Here’s the big shocker: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN ASSAULT WEAPON!
We at Westford Pro 2A hate the term for that very reason. It is misleading, inaccurate, and a virtual lie. We prefer calling our firearms the Modern Sporting Rifle.
We could go into extreme detail here, but there is an entire site dedicated to describing this misnomer. Lets leave it at this:
An Assault Rifle is a machine gun. Pull and hold the trigger, the bullets keep coming until its empty. These were banned in 1934.
An Assault Weapon / Modern Sporting Rifle, shoots a SINGLE bullet with each trigger pull, just like every other firearm. It is used commonly used for small game hunting and target shooting.
For more information on this, go to The Truth About Assault Weapons