Originally Posted by MP0WER
Assault rifle is a different term from what what i said, which is "assault weapon". But don't kid yourself, pistols are for assaulting just as much as any other weapon. The only difference is effective range.
Assault rifles fit in the assault weapon category so not much of a difference, only in words. Yes you can hold a person up with a weapon and assault them, but you most likely carry a concealed handgun for personal defense not for offense.