After the announcement of new sanctions, Americans will sweep Russian automata from the shelves
The other day, the administration of US President Barack Obama announced the expansion of sanctions against Russia. The White House called the purpose of these events - to limit the ability of Moscow to supply weapon militias in the east of Ukraine. The Kalashnikov Concern was on the black list of industrial enterprises that fell into the White House’s favor. Without waiting for the entry into force of the sanctions, the Americans are actively buying up the legendary Russian machines.
The decision of the American authorities to include the Kalashnikov concern in the sanctions list shocked ordinary Americans. As you know, US citizens are big fans of firearms, they appreciate Kalashnikov assault rifles for durability, reliability and reliability, writes the Huffington Post.
At the moment, there is no official information about the sharp increase in demand for Russian weapons among Americans. However, sellers across the country recognize that the trade in AK-47 and other Russian weapons is a considerable percentage of their profits.
Blaine Banting, head of the Atlantic Firearms major weapons network, said that orders for the AK-47 and other similar rifles and machine guns "have tripled or even quadrupled."
“15 employees work with us, yesterday we opened at 7: 30 and did not leave the store until eight in the evening!” Says Banting. According to him, Atlantic Firearms stores sold off all their Kalashnikovs in just two days. And there are no more Russian barrels in the weapons network.
An employee of another gun shop - Armageddon Armory in the city of Nampa - said: the other day he and his colleagues bought 60 carbide "Saiga", designed on the basis of a Kalashnikov assault rifle. Despite the fairly high price - $ 800-900, all the weapons were sold out in two days. “We sold them instantly!” The seller happily reported.
In an interview with RT, Arsenal magazine’s chief editor and military expert Viktor Murakhovsky noted that he was not at all surprised by the popularity of Russian weapons in the United States. He noted that a wide range of different weapons based on the Kalashnikov system — hunting rifles, carbines, etc. — is represented in the US arms market.
“Indeed, it is precisely Russian weapons that are very popular (in the USA - RT), because in terms of price-quality ratio, they significantly exceed the“ clones ”produced in other countries - Romania, Bulgaria, China,” the specialist told.
Russian-made automatic rifles have for many years firmly occupied in the American market the niche of affordable, simple and high-quality weapons. Now, in connection with the sanctions, it is not surprising that Americans, who know a lot about weapons, are in a hurry to acquire a Kalashnikov assault rifle.
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