Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Golden Guns

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) is the ninth spy film in the James Bond series and the second to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.

Hilter's Golden Gun
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Elvis Presley's golden 9mm

Fidel Castro's golden gun
Police in Mexico raided a basement finding 31 diamond-studded guns, presumably belonging to a drug cartel boss, according to the attorney general's office.

Officers in western Jalisco found 31 gold and silver plated handguns of varying caliber studded with diamonds and engraved with the name 'Lobo Valencia". The basement in Zapopan also yielded four rifles.

Valencia is the right-hand man of Joaquin Guzman.
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Saddam Hussein had a series of gold-plated weapons, including assault rifles, sub-machine guns (one of which was a Second World War British Sterling gun) and a Dragunov.

When Col Muammar Gaddafi was captured and killed, he was carrying a golden gun, one of the dictator's arsenal of customized, gold plated weapons.

Rebels captured what appeared to be a golden Kalashnikov AK-74 assault rifle - a successor to the AK-47 - from his Bab al-Aziziya compound.
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In 2008 a Mexican police raid on a drug kingpin's home revealed a collection of golden weapons, along with a small amount of cash.