Well I may have to change my tune a little bit. One of my arguments against stricter gun control, in light of Mexico's narco state problems, is the astronomically expensive way to obtain a machine in the U.S. The thing you have to understand is it costs $10,000 to buy an AK-47. Does it make sense for them to buy hundreds of those at that price when they could simply smuggle 'em from somewhere else or perhaps illegally modify clones? See, I always doubted the news reports that said an AK-47 was seized in some drug bust. Considering the news is so bad at identifying guns I have always taken such reports with a heaping truck load of salt. But maybe they were right and I'm wrong. This is unbelievable. Kudos to CBS for covering this. And if these are coming from gun shows, they're not AK-47s so my original hunch is correct. They're the semi-auto clones and others... We've heard for the past two years that it's America's gun laws that permit such things to happen. So is it really? I want to know who gave this the green light so I can demand a resignation. Did you catch that last bit? Two of our own guns let free by the ATF ended up being used against one of our own federal agents.