The Greatest Regret of The Man Who Invented The AK-47

Everyone knows that having an “innovative or creative mind” is something that not quite a good number of people are opportuned to have.

Whilst some thought out ways on how to create tech products that will make life easier for a good number of people; others did the same thing too, but rather in a way that promotes violence and at the same time seeks to end it.

In order not bore you with too much words, I am going to reveal to you the greatest regret of the mastermind behind the Avtomat Kalashnikova (AKM or AK-47) that is widely used across the world today:

Prior to his death, Mikhail Kalashnikov wrote series of letters showing how remorseful and sorry he was for creating something both he and most critics regarded as a “Global Killing Machine” .

Photo Credit: Mikhail Kalashnikov, With His Invention, Vintage Photos

He went on to state that he never intended for the weapon to be used as a preferred weapon of violence and conflict in wartorn countries across the globe.

Furthermore, to show how remorseful he was for inventing the AK-47, Mikhail Kalashnikov wrote letters to the head of the Orthodox church in Russia in May 2012; wondering if he (Avtomat Kalashnikova) was responsible for the many deaths caused by the deadly weapon that he invented.

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Furthermore, it’s important to note that when Mikhail Kalashnikov designed the Avtomat Kalashnikova during the Soviet Union era, and not too long after he did that, he was widely celebrated as a national hero and was portrayed as a symbol of Russia’s military past.

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Finally, according to military experts, it is important to note that there are more than 100 million Kalashnikov rifles which have been sold across the world, with a greater percentage of the weapon being used by terrorists such as Boko Haram, ISIS, Al-Qaeda and Co.

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