There has been a lot of discussion lately about so-called assault rifles and assault weapons. The discussion has generally been centered around whether or not to ban them and / or high capacity magazines. There has also been a lot of misinformation disseminated during these discussions. Therefore, I felt it was necessary to ask the question - "What is an assault rifle ?"
I think the video embedded below, which can also be watched by clicking here, answers that question in a very clear, concise way and sets the record straight. In fact, it makes understanding what an assault rifle is so easy that even a Congressman or Congresswoman can do it. Enjoy.