November 10th is the birthday of the late Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov, born in 1919, died December 23, 2013. He didn’t design a lot of different guns, but one of his few designs was the prototype for what turned out to be the world’s most widely produced assault rifles.
Today is also remembered in the United States as the “birthday” of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Today we present a guest article by Brandon Smith, re-posted with permission. It was originally published at Birch Gold Group
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