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Stop Using The Term "ASSAULT Weapon": Use "DEFENSE Weapon".

It is imperative that we stop using the media's own terms which
only serve their preferred connotation.

Everywhere you write or respond in the media to
gun issues use the term DEFENSE weapon in stead of ASSAULT.

Imagine the positive effect of criticizing the powers that be
for implementing DEFENSE WEAPON BANS.

For that is what they ARE in the hands of 99.9999999 percent
of the 70+ Million gun owners.
Not to mention the fact that a TRUE assault weapon is traditionally
defined as a fully auto weapon.
(Though if we were commonly allowed to acquire them they
would still be defensive weapons also, in our hands)

Speak out against DEFENSE WEAPON BANS.
Then THEY have to do the back peddling to explain THEMSELVES as
to why they are taking away ability to DEFEND.

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My post on this subject

What's in a name? Assault Weapon - Urban dictionary gets it right! So do Israelis.

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.

Nearly always on...

One may redirect and attempt to redefine and relabel, and I honor those who labor at that approach.

Just not my style all the time. I tend more towards ridicule.

Recently, after verifying that customers' electronic payments are approved I say to them, "And it appears our cybernetic masters find you worthy. Please sign here," (indicating bottom of transaction slip while offering them a stylus), "with the assault pen."

"Really," asked one surprise customer, "does it really have more than ten rounds in it?"

"It can keep signing and signing and signing, almost without limit. No way the First Amendment, drafted in the days of quill pens and movable type, intended to include ball-point pens and video cameras."

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to be continued

If they won't use defense weapon, use department of assault

If the person you are talking to won't use defense weapon, ask them why we aren't calling the "defense department", the assault department, which is the prime users of weapons.

I think this could go viral with that, and the followup question.

In case you didn't note, I liked the first post.

Either it's "assault weapon" and department of assault, or it's defense weapon and department of defense.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

This dialogue also starts

This dialogue also starts putting the peace nics on the same side, as the only reason a government wants to disarm you is to declare war on you.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

There's two terms at work there

'Assault' and 'Weapon'..it's a defensive firearm.

"Hell is empty, and all the devils are here" (Shakespeare)
RP 2012~ Intellectual Revolution.



I Second that.



I try to change people every day. Do You?

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this is a good suggestion, spin the spin.

Dr.Ron Paul's 2002 Predictions



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I like it.

Plan on using it. Thanks!

Ah, the power of words.

Very clever trick some use when they concoct terms like "assault weapon", "conspiracy theory/theorist", "truther", "birther", etc., to foment negative bias.

Since the "assault" term implies intent, no reason not to fight fire with fire with your excellent idea of a counter term that reflects the defense intent of the many owners of these types of weapons.

Guess What's Coming Next

..."hookers" (for all those Sandy Hook skeptics).


Don't be giving them any ideas. ;)

They are only assault weapons

They are only assault weapons if you assaulting someone with them as our government did at ruby ridge and Waco Texas. In the hands of honest citizens they are defense weapons to be used to defend against criminals and tyranny.


Good point that we should all use.

I'm so using this


"No physical quantity explains it's own existence, and no amount of time can consume an infinite series of events to bring you to the present, which means all of these somewhere have to be explained by one self-existent cause which is not physical."

You Got It

Refuse to fight the battle on their terms, using their terminology.


This is one of the things I have been posting everywhere I post~



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I agree....

Here is a relevant post I made a while back - Terms to Fight Back Against Tyranny through Language