“While debating the merits of various gun-control proposals, Second Amendment enthusiasts often diminish, or outright dismiss their views if they use imprecise firearms terminology,” Weinstein wrote.
“Perhaps someone tweets about ‘assault-style’ weapons, only to be told that there’s no such thing,” he continued. “Maybe they’re reprimanded that an AR-15 is neither an assault rifle nor ‘high-powered.’ Or they say something about ‘machine guns’ when they really mean semiautomatic rifles.”
Wesintein coined this phenomenon “gunsplaining” and complained that it is “always done in bad faith.”
“Like mansplaining, it’s less about adding to the discourse than smothering it,” he added.
It’s not just terminology. When people say things like, “The AR-15 can fire 700 rounds a minute” or say handguns “are too slow” to stop a school shooter, they speak from a position of total ignorance. Why should we listen to them? https://t.co/OeYtwdLGJN
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) March 8, 2018
What if the right debated Global Warming with leftists, and when they started to lose the debate they changed the goal posts and started using idiotic terminology like “climate change” in order to win the argument?