We all know that Media Matters is a constant recipient of Joyce Foundation monies to write hit pieces about the 2nd Amendment and US Gun culture.
Last week, a gun blogger going by “Eric at the Gunmart Blog” writing at ammoland.com broke with the gun industry trade association National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) over its recently made-up terminology, “modern sporting rifles.”…At the well-read The Truth About Guns, they weren’t buying the NSSF attack, going beyond Eric at Gunmart’s critique, calling NSSF’s terminology “a failed attempt at O[r]wellian language modification”:
We’ve heard about these jerks before. We’ll hear about them again. When your “Pro-gun” message is the lead of the anti-rights talking points, and your words are NOT being twisted out of context I wonder whose side you’re on!
There are enemies of our rights who walk among us claiming to be our friends, but friends they are not. I’m a huge fan of the “Big Tent”, but there are limits to everything.
As far as “Modern Sporting Rifle” goes, I don’t use the term. I don’t have any problem with it, but “Rifle” and “Carbine” are much simpler and straight-forward terms.
Also I’d like to add to those who don’t like those terms. There are a lot of ARs, AKs, and similar firearms out there in private hands. What are they being used for? Seems there are a lot of targets getting shot, a lot of animals being harvested…and not that many assaults. I’m just saying.
But yeah, my FAL? It’s a “Rifle”.