By Teri Webster
Following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, many people are becoming “experts” in the gun control debate.
But people claiming that title should at least use proper gun terminology, said Julio Rosas, a writer for the Independent Journal Review who also serves in the Marine Corps Reserve.
Now that gun control debates are once again in the spotlight, gun description blunders are also becoming more common.
“In response to the cascade of criticisms from firearm owners, enthusiasts, and conservative politicians, some in the media are trying to run interference for those who are not well-versed in firearms and how they work,” Rosas wrote.
Specifically, they’re calling the criticisms a form of bullying or “gunsplaining.”
How were common mistakes defended?
Writer Adam Weinstein penned a piece for the Washington Post titled “The NRA and its allies use jargon to bully gun-control supporters”:
Perhaps someone tweets about “assault-style” weapons, only to be told that there’s no such thing. Maybe they’re reprimanded that an AR-15 is neither an assault rifle nor “high-powered. Or they say something about “machine guns” when they really mean semiautomatic rifles. Or they get sucked into an hours-long Facebook exchange over the difference between the …Read the Rest
Source:: The Blaze