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SAF To Dominant Media: It’s Not ‘Gun Violence,’ It’s ‘Gang Violence!’
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The Second Amendment Foundation today criticized the dominant media for its continued subliminal campaign to blame firearms for the carnage in Chicago, repeatedly using the term “gun violence” to describe the slaughter that local authorities appear unable to curb.
“It’s not ‘gun violence’,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb, “it’s gang violence, and the sad thing is that reporters and editors know it. But they simply refuse to acknowledge that if you don’t call the problem by its right name, you can’t solve it.
|“He who controls the language controls the masses.” – Saul Alinsky in Rules for Radicals
We must stop accepting, or even using, the misleading terminology of our opponents.
Stop using the meaningless term "gun violence." It's just as absurd as using phrases like "fist violence," "boot violence," "stick violence" or "brick violence."
As we learned when we, and the politicians, accepted the meaningless term "assault weapon," Saul Alinsky, at least in this instance, is correct.