As Twitchy reported earlier this week, the AP Stylebook actually got something right for a change. The AP advised reporters to avoid the term “assault weapon,” which is a politicized term that conveys “little meaning about the actual function of the weapon.” If you mean semi-automatic rifle, say semi-automatic rifle.
We don’t know how quickly reporters will start adhering to this guidance — Democratic politicians certainly won’t — and Robert B. Reich thinks that the puny number of states that ban “assault weapons” is proof of why we need a federal ban … all of those other states aren’t going to do it themselves.
The list actually says more than Reich intended:
States that ban assault weapons:
States that do not:
There’s no question: We need a federal ban on assault weapons.
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) July 20, 2022
We don't need a ban on something you can't define
— 🐝stephen jones hate account (@JustITj) July 20, 2022
You can't define a "woman", how can you define an "assault weapon"?
— AmishDude (@TheAmishDude) July 20, 2022
What’s an assault weapon?
— AnarChrist🛡❤️🔥⚔️ (@Anarchrist5) July 20, 2022
Please define "assault weapon"
— REOtweetwagon (@REOtweetwagon) July 20, 2022
We need a ban on the Federal government.
— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) July 20, 2022
Yeah I looked up any effect on gun fatalities and it doesn't exist.
— Dain Ehring (@EhringDain) July 20, 2022
All I'm really seeing here is:
Assault Weapons = Lower Cost of Living
— Dallas Johnson (@NuWrldDisorder) July 20, 2022
According to your list, a ban is not a very popular idea
— The TDS Doctor 🇺🇸 (@TDSDoctor) July 20, 2022
Actually the numbers suggest by a 42-8 majority that you’re mindset is wrong. Go figure since you’re a leftist.
— joelhanson (@joelhanson) July 20, 2022
Passst… those state bans are all about to get thrown out.
— Wayne Smith (@GonzoFilms) July 20, 2022
Only 8 more states to go.
— don’t riot, idiots (@lilles_318) July 20, 2022
All leftists please immediate depart for:
— Riden with Biden (@mean_joe_ween) July 20, 2022
Please do, GTFO of these dangerous areas, it’s not safe in Iowa, trust me 😉
— Uncle_Buckster (@Uncle_Buckster) July 20, 2022
Definitely. Stay away from these dangerous states if you think an assault weapons ban will make you safer. And tell us if this tweet doesn’t demonstrate that Reich is one of those angry white male “incels” responsible for all the mass shootings:
He did accomplish one thing:
Tweet is bigger than you rob
— Loki snowden (@mesnickerlicker) July 20, 2022
AP Stylebook actually gets it right for once with its guidance on ‘assault weapons’ https://t.co/iixqF7x2ln
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 16, 2022
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