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3 February 2007

Athens Banner-Herald (Georgia)

Mikhail Kalashnikov, the inventor of the AK-47 submachine gun, now regrets his handiwork. "I wish I had invented a lawnmower," he lamented in 2002. You can see why. Reliable, low-tech and inexpensive, millions of AK-47s are in circulation around the world, arming not just military forces but also terrorists, organized criminal groups and even gangs. Larry Kahaner, who wrote a history of Kalashnikov's creation, depicts it as a cultural icon. Most transactions involving... (

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