They can disagree all they want. There is a specific criteria for calling something an assault rifle: select fire, shorter barreled, firing an intermediate cartridge, and having a large capacity magazine.
Ranger's definition is the "by the book" definition of an assault rifle. The anti gun politicians will twist it any way they can until the sheeple are convinced that ANY black semi automatic is an "assault rifle", because Chuck Schumer, Sarah Brady and CNN News said so.
I only say that because I just saw a story about the use of snipers in Iraq. The author describes the soldier fielding an M249 with an optical sight as a "sniper". No ****? Wasn't aware that a SAW could do double duty in that respect. Should probably let weapons platoon know that.
Ignorance is bliss I guess.
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