Perianwyr Stormcrow (tenebrion) wrote,
Perianwyr Stormcrow

The folks at newsmax don't know their guns

John Kerry has a war trophy. The horror!

Hey guys- news flash, the standard war trophy of Vietnam was the famous SKS, the Russians' answer to the M1 Garand.

It was developed before the creation of the AK, and continued to be used by the Soviets in their military aid program for fledgling Communist nations. The SKS was particularly prized by US soldiers in Vietnam because it could be sent home unaltered. Here's a charming story about how lots of veterans got their trophies.

It's likely that Kerry's war trophy is a SKS, if it's unaltered.

Update: Kerry says that the weapon isn't an assault rifle, but a bolt-action rifle. This would make it a Mosin Nagant clone, most likely. That's actually a lot more interesting.

  • (no subject) that is all, thank you

  • zell on earth

    yay Between advocating dueling and calling Maureen Dowd the devil, I've decided that Zell Miller is OK by me.

  • sinclair

    I've been looking at the 5 year averages for Sinclair Broadcasting stock. Maybe right before the elections would be a good time to buy the shit out…

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