I seriously doubt you have an assault rifle.
This is a political label attached to semi-automatic rifles made for the civilian market but that look like military weapons. These look-alikes are very popular for a variety of reasons, including the rugged design required for government adoption. But they are not capable of full automatic fire. (They require a separate pull of the trigger for each individual shot.)
Another potentially scary aspect is that they are capable of holding a large number of bullets.
Game laws in most states prohibit hunters from having more than a certain number of bullets loaded. But military-style magazine, commonly carrying 20 to 30 bullets, are popular with shooters who like to shoot tin cans or bottles.
Your husband’s gun is probably legal to own and you can take it to a pawn shop or gun store to sell. Please make sure it is unloaded before transporting. If you don’t feel comfortable handing it, call a gun removal service like Gatling to have it
relocated to a new home.
By the way, there will always be attempts to control evil by legislating controls on tools of evil. But think of the evil Timothy McVeigh accomplished with a rental truck full of fertilizer and diesel fuel. Consider the Twin Towers brought down by terrorists armed with box cutters. And, for the record, the worst slaughter of school children in U.S. history took place in Bath Township, Michigan. In 1927, 48 innocent kids were killed by an evil man who used bombs to destroy their
- Dr. Gatling