Political Correctness 
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I find that the members of the shooting sports community bend over backwards to be politically correct and non-offensive. Just watch any discussion on any talk show. This really annoys me and I would like you all to consider some thoughts.

To start off with the Media has already placed negative stigma on the phrase "Pro Gun", in reality we are "Pro Second Amendment" or even "Pro Bill of Rights." Look at the facts, there is not another voluntary, organized group this large in the United States that has a stronger belief in what the founding Fathers have done. We need to refer to ourselves in this manner, it will shed some real light on our way of thinking that can be accepted and understood by our non-firearms brethren. Additionally, we need to refer to our opposition as "Anti Second Amendment" or preferably "Anti Bill of Rights." Their agenda is the reduction of personal freedoms. They know that this must start with the disarming of Patriots.

Currently my biggest gripe is over how we have handled the 1994 ban of firearm feeding devices (H.R.3355). The Anti Second Amendment community wants the public to believe that nobody needs more than 10, thus they have adopted the phrase High Capacity. In truth the 11, 13, 15, 17 or other capacity device that the manufacturer designed to fit into his firearm is a Standard Capacity Magazine, the 10 round magazines that we are now forced to buy in the disguise of crime control is really a Limited Capacity or Reduced Capacity Magazine. A 20 round, 30 round, or larger magazine that extends beyond the design of the original manufacturer is the only High Capacity Magazine in existence. The more that the non-firearms community hears us (the Pro Second Amendment folks) use the phrase, HiCap, to describe anything over ten rounds the more they believe it to be a true description. We have been helping the Anti Second Amendment folks bring us down.

Take a look at "Assault Rifle", a phrase made up by the Anti Second Amendment folks to villainize legal semi automatic firearms, based on their cosmetic appearance, more than ten years ago. The non-firearms public now uses this term as if it had been around forever and believes it to be a good word to describe these firearms.

There is another fictitious phrase that keeps popping up these days "Ballistic Fingerprinting." This is a phrase made up by the anti second amendment movement and grown by the media. The more the non-firearms educated public hears this phrase (especially when used by the pro second amendment community) the more they will believe it is an actual technology. We need to not use this phrase. A fingerprint is something that cannot be altered. Firearms have no feature or trait that falls into that category.

How about "Smart Gun Technology"? It does not exist, but there is now a state that has passed a law that will only allow Smart Guns to be sold within it's borders. How have the public and legislators been led down this path? MEDIA.

The pro second amendment community contributes to it's own downfall every time we help validate one of these fictional terms by using it. We can help ourselves by correcting any non-firearms person every time we hear them utilize one of these phrases in the course of a conversation. We need to use the term Pro Bill of Rights and Anti Bill of Rights as often as we can. These remind the non-firearms community that we are not just talking about a sport, pastime or inanimate object. We are talking about a right granted to all men and women by GOD, or their creator if you prefer, and so important that the Founding Fathers felt it necessary to reaffirm it in the Constitution of the United States of America.

Why are we trying to fit in? The Anti Second Amendment community brands us evil just on this one viewpoint and there is no way we are going to change their minds. So feel free to be Politically Incorrect elsewhere, the Anti Second Amendment crowd won't think worse of us and we might get the non firearms community using some of the same phrases.


Mark Calzaretta
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