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Reader’s view: Journalists need to study up on weapons terminology

Published 01/27/2013, Duluth News Tribune

I’ve always been taught to go to Webster’s Dictionary for the correct spellings, meanings and uses of words. So I consulted Webster’s for “assault weapon” because it has so frequently been in the news. I also looked up “clip” and “firearm magazine” and found they, like apples and oranges, are completely different from each other.

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