Saw this image to wanted to use it to make an observation many of our US based readers might not understand. The NRA rules for gun safety are weapon and situation specific. Now before a net nanny or range Nazi swings in and tells me otherwise, be forewarned that your argument is lost on me. It’s up there with “Water isn’t wet” logic.
In the real world. Or put another way, in the world of the AK, when there is actually a perceived imminent threat, the safeties come off. They just do. Because the safety on the standard AK isn’t the most ergonomic thing ever developed.
Yes..I am aware of the Kreb’s style upgrades and copies, but that thinking is very “American gun culture”. Out on planet earth, the AK is the AK is the AK. It comes in two caliber options. And your only feature selection is folding or fixed stock.
Now for this picture. This police officer is standing a post outside the Turkish nightclub that was attacked on NYE 2016-17. There are two reasons he’s on AK condition, “This ain’t no shit”. The first being it is now standard procedure that terror attackers go after police forces in Turkey. Especially those staged outside major events or crime scenes. He is literally, “safety off” to take snap shots at a suicide bomber: On foot or VBIED.
The second reason he’s on condition, “this ain’t no shit” is because the Turkish security forces have been smack dab in the middle of the political drama between the islamist’s President Erdogan and the secular military forces. The cops are on the side of the President, they put down the attempted colonel’s-coup a few months back.
So what’s the problem? Erdogan supports ISIS, or at least has. He’s defiantly done business with them. Why is ISIS attacking inside of Turkey? Now the pressure is on: ISIS is getting militarily setback on the battlefield. Turkey is now threading the needle between supporting “good ISIS” fighters and bad ones. Working with Russia and Iran (ISIS’s enemies) to break up post ISIS Syria and….wait for it…destroy the PKK and the Kurdish state from becoming a reality. Doing business with ISIS is like doing business with the mob. There is no out. ISIS ain’t happy. In reality ain’t nobody happy.
This cop is literally…standing on the X.
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