It is funny how clueless people can get whipped into a frenzy by the media, without even realizing they don't know WTF they are talking about.
You do realize that it is next to impossible for a civilian to own an AUTOMATIC weapon in this country? Please learn the terminology, and then you'll begin to see that you can put the word assault in front of anything (anything can be used as a weapon, given determination)!
Once you understand that - you'll begin to see that folks like you are getting whipped into a frenzy over nothing more than a word.
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