December 5, 2014 12:30 pm -

Kalashnikov ‘Rebrands’ Their AK-47 As ‘Weapon Of Peace’

Kalashnikov is rebranding its high-powered rifles, the choice of insurgents, terrorists, and other gun nuts, with a fancy new ad campaign and a new slogan. Russia Today – the country’s state-sponsored media – explains the new slogan’s dual-meaning: “In Russian it translates as ‘Weapons of Peace’ or ‘Weapons of the World.’ The ambiguity missed in the…

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D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

18 responses to Kalashnikov Now Calling Its AK-47’s ‘Weapons Of Peace’

  1. Anomaly 100 December 5th, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Friggin’ Open Carry nuts!

  2. Larry Schmitt December 5th, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    This is just Newspeak, straight out of 1984.

    • StoneyCurtisll December 5th, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      Two thumbs up.

  3. Larry Schmitt December 5th, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    We’ll peace our enemies to death.

  4. StoneyCurtisll December 5th, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I’m old enough to remember that ‘nukes” were “weapons of peace” becuse no one would attack if we had them…
    My how times have changed..

    • Larry Schmitt December 5th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      Don’t forget, the Colt 6-shooter was also called the Peacemaker. It sent a lot of people to eternal peace.

      • StoneyCurtisll December 5th, 2014 at 2:55 pm


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  5. ExPFCWintergreen December 5th, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    What took them so long? The Wingers in America re-branded the M-16 a “personal self-defense technology” years ago.

  6. Abby Normal December 5th, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Putin is using Kalashnikovs to bring peace to Ukraine. Here he is hugging a puppy. What a great guy!

    • Suzanne McFly December 5th, 2014 at 4:03 pm

      Awwww, poor puppy, he needs a bath now.

  7. StoneyCurtisll December 5th, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Only crazy persons what war…
    And for reasons that only the insane can explain..

    • Larry Schmitt December 5th, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      Those people at AFI that always rate Citizen Kane ahead of this classic don’t know anything about movies. This is one of the greatest American movies. I never get tired of it. In fact, I might watch it again tonight.

      • tiredoftea December 5th, 2014 at 6:49 pm


      • StoneyCurtisll December 6th, 2014 at 12:13 am

        Two thumbs up for Stanly Kubrick’s classic..
        How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb..
        My favorite as well!

  8. tiredoftea December 5th, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Kinda like “Fighting for peace is like fucking for chastity”?

  9. fancypants December 6th, 2014 at 2:30 am

    so many freedom fighters to choose and they wont see it coming

  10. Kenmedenbach December 17th, 2014 at 11:31 am

    The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun. Wayne LaPierre 2012