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Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by Threetango, Dec 8, 2013.
Pointless because they aren't allowed to have guns, other than shotguns and the odd bolt action. They all spend at least one year in the army.
Feel good media leftist BS. Russia is Russia: lol! Russians can own semi auto rifles too. They just have to show it will be for hunting. Nobody follows the rules, because they are confusing. Military personnel are trusted and nobody cares if they own firearms. Basically if you do not cause problems, you will not have a problem. I know Russian hunters who carry sidearms and semi autos while hunting. Hell, I carried them there back in the early 90s. Things have changed as far as rules since then, but Russians do not care. There Are at least 5 million registered gun owners in Russia. (Registered). Most Russians use less then lethal ammo in their firearms for protection though. Easier to explain a shooting. Oh, hunting is big in Russia. More isolated communities depend on it.
Russians are in the fight up the hill to gain their freedom, were on our way down. We forgot what they have yet to learn, freedom isnt free or easy but it worth the fight! We need to remember why they fight so damn hard to be like us, the walls may have come down but the KGB is still king, kinda like our CIA!
Russia is at the whim of a dictator. During the cold war, Russia and the bloc in general was run by a group of rich men (multi-dictatorship?). Russia has been run by a dictatorship since the fall of the Czars. Same with Cuba, North Korea, any "socialist" South American country and China. Oh, and now the US. Western Europe is a socialist haven, but more in line with Socialism then any of the above countries. There is no one force (person) running these countries. Does not make socialism any better, but at least they are honest about their political system.
Russia is a democracy, just not a republic. The majority rules, but human rights do not exist. Iran is another example.
The You Tube screen in the OP is blank on my smartphone, not playable. Is there a title or a link to follow?
Oh? And I have a bridge in Brooklyn I would like to sell you. Putin rules with an iron fist. He also ruled prior to this term as a puppet master.
Never mind, I got it. Seen this before. It's a demo for YouTube. Don't read too much into it. Deadpan faces are part of the show.
Not much of a democracy. Like I said, a dictatorship.
There is a difference between a democracy and a republic. Look it up.
Russia is not a Western democracy. There are shades of color between a dictatorship and a free society. Democracy is the rule of majority which, like it or not, is the case there. The majority of Russians don't want a free western society. They are content with the tight screws on civil liberties, and especially with keeping down the minorities. It may be hard to swallow, but it is reality. I've been to Moscow too btw.
meanwhile, as American schools throw all their efforts into 'anti-bullying' programs, and introduce books like 'Heather Has Two Mommies' whilst banning books like 'Huck Finn"......the Russian kids, coming from a MUCH tougher recent lineage than the US kids, demonstrate why we would get our tails kicked in a land war with the Ruskies!
I know the difference. I was addressing you who said it was also a democracy. It is not. That was my point. My friends are not content by the way with Putin. I talk with them on a regular basis. I have been to Moscow twice. Once in mid eighties (cold war) and then early 90s. Leningrad a lot more times. Did my hunting much further East.
Then you should know that they call it "Sovereign Democracy". In Iran it is "Islamic Democracy". But these are just definitions. Fact is, your friends have been outvoted by the majority of their fellow countrymen. The elections were rigged to some degree, but the regular polls confirm what some well meaning Europeans refuse to understand. Democracy can be as ugly as it's constituent society.
Mein Freund, Hamas was elected and reelected democratically.
Gee, I must be an ugly American, who cares! Unless Boris is planing on coming over here, they can do what ever they want. Europe and Asia have been under feudal systems since the beginning of time, why would you think they want it any other way?
>>What Russian Kids are Learning<<
Yes, but our kids are learning about self esteem, acceptance, and diversity. So there!
I will go with "Jagermiester's" analysis of this situation. I know from my time in Europe American news reports are terribly "Sanitized". He is a hunter and gun owner in that part of the world. His prospectives are very unique.
THANY you!!... My son is a Ukrainian orphan we adopted at 5 months (so we're really the only life he's ever known). He's been shooting rifles since 6, pistols since 9 and now at 12, he has two 22lr rifles, a 20 gauge semi (locked away in the safe when not in use, of course) and his own traditional and compound bows. I've just started him shooting and disassembling/cleaning my AR... He really likes that one!
There are people HERE (believe it or not, even in my state of North Carolina) who are alarmed at how I am raising him (NOT that I give a rodent's BE-hind...)... and I'm not the only one teaching this to their kids. If you're really worried about it, make a new years resolution to take as many newbies who want to learn to the range... Especially a young one. You'll be teaching ALL of the mentioned above by my FTF friend here AND preparing them for whatever life could throw at them.... Even Ruskies coming over the border!! ...like that will really happen... WOLVERINES!!!!
Because they are just like us. Nay the whole world is like us. On the inside! They all want to be America.
Exactly. And that is why dictatorships and extremist groups HATE us. We still represent a freedom they either fear and/or secretly, deeply want!
When I was over in the Ukraine, I meet so many people facinated by me and my wife. I was asked by one man "Are you changing his name?"... I said only his last one. His first name will be his cultural identity. He'll be raised knowing he's a Cossack..and be proud of it. Saying that made it a whole different ball game over there. They understood (and even told us) that my son would have opportunties open to him in the U.S. that he could only dream about if he stayed over there in the system.