Beg to differ with you Tom, but stolen AK clones are indeed being used in banger shootings and a good friend of mine got his squad car shot full of holes by a bank robber
with an AR15. There are several cases where dead-enders have used AK's against officers on car stops, too.
Do I advocate regulating them? Not on your life. But those guns in the hands of criminals are definitely a part of the landscape, for us.
“Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals. It can only be ensured by instinct, sharpened by thought practicing the stroke so often that at the crisis it is as natural as a reflex.” ~ T. E. Lawrence