Why is it that any discussions mentioning anything remotely political are shut down? I have noticed that there are no exceptions, regardless of whether the viewpoint is near unanimous among The Forum members. I understand that political discussions bring emotions and strong opinions out of people, and that for the sake of "peace and tranquility" most need to be avoided. On the other hand, our very HOBBY is political. We talk about the most political weapon on the planet. The AK has received more political attention than all the other weapons, combined. Don't get me wrong, I understand there are always people who don't know how to keep discussions tactful (I saw the recent 2 week banning), but does that mean we ALL can't be trusted? No disrespect intended, I just wanted to know.