AK-47

July 26, 2002: Russian weapon designer Mikhail Kalashnikov presents his legendary assault rifle to the media while opening the exhibition "Kalashnikov - legend and curse of a weapon" at a weapons museum in Suhl, Germany. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)

AK-47 designer Kalashnikov wrote penitent letter

MOSCOW (AP) — In a regretful letter penned a few months before his death, Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the AK-47 assault rifle, asked the head of the Russian Orthodox Church if he was to […]

01/13/2014

July 26, 2002: Russian weapon designer Mikhail Kalashnikov presents his legendary assault rifle to the media while opening the exhibition "Kalashnikov - legend and curse of a weapon" at a weapons museum in Suhl, Germany. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)

Rifle designer Mikhail Kalashnikov dead at 94

MOSCOW (AP) — Mikhail Kalashnikov started out wanting to make farm equipment, but the harvest he reaped was one of blood as the designer of the AK-47 assault rifle, the world’s most popular firearm. It […]

12/23/2013

Kevin Shoop, right, brother of Richard Shoop, gives a statement to the media outside their home in Teaneck, N.J. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Relatives of gunman baffled by NJ mall shooting

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Relatives and friends of a young man who fired shots in New Jersey’s largest mall, trapping terrified shoppers for hours before killing himself, struggled Tuesday to reconcile those actions with a […]

11/05/2013

This combination of photos provided by the family via The Press Democrat and the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department shows an undated photo of 13-year-old Andy Lopez and the replica assault rifle he was holding when he was shot and killed by two Sonoma County deputies in Santa Rosa, Calif. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Family via The Press Democrat, Sonoma County Sheriff's Department)

Calif. sheriff’s deputy shoots, kills 13-year-old

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California community is anguished over the fatal shooting by a deputy of a popular, 13-year-old boy who had been carrying a pellet gun that looked like an assault […]

10/24/2013

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