This is also another reason why I prefer to use my conventional guns (pistols/shotgun) first before going for the semiautomatic rifle. It can make you look bad in court as the prosecutor is very quick to crucify you for using that so called "assault weapon". Using an AK, AR, or any kind of military style rifle would label you as a John Rambo or Paul Kersey in front of an anti-gun prosecutor, judge, and jury and would be deemed excessive. I know you disagree with this and I do too. But it's an unfortunate reality. The courts only look on facts and perception rather than the truth.