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Social experiment: Sport Utility Rifle

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Kobun, Jan 9, 2003.


Your view on the subject

  1. This is a good idea

    28 vote(s)
  2. This is just dumb

    4 vote(s)
  3. It won't change "the publics" perception anyways

    25 vote(s)
  4. I don't care

    3 vote(s)
  1. Kobun

    Kobun Well-Known Member

    As a pure social experiment, lets see how we 2829+ members at THR can manipulate the gun world when it comes to how semi autos and other guns are perceved by "the public".
    Names as assult-, sniper-, tactical- rifle are easy to see in a negative way.

    Use the name SPORT UTILITY RIFLE for all semi auto rifles, AR's, AK's, HK's etc.
    And PRECISON- or SHARP SHOOTER- RIFLE instead of sniper- and tactical- rifles.

    I don't like to be too PC, but the way things are with the anti's and the media today... :uhoh:

    If we all can get 10 others to use these names (names that WE choose, not what the media and the anti's choose!), this could spread fast.

    I have changed the words I use myself, and I try to get friends along.
    Join me! :)
  2. blades67

    blades67 Well-Known Member

    I'm with ya.:cool:
  3. MessedUpMike

    MessedUpMike Well-Known Member

    It's a funny idea, but I don't think it'll help any.
  4. FPrice

    FPrice Well-Known Member

    Those who know do not need another term.

    Those who do not know probably won't listen.
  5. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    I think we should probably check with the assault lawyers before we proceed.
  6. AZTOY

    AZTOY Well-Known Member

    Sorry but the antis do not like SUVS.:cuss: SPORT UNILITY RIFLE sound to close to Sport Utility Vehicles .:(

    I like "Homeland Defense Rifles "
  7. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Don't like SUV (call 'em 4x4 or 4 wheel drives). SUR, well, I'd rather call them ADA guns (Americans with Disability Act) because they are the "reasonable accommodation" required by some Americans. That's exactly why we have pig-stickers on them - to ward off angry pigs that we don't kill with our first shot. Flashsuppressor - well, they help preserve our vision but more importantly, help us cope with that slamming recoil of the .223. We need those evil features. Have your doctor prescribe one for you today. :)
  8. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    I like it! Go forth and multiply

    Sport Utility Rifle, Home Defense Rifle, Homeland Security Rifle, almost anything but a term containing the words assault, or sniper are a step in the right direction IMHO.
  9. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Well-Known Member

    THen the econazis will take my SUR and slap a bumper sticker on it saying how my buying ammo supports terrorism!
  10. Desertdog

    Desertdog Well-Known Member

    Target Practice Tools

    Since the military looking rifles, in the eyes of the anti-gun crowd, has no good sporting value, let's call them Target Practice Tools.
  11. DeltaElite

    DeltaElite Well-Known Member

    I love it :D
  12. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    It's all about perception & value. Just like sales, you throw enough ideas out there some of them stick!

    I'm w/ ya!
  13. cracked butt

    cracked butt Well-Known Member

    how about shoulder mounted pressure cookers?
  14. NewShooter78

    NewShooter78 Well-Known Member

    Not too bad of an idea, but a gun by another name is still a gun, and since a gun grabber is still out to grab a gun then it really doesn't matter to them. But I'll see if I can give it a try with a few of my fence sitting friends and see how it goes. If all goes well then I'll try it on some anti's I know as well. But the outlook isn't good considering a discusion the other night with another shooting enthusiast friend of mine. I was telling him how one day I want to buy a .50 bmg "sniper" rifle, and he actually said why in the world would you need something like that? :what: So even gun owners are falling prey to the anti message.
  15. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    I've been using the term "assault lawyer" for about a year now. I've noticed several people have followed suit.
  16. TearsOfRage

    TearsOfRage Well-Known Member

    I like the term civil defense. I have a self defense handgun, and a civil defense rifle.
  17. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

    Sylvilagus Aquaticus Well-Known Member

    I mostly call my black rifle "stress management".


    "If we could just get everyone to close their eyes and visualize world
    peace for an hour, imagine how serene and quiet it would be until
    the looting started..."
  18. 444

    444 Well-Known Member

    I like the term. I am going to start using it instead of AR15. The term sums that rifle up very nicely. I really don't care what the antis like or don't like. I do care what I like.
  19. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

    Kel-Tec's leading the way by naming it's new rifle SU-16 (Sport Utility -16).
  20. Schuey2002

    Schuey2002 Well-Known Member

    Sounds good,Kobun. :D

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