Please tell me what an "assault" weapon is. Can't one be assaulted or even killed by any firearm? The term "assault" weapon is liberal nomenclature, the purpose being to divide guns into good and bad categories. Classifying some as good and others as bad is silly liberal semantics, the point of which is to incrementally ban all firearms. We have seen this before with the mythical Saturday Night Special. Are butcher knives assault weapons because misuse of one can cause more harm than steak knives? Guns are tools, might as well ban chainsaws too. I wonder how many on the left will call for repeal of marijuana legalization once some stoner crashes and kills a family. Shouldn't one bad actor spoil it for everyone?