I stated in another post that the only difference between my AK and a full-auto one is a couple chunks of metal (and a hole if you want to get "technical"). It doesn't fire full auto and cannot be readily made to fire that way. I'm sick to hell of "Assault Rifle" vs "Assault Weapon" arguments. Defending them is practically admitting that you are guilty or at least owning said rifle eats at your conscience. The same arguement for allowing AWs should work for Full-Autos as well. THe problem isn't the rifle, it's the user. There's car fatalities all over . Should we ban cars? Honestly, I don't care if they blur the line, because when it comes down to it, ARs and M16s are both GUNS and as such we are constitutionally entitled to own either. The only reason machineguns have a "WOW" factor is because they are not nearly common enough. After you fire one it's like, "ooh, that was fun... and expensive...". Personally, I see nothing wrong with Americans owning a select-fire AK. It'd be a great hunting gun in semi-auto mode and a great home defense gun in full auto. It's cheap, rugged, and dependable. It's the Jeep of the gun world. Do I really want to put machineguns on our streets? No, I want them to be in civilian homes and readily accessable for those who need or want to use them. I'm seriously just SICK of pretending that what I own is somehow immoral. I'm also sick of HEARING the same old 1994 diatribe, "it's not the same as an assault rifle...blah blah STG-44, first true assault rifle, these are really just hunting rifles that look scary". We speak so much we stumble over our own tongues. Shakespeare has a great phrase for this: "He doth protest too much" We use so many words to explain our innocence, that to others it clearly sounds like we're hiding our guilt.