Merriam Webster is anti

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AndyC
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Merriam Webster is anti

Postby AndyC » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:33 am

Now an "assault rifle" is anything that merely looks like an assault rifle:

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Re: Merriam Webster is anti

Postby Abraham » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:53 am

So, my S&W M&P 15-22 .22 caliber rifle is an assault rifle because it resembles an M4?

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Re: Merriam Webster is anti

Postby Pariah3j » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:55 am

Merriam Webster and other dictionaries, in general, tend to adapt to the commonly accepted use of language/words. So them adding the typical uninformed dumbass's view to the definition isn't surprising to me, just sad that is an accepted definition.
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Re: Merriam Webster is anti

Postby TreyHouston » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:34 pm

So airsoft and water guns can be "assault rifles" if they just look that part! What about painball guns? They scare me too! All of them project objects and can look "scary". Not like they care anyways!
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