Gun Reporting @ NPR!


NPR has a report about the new AK-12 assault rifle. (H/T, Shall Not Be Questioned) In it they correctly point out that the AK family of weapons is to Russian exporting what Coca-Cola is America’s.

But, of course, the got something wrong.

Designed in 1945 by former Russian tank gunner Mikhail Kalashnikov, the AK-47 was the first gun to bridge the gap between submachine guns and long, heavy rifles.

Nope, not hardly. The first assault rifle was the German StG44 from WWII. Here’s a picture of a German soldier using one during the Battle of the Bulge.

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