The media and the left throw around terms they don't understand, so they misuse. An assault weapon is fully automatic - an AR-15 is semi-automatic. A clip is part of a carrying strap, if a weapon has one - but ammo is fed to the weapon in a magazine. There is only one "weapon of mass destruction", that is a nuclear bomb - no civilian is known to have one of these and there are only a limited number of governments that possess them. The left and the press generally have no idea what they are talking about, so anything they say should be dismissed.