If you remember back to March 2014, Øbama signed Executive Order 13661 which banned Russian gun maker Kalashnikov from being able to import AK-47's and other Kalashnikov weapons such as the Saiga shotguns into the USA as a sanction against Russia's involvement in the Ukraine.
Well...here's some good news for you AK fans:
Kalashnikov enthusiasts, rejoice. The official importer of Russian-made AKs, RWC Group, announced at SHOT Show today that they would be opening an AK factory in the United States later this year.Take that Øbama!
The new US manufacturer is called Kalashnikov USA. Jim Kelly, production manager with Kalashnikov USA, said that at least three states are currently in the running for hosting the company’s production facilities.
Kelly said that after choosing a host state they hope to have production lines up and running shortly, and ideally the first Kalashnikov USA guns will be available in the second quarter of 2015.
According to Kelly, Kalashnikov USA plans to manufacture roughly “80 percent” of the firearms currently produced by the factory in Russia. That could include shotguns, conventional rifles, and even, according to AK Operators Union, a 9x19mm carbine.
(read more here from the Outdoor Hub)