The AK47 has killed more people than anyone can count. More than the atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, more than HIV, and more than the Bubonic Plague. It is so easy to use it can even turn a monkey into a combatant. (After the invention of the AK-47 no one can say they were defeated because they didn't have access to arms. It levels the battlefield: arms for everyone, massacres for all. Like the Big Mac, the less an AK-47 costs, the more human rights violations there are and the more evidence there is that the social structure is falling to pieces.)
              (Extract from: Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano, pages 176-180. A most enlightening book.)

---April 12, 2011---

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