http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/mai...FF4AVCBQUIV0?xml=/news/2007/02/13/wiran13.xml I wont blame the manufacture or the product but the owner/purchaser of the product. Iranian Government,Defense forces and Iraqi insurgents. should the deal have taken place not my call. just as lots of gun dealers in the US sell legal products and most follow the law but for whatever reason purchaser either lied or went crazy. Iran said the guns were to be used against drug smugglers in the east half on the Afganistan and Pakistan border. In other words Iran lied and Steyr bought it. while the sale is unpopular and negative fallout assured. Steyr Mannlicher with the sale was a good thing. It shows Iran is active in Iraq insurgency this cannot be more clearer should the news article and evidence holds up. gun doesnt need to be smoking just there. sure it would be preferential that all guns are owned and not used for other than paper puncher. to ban a manufacture or a product because the users abuse it is no different than support the politicians and supporters of anti gun groups that want to ban all guns. Soldiers generally have a fighting chance it is war. wonder if this was unraveling for a while and why the previous owner sold the company lets keep in mind the current owner is not responsable for making the sale he just walked into a shitstorm. tommarow ban steyr and the day after that ban everything else capable of a people using to defend from tyranny one day at a time till the absolutism is complete and then fascism. dont blame the rifle but the man behind it puts on flame proof suit.