A TTAG reader emailed us a heads-up on a page he’s created to channel his outrage at gun control advocates’ Orwellian assault on the English language. democratsdictionary is in its nascent stage, but it has plenty of potential. For example, Shall Not Be Infringed. “This phrase often appears in documents from the late 18th century; it is a typo. Its meaning can be correctly interpreted as either ‘Shall Be Infringed’ or ‘Shall Be Prohibited.'” Although not exclusively gun-related, the site’s creator is looking for firearms-friendly folk to contribute Devil’s Dictionary-type definitions to his collection. Make the jump for his starter kit and make your suggestions in the comments section below. Thanks! . . .
Assault Rifle: A semi-automatic rifle which is painted the color black and looks scary. Can be differentiated from other (non-assault) semi-automatic rifles, which are mechanically identical yet are painted colors other than black and do not look scary.
Civil Right: Something that is given to you by the government, and that is paid for by other taxpayers.
Fair Share: The portion of the nation’s income and wealth that may be objectively apportioned by a government official to any single person based on their deservedness.
Fat Cat: Person whose current income is in a bracket in which it is desirous that tax rates be increased.
Gun: A mechanical device, often clinged to, which spontaneously goes off, killing people.
Shall Not Be Infringed: This phrase often appears in documents from the late 18th century; it is a typo. Its meaning can be correctly interpreted as either “Shall Be Infringed” or “Shall Be Prohibited”.