Russia’s Kalashnikov now Made in the USA

Kalashnikov cnbcAK-47s are legendary in the gun world, but as of last July 16, imports of the weapon were banned—part of the economic sanctions put into place against Russia after its suspected role in the downing of a Malaysian passenger jetliner over Ukraine.

The U.S. distributor of the weapons may have found a loophole, though—by making the guns here.