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Posted: 9/10/2004 4:36:01 PM EDT
I'm not going to claim credit for this, as someone else, whose screen name I disremember, suggested this in another thread.

But let's try it. From now on, always refer to them as Homeland Defense Weapons, or HDWs.

Anytime from September 13th on you hear someone say "Assault Weapon", remind them that the AWB has expired, and they are now known as HDWs. When you see it on the news, write a short, polite email informing them of the fact. See it in the paper? Short letter to the editor. Don't debate the law or the 2A, just correct the term.

Let's see if we can get the term to go mainstream.

The first time I see the term on Fox News Channel, I'll buy everyone on the site a Newcastle Brown Ale. I really will.


Just take small sips, so everyone gets some. You didn't think I'd buy you EACH a beer, did you?
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 4:37:27 PM EDT
I think "evil assault bullet hose" is more appropriate.

Usage in a sentence:
"I can't wait til' Monday so I can post pics of my evil assault bullet hose on Arfcom!!"
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 4:37:37 PM EDT
They will never call them that. To the media they will always be "Assault Weapons"
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 4:37:46 PM EDT
Whoa there, killer. Beer is a powerful temptation to many here - methinks you will have to spend quite a bit, too.

Maybe not on home defense rifles - but something will pop up. Probably pie.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 4:38:06 PM EDT
I think that's a great idea. I'll start pushing it myself.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 5:15:54 PM EDT
"Homeland Defense Rifles" would be just as bad as "assault weapons" as the same people who don't like Assault weapons don't believe in Homeland Defense.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 5:17:57 PM EDT
"Homeland Defense Rifle" was thrown out there on 9/11. I wish it had stuck. I like it.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 5:33:47 PM EDT
I've been calling my AR that for quite some time now.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 5:37:15 PM EDT
Homeland Defense Gun has a better ring to its acronym. HoDG (hodge).

I proclaim that, from today forward, my semi-autos will be referred to as HoDG's.

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 5:39:05 PM EDT
I understand where you're coming from but, honestly, if I'm going to correct anyone, it'll be to have them use the word "rifle". That's what it is. It's a rifle. It's not an "assault rifle", "sniper rifle", homeland defense rifle". It's just a rifle. AR15, HK93, Mini-14, Winchester '73 - say "rifle", goddammit. If you're feeling fancy and it has a stubby barrel, "carbine".

Just MHO.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 5:44:16 PM EDT
I like HDW, sounds good!!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 6:04:41 PM EDT
Good Idea! HDW
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 6:21:36 PM EDT
That's all I own is HDR'S !
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 6:22:49 PM EDT
I don't like it. It's too cumbersome.

Let's just call them rifles.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 6:25:44 PM EDT
I have 2 AR's at the moment:

I call one "Baby Killer" and I call the other one "Threat to public safety".
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 6:26:29 PM EDT
I'd love to see one of those white ovals (like the "RKBA" on my car) that has a silhouette of an AR-15, with the letters "HDW." That would definitely get put on my ride!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 7:17:42 PM EDT
I like it too , Good Idea
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 7:23:28 PM EDT
I like it too. But the first time ANY mainstream news media says anything even remotely positive about an AR15 I'll bend over and kiss my own a
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:01:08 PM EDT
Cannot claim credit for it but Sport Utility Rifle is the term I like.


Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:07:09 PM EDT

I've had this as my sigline on Freepers for a couple years now:

It's Not Just A Gun...


Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:08:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
I've had this as my sigline on Freepers for a couple years now:

It's Not Just A Gun...

You need to change the upper.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:10:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ar10er:
You need to change the upper.

Just 48 more hours!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:15:50 PM EDT
How about Sport Utility Rifle
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:22:33 PM EDT
Mine always has been and always will be my Homeland Defense Rifle. It is just a damn shame that so many of those that I would willingly defend with it dont think I should have it.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:24:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:

Originally Posted By ar10er:
You need to change the upper.

Just 48 more hours!

I'll never tell!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:00:04 PM EDT
Feinstien Specials!!!!!!
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