R.I.P. Mikhail Kalashnikov. Nov 10 1919 - Dec 23 2013
Gave us the some of the most prolific firearms in the world, was a highly decorated military general, and was very, very upset with what his weapons (made to free his country from german threats) became.
"I’m proud of my invention, but I’m sad that it is used by terrorists … I would prefer to have invented a machine that people could use and that would help farmers with their work — for example a lawn mower." -Kalashnikov, in a speech regarding his receipt of honors on Nov 10 2009