Politically Correct Weapon-Related Terms


September 16, 2008, 10:56 PM
Everything has a politically correct label these days. Something to make it seem less offensive or to give it more value than it really deserves. Well, I want to see what you guys can come up with when it comes to PC terms for things related to guns.

I'll start it off with a few:

Sniper: "Cranial Matter Removal and Marksmanship Technician"

Ricochet: "Directionally challenged projectile"

Boresnake: "Erectile dysfunctional cleaning apparatus"

AR-15: "Rodent/Human removal apparatus"

AK-47: "Assault rifle for the religiously challenged"

Stovepipe/ CAR-15 buttstock: "Bill Clinton"

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September 16, 2008, 11:02 PM
Glock: "Polymer-based self-defense option"
JHP: "Dimpled space-filling projectile"
Assault rifle: "Time-conserving sporting goods"

Kind of Blued
September 16, 2008, 11:16 PM
What channels have you guys been watching?

The politically correct term for any gun I thought was "tactical long-range assault high-powered armor-piercing sniper weapon system"?

September 17, 2008, 05:20 PM
Haha... not exactly.

September 17, 2008, 06:32 PM
I'm not sure where you got your notions of "politically correct". Guns themselves are not politically correct. With that in mind....

Self-defense shooting = "Gun violence"

FMJ ammunition = "Armor piercing cop killer bullets"

JHP ammunition = "Armor piercing cop killer bullets"

Ball ammunition = "Armor piercing cop killer bullets"

Semi-automatic rifle = "Military style assault weapon"

Bolt-action rifle = "High-powered military style sniper rifle"

Semi-automatic handgun = "Mass murder weapon favored by gang members and school shooters."

Revolver = "Dirty Harry style cop killer handgun"

September 17, 2008, 06:56 PM

September 17, 2008, 07:03 PM
I prefer mine
Handgun -Concealable, short distance medium hole maker
Semiautomatic rifle -Medium distance small hole maker
Shotgun -Short distance BIG hole maker
BoltAction Rifle - long range small hole maker

September 17, 2008, 07:16 PM
"Saturday Night Special" - Affordable security system for low income families

"Scoped, high-power sniper rifle" - Wildlife Management Tool

September 17, 2008, 07:24 PM
Silencer: "Sound Suppressor."


September 17, 2008, 07:28 PM
Firearm (n) - gas powered lead projector

September 17, 2008, 07:29 PM

September 17, 2008, 08:50 PM
Politically Correct
Handgun - Handheld Survival Insurance Device
Rifle - Long Distance Food Gathering Tool
Flamethrower - Farm Equipment

Though it seems like the media makes it seem like:
Any Firearm - Weapon of Mass Destruction :p

September 17, 2008, 09:20 PM
Gun = Tool

Kind of Blued
September 17, 2008, 09:27 PM
Blackbeard made me wonder... is there a difference between FMJ and "Ball" ammunition? :confused:

September 17, 2008, 09:28 PM
No they're different terms for the same thing.

September 17, 2008, 09:38 PM
Handgun- "Handheld Self-Defense Empowerment Tool"

Pump Shotgun- "Manually Operated Burglar Deterrent Device"

EBR- "Medium Range Sport/Utility Force Amplification Projectile Launcher"

Bolt-Action Rifle- "Long-Distance Capable Precision Chemical Propellant Powered Sporting Aid"

Naturally, these innocuously-named objects are far more appealing than the following:

Stun Gun- "Highly Concealable Electroshock Torture Device"
Tazer- "Ranged Skin-Piercing Weaponized Electrocution Device"
Knife- "Concealable, Stealthy Assassination/Murder Weapon"
Pepper Spray- "Pain-Inducing Chemical Torture Spray"

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