I just sent the following to fox news.com after reading their headline story this morning. I strongly encourage you all to do likewise when the media spews inaccuracies that hurt informed discussion. If more people understood that the antis, with the willing or ignorant support of the media, are being sneaky here by calling semi auto rifles "assault weapons" and that what they really mean by "assault weapon" is "all firearms", maybe the antis could get shut down faster. To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Error in today's foxnews.com headline story Good morning, there is a significant error in your online headline story this morning entitled NRA's LaPierre to tell Congress more gun laws 'not a serious solution'. The seventh paragraph states a lone gunman with psychological problems used an assault weapon... Assault Weapons are already banned in Connecticut and the firearm used by Adam Lanza was NOT AN ASSAULT WEAPON.* It was a semi-automatic rifle that was legal under both CTs current assault weapon ban and the expired federal assault weapon ban.* In fact, the only military features it possessed were a pistol grip and a detachable magazine Continuing to misidentify these firearms in stories misleads the public and is poor reporting.* People need to understand that if they want to ban weapons like the one used in the Sandy Hook killing, what they are really talking about is banning ALL semiautomatic rifles, because the one used at Sandy Hook was functionally no different from any other medium caliber semiautomatic rifle.* Wanna kill these ads? We can help!