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You are right - the AK-47

You are right - the AK-47 Mikhail Kalashnikov invented was fully automatic w/select fire for single shot. So was Eugene Stoner's original M-16. These are true "assault rifles".

However - the AK-47s and AR-15s we as civilians can buy are NOT select fire. Further - the ATF makes sure that the civilian versions don't share any of the critical select-fire components. Contrary to what you may think, an off-the-shelf civilian AK-47 or AR-15 cannot easily be converted to fully automatic fire.

If they aren't select fire they aren't an assault rifle - by the FBI and ATF's definition of one.

The only thing you are really correct about is that someone got shot - and the point of my ORIGINAL comment was that the type of gun used to shoot her was irrelevant to the story and what WAS relevant is that she was shot. It doesn't matter if she was shot with a Barrett or a Red Ryder - or stabbed with a Buck knife. The issue is the idiot who did this, not the weapon.

Grow up and use spell-check next time you respond to one of my comments.


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