The legacy of Kalashnikov


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Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the assault rifle that has killed more people than any other firearm in the world, died at age 94, Russian officials said. The inventor said pride in his iconic invention was mixed with the pain of seeing it used by criminals and child soldiers. Kalashnikov holds an AK-47 automatic rifle during the opening of an exhibition showing his gun, February 20, 1997. REUTERS