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    had less to do with actual attributes and more to do with the growing popularity of AK47s in the drug trade, popularized by gangsta rap.
    Coupled with several slaughters and featured prominently in rap videos, these weapons gained a lot of notoriety and got a lot of people nervous. The War on Drugs became an arms race and the AWB was put in place to curb that race on the side of law enforcement.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 04:38:05 AM PST

    •  Partly, CwV, but there was a very (0+ / 0-)

      prominent incident where a guy took an AK to a playground full of kids.
      That pushed the "assault weapon" into the discussion, IIRC.

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      by BlackSheep1 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 10:11:09 AM PST

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