The Annoyed Man wrote:Yeah, my friend is well aware of all that. He owns more than one AR, and he is an NRA multiple discipline instructor.....a very knowledgeable guy. He is on our side. It is one thing to make sure that we are on message, but I also refuse to engage in “reverse political correctness”.
There is no such thing as “reverse political correctness”. It is "Political Correctness", Just as "reverse discrimination" is just plain old discrimination. I refer to my AR an "assault style rifle". It looks like a millitary weapon, pretty much shoots like a modern millitary style weapon and is capabable of being used in a millitary type assault (ie: no-knock or SWAT raids). I am not apologetic of the fact. A 30 rnd Mag is a high capacity magazine by almost any standard. While maybe for an AR15 10 or 15 round capacity coulds be considered lower or limmited capacity. The original intent of Stoners AR was to produce a high capacity personal weapon.
The original M16 was a selective fire 5.56mm rifle with a 20-round magazine. To my mind anything smaller would be a limmited capacity, anything larger is a high capacity, 20 rnd is standard capacity. YMMV.
At any rate it won't hurt to be forgiving of the language we use, and don't have to condemn those using high capacity clips in their assault weapons. The intended meaning is still clear.
Understood.... but you know what I meant by “reverse PC”. I simply meant our
brand of PC rather than the opposition’s brand of PC.
Words DO have meaning, and I get that. The political correctness of language has more meaning in some contexts than in others. The comments my friend wrote, which I quoted above, were within the context of a private conversation between two ardent 2nd Amendment supporters. When I made his side of the conversation public (which, BTW, I told him I did and he has viewed this thread), I chose to quote him verbatim rather alter what he said, because
I gave him the link to this thread. When a stranger calls my AR15 an “assault weapon”, I correct him, and explain why. When a longtime gun-owning friend whose bonafides are impeccable uses the word in a private conversation with me, I don’t even hear it that way. I know what he means. He knows that I know that he means. I know that he knows that I know what he means.....yada yada yada. If you can’t put down the sword of political correctness between friends, then why even talk with one another?
I do understand that these public pages are read by the opposition, but like I said, I chose to make public part of a private conversation, and to do it verbatim because I knew the other person would read the post.