The use of the terms gun violence and assault weapons aren’t new. They’ve been intentionally marketed that way by agenda-driven leftists and their useful friends in the news media for quite some time now. That’s not to say there’s a single time I’ve ever heard either used that I haven’t bristled at the bastardization of language and the insulting of my intelligence. I know I’m far from alone. I’ve heard from you consistently too. Yesterday’s sanctioned event by the DNC in conjunction with MSNBC became the last straw for me. I can only take so much intellectual dishonesty at a time. I’m proposing a new initiative. It’s called Ban Ignorance Now. The goal of BIN is to put an end to the epidemic of ignorance being perpetuated by the terms “gun violence” and “assault weapons”.
The definition of the word gun is "a weapon incorporating a metal tube from which bullets, shells, or other missiles are propelled by explosive force, typically making a characteristic loud, sharp noise". And here’s the definition of violence, "behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something".
Is it possible for a gun to be violent? It’s not a trick question. There also, by definition, is no such thing as gun violence. It’s quite literally not possible. And I guess it makes sense that if you’re suggesting an inanimate object can be violent you might use a term like assault weapon. Not to rock the world of the ignorant and agenda-driven but here’s the definition of weapon, "a thing designed or used for inflicting bodily harm or physical damage".
Now, how’s it possible to use “a thing” to inflict harm and it not be “assaulting”? What would an example of a non-assault weapon be? Wouldn’t it just be easier and correct to say, “ban weapons”? Or most specifically guns since that’s what this is about? Oh, wait that’s right, that would require being intellectually honest.
As part of my mission to overcome the ignorance epidemic at Ban Ignorance Now, I need you my informed and intellectually honest friend in knowledge, to stand up to those who espouse the ignorance of gun violence and banning assault weapons. Together we can inform and put an end to the proliferation of a marketing scam pulled together by ideologues and carried out by useful tools in the news media.
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