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Control the language, control the debate

The AP gets its marching orders on gun control vs. gun violence:

We think there’s room for both kinds of phrasing in our report. We should vary our terms from one script or story to another. But pay attention to the context: Obama didn’t unveil a “gun violence package,” but a package against gun violence.

No, he released a gun control package. It will do nothing to prevent gun violence. At least there’s progress on the whole clip and magazine thing.

6 Responses to “Control the language, control the debate”

  1. Crotalus Says:

    Yeah, right. They came up with “magazine clip”. WTF izzat?

  2. rickn8or Says:

    It’s the use of “clip” vs. “magazine” that lets me know if the writer even has a clue about guns.

  3. rickn8or Says:

    Likewise, the phrase “bullets in a clip” lets me know not to bother reading any further.

  4. TigerStripe Says:

    Shun Hammity and his “an eight clip magazine” being illegal in NY. Not much better…


  5. comatus Says:

    Obama unveils a package?
    Who knew?

  6. Ron W Says:

    rickn8or, you’re correct.

    Almost no one needs a clip since it’s for facilitating easier loading of rounds into an internal magazine of some milsurp rifle. On the other hand we do need mags for the semi-autos of which they want to restrict or deny us.

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