Strange... Why is it that 90% of their AK's (including that highly customized, gold-plated one) are Chinese 56式's ? Could they possibly have been originally supplied by China to some Latin-American Maoist guerilla movement?
I thought all communist guerilla in South America were support by Cuba.
It's not that hard to buy Chinese AK in North America, specially the semi-automatic one. Infact I belive majority of the AK-47 in North America are Chinese type59.
I cant imagine, how with all those guns available to them, they are easily brought down by the Military. Good thing these cartels have no concept of "training"
Other than buying them strait from corrupt police and military sources (G3's and M-4s), it looks that most of those assault rifles are bought in the gun shops in the USA, most are original semi-auto versions that may, or not, be modified to fire full-auto.