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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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Renaming Firearm Components

I had a thought again. Uh-oh. Here he goes again.

What if we quit using military-like names for gun components and the weapons themselves? Military terms are accurate and to the point but sometimes can sound harsh. They can bring to mind dark, violent images to non-military folks.

AR-15............Competition target rifle

Flash suppressor..........maybe.......flash reducer

Suppressor brings to mind suppression of some sort, not necessarily the good kind to the gun grabbin' nuts.

Collapsible stock (shit collapsing round them).......maybe.........Adjustable stock

Pistol grip(evil handgun now on a black rifle)............Safety grip

Rails(uh...something evil on a train)............attachment surface

Any way you see what I mean. Can you come up with terms that are accurate and less military sounding to use when describing these weapons and components to the weenies that are a-skeered of these big bad 22s?

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The one that makes me happy is "standard capacity magazine"

Besides...if the AR was a military rifle, how come no military uses them?

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they all have the same name - "thingie"
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Originally Posted by Lonely Raven
Besides...if the AR was a military rifle, how come no military uses them?
That would make an anti's head explode trying to comprehend that.

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this whole thing was engineered to keep us in the rep vs dem mentality. 2 options only and the cycle continues on and on. divide and conquer as they say.
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they all have the same name - "thingie"

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this whole thing was engineered to keep us in the rep vs dem mentality. 2 options only and the cycle continues on and on. divide and conquer as they say.
I saw an article posted today that this is B.O.ís plan with working towards the laws heís putting into place. It outlined the idea that by creating these bills that go right at the members of the GOP, itís forcing them to either start opening their mind to some of these ideas or forcing them to take an even further stance to the right. While the Repubs are trying to sort out their internal disagreement, the Dems look like the more stable group and continue on their way. I just skimmed the article, but the concept seemed to make sense in terms of a strategy. Unfortunately B.O. was able to appeal to the people who hovered more towards the middle and the GOP candidate was forced to take a very right wing approach making the GOP much less appealing to the masses than it had been in the past.

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