TTAG has been using the terms “gun control” and “civilian disarmament” interchangeably for quite some time; leaning heavily towards civilian disarmament. ‘Cause that’s what gun control is, really. An attempt to disarm civilians. At the risk of offending [both] PC readers amongst us, that’s what’s called calling a spade a spade. Gun control advocates, on the other hand, are in the obfuscation business. They scored a major success by rebranding modern sporting rifles as “assault rifles.” And now they’re at it again, looking to ditch the term “gun control” for “gun safety.” Ha friggin’ ha. Gun safety means being safe with a gun. As in following the four safety rules. The gun control lobby’s attempt to sell civilian disarmament as gun safety is almost as stupid as it is lame. And yet the media’s buying it! MSNBC has adopted the term. And check out this headline and lead from seattletimes.com . . .
Editorial: Another voice for gun safety
THE public campaign for gun safety and accountable gun ownership received a serious infusion of talent, energy and resources.
Formation of the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility will help promote legislation to require background checks for all firearms sales in the state.
Responsibility, safety, horseshit. And if you can’t fool them with Orwellian double-speak, just flat-out lie.
Promoting sensible, responsible gun ownership does not trample on Second Amendment prerogatives to own firearms.
Nor should gun ownership preclude reasonable expectations of public safety and accountability.
Translation: pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Fortunately most Americans — certainly most American gun owners — don’t. No matter what you call it, Americans are against civilian disarmament. To paraphrase the Bard, gun control by any other name still smells like government tyranny. Look that up in your Funk & Wagnalls.