Friday, February 22, 2013
I was interested (and amused) to see a photo essay at the Atlantic about the home-made weapons of the insurgents in Syria - like this man throwing a home-made grenade with a primitive burning fuse:
Or this home-made grenade-launching trebuchet:
Or this garage-based 'factory' producing home-made mortar shells:
There are many more images at the link. Interesting, educational and recommended viewing.
Those who wish to disarm the American people might do well to examine those photographs. The average US home or small business workshop is cleaner, better lit, equipped with more and better-quality power tools, and used by owners (and their friends) who possess more expertise, than those insurgent facilities. I daresay if at least some of the owners of such workshops - those more dedicated to upholding the constitution of the United States - were to be deprived of their (currently) legally owned weapons, they might be able to design and produce something rather more lethal and effective than the primitive weapons of the Syrian insurgency with which to express their displeasure. What are the authorities going to do about it - ban home and small business workshops?