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There is more than ample conjecture that President Obama will attempt to sidestep Congress [again] and the Supreme Court [again] and the Constitution [well, that's just expected] to issue an executive order banning semi-automatic personal protection rifles.
The so-called assault rifle most discussed is the typical AR-15 model which looks very ominous. I found this article from 2009 that explains the difference between a deadly, scary assault rifle and a sporting rifle.
Except for looks, of course. The top two are scary.
Style over substance... another Washington axiom.
By the way, this is an equivalent weapon.