Why do ignorant people label guns as assault weapons and why aren't knives labeled as such?

If someone uses a blunt object like a hammer to attack someone, that object can literally be labeled as an assault weapon. Hell a car can be an assault weapon.
Why do ignorant people label guns as assault weapons and why arent knives labeled as such?
Why do ignorant people label guns as assault weapons and why aren't knives labeled as such?
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