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DonP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 03:16 PM
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16. The AK designation is thrown around a lot.
A real AK-47 or AK-74 (different calibers later model) are only select fire (capable of full auto machine gun capability).

The news media, out of ignorance usually, and some groups, with their own agenda, tend to designate any Kalishnikov looking weapon as an AK-47. Same goes for the UZI.

There are a lot of semi auto only versions out there that share the cosmetic look but none of the full auto capability.

The ones you hear about being used in "drive by's", using full auto, are illegal by every measurement.

Converting one of the semi auto AK's or AR's to full auto is a fairly complicated machining process calling for a fairly high skill level with a milling machine and some specific and very illegal parts.

It is even against the law to own an AR-15 and M-16 parts at the same time. The BATFE has held that if you own an AR-15 and even have the bolt or trigger group from an M-16 in your possession, not even in the gun, you are guilty of violating the NFA of 1934 and can be prosecuted. (10 years at club fed.)

If you look at most of the stipulations on the existing AWB as it sits today (posted above) the focus in on what some folks consider cosmetics, no more than 2 of the following; e.g. bayonet lug, flash hider, barrel shroud etc.
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  -A thread for reference - Assault Weapons lunabush  Jan-30-04 10:52 AM   #0 
  - There's more than one bill  slackmaster   Jan-30-04 11:19 AM   #1 
  - I'll address question #2 since slackmaster did sucha good job on #1  alwynsw   Jan-30-04 11:41 AM   #2 
  - I'll address question #3  Superfly   Jan-30-04 11:50 AM   #3 
  - Select Fire, or true full auto assault weapons ...  DonP   Jan-30-04 12:05 PM   #4 
     - It should be noted  FeebMaster   Jan-30-04 12:50 PM   #7 
  - 3. What weapons, if any, should be banned.  RoeBear   Jan-30-04 12:17 PM   #5 
  - Here are the proposals:  MrBenchley   Jan-30-04 12:49 PM   #6 
  - I got most of the Senate names  lunabush   Jan-30-04 03:28 PM   #17 
     - As nearly as I can tell  MrBenchley   Jan-30-04 03:51 PM   #18 
  - Thanks, gang for an informative and pleasant thread  lunabush   Jan-30-04 01:42 PM   #8 
  - A real AK-47 is legally a machinegun therefore not an AW  slackmaster   Jan-30-04 01:53 PM   #9 
  - so, unless one of the amnested 'nam era weapons  lunabush   Jan-30-04 02:02 PM   #13 
     - Not necessarily  Columbia   Jan-30-04 02:07 PM   #14 
     - Close but not the whole picture  slackmaster   Jan-30-04 02:12 PM   #15 
     - The AK designation is thrown around a lot.  DonP   Jan-30-04 03:16 PM   #16 
  - The wide varying definitions of assault weapons  Columbia   Jan-30-04 01:54 PM   #10 
     - Assault weapon is strictly a legal term  slackmaster   Jan-30-04 01:55 PM   #11 
        - I agree  Columbia   Jan-30-04 01:56 PM   #12 
  - Here goes.  Hammie   Jan-30-04 05:55 PM   #19 

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