https://magicvalley.com/news/local/...cle_cb59eb8d-3c6c-5d92-83a1-c5c30989440d.html This to refresh all posters is a very good article about guns. When the the assault rifle designation start and by whom? What is the definition? Do civilians AR 15 owners own an assault rifle? The article is sufficient to explain much more. Federal regulations cover the machine gun. And the AR 15 is not a machine gun.