There are semi-auto versions of AK47's, just as there are semi-auto versions of most military rifles.
An assault rifle, by definition, is a selective-fire weapons (capable of full auto or burst fire.)
Therefore almost everything banned under "assault weapons" laws was not, in fact, an assault weapon.
I love my AK, do not dis the AK.
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