world has killed tens of thousands of Americans serving in uniform in multiple conflicts around the world for decades.

If in fact the Colorado killer used an AK 47, then our really lame president should have noted that the assault weapon used in this slaughter was one used by America’s enemies for the past half century to thwart American interests around the globe, distributed indiscriminately by the Russians and China to any and all who would take up arms against the Great Satan. He should have made note that this is a weapon imported from Eastern Europe or Asia most likely, not an American weapon of choice. It is a garbage bin weapon easily acquired by any mad man in any country of the world.

But no, in our president’s mind. our president of questionable origins, and truly questionable loyalties, the first mental leap was to the AK 47, the weapon of choice of those who would destroy America. You liberals can deny, tap dance and attempt to explain away until the cows come home, but this cow is has come into the barn. This political cow, our president, is a far leftist in whose mind the weapon of choice is the AK 47, a veritable symbol of violent revolutionary communism around the world. As a Vietnam veteran, I’m telling you, Barack Obama might as well have raised a red star communist flag. Those of us who know weaponry know that a man is known by the weapons he prefers and chooses.

Barack Obama chose the most symbolic weapon of America’s enemies.

Category: Barack Obama/Joe Biden

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  1. Claymore says:

    Anti-gun types, are willfully ignorant of firearms and all associated nomenclature. This is why you see airhead news reporters talking about “machine guns” and “clips” when referring to semi-autos. To them, every scary gun is a Glock or an AK-47. When you attempt to at least help them understand what they’re talking about, you’re met with derision, condescension and hyperbole about how it doesn’t matter, all they’re good for is killing people. Duh shit dumbass. Isn’t that sort of the point?

  2. Twist says:

    “This is the AK-47 assault rifle, the preferred weapon of your enemy; and it makes a distinctive sound when fired at you, so remember it.” Gunnery Sergeant Highway – Heartbreak Ridge

    That is a sound I will never forget.

  3. Dave Thul says:

    Agreed with #2. We train our soldiers to recognize the difference between AK and M-4 so they know if a shooter is hostile or friendly.

    The day of the shooting, a lot of media outlets kept reporting that it was an AK-47 style rifle, then quoted police who said it was a 223 caliber. How is it possible for a newsroom to not have even one person who knows why that is inconsistent?

  4. JP says:

    “A president is known by the weapons he chooses”

    – In that case, his weapon of choice should be a douche.

  5. Tom Huxton says:

    Actually “AK47” us a misnomer. AK45 is the correct name for the semi-auto version that is available legally in the US. Yes the sound is distinctive and I have never heard the dak-dak-dak sound properly reproduced in any movie.

  6. Old Trooper says:

    “Barack Obama chose the most symbolic weapon of America’s enemies.”

    No, Poetrooper, he chose the most symbolic weapon of the anti-gunners and the media. Every rifle is an AK-47 and every pistol is a Glock, to the anti-gunners and the media.

  7. jonp says:

    he picked the boogy man of weapons to demonize as if everyone running around mugging people were waving ak variants in the air. The point you make went right over my head but seeing as to how our Presidents loyalties are dubious at best I can see what you are saying. I guess the country has moved on from full auto uzi’s.

  8. NHSparky says:

    I’m so glad that anti-gunners where I live are regarded as nuttier than squirrel shit.

  9. 679Prig says:

    ehhhh, I dunno, hard to get torqued up about this. I see the point but like people said, every assault rifle to a gungrabber is an AK. Can’t imagine he put much thought into the term.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Hate to be a wet blanket, but some of our allies here are using AK-47s :).

  11. ArmyJ says:

    Words that change your life:

    “Be advised. We are taking small arms fire at this time…”

  12. Devtun says:

    Choombama as community organizer in Chicago witnessed many street thugs with AK-47s tucked in their pants, and also how they held the AK “sideways” when they robbed neighborhood establishments. 😉

  13. Anonymous says:

    #10, Most of our allies are using the AK-74 5.56 variant.

  14. Scubasteve says:

    I was #13.

  15. CSE CSC says:

    @9: “Can’t imagine he put much thought into the term.”

    That’s really the problem isn’t it? The President didn’t put enough thought into what he said. Just like saying the private sector is doing fine and “you didn’t build that” and all the other gaffes he has made.

  16. PintoNag says:

    Obama is already openly talking about “reasonable gun laws.”

    Here we go again.

  17. Twist says:

    @11: I would change that to “words that you say that change your life”.

  18. SSG Medzyk says:

    #13,that would be 5.45mm. Wholly different cartridge than our 5.56mm. But yes, technically he could have shot a .22 variant of the AK.

  19. Tiger5 says:

    @11&17: Unfortunately, those words are followed all too often by the words you say that REALLY change your life: “Break. Break. Break. 9 Line to Follow. Line 1…”

    Words our current POTUS could never even begin to fathom speaking, for sure.

  20. Redacted1775 says:

    @13 The AK-74 is chambered for 5.45×39. The AK-101/102 is chambered for 5.56×45, both were intended for export. The AK 103/104 uses the traditional 7.62×39, while the AK 105 also uses the 5.45×39.

  21. AndyN says:

    The president was giving prepared remarks in public, which means he was reading words that somebody else wrote as they scrolled in front of him on a teleprompter. You can tell that’s the case because he was speaking in coherent sentences. They could have written “Ruger 1022s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals” and he would have read it verbatim. While it’s undeniable that he’s hostile to American traditions and interests, I don’t think the AK-47 part of this speech was a particularly strong piece of evidence to support that fact.

    There is one question this should raise that I haven’t seen anyone address. If variants of the AK-47 don’t belong in the hands of criminals, why did Obama’s ATF and FBI conspire to expedite the sale of possibly thousands of them to known violent criminals? Obama’s various gun walking enterprises have lead to about 30 Auroras. Might it make more sense to get federal law enforcement out of the arms business and leave civilian gun owners alone?

  22. UpNorth says:

    You just had to go there, right? Now, this thread will probably turn into a 220 post marathon, after insipid gets into his high dudgeon.
    On the other hand, I agree this was both a gaffe(yet another one) and a tell.

  23. EGS says:

    @Claymore> make the same discussion to the un-initiated about an Android being an iPhone, you could really watch their heads explode. the world of sheep is not the same as the ones of dogs or wolves.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Alternatively, it was a calculated effort to make things sound as ‘scary’ as possible. To Americans, even anti-gun types, ‘M16’ is synonymous with our military, whereas AK-47 is synonymous with ‘weapons bad people use’.

    All in all, though, I don’t think this is such a big deal. When you’re quoted 24/7, you’re bound to make some mistakes. The Romney camp did the same recently with the ‘Soviet Union’ remarks. Yes, an AK is not our own troops weapon of choice, and yes, the Soviet Union hasn’t existed since ’91, but in both cases, we knew what was meant.

  25. PintoNag says:

    I had to google this, but I found 16 American manufacturers of the AK-47 on-line. They aren’t strictly shipped here, anymore. They’re built here now.

  26. ROS says:

    If I hear “reasonable”, “common sense”, or “folks” uttered from that rectal orifice one more time, I may lose my mind.

  27. Hondo says:

    Silly me. I thought an unmodified AK-47 was a selectable semiautomatic/automatic weapon – and thus required a special permit to own nationwide.

  28. UpNorth says:

    Ditto, Hondo, thought the same thing. Guess this falls into the “learn something new” category.

  29. Ex-PH2 says:

    Understand that I’m NOT defending Doofus Humongous in his speechifyin’, but I don’t think he knows the difference between a Kalashnikov product and Smith & Wesson or Remington or Winchester, or between a pistol and a revolver. And since the Thompson sub-machine gun, or Tommy gun, was replaced by more effective weapons by the end of World War II, it appears that TV reporters are watching WAY too many late night “mob” movies.

    There are Afghani crafstmen who can and do copy any weapon of any kind, from knives and 19th century swords to American and Cold War Soviet and post-Cold War Russian guns, right down to the screws, stamps, engravings, magazines and firing pins.

    However, it is true that any kind of weapon can be found in the hands of criminals, which makes gun control laws kind of futile, doesn’t it?

  30. redrooster57 says:

    The shooter didn’t even use an AK, he was shooting a Colt .223

  31. Devtun says:

    @21
    BO is pretty coherent here, even when teleprompter goes bust.

  32. ROS says:

    You can walk into nearly any gun shop and say “I’ll take that AK” or “I want the Saiga AK”, hand them your id to do the bg check, give the nice man $700, then be on your way.

    Granted, it isn’t an unmodified AK, but do we really expect a gun-hating shitbag to know that? It has AK in the name and must be eeeeeeeevil.

  33. Hondo says:

    ROS: Yes – but those aren’t “AK-47s”, either. Pointing out the ignorance or deliberate misdirection in the original statement was precisely my point.

  34. ROS says:

    But he IS ignorant of AK’s, and firearms in general. It’s precisely that ignorance that should disqualify him from opening his piehole about them.

  35. AndyN says:

    @31 I’d seen that clip before. What strikes me most about it now isn’t what he says, but the way his hand gestures seem to be demonstrating the “interception” technique that he was known for among his choom gang friends.

  36. AndyN says:

    @29
    There are Afghani crafstmen who can and do copy any weapon of any kind, from knives and 19th century swords to American and Cold War Soviet and post-Cold War Russian guns, right down to the screws, stamps, engravings, magazines and firing pins.

    Follow the link to read about a dude who claims to have put 200 rounds through a custom built .22 AR-15 knock-off made with a commercial upper receiver and a lower receiver fabricated with a 3D plastic printer.

    http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/133514-the-worlds-first-3d-printed-gun

  37. Ex-PH2 says:

    @36, that is a very interesting article. I think it points out the silliness attached to the idea behind gun control laws.

  38. Scubasteve says:

    18 and 20, Thanks for the catch.