http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/ ... _0712.html
Yes, a mystery. Millions of AK's (whether we can even confirm *that*, since it sorta could look like an SKS) around the world, and all the ones that shoot themselves are in the US.Three friends who were goofing around in an apartment with a loaded AK-47 Wednesday night are now in trouble with the law after the assault rifle discharged, seriously wounding another friend.
The injured friend, 18-year-old Preanna Grant, was in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital late Wednesday. She was struck in the buttocks by the bullet, Atlanta police said.
The three friends, including Grant's boyfriend, were in her second floor apartment at the Gateway Apartments on Northside Drive posing with two AK-47s, said Officer Ronald Campbell.
Authorities do not yet know what caused the rifle to discharge once. No other bullet was fired.
Just like my fists of furrrrry! And everything but rat shot and maybe subsonic .22 can go through drywall. Eeeevil hollow points can help mitigate that, mr. reporter.The AK-47 is the most widely used assault rifle.
"It's considered a weapon of mass destruction," Campbell said. "It's known to go through a few walls."
Excellent! As it should be.The boyfriend, 18-year-old Wallace Thomas, has been charged with assault and battery. The charges, Campbell said, could be upgraded if Grant's condition worsens.
The other two friends â€" Darryl Tiller, 21, and Michael Brown, 19 â€" were charged with obstruction of justice for hindering police investigation.
Police do not know which of the three men owned the guns.
"It is legal for most people to possess the rifles." That's a much shorter sentence. But we couldn't include the doublespeak and wordsmithing if we made it nice and simple, could we...It is not illegal for some people to possess the rifles, Campbell said. It's just not too wise to pose with them when they are loaded.