The AK 47 is a very popular weapon for many reasons. First, the AK 47 is very easy to use. Almost anyone can pick up this weapon and know how to fire it even if they have never fired a weapon before. It is not particularly heavy either, making it exceptionally usable. It is also a fairly accurate weapon, considering the fact that it is an automatic rifle, which are not typically very accurate.
The AK 47 also allows for rapid fire and can be used to kill indiscriminately. Anyone using this weapon outside of target practice should be considered dangerous because it is not a hunting rifle.