Gun Control: Can you tell the difference between an “assault rifle” and a regular rifle?

Which of these is an “Assault Rifle?”ruger_banner


Here’s a hint, they are the exact same gun with the exact same functionality (Rugar 10/22).  One is just decorated to look more aggressive.  One thing that I’ve found to be missing form the gun control debate is informed parties on both sides of the argument.  If you didn’t know these were the same gun you are banned from discussing gun control.