Last week there was an unintentional killing while two brothers were in the woods shooting / plinking. One of the local media outlets, an on-line version, described the rifle used as; "an AK47 semi-automatic assault rifle."
I e-mailed the editor and explained to him that his reporter had made a very common error for someone who is ignorant of guns. The rifle can either be semi-automatic, or an assault rifle, not both.
To my surprise the editor replied, acknowledging his ignorance, and reported that he had changed the text of the story. He also offered to call me if he has questions about guns in future stories.
I'm going to give it a while, then invite him to go shooting with me, and hopefully show him the truth about guns.
Cogito, ergo armatum sum
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