NRATV host: It's "media bias" when journalists use the word "weapon" to describe firearms

NRATV host: It's "media bias" when journalists use the word "weapon" to describe firearms

Grant Stinchfield criticizes reporter who he says "uses the phrase weapons over firearms in an effort to scare the uninformed"

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From the September 12 edition of NRATV’s Stinchfield:

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GRANT STINCHFIELD (HOST): When it comes to media bias, it is often the little things that matter most. Seemingly innocuous phrases designed to sway your opinion. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently wrote an article about campus carry taking effect in Georgia and the controversy surrounding it. But it's their use of the word weapon that has me bewildered. The reporter uses “weapons” in place of firearms or guns so many times, it just becomes bizarre. Here, "Fears of gun owners getting drunk and firing their weapons." I firmly believe she uses the phrase weapons over firearms in an effort to scare the uninformed. But then I realized Georgia calls their concealed carry permits a “weapons carry license.” I don’t like that name at all. To me, the military carries weapons, guns carried for offensive purposes. I carry a firearm, a tool used for self-defense. To me, it is actually a very important distinction. By Georgia, a state rich in firearms history, using the term weapons in an official capacity, it hurts the perception of law-abiding gun ownership. The media already has it out for us, why give them more ammunition? 

Previously:

NRA slams media "trick" of using the word "shooting" to describe mass shootings

NRA demands media stop calling Santa Barbara shooter a "shooter"

NRA Host: Guns overly blamed for violence because they're louder than "quiet" knives

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