New name for "Assault Weapons"

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    New name for "Assault Weapons"

    Borrowed from GunTalk Guntalk

    All militay or former military firearms are now to me called "Homeland defense rifles" I believe that if we give Ar-15 and Ak-47 a kinder gentler name then they will not try to ban them. We need to fight them with there own game.

    So no more assult weapons they are all now Homeland defense rifles
    Not a bad idea.

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    In our day of perceptions being reality that might work. Good idea! We are doing the same kind of thing by changing to Defensive Carry. It really does better describe what we are, but the word Combat carries some baggage that we can do without.
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    I usually just call them EBRs (Evil Black Rifles). The hyperbole usually causes fence sitters to realize that appearences and names are meaningless.
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    ''HDR'' - that'll work!

    But get the media to change ....... that'd be an achievement.
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    It's a shame we even have to consider this but I agree that if adopted it would be a help.
    Shall we paint them all a happy light blue color too?

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    Can I get one with a Dora The Explorer paint job? I bet that darn Swiper would quit Swiping if Dora was packing an AK-47, cough I mean,...uh...her 7.62mm Happy Blue Flashstick.

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    That's quite an idea, and kind of catchy too!!! Steve48

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    They're not... assault weapons, that is.

    An AR15 functions _exactly_ as any other semi-auto rifle does... One round fired each time the trigger is pressed. The visual differences are irrelevant. Acknowledging the incorrect premise that some scary looking firearms are different from any other semi-auto firearm gives the brady types exactly what they are looking for... a way to differentiate 'sporting rifles' from 'people killing rifles'. The fact is, there is no difference.

    Whether we call them EBR's, assault weapons, homeland defense rifles, or fuzzy pink bunny busters doesn't matter. If we accept the incorrect view that there is a difference between one semi-auto firearm and the next... they win.

    If we stick to the truth, that all semi-auto firearms are functionally identical, the only way they can ban semi-auto firearms is to ban all of them. I don't think the American public is ready to do that. Neither do the brady types. That's why they're trying to divide firearms into different groups based on appearance, so that they can ban them one at a time.

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    I guess this thread just proves, you can't get away from 'political correctness'.

    Now we are trying to come up with a PC name for our 'fuzzy pink bunny busters'...........
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    Instead of Homeland how about just Home Defense Rifles.

    HBR's is my new word
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    Excellent idea, now we just need to get Kappas to stop using that term in his "Traveler's Guide."


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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_cmg View Post
    In our day of perceptions being reality that might work. Good idea! We are doing the same kind of thing by changing to Defensive Carry. It really does better describe what we are, but the word Combat carries some baggage that we can do without.
    I'm ready

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    I'm with cmidkiff why don't we just call them rifles?
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    The problem is we didn't name them "assault rifles". Sarah Brady and her cronies did that to scare people, and The Brady Bunch will continue to call them "assault rifles" until they can come up with another phrase that they can use to better deceive the uneducated American public.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schwebel View Post
    Can I get one with a Dora The Explorer paint job? I bet that darn Swiper would quit Swiping if Dora was packing an AK-47, cough I mean,...uh...her 7.62mm Happy Blue Flashstick.
    I laughed so hard. I wish Dora was that cool, then maybe I could tolerate the 6 hour Dora marathon's that my 2 year old daughter likes to hold. Heck, I would even flip for the ak for her for her birthday.
    I will support gun control when you can guarantee all guns are removed from this planet. That includes military and law enforcement. When you can accomplish that, then I will be the last person to lay down my gun. Then I will carry the weapon that replaces the gun.

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