The 'Assault Weapon' Con

Michael Geer
A portmanteau [1] is a new word brought into being by blending two or more distinct words, combining them into a new word. You can thank Lewis Carroll in Through The Looking Glass, when Humpty Dumpty explains made up words to Alice.  'You see it's like a portmanteau-there are two meanings packed up into one word.' Jabberwocky When you pepper your speech with the term assault weapon, you unknowingly are accepting the language of gun control fanatics. Stop saying it. You only strengthen the meme every time you say it. Josh Sugarman, author of the controversial book Assault Weapons and Accessories in America, is a diehard gun control activist. In his 1988 book he is recognized as the first to attribute the defining military term Assault to civilian-ized arms. Assault Rifle became - jabberwocky - assault-weapon. Because a gun control fanatic said so. "Assault weapons-just like armor-piercing bullets, machine guns, and plastic firearms-are a new topic. The weapons' menacing...(Read Full Post)

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