Change of weapons terms
For as long as the Mexican Drug War continues and I can still report on it, I will stop using the term assault rifle to refer to modern rifles such as the M1A, AK-47 and AR-15 rifles.

Not because those weapons are icky, but because the term is incorrect. Technically assault rifles are select fire weapons while the AR-15s and AK47s may or not not be select fire, depending on where the shooters accessed their weapons.

Not that this change will change the current attempt to ban all modern weapons in the US, but it will more correctly define what has been reported.

As time goes on, archival stories in Rantburg and Borderland Beat will be corrected as they can be.

I am very sorry if previous reportage has confused anyone in this forum.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com
Posted by: badanov 2013-01-24