The Chairman of the Socialist Party in Germany, a party that is avowedly pacifist and supports prohibiting civilian possession of firearms, stands accused of illegally selling machine guns. Interestingly enough, the German media seems to somewhat get the distinction between a machine gun and a submachine gun. Almost. The Uzi they mention is also a submachine gun. But our media would probably have called the AK-47 a submachine gun, or just said all the guns were AK-47s.