re: #9 windsagio
I think ‘assault’ would be considered the threat of use of force by something such as a gun, knife or even hands. It does not have to be used to be considered assault. Pointing a gun at someone would be considered assault, say in a robbery or argument. Detaining someone committing an illegal act, with a weapon pointed at them and while waiting for the authorities to show up, should not be considered assault.