M14 production tooling was sold in 1967 to the Taiwanese, who in 1968 began producing their Type 57 Rifle.
479,367 M14 rifles were destroyed by Presidential Executive Order during the Clinton administration.
I guess snap public polls by media outlets showed the "massacres" in Iraq had little effect. Time to move on to plan Q.
I swear, journalists sit in back rooms coming up with these stories and ways to market them to the public.
Why am I not suprised...