Let's see what we can do with a perfectly reasonable definition of assault weapons.......
So when the Viking raiders leapt into the Irish surf from their longboats, they carried "assault weapons". Let's face it, Sven and Rothgar were not there for the folk music workshop. They had swords, axes, spears, and bows. All for assault.
And will the Gov-media complex someday start calling all those "assault weapons"? I sure hope not. I might want to take up hunting wild boar with a spear, after all