Meme of the Day: Media Guideline for Identical Gun Purchases


What do you call the same gun purchased by different people?

Bearing Arms reader Shawn Kiddy made an astute observation on our Facebook page. He said

“Police purchase = “Long guns”
Civilian purchase = “Assault Weapon”.

Wow, the brainwashing couldn’t be more obvious.”

And he’s right.

When the same gun is purchased by different law-abiding citizens, it’s referred to as two different things by the media. Kiddy is right: could the brainwashing be more obvious?

What other sleight of hand from the media do you see regarding guns? Let’s continue to call ’em out!