A study by the non-profit Violence Policy Center, which advocates for stricter gun laws, highlights more than 20 examples of so-called “assault pistols” currently marketed in the United States.
The study notes that many of the pistols were made illegal under the now-expired assault weapons ban, including the Uzi, MAC-10 and Calico pistols. Two of the most popular weapons, the AK-47 and AR-15 pistols, offer power similar to that of the nation's most popular assault rifles, the study claims.
“Not since the late 1980s and early 1990s has there been such a wide selection of assault pistols available for sale in the United States,” the study's authors wrote.
The Violence Policy Center claims that AK-47 pistols are a 'weapon of choice' among illegal gun traffickers who bring weapons from the United States into Mexico.
Read the study HERE.