Re: AR-15s will be now MADE IN ITALY!
The AK - 47 will always be one of my personal favorites, however...I think it appealed to most countries because of ease of maufacture. Wepaons technology has moved forward to a point where, the AR system is very easy to copy and manufacture now. As one gun author once said.
"Revolutionaries and guerilla forces carry AK - 47s because they can't afford M - 4s."
You who inherit the heavy privilege to serve in freedom's name, must brace for the battle surely to come.
-- Charlton Heston, 1923-2008