Please define "assault weapon." There is no such thing. The term was coined by one Josh Sugarman in 1994 to advance the Sick Willy Klantoon ban against rifles that look to have military uses. The ban was against the cosmetics of the rifles, not with how they function. You see, anything having to do with military weapons makes the dimbulb liberals fill their BVDs. The brain-dead, liberal smears of intestinal extrusion cannot distinguish a civilian AR-type rifle from an issued M-16 or an M-4. Both are black and look scary, so the ones we can buy have to be taken from us.The public cannot own assault weapons.
We won World War II with a semi-auto rifle, the M1 Garand. Around 13 or 14 million were made. The Garand was originally designed to fire a .276" bullet. MacArthur had millions of .30-06 Springfield rounds left over from WW I, so the M1 was redesigned to use that ammo. The larger bullet pretty much assured a one-shot kill if the placement was good, so maybe using .30-caliber bullets wasn't such a bad idea...So my semi autos will do just fine for this fat old man.