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Posted: 2/11/2006 5:28:24 AM EDT
Hindu Religious Leader, Seven of His Followers Shot and Killed in Northern India
02-11-2006 12:27 AM

LUCKNOW, India -- A Hindu religious leader and seven of his followers were shot and killed in northern India late Friday.

Five others were wounded in the attack on Swami Sadanand Sant Gyaneshwar late Friday near the city of Allahabad in the state of Uttar Pradesh, said Surendra Srivastava, a police spokesman in Lucknow, the state capital.

"The killers used sophisticated weapons, including an AK-47, in the operation," Srivastava said.

Gyaneshwar was returning to his ashram near the Hindu holy city of Varanasi, 185 miles southeast of Lucknow, when he and his followers were attacked.

Police were questioning residents in the area.

Gyaneshwar was a popular religious leader with several religious retreats across Uttar Pradesh.

Copyright 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 5:34:50 AM EDT
AK47............sophisticated?????????

Part of the design was to be anything but sophisticated.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 5:37:15 AM EDT
Sophisticated as opposed to a rock or a stick I guess.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 5:39:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/11/2006 5:45:32 AM EDT by Commando223]
There are sophisticated AK's out there

Link Posted: 2/11/2006 5:40:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dalesimpson:
Sophisticated as opposed to a rock or a stick I guess.



+1
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 5:41:05 AM EDT
Probably a lot of those british .303's around for the average country folks there. AK's are something that are only available thru the government. Hence, beyond the reach of you're average local folk.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 5:41:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Freakinout:

Originally Posted By dalesimpson:
Sophisticated as opposed to a rock or a stick I guess.



+1



Probably true
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 5:42:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/11/2006 5:45:17 AM EDT by The_Reaper]

Originally Posted By metalsaber:

Originally Posted By Freakinout:

Originally Posted By dalesimpson:
Sophisticated as opposed to a rock or a stick I guess.



+1



Probably true



They had to start using the "sophisticated" AK-47 after their government banned
all of the tactical pointy sticks.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 5:48:16 AM EDT
if you whole life was all about cattle and digging in the dirt with pionty sticks I think you would think a washing maching was from outer space as well....



bush knew!
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 6:21:20 AM EDT
Sophisiticated AK-47? Must've been Tapco'ized with an AR stock and some rails.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 7:59:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dalesimpson:
Sophisticated as opposed to a rock or a stick I guess.




Exactly what i was thinking.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 8:10:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dalesimpson:
Sophisticated as opposed to a rock or a stick I guess.



Beat me to it.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 8:14:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/11/2006 12:30:19 PM EDT by GunLvrPHD]
It is sophisticated as compared to what is called a "country gun" in India. These are guns made by blacksmiths that will fire a single round, typically a .410 shotgun shell. Civilians there will never have access to an AK-47, even the cops don't have them. Given the brand of English they speak there, I'd say the police statement was pretty accurate.

By the way, I'd bet big $$$ he was shot by Muslim terrorists.

GunLvr
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 10:00:44 AM EDT
They MUST be sophisticated; Senator Feinstein said that they were designed to be fired without having to aim.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 10:01:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Commando223:
There are sophisticated AK's out there

world.guns.ru/assault/an94-1.jpg





Yeah. They go through finishing school and travel with the Jet Set.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 10:04:37 AM EDT
After the shooting, the AK47 went out for a cup of tea at the local literary club.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 10:08:40 AM EDT
They weren't meaning to say that an AK was sophisticated, but to point to some degree of "expertise" among the killers.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 10:12:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Burkey:
They weren't meaning to say that an AK was sophisticated, but to point to some degree of "expertise" among the killers.



Oh ok, i get it now, thank's!
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 10:13:10 AM EDT

Sophisticated AK's require the tactical raised pinky finger firing stance.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 10:15:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Burkey:
They weren't meaning to say that an AK was sophisticated, but to point to some degree of "expertise" among the killers.



No they weren't. Sophisticated was clearly used as an adjective to describe weapons that included an AK-47. "The killers used sophisticated weapons, including an AK-47, in the operation," Srivastava said.

To make your case, it would have read "The sophisticated killers used weapons, including an AK-47, in the operation".
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 10:16:35 AM EDT
snopes

Link Posted: 2/11/2006 10:27:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LARRYG:
AK47............sophisticated?????????

Part of the design was to be anything but sophisticated.


HA HA HA , yeah , I guess compared to glass bottles and rocks.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 10:31:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Commando223:
There are sophisticated AK's out there

world.guns.ru/assault/an94-1.jpg



That isn't an AK.
It is an AN94.
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