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Russian participation means that there are guns on board the ISS, and the guns belong to the Russians. This is not quite as alarming as it sounds, and officially it’s no secret. However, I could never find any mention of this design feature on NASA web sites or mission press kits. Actually, it’s a safety feature, and not an unreasonable one.
American astronauts who trained for the 1995–1997 Mir visits, and later as part of the Soyuz spacecraft crews for the International Space Station, encountered a unique feature that cosmonauts need to master: target practice. They have to know how to load, aim, and fire the special survival gun that has been on board all Soyuz spacecraft throughout their 30-year history.
The triple-barreled gun can fire flares, shotgun shells, or rifle bullets, depending on how it's loaded. The gun and about 10 rounds for each barrel are carried in a triangle-shaped survival canister stowed next to the commander's couch. The gun's shoulder stock opens up into a machete for chopping firewood.
Of course things won't get the bad. If anyone thinks world war 3 is going to start then I believe they need there head checked. I said this in another friend. The world and the normal people livings on it are far to connected these days. I can go online and join a Russian chat room and make friends. I mean look at this picture for example, look at all these planes connecting the world if a world war did start all these flights would have to stop
The world today is such a different place compared to what it was 60 years ago. 60 years ago you couldn't pick up a mobile phone and call someone in chine or Russia or wherever. But with all this technology and how close the people of the world are now I don't think the majority of people would want a war.