I know it’s tough at times but as a civil rights activist it’s important to use the proper words. And when you hear people use the improper words point it out to them so the communication is more exact and truthful.
One of the most visible instances is the phrase “gun safety” which, as we all know, is code for “gun control”. Almost no one who claims to be a “gun safety advocate” has ever taken a gun safety class, let alone taught one, or has even talked to a gun safety instructor.
Don’t let them get away with this deception. Alan Korwin is the first person I know of to take this on. He sent out this email on February 29th, 2000 and he did an awesome job. See my 2007 blog post for a quick summary.
Here is something newer via Twitter. It’s not exactly serious like the tutorial from Korwin but it makes the point more succinctly: