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Social experiment: Sport Utility Rifle

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

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Your view on the subject

  1. This is a good idea

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    46.7%
  2. This is just dumb

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  3. It won't change "the publics" perception anyways

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  4. I don't care

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  1. Kobun

    Kobun Member

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    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

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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    I love it :D
     
  12. 10-Ring

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    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

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    how about shoulder mounted pressure cookers?
     
  14. NewShooter78

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    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

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

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

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    I mostly call my black rifle "stress management".

    Regards,
    Rabbit.

    "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..."
     
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    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

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

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    Sounds good,Kobun. :D
     
  21. Kaylee

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    If you hang out with the real neat ol' fuddy-duddys you start callin' 'em "service rifles." Sounds real respectable, don't it? :p

    -K
     
  22. BamBam-31

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    Blackhawk beat me to it. :fire:

    Kel-tec's calling their new rifle a sport utility. Let's see if it has any effect, eh?
     
  23. Marshall

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    I like SCR's! Small Critter Rifles :D
     
  24. Triad

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    The problem is that the media won't go along with it. I've never met anyone that uses the term "sexual assault" instead of rape, but the media uses it all the time. The media will continue to call them whatever they please and those people that form their opinions from what the media tells them will use those terms. The only real solution is to get them to think for themselves, but I don't think a simple change of terminology will do that.
     
  25. hondo68

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    "Tyrant killing tool" sounds good to me.
     
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