AK-47 Pistol?

I think in this case, the press might actually have it right:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man carrying an AK-47-style semiautomatic pistol was detained at Radnor Lake State Park after startled hikers complained to park rangers.

Ellen Thomas told WSMV-TV she was hiking an upper trail on Sunday when she encountered 37-year-old Leonard Embody wearing a camoflauge jacket, military boots and a black skull cap. She called the encounter “scary.”

Turns out they are trying to find out if the weapon is legal, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t be. I’m going to guess it’s one of these, or something very similar. Looks like one of those cases where the police just can’t believe the activity was legal.

6 thoughts on “AK-47 Pistol?”

  1. Permitted carry of defensive arms (at least handguns) is lawful in TN state parks … it was the municipal parks that were able to “opt-out” of that recent change in law.

    This guy is just obviously out to push the limits and occupy himself with attention.

    I am sure we will hear from the antis soon enough …

  2. I did Mexican Carry (concealed) of a PLR-16 once, just because my then new permit meant that I could. I suspect most of us have done something similar for the same reason.

  3. This, I believe, is just a manifestation of the god-awful National Firearms Act with it’s arbitrary restriction on “Short barrelled rifles”. If it weren’t for this rediculous law, I’m sure such “Rifle-ish pistols” wouldn’t have been made.
    I don’t mean to bash such “pistols”, just the used toilet paper of a law that spawned them.

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