Media Improperly Uses The Slur “Gunman” To Criminalize Law Abiding Gun Owners
By Tom Mosca III
“Heck, I’ve even seen a reporter call a person who had STABBED someone a gunman!”
Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- For the record, all emotionally charged, “politically correct” misinformation and imprecise technical terminology should always be challenged and corrected.
Yesterday the front-page headline of the Richmond Times-Dispatch read “GUNMAN SHOT BY POLICE DIES.”
Who was the “gunman?” Apparently a police officer shot someone. Is the police officer the gunman? If not, why not?
The reason is because “gunman” is a slur, intended to associate us with criminals. In my opinion it is no less distasteful than a racial slur.
Imagine, if you will, the newspapers putting the race of a criminal in place of the word gunman. Would there be an outcry? You bet!
I am a gunman, and you are a gunman. We are not criminals or terrorists.
Something to consider.
Take care, Tom
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