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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:57 PM

13. There are close to 4 million in the U.S., according to estimates.

And more AK-47's are purchased by Americans from Russia than are produced for the Russian military.


http://www.guncite.com/gun_control_gcassaul.html

There are close to 4 million assault weapons in the U.S., which amounts to roughly 1.7% of the total gun stock.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2188727/Americans-buy-AK47s-Russian-military-assault-rifle-surges-popularity.html

American civilians are buying as many AK47s from Russia's top armory as the Russian military and police.
The surge in sales of Russian assault rifles and shotguns are fuelled by firearms enthusiasts who are paranoid about the weapons being banned in the United States.
The semiautomatic weapons, fitted with high-capacity magazines, are manufactured at Izhevsk Machinebuilding Plant, Russia's primary small arms factory.
They are built alongside the fully-automatic military versions that are used by armies, militias and terrorists around the world.

In the United States, they have become immensely popular. Among hunters, recreational shooters and survivalists, they are known for being extremely reliable and relatively inexpensive -- and they fire powerful ammunition that is cheap and plentiful.

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