Friday, October 12, 2007

"Rifle" Terminology Curious in Crandon Story

Here's something to ponder.

Reporting on the Crandon event, the Milwaukee JS reporters talk about the weapon Peterson used to kill 5 and wound 1:

In the aftermath of six murders by a Forest County sheriff's deputy and Crandon police officer - likely with his department-issued semiautomatic rifle

Curious phrasing, as in other contexts, that would be an "ASSAULT RIFLE." (Cue scary music.) You know--the kind of rifle that citizens should not be able to purchase.

Think it's because the JS editors are being more careful with terminology?

1 comment:

St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

Unless this is priming the audience for "Semi-automatic Weapon = Assault Weapon" ideology.