assault rifle noun
: a gun that can shoot many bullets quickly and that is designed for use by the military
: any of various automatic or semiautomatic rifles with large capacity magazines designed for military use
So the weapons in question a) were virtual copies of rifles designed for use by the military as far a look and feel and fuction (except for full auto capability); b) can shoot many bullets quickly; c) have large capacity magazines. Sounds like they meet the Webster definition of Assault Rifles. Obviously they meet the man-on-the-street definition. Shut up, snipe. We are tired of hearing it.