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Re: Saying the same thing... Carol
Fully automatic AK47's are classified as assault weapons and they are illegal in many states except with special exception and background checks. They are Russian made weapons and are not allowed to be imported into the USA although parts are. It is not the weapon being used in the mass shootings. What is being reported is AR15 type weapons, semi-automatics. An automatic weapon continually fires like a machine gun. A semi-automatic requires a pull of the trigger on each and every shot. The automatic part is the loading of the shell into the chamber. The average magazine clip holds about 30 rounds but magazine clips can be purchased holding up to 100 rounds. Many rifles today have a similar "look". The recoil in firing a single shot can almost knock you off your feet. It wouldn't be a good choice for hunting rabbits or squirrels but a bear. elk or moose might be a different story.
I brought up the Glock for a reason. They can have clips that hold about 30 rounds and also can be more easily concealed. They can be just as deadly.
It's a sad state of affairs that weapon searches have become a normal routine these days. I went to a Pow Wow this weekend and for the first time anything being carried in was searched for guns. Not a sophisticated seach as in an airport but everything was patted down.