Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Gun Groper Jargon

A billion years ago in blog time, I got a bunch of shit over something I posted because it PROVED I didn't know anything about the military, blah blah blah. I forget what point I was trying to make, but there was some issue over military vehicles being used in Iraq, and I posted a picture of a "fighting vehicle" and wrote something like, "oh, so it's a tank." Because of that post, I was no longer allowed to say anything about whether we should kill lots of people in random countries for no good reason because I was stoopid shutupShutupShutUpSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP.

Anyway, I obviously wasn't trying to argue with the army about its terminology for various vehicles, my point was simply that, "oh, this thing is something that most people would call a tank." Because it looks like a tank and probably is pretty similar to vehicles which, in the past, have just been called tanks. I have no interest in arguing about this. A big heavy armored vehicle with guns is, to me, a "tank." That the army calls it something else, that there is some important distinction to them about what is or isn't a tank is fine with me. No argument.

Gun gropers love to play these games with terminology. "Assault weapons" don't exist. Most automatic weapons are really semi-automatic weapons, until you call something a semi-automatic weapon and then suddenly it isn't really a semi-automatic weapon, it's, I don't know, a crossbow or something. They brag about their giant detachable death penises that can fire 30 rounds per minute but then argue with you because they can really only fire 26 rounds per minute and YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT GUNS SO SHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP. Gun show loopholes aren't loopholes they're just methods by which people legally buy guns at gun shows, and any attempts to close gun show loopholes are serious violations of FREEDUM.

Jargon exists for good reasons, but that "outsiders" fail to understand its fine nuances doesn't mean that they can't comment on the problem of millions of idiot gun gropers owning death machines. It just means they don't have subscriptions to several gun groper fetish magazines.