Comment: They do use the term 'assault weapons' all the time . . .

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They do use the term 'assault weapons' all the time . . .

and sometimes 'slip' and refer to 'machine guns'. As many of us know, true military assault weapons are capable of full auto type fire.

The point is that they continually pound on a theme and use purposely misleading emotionally filled terms.

Perhaps youre right about the actual terms that we should use. Perhaps it would be best to just say 'quit drugging our children' instead. However, one aspect of language, is that it gets people to look at things and consider what they hadn't thought about before. Language that might seem 'inflammatory' could draw attention to an issue, and frame the debate. Hitting on a consistent theme that isn't scattered all over the place probably is the most effective strategy. We all need to work on ideas to best accomplish this. As with anything, - adopt what is useful, throw out the rest. Regards, --