While the assult rifle ban as in place you could still buy an AK, the stock was jsut modified to be both stock and grip. Stupid, stupid, law. But I would support increasing penalties for use of an assult weapon in a crime. I think the NRA is a little too influenced by the gun manufacturer lobby. There are differences between gun owners and gun maker's agendas.
i owned an mak90 "sporter" with the thumb-hole stock. only came with 5 round mags too.
as the owner of many firearms i don't really have an issue with background checks, waiting periods or quantity limits over periods of time. some sort of effective legislation has to be enacted to get firearms out of the hands of criminals and to avoid the purchase of weapons to resell on the black market.
i hate the nra and their no compromise stance. we have a serious issue with gun violence in this country and something needs to be done about it. the nra gives the common gun owner "nutjob" status in the eyes of those that don't enjoy/understand firearms. it would be nice if some alternative ideas were put forth concerning gun control rather than just the usual knee jerk reactions like "they'll have to pry my gun from my cold dead hands".
i used to drink the nra kool-aid and still have a few choice pieces packed in cosmoline and tucked away where only i can find them but really there are enough firearms out there in this country they they will never be hard to find, they will never go away, and they can never just take them from everyone. so all the paranoia the propagate is for naught.