A new reader told me that they sometimes have problems following what is being talked about on DOOT and other gun blogs. They look up what they can but some of the inside jokes and terminology escapes them. I forget that sometimes. So I'm going to put up some of the most common and add others as I get them.
Ammo Serialization: Either serializing every round of ammunition of making firearms that stamp a serial number on expended casings.
'Assault Weapon': A semi-auto firearm that often looks like a military firearm. Term used to deliberately confuse the general public to think that they ARE military firearms.
'Authorized Journalists': Journalists who think they should have exclusive control over information dissemination. Usually are gun control advocates as well.
AWB: Assault Weapon Ban. Federal, state or local restrictions on 'Assault Weapons'.
Ballistic Fingerprinting: Technique where police use bullets fired by a gun to be able to allegedly trace it back to criminal activity. So far it hasn't worked where it's been tried in MD and CA but millions of dollars have been spent on it anyway. Creates a registry of legal firearm owners.
BC/VPC/CSGV/ISGV/MAIG/PEG: Acronyms for various gun control groups. They're all pretty much the same and often share 'leadership'.
'Blood in the Streets': Tired argument used by gun control advocates whenever a firearm law is relaxed and more people own and/or carry in the belief that this will cause increases in crime. Used since Florida passed Concealed Carry nearly 25 years ago and every time another state has followed suit.
Brady-Bot: Similar to a 'Joyce Puppet' except an individual, group or website created by the Brady Campaign (BC)
Castle Doctrine/Duty to retreat: Laws in relation to self defense. Putting the onus on the authorities to show that you were not defending yourself and that you can actively defend yourself w/o legal retribution by the criminal anywhere you're legally allowed to be.
CCW: Concealed Carry of a firearm. Can't see it.
Collective Right Model: The belief that the Second Amendment refers to the states forming citizens militias for defense and not of private ownership of firearms. Obsolete as of 2008 (DC v Heller and McDonald et al v Chicago)
'Common Sense': Term used by gun control advocates to try and control the debate. A logical fallacy as if you disagree w/ them, you're non-sensical
Constitutional Carry: CCW w/o a license. (ex. AK, VT, AZ, WY)
EBR: 'Evil Black Rifle'. Running joke that any dark colored firearm is inherently more dangerous . Normally an 'assault weapon'.
FFL (Dealer): Federal Firearm License: The guys that run the gun shops.
'For the Children': Attempt by gun control advocates to claim you want to see children dead because you don't support their ideas.
'Fudd': A firearm owner, often a hunter, that supports gun control measures as long as it doesn't affect them.
Full-Auto/Burst Fire: A firearm that shoots more than one bullet while the trigger is depressed.
Individual Rights Model: Stance that the Second Amendment refers to the Right of individuals to own firearms exclusive of membership/service in a militia. (DC v Heller and McDonald et al v Chicago)
Joyce Foundation: Charitable organization which funds the majority of gun control activities in the US including groups, studies, and conferences. Look at the financing and you'll usually find a link back. Pres. Obama is a former board member.
Joyce Puppet: Gun Control group, individual or online site funded by the Joyce Foundation. (ie Freedom States Alliance, VPC, etc. )
Goblin: Any criminal, thug, gang-banger, or other lowlife.
Gun Show Loophole: Attempts to force all firearm sales and transfers to go through licensed dealers while also trying to shut down as many dealers as possible.
May Issue: When a state can arbitrarily decide who gets a firearm or CCW license (ex. MA, CA, NY, MD, NJ).
'Only Ones': Derogatory term for police who feel they're the only ones qualified enough to handle firearms.
Open Carry: Carrying a firearm on your hip etc. so it can be seen.
Patrol Rifle: Journalistic phenomenon where an incredibly dangerous 'Assault Weapon' magically transforms into a highly accurate and useful firearm when in the hands of the police.
PEGheads: Members of Protest Easy Guns (PEG)
'Progressive' Firearm Laws: Anything but...
PSH: Pants Sh!tting Hysterics. Term for hysterical and nonsensical claims by gun control advocates (ex. the NRA wants to give guns to kindergartners or you can buy rocket launchers at gun shows)
PuSH'er: People who make hysterical and nonsensical claims to support gun control
'Reasonable': Term used by gun control advocates to try and control the debate. A logical fallacy as if you disagree w/ them, you're not reasonable.
'Reasoned Discourse': Term for when gun control advocates regularly censor comments on their message boards or blogs. Usually when their arguments and claims are easily refuted. Term comes from the last days of the old Brady Campaign blog where they ran a series called, of course 'Reasoned Discourse' where they highlighted alleged violent or disgusting comments they had received. This was shortly before they blocked all comments and later deleted them.
Semi-auto: A firearm that shoots one bullet w/ one pull of the trigger.
Shall Issue: CCW license issued to anyone who fulfills all the requirements (ex. TX, FL)
Shoulder Thing That Goes Up: Just outright legislative ignorance. Writing laws when you have no idea what you're talking about. Common for most gun control bills. Watch the video.
SHTF: Sh!t Hit The Fan: Any sort of emergency or crisis situation.
Wild West Shootouts: Tired argument used by gun control advocates whenever a firearm law is relaxed and more people own and/or carry in the belief that this will cause increases in crime. Used since Florida passed Concealed Carry nearly 25 years ago and every time another state has followed suit.