Buttle's World

24 June, 2009

A Free Market Response to Piracy

Filed under: Posts — clgood @ 13:51

From Russia, with love.

Wealthy punters pay £3,500 per day to patrol the most dangerous waters in the world hoping to be attacked by raiders.

When attacked, they retaliate with grenade launchers, machine guns and rocket launchers, reports Austrian business paper Wirtschaftsblatt.

Passengers, who can pay an extra £5 a day for an AK-47 machine gun and £7 for 100 rounds of ammo, are also protected by a squad of ex special forces troops.

Wait — That’s about $12.50 US for 100 rounds? Twelve and a half cents per round? That’s less than half of what you’d pay here in the US for the ammo if you could find any. You could take the cruise, conserve your ammo, and pay for the trip by selling your surplus stateside!

In case you weren’t aware, ammo is scarce in the U.S. ever since some anti-gun moron got elected president. I waited too long to try to stock up, and now I can’t find any.

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1 Comment »

  1. no way.

    show me even that sportsmans guide is out of stock of 7.62×39, both wallmart and ace here in reno have plenty of the stuff, seen recently.

    perhaps you could qualify your statement, eg “here in california, i can’t find any”

    gosh. so i suppose after paying ~$5740/day for the vacation, its just “too bad” that the first ~10 trillion of debt devalued the US currency into such a nervous pile of hopes and wishes that you’re saddened to pay ~2x that subsidized price a round

    Comment by bc — 24 June, 2009 @ 15:16


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