American civilians buy as many AK47s as the Russian military and police
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. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...opularity.html
Everything that is russian and has a curved magazine is a AK-47.
But since I hardly expect the russian military to buy many AKs as they have millions of them stored, this article is of course true.
Even if only a small number of AKs are actually bought.
Sensationalism strikes once more. You gotta give them credit for their skills tho - they've combined two already mentioned ways of insinuating or skewing the facts for a great effect - firstly, that AKs sold in US are actually assault rifles, and secondly - that Russian army is buying vast numbers of these rifles...
Media corporations - their purpose is business, serving the truth comes distant second, if at all.
And also as said in the earlier topic, the topic itself is pretty silly and does not distinguish between the variants of "AK" Inspired weapons (Eg: That The Russian Military announced it no longer was even purchasing 74 Variants let alone AKMs let alone 47s) or that the US Market weapons are not exactly the same....
Basically the only news in any of this is that Russian Arms are being highly sought at the momment by Americans arming up....