Fully automatic weapons are illegal to possess without a VERY expensive license and even then you cannot carry it around. NONE of the rifles that were banned as assault rifles are really assault rifles. They appear like one but are not. They have no automatic fire. What they do have is appearance. But they are functionally just like any other semi automatic in that one pull of the trigger and one bullet is fired. Automatics fire a stream of bullets or short bursts of bullets when fired. Huge difference between a real assault rifle and a regular rifle.