The Critical 'I'

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Friday, December 19, 2003

It's hard to imagine getting wistful over a gun, but I'm sure many a firearms enthusiast will be saddened by the Israeli decision to stop using the famed Uzi submachine gun, no doubt hastening its demise. Not to mention gang members, drug warlords and other gun hobbyists. But hey, there'll still be the AK-47, although I believe that's also on the way out.

The news brings to my mind Public Enemy's "Miuzi Weighs A Ton", for obvious reasons.

You wouldn't think the name "Uzi" was derived from a person, but that's indeed the case, as Uzi Gal invented the gun that now bears his name. This seems to be a trend in firearms, with the Kaleshnikov rifle and Howitzer heavy artillery.