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Rifle-toting horsemen of Shahsavan tribe galloping into a sandstorm in the hills of eastern Azerbaijan. Iran, April 1951. Photograph by Dmitri Kessel.

Rifle-toting horsemen of Shahsavan tribe galloping into a sandstorm in the hills of eastern Azerbaijan. Iran, April Photograph by Dmitri Kessel.

Photographs taken over the last five years by Hans Silvester, a German photographer, document the extraordinary body painting of the Surma and Mursi peoples of the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia. Semi-nomadic warriors, they live primarily by keeping large herds of cattle; their only Western accessory seems to be the Kalashnikov rifles they trade with Sudanese tribes.

Extreme personal adornment as created by the people of the Omo Valley of Southern Ethiopia. Hans Silvester has brought these incredible people to the world's attention with a book entitled Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa

Traditional Inuit hunting was carried out much like that of the Native American tribes.  This Inuit native is hunting with a bow and arrow, and we can only guess that he is aiming at a seal or walrus that's made its way to the surface.

Traditional Inuit hunting was carried out much like that of the Native American tribes. This Inuit native is hunting with a bow and arrow, and we can only guess that he is aiming at a seal or walrus that's made its way to the surface.

female Armenian guerrilla fighters, 1895.

Armenian women guerrilla fighters, 1895.[500x699]

Armenian women during the 1895 Hamidian massacres, when the Armenians of Zeitun (modern Süleymanlı), fearing the prospect of massacre, took up arms to defend themselves from Ottoman troops. Our women are warriors

Guns don't kill people. People living in a culture of glorified patriotic violence with unfettered access to firearms kill people with guns.

People living in a culture of glorified patriotic violence with unfettered access to firearms kill people with guns.

Gloria Richardson removes the rifle of a National Guardsman from her way during a 1963 Civil Rights Protest on Maryland.......BRAVE WOMAN!!! #civilrights  #blackhistory - @Greg Takayama Terrell- #webstagram

Gloria Richardson removes the rifle of a National Guardsman from her way during a 1963 Civil Rights Protest on Maryland. This took a lot of courage to gently push aside the gun with no comment, and nary a backwards glance.

Freedom Fighter | 1865 (Close Up) by Black History Album, via Flickr

Freedom Fighter ~ 1865 ~ By Black History Album African American soldier in Union uniform with a rifle and revolver posing in front of painted backdrop with American flag and artillery pieces

WASHINGTON -- The newly elected president of the National Rifle Association, James Porter II, opened the NRAs annual convention this past weekend by declaring that the debate over gun control is not a battle over gun rights. It is a culture war, he said, and NRA members are the fighters for freedom. We are the protectors.

WASHINGTON -- The newly elected president of the National Rifle Association, James Porter II, opened the NRAs annual convention this past weekend by declaring that the debate over gun control is not a battle over gun rights. It is a culture war, he said, and NRA members are the fighters for freedom. We are the protectors.

I'm convinced they've tried to get themselves cancelled for several seasons now and we (the fans) just won't let them.

Just sit back and enjoy your descent into insanity.

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