Eric over Gunmart Blog caused quite a kerfuffle when he called time on the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) campaign to remove the term “assault rifle” from the firearms fraternity’s lexicon. Eric mocked (ever-so-politely) the NSSF’s desire to replace “assault rifle” with “modern sporting rifle” (MSM). (TTAG has been promoting “modern black home defense sporting rifle with the thingie that goes up” to no avail.) For some reason, the NSSF fired back. Oh look! Here comes Guns & Ammo claiming that SIG’s new 551A1 marks the return of the “classic assault rifle.” While G&A has a 43-month lead time, I think we can safely conclude that the NSSF’s anti-assault rifle rhetorical campaign remains DOA. Maybe they should spend some time renaming themselves. Just saying . . .