The author of this piece has the wrong idea what an assault weapon is.
Since so many do not know what an Assault Weapon really is, let us check in with Chuck Woolery.
Assault Rifle means:
It is of mid size caliber maybe a 6.8 mm or similar.
One trigger pull one cartridge is fired.
One trigger pull, a burst of two - three cartridges are fired.
One trigger pull continuous firing until trigger is released or magazine is empty.
This is all controled by a toggle switch on the side of the weapon.
These are not for sale to the public, only Military and Law Enforcement can obtain these.
The Bushmaster AR15 is a semi-automatic rifle made to look like a battle rifle. It operates no different than a semi-automatic Browning or Remington sporting dear rifle or a sporting shotgun used for taking water fowl game.
You’re confusing “assault weapon” with “assault rifle”. Different beasts.