Answer: when government buys it, it’s “PDW”. If civilian buys it, it becomes assault weapon.
Homeland Security seeking to purchase 7,000 'assault rifles'
January 26, 2013
By: Joe Newby
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking to purchase up to 7,000 “personal defense weapons” (PDW) -- the same rifles called "assault weapons" when owned by civilians, The Blaze reported Saturday.
The initial request was posted last June, but just recently came to light, Jason Howerton wrote.