As you’ll remember, there was a would-be mass shooter at the Greenwood Park Mall in Indiana, where a 22-year-old carrying a concealed weapon took out the shooter in just 15 seconds, which earned him the designation of “vigilante” by gun control group Brady and “hero” by everyone else. WTHR sports director Dave Calabro reported that Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard had some “strong comments” about the shooting. Ballard, you see, can’t believe an 18-year-old can just walk into a gun store and buy an AK-15 automatic weapon.

Strong comments indeed.

OK, there is an AK-15 used by the Russian military and “mainly aimed at elite units.” But no 18-year-old is going to find one here.

Stephen Gutowski is getting a lot of pushback for arguing over “semantics” when what Ballard said made sense. It made enough sense for the “ban assault weapons” crowd.

Even the AP is telling its reporters to stop using “assault weapon” when they mean “semi-automatic rifle.”

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