This is a discussion on The Fight's in the Vocab. within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; We've all seen it. The side that is able to define the words being used is the side that will win the argument. With that ...
We've all seen it. The side that is able to define the words being used is the side that will win the argument. With that in mind, it's time to redefine the arguments to better reflect what the meaning really is.
Gun-Control. Biden wants to redefine this as "Gun-safety." In reality, it's "Gun restrictions."
Assault Rifle. We all know that an "Assault Rife" is really a rifle with a round selector and as such, except for the lucky few with a class III license that may have gotten one of these, no civilian owns one. To call it what it really is, an "Assault Rifle" is a Civilian Defense Rifle.
High Capacity Magazines. No one has a clue what "Hi capacity" really is. Where's the limit? It needs to be labeled properly: Personal Defense Magazines.
Gun Lobby. Labeled properly, it's a Second Amendment Lobby.
Gun Ban. This should be linked specifically to what it is. Second Amendment Ban
Federal Assault Weapons Ban needs to be exposed for what it is, a Federal Civilian Defense Rifle Ban.
Gun Reform/Gun reform bill. No gun is being "reformed." This is a Gun-Rights Reduction bill.
Post this in every forum you're on, facebook, send it to your senators and congressmen, the NRA, etc. etc. If we stop letting those who want to reduce our right to bear arms define the argument by their use of terms, we'll make a great amount of headway in a very short time.
Before I send this out to my congressmen and post it on a few forums, I want some feedback. What do you all think about this??
"If you make something idiot proof, someone will make a better idiot."
Good post. I also keep seeing the term "military style" popping up in almost every news story I read on the subject of the proposed legislation. It's ridiculous conduct on the part of the media, not that I expect anything else.
I'd argue that a better term for "assault rifle" would be "modern sporting rifle", and that a more appropriate term for "hi capacity magazine" is "standard capacity magazine", unless you're talking about mags with a capacity truely higher than that which is standard for a particular firearm.
Last edited by Jemsaal; January 25th, 2013 at 01:45 PM.
The true definition of these type weapons along with so called "hunting" rifles are simply rifles. However if one is to "tag" the AR-15 and AK47 it should be tagged "utility" rifle do to its multiple options of use.
Keep in mind(listing only those weapons used the most):
* During WWI the M1903 Springfield was the "assault" weapon of the day
* During WWII the M1 Garand was the "assault" weapon of the day
* During the Korean war the M1 Garand was the "assault" weapon of the day
* During the Vietnam war the M14 was the "assault" weapon of the day(later in the war the M16 was introduced)
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Second Amendment -- Established December 15, 1791 and slowly eroded ever since What happened to "..... shall not be infringed."