Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Natalie Foster On Language
Natalie Foster of A Girl's Guide to Guns fame has a new commentary about about the abuse of language used by the gun prohibitionists. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one whose hackles start to rise when they hear the words "commonsense", "reasonable", or the new buzzword du jour, "gun safety". Natalie calls this condescending, manipulative language meant to confuse the voters. She is absolutely correct.
Alan Korwin of Gunlaws.com has pointed out many times that we need to change our use of language. Instead of being pro-gun, we are pro-rights. Natalie makes the point when she talks about the use of the word "gun safety" as a stand-in for gun control. If you are against the newest gun safety law aka gun control, it puts us in an uncomfortable position if we would be forced to say we are anti-gun safety laws. I think you get the point.