There are a class of weapons known as assault weapons as opposed to assault rifles. Assault weapons are semi-automatic versions of fully automatic assault rifles. Basically no different than the semi-automatic rifles you'd use for hunting. The only difference is they look scarier than a hunting rifle even though they have about the same capabilities. The only difference is you can get clips that hold lots of rounds. My rifle clip only holds four-three more than what I need to kill a deer.