Rebranding the AK-47: A Weapon of Peace

100 thoughts on “Rebranding the AK-47: A Weapon of Peace

  • I don’t associate AK47s with “bad guys”. It’s just a different pattern of rifle and also highly reliable. It has its strengths and weaknesses.

  • Russians got a axe to grind for their flagship's image. I don't blame them. Its a highly reputed and respectable weapon.

  • The weapons the Taliban use were given to them by Americans ffs. How're they gonna give terrorists knock-off AKs and then ban them for the subsequent image they get? 😂

  • They make a good point, in the UK if I saw a guy with a padded jacket and a M4 walking down the street calmly I would be like shit there's terrorist around as he's a police officer or something and if I saw a guy with a old ak I would be like he's a terrorist lol

  • This is why I hate politics what have the Russians done to us we haven't done to them. I.E. spying we do that to our friend countries lol. We should be there friends.

  • I hate how Vice does an article trying to make the AK a Weapon of Peace when I bet they'd keep the AR-15 classified as a Weapon of War.

  • It is a hard reputation to change when more people have been killed by Kalashnikov than any other weapons combined . That used to be their best selling point !

  • First off, who cares what Hollywood has to say, everybody knows that most of the idiots actors know little to nothing about firearms other than they want their security carrying full auto.

    Whenever a product is used to kill people it does not change what it is, a rifle is a rifle, a car is a car, alcohol is alcohol, all if used as intended are fine just like any other product, but like with anything some people are going to use it for other things and it is not always what it was intended. We do not go around blaming cars for hitting people, or alcohol for driving drunk, we blame the person doing it, only with guns does the government morons blame the gun and want to ban it.

    All I know is, if the government is so afraid of these types of rifles are in the hands of the people, they have to have a reason for it, and I do not think it is about the populations safety from criminals/people that use it for evil. Our 2nd Amendment is the one insured right we have to make sure we at least have a fighting chance against a government that would turn against its people/citizens.

  • The AK is a weapon of peace…..Its not the fault of the rifle that the Warsaw Pact and China gave they away to literaly anyone. And then the CIA, wanting a deniable weapon kept shifting them from continent to to continent.

  • Yeah, communism = bad guy. Sorry. Millions and millions of people killed by dictators and despots can’t be wrong. By the way, what the hell is a .50 to .45 to .39 caliber?! Clearly, some limp-wristed soy boi edited this.

  • The reason they are seen everywhere is because they are cheap and easy to manufacture people do it in caves they have an earned reputation of reliability and they are extremely easy to operate affectivly

  • Why name it the bad guy commie gun? Is america itself a good guy/ country? Just name it as it is. America is not the only country here. No hate tho

  • Informative video. I found it sorry interesting but seriously at 5:15 I thought the guy had one leg. It was so blended in.

  • There just as many ak fan boys as there are ar fan book boys hell there even some that like both. Now yeah it in the hand of a.lot.of terrioest groups

  • I want more Russian aks here in the us please, it the Democrats and the Clinton’s fault anyway because they see the aks as a tool to fight off Tyranny.

  • This is just a company rebranding it’s product after privatization to move away from how that product was used as a political tool during the Soviet era. “Your country is decadent and corrupt, in need of proper, communist, equality, here’s 10 million Kalashnikovs. Don’t forget your friends after the revolution, comrade.” Or if the guns weren’t available, they d ship manufacturing specs, and entire machine tooling set-ups so certain countries could manufacture them wholesale. That’s why a good portion of the AK’s on the market are Chinese and why there are so goddamned many.

    First it was tool of “revolution”, a tool of “equality”, a tool of “independence from repression.” Now, it’s a tool of “peace”…ok, sure…

  • i have the original 47 ak blueprints.. i can only imagine how many people have those plans (hell you can find these hand written arabic gunsmithing notes on making AK's by hand lol)

  • AN ASSAULT RIFLE IS DEFINED AS A WEAPON USED FOR TERROR OR WAR AND MUST BE FULLY AUTOMATIC "assault rifle" was a made up term by the nazis.. their wwii 'storm'ghewer rifle was called the storm/assault rifle only because of the amount of noise it had which scared the allied troops, plus it fired very very quickly..

  • "Assault weapon" was made by nazis to scare other people by the name along with the speed in which it fired and how loud it was.. they were trying to scare people who were ignorant on weapons… and what do you see leftist liberals doing all year long?? assault rifle this, assault rifle that.. its big black and scary and makes scary noises when you do stuff with it and oh no!! It has one of those shoulder slidey thingies.. so ban them all and make law abiding citizens less likely to be able to defend themselves.. good job "killary clinton"

  • The AK47 is a hell of a weapon. There is a reason why do many nations for so many decades have used it and made variants of it. I support the 2nd amendment 100 percent. But I wouldn't call any firearm a firearm of peace; AK47, M4A1, etc… Firearms are intended to be lethal and take life when operated. Its inherent purpose is violence so it can't be peaceful. Its like saying "beautiful carnage". But I do agree that violence must meet violence sometimes to render peace or some level of peace greater than before. But a weapon of peace… I don't agree with.

  • My gun may have a reputation but I would still take it to defend the Border and my fellow Americans would be grateful

  • Its the bad guy gun used by the Russians,and I love the gun npt terrorist who use it. One day pudding face will be dead and ass raped. I would love to put my fist up gis russian ass! Putin tour my bitxh.

  • So… Vice says the "AK47 assault rifle" is now a weapon of peace… An "assault rifle." So, "Assault rifles" are ok now… except for the AR15 assault weapon, that needs to be banned from the civilian market, it is the most deadly assault rifle in the world, right vice? Ironic. All firearms are "weapons of peace" you morons.

  • The Chinese bootleg everything most AKs the terrorists groups have are Chinese. Does any one know the name of the black rifle he fired?

  • you can buy american produced ak's up in new hampshire for like 500 bucks a pop… the ak is a beautiful gun, tool of liberation and oppression in equal terms!

  • I researched countries that won war. It recorded that they used
    AK 47 rifle chamber 7.62×39.

  • 7:20 Ok, morons: You can't have peace without weapons. The guy who you interviewed gets it: for ppl to sit and talk, there has to be balance of power. If you want peace, prepare for war. If you are poor, unarmed and have valuable resources (eg. oil) you will get invaded by others. The biggest culprit of "making wars around the world" makes their own guns: AR15s, no Kalashnikov group needed. At least that's how the rest of the world sees it.

  • All right after reading the comments everyone here is officially stupid it’s not the name the gun itself it’s who use them and how many people has a killed and it’s killed a lot more innocent people than M fours or any other gun in human history

  • An original Kalashnikov made in Russia has never really been sold in the US (LEGALLY). Immediately following the end of the Cold War we had they assault weapons act 1994 would you ban the import of assault style weapons whatever that means and soon after that sanctions were put on Russia.

  • the bury it in sand is a lie, jams like shit in sand, mud, dust. the M16 and M4 are just better but commies don't wanna admit their shit dirt cheap commie rifle sucks ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • How did it become the weapon of evil doers? None of the NATO countries would sell weapons to those countries… Vietnam or all other communist countries that ally w Russia.

  • Strange, kinda sounded like the closing statement implies that every1 "BUT" the sanction leveller is making war.
    Now, we all know that's not true.

  • Here in the U.S. The Irony is these
    "scary black rifles" are the least used by criminals but the most
    feared by Tyrants…..

    Makes Ya wonder Dud'nt it…?

  • The AK47 is whatever you make of it. If I had an AK47 it would be used to stop home invaders and protect my family. Some people prefer to use their AK47 to commit terrorism. Inanimate objects are inanimate until the person behind them picks them up to use them for whatever they see fit. It doesn't care if it's doing something good or something bad, it simply goes bang when something pulls the trigger whether it be a good guy or bad guy.

  • Well shit there big shooter is bring in a professional to teach you how to shoot too like God damn my little brother has better stance and all he's ever shot was a bb gun

  • 2:20 I disagree as an American gun owner, I see it was one d the best best rifles in the world. Ask any gun owner and they agree. It’s crisp, durable and smooth. It’s also lasting and simple. It’s also really cheap and affordable.

    There’s literally no American gun owner that’s ever gave it bias or a bad review.

    Most Americans are indifferent towards Russia or the Russian government. We’re more concerned with out politics and our government.

    This is just the media trying to further divide and conquer us.

    7:14 and again, the gun doesn’t symbolize that.

  • After the end of the Cold War, Eugene Stoner (designed Armalite AR platform) met with Dr. Kalashnikov (designed AK platform) on an American firing range. Stoner said that to be adopted by the US military, he had to drop the rifle 11 feet onto concrete, pick up the rifle, and fire. Kalashnikov said, "In Soviet Union, if the rifle does not work – they drop YOU 11 feet onto concrete!"

    Source, and great info about the AK''s history in general:

  • title is little bit misleading. Its not only AK-47, cuz this was very early model calibered in 7.62x39mm. Right now most used AK in armies around the world is probably AK-74 in 5.45x39mm. Without counting that, good video

  • It's literally the most proliferated and reliable rifle in the world. So much that third world countries can use them fourth-hand with zero problems to overthrow their dictator or an occupying army, then have a civil war later. Ethics and politics aside, that's a fucking solid rifle. Which was probably Kalashnikov's intention. You have to admit, when Ivan puts his mind to something…..

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