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Semantics

Your article lists five firearms as assault rifles. Let us review the definition of an “assault rifle”: a military rifle capable of both automatic and semiautomatic fire, utilizing an intermediate-power cartridge.

Bushmaster M4A3
Not capable of automatic fire.
Not an assault rifle.

Sig Sauer M400
Not capable of automatic fire.
Not an assault rifle.

Colt OPs .22 rifle
Not capable of automatic fire.
Doesn’t fire an intermediate cartridge (.22LR is far weaker than common pistol cartridges).
Not an assault rifle.

Colt LE6920
Not capable of automatic fire.
Not an assault rifle.

S&W M&P1522
Not capable of automatic fire.
Doesn’t fire an intermediate cartridge (.22LR is far weaker than common pistol cartridges).
Not an assault rifle.

Remington 870 Express
Not capable of automatic fire.
Not capable of semiautomatic fire.
Doesn’t fire an intermediate cartridge (12-gauge is usually more energetic than such cartrdiges).
This firearm is not even a rifle, let alone an assault rifle.

I would also note that none of these weapons are military weapons. In the interest of journalistic accuracy, I ask that you not report on that which you do not know. Otherwise, you would needlessly spread misinformation.