"Assault Weapons" do not exist. It is solely a fictitious term created by anti gun activates who have never held or fired a gun before, so they don't know squat about them. "Assault rifles", however, exist, and are already illegal. They we first banned by the Clinton administration in the 80's! An assault rifle is simply a firearm that shoots a bullet sized between a full rifle and pistol caliber, automatically. In fact, automatic weapons are also illegal unless you have a VERY expensive permit and a very thorough background check by the F.B.I. Then you gotta be buy an automatic weapon, which most cost more than most Americans yearly salaries!