To some gun owners, AK-47 gets a bad rap

Mar 30, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Tampa Bay Online

Michael Hill likes to target shoot. On Tuesday, the Seffner man was planning to head to a shooting range on U.S. 301 for some practice with his AK-47. He said he owns two of the assault rifles and uses them only for target practice.

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lawyer steve

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#102
Feb 21, 2012
 
Blue wrote:
Only a chicken wants or need a gun like a AK47, Boo!
you stupid piece of shit get a life. Do you realize the majority of gun owners main intentions are collecting and target shooting not human killing and intimidating. I carry a gun every day legally and if I'm ever in a situation that requires me to use it I won't be a pussy I'll be alive. So sir you can enjoy being a rotting corpse while hoodlums violate your wife because you are too tough to carry a gun.
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#103
Feb 21, 2012
 
Blue wrote:
Only a chicken wants or need a gun like a AK47, Boo!
and by the way I own an ak47 and my wife and myself use it for recreational shooting every weekend.
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#104
Feb 21, 2012
 
Tory II wrote:
<quoted text>If you want govt to ban AK47's then it's you who is the chicken. What other toys or tools do you want govt to ban ? Nazi coward.
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#105
Feb 21, 2012
 
Wolverine wrote:
<quoted text>The 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution FORBIDS government regulation of guns. Freedom really is a simple concept, except to nazis like you.
it amazes me how some people can even claim to be Americans when they not only choose to give up but are against the most basic freedoms that our constitution reserves for us. The same basic principles that this country was founded on.
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Feb 21, 2012
 
Tory II wrote:
<quoted text>Those illegal laws are enforced by corrupted politicians and their jackbooted pigs.

Are all laws to be obeyed ?
it's liberal fascists like blue that are driving this country towards a police state. So worried about being pc but could give a damn when it comes to standing up for our basic freedoms.
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Feb 21, 2012
 
Blue wrote:
I got my first gun at age 12,a 410 shot gun. Been around guns all my life.n Used the M16 in the Army. For home use I will take a sawed off shot gun any time. But if a person has not been around guns. I guess it is like a new toy to them. Kids will be kids
I don't know what the hell your talking about. I've been around guns my whole life. In an avid shooter and collector. Every time I get a new gun it isnt like getting a new toy. IT IS GETTING A NEW TOY YOU JACK ASS. keep your nose on the air and your rights in the hands of the dems you jerk off.
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Feb 21, 2012
 
Blue wrote:
<quoted text>And Trash will be Trash!
says the trashman
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#109
Feb 21, 2012
 
JasonStorm wrote:
Concentrating on the topic at hand, AKs were made for pure simplicity and efficiency. The father of the AK, Mikhail Kalashnikov, took some of the influences of the M-1 Garand and the German Schmeisser rifle to design the AK-47. Although the AK-74 is a more updated AK, the AK-47 is still prevalent throughout the world despite its age.
The AK-47 has become a symbol of revolution and constantly mentioned in rap lyrics but unfortunately has always been stigmatized as the rifle for the bad guy/criminal/terrorist. Like you said, it is the one that wields the gun that determines whether his/her intentions with that gun is good or bad.
the ak 74 is not updated it just fires a different cartridge which was designed to compete with the NATO 5.56. The internals of an Ak47 and 74 are identical. Also it was the strumgewehr 44 not the schmeisser that was referenced by Kalashnikov.

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#110
Feb 22, 2012
 
bushie wrote:
The AK and the M16 was made for one thing to kill humans. That was what I was told in the US Army
They were designed to shoot bullets, which may be used to kill game animals, used to win a national or state marksmanship competition, or may simply be fired at paper targets at a shooting range as a pass time activity. Regardless, a person of legal status the U.S. has every right to possess one of these rifles and use it for any lawful purpose.

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Feb 22, 2012
 
JasonStorm wrote:
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It is unfortunately used by the criminal element...
"Criminal element", what a myth. If a person who was never convicted of a crime steps out of his house and goes and shoots a person he thought was burglarizing another neighbor's house, they will be criminally charged and most likely convicted, even in Texas. Does that mean that the state comes in and changes his elements. LOL! Any person can make a mistake and wind up in prison, why do you think they send bus drivers and semi-truck drivers away for negligent homicide in at fault fatal crashes. Criminal element, my ass.

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Feb 22, 2012
 
NRA Gun Show @ St. Louis, April 14 (Sat.)

http://www.nraam.org/

I'll be looking for DPMS AR Upper .308

And Ruger LCR and U.S. made AK's and Russian made too.

Why you taking the 5th so much Richard ? What do you have to hide ?

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Why you taking the 5th so much Richard ? What do you have to hide ?
I have no idea what you're talking about.

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Feb 23, 2012
 
Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>I have no idea what you're talking about.
Neither does any one else.

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Feb 23, 2012
 
Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>I have no idea what you're talking about.
Is it legal to remove foreign wood and install domestic plastic ? Does that change the legal status of the gun ?

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Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>"Criminal element", what a myth. If a person who was never convicted of a crime steps out of his house and goes and shoots a person he thought was burglarizing another neighbor's house, they will be criminally charged and most likely convicted, even in Texas. Does that mean that the state comes in and changes his elements. LOL! Any person can make a mistake and wind up in prison, why do you think they send bus drivers and semi-truck drivers away for negligent homicide in at fault fatal crashes. Criminal element, my ass.
You could be criminal for all I know since you always seem to take their side. Hmmmm? There are innocents in prison but is a rarety. And most one of them always say they are innocent. Innocent my a**.
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Feb 23, 2012
 
Tory II wrote:
<quoted text>Is it legal to remove foreign wood and install domestic plastic ? Does that change the legal status of the gun ?
if you change the gun from the stock configuration there is a parts count you have to have made in the USA. It's easy to achieve this I think it's six parts marked USA. A tapco mag = 3 compliance parts pistol grip stock and fore end = 3 parts. Tapco g2 trigger = 3 parts. Muzzle break = 1 compliance part. It's easy to keep it legal. To my knowledge there has never been an a person prosecuted for an ak with not enough compliance parts. But this is a slippery slope. The law basically gives the ATF a reason to take your weapon if they really want. It's a joke really.

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Feb 24, 2012
 
lawyer steve wrote:
if you change the gun from the stock configuration there is a parts count you have to have made in the USA. It's easy to achieve this I think it's six parts marked USA.
Imported Ak's MUST be changed from their stock configuration and converted into a U.S. made AK by switching foreign parts with U.S. made parts.

If the gun is marked with a U.S. Importer then it means the Importer made the changes, that is, the Importer already removed six foreign parts and installed U.S. made parts.

The U.S. made parts will be marked with the letter 'C'('c' means 'compliant').

The federal Compliance law was created to stop the importation of (in this case) AK-47's. For Americans who want to build their own AK (and make it U.S. made), they must do so by installing at least six U.S. made parts (from a list of qualifying parts) on to an imported RECEIVER. By doing this, the gun is no longer considered foreign made.

I've yet to see a law saying the owner must install at least six U.S. made parts if they modify an imported AK, imported by a U.S. AK Importer (CAI for example), because the Importer would have already made the changes. Duh.

Provide a link to the federal law that says swapping parts then requires the addition of six more U.S. made parts. Doesn't make any sense.

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Tory II wrote:
<quoted text>Is it legal to remove foreign wood and install domestic plastic ? Does that change the legal status of the gun ?
A "gun" doesn't possess legal status.

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JasonStorm wrote:
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You could be criminal for all I know since you always seem to take their side. Hmmmm? There are innocents in prison but is a rarety. And most one of them always say they are innocent. Innocent my a**.
blah, blah, blah, more rhetoric, blah.

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Feb 24, 2012
 
Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>A "gun" doesn't possess legal status.
There ! You played the 5th ! Again.

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