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** American politicians can take this trope to absurd extremes, misidentifying guns, ammunition, gun accessories, gun parts, and everything else even peripherally related. For example, many claim that a pistol grip on a rifle (which does nothing except make the weapon more comfortable for some shooters) [[GunsDoNotWorkThatWay somehow makes the gun "more deadly."]] One California politician actually claimed that incendiary bullets are [[BulletsDoNotWorkThatWay "heat-seeking bullets made to track and shoot down planes"]]. Another famous incident, complete with viral video, featured another California politician (Kevin De Leon) talking about "stealth ghost guns with thirty-magazine clips," while the police officer assigned to stand on the stage can be seen by the cameras [[FunnyBackgroundEvent turning to give the politician a priceless "What the fuck are you talking about?" look]]. That's right, folks, these are the people who make the laws.

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** American politicians can take this trope to absurd extremes, misidentifying guns, ammunition, gun accessories, gun parts, and everything else even peripherally related. For example, many claim that a pistol grip on a rifle (which does nothing except make the weapon more comfortable for some shooters) [[GunsDoNotWorkThatWay somehow makes the gun "more deadly."]] One California politician actually claimed that incendiary bullets are [[BulletsDoNotWorkThatWay "heat-seeking bullets made to track and shoot down planes"]].planes". Another famous incident, complete with viral video, featured another California politician (Kevin De Leon) talking about "stealth ghost guns with thirty-magazine clips," while the police officer assigned to stand on the stage can be seen by the cameras [[FunnyBackgroundEvent turning to give the politician a priceless "What the fuck are you talking about?" look]]. That's right, folks, these are the people who make the laws.


** ''Recoilless rifles'' fire modified artillery shells, which cannot propel themselves after leaving the barrel. Essentially, they are like giant guns (or small artillery guns) firing giant bullets.[[note]]If one wants to be more specific, "recoilless rifle" should only refer to a recoilless gun with rifling (hence the name), but most recoilless guns are referred to as "recoilless rifles" regardless. [[/note]]

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** ''Recoilless rifles'' fire modified artillery shells, which cannot propel use an explosive propellant charge (like a gun) to launch themselves after leaving out the barrel.barrel (though some recoilless rifles ''can'' fire rocket-assisted projectiles). Essentially, they are like giant guns (or small artillery guns) firing giant bullets.[[note]]If one wants to be more specific, "recoilless rifle" should only refer to a recoilless gun with rifling (hence the name), but most recoilless guns are referred to as "recoilless rifles" regardless. [[/note]]

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* ''Film/InBruges'' has Harry Waters call a Steyr TMP "an Uzi" while browsing Yuri's guns. There actually is an Uzi on the table, but it's not the gun Harry focuses on.


*** While introducing a new gun control bill in Congress in September 2019, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee provoked [[FacePalm facepalming]] across the country when she declared, "I held an AR-15 in my hand, I wish I hadnít. It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving. And the bullet that is utilized, a .50 caliber..." While the "boxes" measurement is pretty vague, most AR variants weigh between eight and eleven pounds loaded, prompting all kinds of ridicule directed at Lee. Even more ridicule addressed her claim that the AR-15 shoots .50BMG ammo, which it does not and cannot.

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*** While introducing a new gun control bill in Congress in September 2019, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee provoked [[FacePalm facepalming]] across the country when she declared, "I held an AR-15 in my hand, I wish I hadnít. It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving. And the bullet that is utilized, a .50 caliber..." While the "boxes" measurement is pretty vague, most AR variants weigh between eight and eleven pounds loaded, prompting all kinds of ridicule directed at Lee. Even more ridicule addressed her claim that the AR-15 shoots .50BMG ammo, 50 BMG, which it does not and cannot. That said, [=AR-15s=] can be altered to use .50 ''Beowulf'' by changing the barrel and bolt carrier group, or just slapping an Alexander Arms upper receiver on a standard lower and call it a day.


* It seems to be a journalistic guideline that guns used in violent crimes are always incorrectly identified by news media until proven otherwise... At which point they'll keep calling it by the wrong name anyway. [[http://img0.joyreactor.cc/pics/comment/%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%BB%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BE%D1%84%D0%B8%D1%8F-%D0%BA%D0%B0%D0%BD%D1%82-%D0%B3%D0%BE%D0%BF%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%B8-689464.jpeg Here's a slightly exaggerated parody of the phenomenon]].

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* It seems to be a journalistic guideline that common failing for guns used in violent crimes are always to be incorrectly identified by news media until proven otherwise... At which point they'll keep calling it by the wrong name anyway. [[http://img0.joyreactor.cc/pics/comment/%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%BB%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BE%D1%84%D0%B8%D1%8F-%D0%BA%D0%B0%D0%BD%D1%82-%D0%B3%D0%BE%D0%BF%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%B8-689464.jpeg Here's a slightly exaggerated parody of the phenomenon]].


* It isn't clear whether there's a political motive behind it or guns are simply the one news subject where due diligence is optional, but it seems to be a journalistic guideline that guns used in violent crimes are always incorrectly identified by news media until proven otherwise... At which point they'll keep calling it by the wrong name anyway. [[http://img0.joyreactor.cc/pics/comment/%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%BB%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BE%D1%84%D0%B8%D1%8F-%D0%BA%D0%B0%D0%BD%D1%82-%D0%B3%D0%BE%D0%BF%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%B8-689464.jpeg Here's a slightly exaggerated parody of the phenomenon]].
** American gun-control activists and politicians take this trope to absurd extremes, misidentifying guns, ammunition, gun accessories, gun parts, and everything else even peripherally related. For example, many claim that a pistol grip on a rifle (which does nothing except make the weapon more comfortable for some shooters) [[GunsDoNotWorkThatWay somehow makes the gun "more deadly."]] One California politician actually claimed that incendiary bullets are [[BulletsDoNotWorkThatWay "heat-seeking bullets made to track and shoot down planes"]]. Another famous incident, complete with viral video, featured another California politician (Kevin De Leon) talking about "stealth ghost guns with thirty-magazine clips," while the police officer assigned to stand on the stage can be seen by the cameras [[FunnyBackgroundEvent turning to give the politician a priceless "What the fuck are you talking about?" look]]. That's right, folks, these are the people who make the laws.

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* It isn't clear whether there's a political motive behind it or guns are simply the one news subject where due diligence is optional, but it seems to be a journalistic guideline that guns used in violent crimes are always incorrectly identified by news media until proven otherwise... At which point they'll keep calling it by the wrong name anyway. [[http://img0.joyreactor.cc/pics/comment/%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%BB%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BE%D1%84%D0%B8%D1%8F-%D0%BA%D0%B0%D0%BD%D1%82-%D0%B3%D0%BE%D0%BF%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%B8-689464.jpeg Here's a slightly exaggerated parody of the phenomenon]].
** American gun-control activists and politicians can take this trope to absurd extremes, misidentifying guns, ammunition, gun accessories, gun parts, and everything else even peripherally related. For example, many claim that a pistol grip on a rifle (which does nothing except make the weapon more comfortable for some shooters) [[GunsDoNotWorkThatWay somehow makes the gun "more deadly."]] One California politician actually claimed that incendiary bullets are [[BulletsDoNotWorkThatWay "heat-seeking bullets made to track and shoot down planes"]]. Another famous incident, complete with viral video, featured another California politician (Kevin De Leon) talking about "stealth ghost guns with thirty-magazine clips," while the police officer assigned to stand on the stage can be seen by the cameras [[FunnyBackgroundEvent turning to give the politician a priceless "What the fuck are you talking about?" look]]. That's right, folks, these are the people who make the laws.


*** Rifles can be subdivided based on their cartridge type into the so-called "battle rifles" (full-sized rifle rounds, like .308 Winchester/7.62x51mm NATO or 7.62x54mmR), and "combat" or "assault rifles" (smaller, so-called "intermediate" cartridges like 7.62/5.45x39 or .223 Remington/5.56x45mm NATO). Be careful, though, because the term "assault rifle," already somewhat nebulous (several .308/7.62 weapons, including the FN FAL and HK G3, are often called assault rifles, despite being battle rifles by definition), got mired in American gun politics and is commonly misinterpreted up the wazoo, as everyone there forces it to mean whatever the user wants it to mean. For a great example of the [[YouKeepUsingThatWord nebulous, disingenuous, "creative," and just plain dishonest]] uses of the term "assault rifle," just look at the ongoing gun control debate in America.

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*** Rifles can be subdivided based on their cartridge type into the so-called "battle rifles" (full-sized rifle rounds, like .308 Winchester/7.62x51mm NATO or 7.62x54mmR), and "combat" or "assault rifles" (smaller, so-called "intermediate" cartridges like 7.62/5.45x39 or .223 Remington/5.56x45mm NATO). Be careful, though, because the term "assault rifle," already somewhat nebulous (several .308/7.62 weapons, including the FN FAL Layman and HK G3, are often called assault rifles, despite being battle rifles by definition), got mired in American gun politics and is commonly misinterpreted up the wazoo, as everyone there forces it to mean whatever the user wants it to mean. For a great example political usage of the [[YouKeepUsingThatWord nebulous, disingenuous, "creative," and just plain dishonest]] uses of above terms frequently eschews the term "assault rifle," just look at the ongoing gun control debate in America. formal definition.


** A few guns in later games also have the same issue as the M1 Carbine in the classic games, either one gun identified as a similar but different model (the "Type 95" in ''Modern Warfare 3'' actually being a QBZ-97, or the Mk 14 EBR in ''2'' being called the "M21 EBR" in multiplayer to remind players of the M21 from ''[=CoD4=]'') or changing the name of an otherwise-unmodified returning weapon, despite their refusal to do so when it actually made sense for the Carbine (the original-model M16 from ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' is reused for the flashback levels of [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOpsII the sequel]], referred to as the newer [=M16A1=] but otherwise identical in every way to the original version).

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** A few guns in later games also have the same issue as the M1 Carbine in the classic games, either one gun identified as a similar but different model (the "Type 95" in ''Modern Warfare 3'' actually being a QBZ-97, or the Mk 14 EBR in ''2'' being called the "M21 EBR" in multiplayer to remind players of the M21 from ''[=CoD4=]'') or changing the name of an otherwise-unmodified returning weapon, despite their refusal to do so when it actually made sense for the Carbine (the original-model M16 from ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' is reused for the flashback levels of [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOpsII the sequel]], referred to as the newer [=M16A1=] but otherwise identical in every way to the original version).version, despite the fact the [=M16A2=] should have been used in that particular instance).


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** One gun featured in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' was technically identified correctly in game, but caused this trope to happen quite a bit in real life was the Commando. Seemingly based on the GAU-5A/A, also commonly known as the Colt Commando, the in game weapon features an especially heavy helping of AnachronismStew by removing the built in carry handle, replacing it with a flat top optics rail, then mounting to it a flip up iron sight made by a company that didn't even exist until ''forty-three years'' after the game takes place, ''backwards''. Is it anyone's surprise that players unfamiliar with firearms history would assume the Commando was an M4 Carbine, despite the fact the M4 wasn't even developed until roughly thirty years after the game takes place?


** American gun-control activists and politicians take this trope to absurd extremes, misidentifying guns, ammunition, gun accessories, gun parts, and everything else even peripherally related. For example, many claim that a pistol grip on a rifle (which does nothing except make the weapon more comfortable for some shooters) [[GunsDoNotWorkThatWay somehow makes the gun "more deadly."]] One California politician actually claimed that incendiary bullets are [[BulletsDoNotWorkThatWay "heat-seeking bullets made to track and shoot down planes"]]. Another famous incident, complete with viral video, featured another California politician talking about "stealth ghost guns with thirty-magazine clips," while the police officer assigned to stand on the stage can be seen by the cameras [[FunnyBackgroundEvent turning to give the politician a priceless "What the fuck are you talking about?" look]]. That's right, folks, these are the people who make the laws.

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** American gun-control activists and politicians take this trope to absurd extremes, misidentifying guns, ammunition, gun accessories, gun parts, and everything else even peripherally related. For example, many claim that a pistol grip on a rifle (which does nothing except make the weapon more comfortable for some shooters) [[GunsDoNotWorkThatWay somehow makes the gun "more deadly."]] One California politician actually claimed that incendiary bullets are [[BulletsDoNotWorkThatWay "heat-seeking bullets made to track and shoot down planes"]]. Another famous incident, complete with viral video, featured another California politician (Kevin De Leon) talking about "stealth ghost guns with thirty-magazine clips," while the police officer assigned to stand on the stage can be seen by the cameras [[FunnyBackgroundEvent turning to give the politician a priceless "What the fuck are you talking about?" look]]. That's right, folks, these are the people who make the laws.


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*** While introducing a new gun control bill in Congress in September 2019, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee provoked [[FacePalm facepalming]] across the country when she declared, "I held an AR-15 in my hand, I wish I hadnít. It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving. And the bullet that is utilized, a .50 caliber..." While the "boxes" measurement is pretty vague, most AR variants weigh between eight and eleven pounds loaded, prompting all kinds of ridicule directed at Lee. Even more ridicule addressed her claim that the AR-15 shoots .50BMG ammo, which it does not and cannot.

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*An episode of National Geographics ''Drugs Inc'' famously shows an anonymous drug dealer calling a Hi Point pistol his "Glock Forty" and his "problem solver".


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* Very common in all forms of media is to take any random pistol and call it either a .44 Magnum (if it's meant to be a HandCannon) or a 9mm (if it's presented as more reasonably-sized and -powered), when it's often very blatantly not.

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** After the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Las_Vegas_shooting Las Vegas concert massacre]], when an AxCrazy gunman wielding a [[MoreDakka ridiculous number of rifles with 100-round magazines]] with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bump_fire#Bump_fire_stocks bump stocks]] attached to them to emulate fully-automatic fire opened fire on concertgoers at a country music festival, some news outlets gave truly insane responses. {{Creator/CBS}} claimed that the shooter used "[[https://www.dailywire.com/news/21978/fake-news-cbs-makes-bogus-term-describe-ammo-used-ryan-saavedra automatic rounds]]", and {{Creator/CNN}}, to demonstrate a bump stock, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsMk9ZGseUY showed]] a rifle with a suppressor and a ''grenade launcher'' (illegal for general civilian consumption), rather than a bump stock

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** After the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Las_Vegas_shooting Las Vegas concert massacre]], when an AxCrazy gunman wielding a [[MoreDakka ridiculous number of rifles with 100-round magazines]] with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bump_fire#Bump_fire_stocks bump stocks]] attached to them to emulate fully-automatic fire opened fire on concertgoers at a country music festival, some news outlets gave truly insane responses. {{Creator/CBS}} claimed that the shooter used "[[https://www.dailywire.com/news/21978/fake-news-cbs-makes-bogus-term-describe-ammo-used-ryan-saavedra automatic rounds]]", and {{Creator/CNN}}, to demonstrate a bump stock, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsMk9ZGseUY showed]] a rifle with a suppressor and a ''grenade launcher'' (illegal for general civilian consumption), rather than a bump stockstock.


** Later games in the series, not so much - [[VideoGame/CallOfDuty2 the very next game after the original]], for instance, featured the M1 carbine but called it the [=M1A1=]. The [=M1A1=] was a specialized variant of the M1 with a pistol grip and lightweight folding wire stock. Really irritating when you remember that the original featured a correctly-modeled [=M1A1=], with the player character unfolding the stock when drawing the weapon; they apparently went to the effort of creating an entirely new model with new animations for the new engine, but then were too lazy to simply delete two characters from the name.

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** Later games in the series, not so much - [[VideoGame/CallOfDuty2 the very next game after the original]], for instance, featured the M1 carbine but called it the [=M1A1=]. The [=M1A1=] was a specialized variant of the M1 with a pistol grip and lightweight folding wire stock. Really irritating when you remember that the original featured a correctly-modeled [=M1A1=], with the player character unfolding the stock when drawing the weapon; they apparently went to the effort of creating an entirely new model with new animations for the new engine, but then were too lazy to simply delete two characters from the name. The full-stock Carbine would continue to be misidentified as the folding-stock version until the [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyZombies Zombies maps]] in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps''.



** ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'' features the "G18", meant to be the infamous select-fire Glock 18 as judging by the name, but which, like in most movies, is actually a converted Glock 17[[note]]the third game, surprisingly, not only made a new model that's actually a Glock 18, but even actually ''used'' the new model in the campaign mode rather than [[PropRecycling recycling the incorrect MW2 model]] like with every other returning gun[[/note]].

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** ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare ''Modern Warfare 2'' features the "G18", meant to be the infamous select-fire Glock 18 as judging by the name, but which, like in most movies, is actually a converted Glock 17[[note]]the third game, surprisingly, not only made a new model that's actually a Glock 18, but even actually ''used'' the new model in the campaign mode rather than [[PropRecycling recycling the incorrect MW2 model]] like with every other returning gun[[/note]].



* A relatively minor but nonetheless common one is when a game's "AK" model is a Chinese Norinco Type-56. The Type-56 rifle (not to be confused with the Type-56 carbine, which is China's SKS) is the unlicensed Chinese clone of the AK/AKM, having features of both models, but zero parts interchangeability with either. They look mostly similar (the fully-hooded front sight is the biggest giveaway), feed the same 7.62x39 round from the same stamped magazine, and have the same Manual of Arms, but are still not (quite) the same weapon. Similar issues exist with the AK-103, a modern version in the original 7.62mm round; everything from ''VideoGame/FreedomFighters'' to ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' will feature the weapon but call it an AK-47 anyway.[[note]]''VideoGame/FarCry5'', amusingly, makes a different mistake, actually modeling a proper AKM and then calling it simply the AK, while the weapon it actually ''calls'' an "AK-M" is heavily customized.[[/note]]

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* A relatively minor but nonetheless common one is when a game's "AK" model is a Chinese Norinco Type-56. Type 56. The Type-56 Type 56 rifle (not to be confused with the Type-56 Type 56 carbine, which is China's SKS) is the unlicensed Chinese clone of the AK/AKM, having features of both models, but zero parts interchangeability with either. They look mostly similar (the fully-hooded front sight is the biggest giveaway), feed the same 7.62x39 round from the same stamped magazine, and have the same Manual of Arms, but are still not (quite) the same weapon. Similar issues exist with the AK-103, a modern version in the original 7.62mm round; everything from ''VideoGame/FreedomFighters'' to ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' will feature the weapon but call it an AK-47 anyway.[[note]]''VideoGame/FarCry5'', amusingly, makes a different mistake, actually modeling a proper AKM and then calling it simply the AK, while the weapon it actually ''calls'' an "AK-M" is heavily customized.[[/note]]



* The rifle so commonly known as the "AK-47" is the most common example of this trope, as "AK-47" was never an official Soviet/Russian designation for Mikhail Kalashnikov's automatic rifle. It was officially designated simply the AK for ''Avtomat Kalashnikova'', or "Kalashnikov's Automatic," with no model or year number attached. Contrary to popular belief, the original AK was actually expensive to produce and not as reliable as was hoped, so Kalashnikov came up with the improved and simplified AKM in the early 1950s. Original [=AKs=] are relatively rare, but [=AKMs=] are truly ubiquitous and are generally what people are talking about (whether they realize it or not) when they say "AK-47". No Kalashnikov rifle had any model number in its nomenclature until the AK-74 was adopted to replace the AKM as the standard-issue rifle of the Red Army.

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* The rifle so commonly known as the "AK-47" is the most common example of this trope, as "AK-47" was never an official Soviet/Russian designation for Mikhail Kalashnikov's automatic rifle. It was officially designated simply the AK for ''Avtomat Kalashnikova'', or "Kalashnikov's Automatic," with no model or year number attached. Contrary to popular belief, the original AK was actually expensive to produce and not as reliable as was hoped, so Kalashnikov came up with the improved and simplified AKM (''modernizírovanny Avtomat Kalashnikova'', essentially "Kalashnikov's Modernized Automatic") in the early 1950s. Original [=AKs=] are relatively rare, but [=AKMs=] are truly ubiquitous and are generally what people are talking about (whether they realize it or not) when they say "AK-47". No Kalashnikov rifle had any model number in its nomenclature until the AK-74 was adopted to replace the AKM as the standard-issue rifle of the Red Army.



*** Rifles can be subdivided based on their cartridge type into the so-called "battle rifles" (full-sized rifle round, like .308 Winchester/7.62x51mm NATO or 7.62x54mmR), and "combat" or "assault rifles" (smaller, so-called "intermediate" cartridge like 7.62/5.45x39 or .223 Remington/5.56x45mm NATO). Be careful, though, because the term "assault rifle," already somewhat nebulous (several .308/7.62 weapons, including the FN FAL and HK G3, are often called assault rifles, despite being battle rifles by definition), got mired in the American gun politics and is commonly misinterpreted up the wazoo, as everyone there forces it to mean whatever the user wants it to mean. For a great example of the [[YouKeepUsingThatWord nebulous, disingenuous, "creative," and just plain dishonest]] uses of the term "assault rifle," just look at the ongoing gun control debate in America.

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*** Rifles can be subdivided based on their cartridge type into the so-called "battle rifles" (full-sized rifle round, rounds, like .308 Winchester/7.62x51mm NATO or 7.62x54mmR), and "combat" or "assault rifles" (smaller, so-called "intermediate" cartridge cartridges like 7.62/5.45x39 or .223 Remington/5.56x45mm NATO). Be careful, though, because the term "assault rifle," already somewhat nebulous (several .308/7.62 weapons, including the FN FAL and HK G3, are often called assault rifles, despite being battle rifles by definition), got mired in the American gun politics and is commonly misinterpreted up the wazoo, as everyone there forces it to mean whatever the user wants it to mean. For a great example of the [[YouKeepUsingThatWord nebulous, disingenuous, "creative," and just plain dishonest]] uses of the term "assault rifle," just look at the ongoing gun control debate in America.



** A submachine gun, or SMG, is an automatic (usually select-fire) weapon chambered in a pistol-caliber round such as 9mm or .45 ACP. It is for that reason that they were originally (and generally inaccurately) called "machine pistols." They are usually lighter and more compact than a rifle. They are designed to overwhelm the enemy at close range with controlled automatic fire. Examples of this type of weapon include the classic M1/M1928 Thompson, M3 Grease Gun, and [=MP40=], as well as the modern [=MP5=], [=MP7=], and P90[[note]]though the latter two are more correctly defined as "Personal Defense Weapons" or PDWs, which fire shortened intermediate rifle cartridges like the 5.7×28mm of the P90 as opposed to the shorter, fatter rounds of a submachine gun.[[/note]].

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** A submachine gun, or SMG, is an automatic (usually select-fire) weapon chambered in a pistol-caliber round such as 9mm or .45 ACP. It is for that reason that they were originally (and generally inaccurately) called "machine pistols." They are usually lighter and more compact than a rifle. They are designed to overwhelm the enemy at close range with controlled automatic fire. Examples of this type of weapon include the classic M1/M1928 Thompson, M3 Grease Gun, and [=MP40=], as well as the modern [=MP5=], [=MP7=], and P90[[note]]though the latter two are more correctly defined as "Personal Defense Weapons" or PDWs, [=PDWs=], which fire shortened intermediate rifle cartridges like the 5.7×28mm of the P90 as opposed to the shorter, fatter rounds of a submachine gun.[[/note]].



** After the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Las_Vegas_shooting Las Vegas concert massacre]], when an AxCrazy gunman wielding a [[MoreDakka ridiculous number of rifles with 100-round magazines]] with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bump_fire#Bump_fire_stocks bump stocks]] attached to them to emulate fully-automatic fire opened fire on concertgoers at a country music festival, some news outlets gave truly insane responses. {{Creator/CBS}} claimed that the shooter used "[[https://www.dailywire.com/news/21978/fake-news-cbs-makes-bogus-term-describe-ammo-used-ryan-saavedra automatic rounds]]", and {{Creator/CNN}}, to demonstrate a bump stock, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsMk9ZGseUY showed]] a rifle with a suppressor, a ''grenade launcher'' (illegal for general civilian consumption), and ''no bump stock!''

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** After the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Las_Vegas_shooting Las Vegas concert massacre]], when an AxCrazy gunman wielding a [[MoreDakka ridiculous number of rifles with 100-round magazines]] with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bump_fire#Bump_fire_stocks bump stocks]] attached to them to emulate fully-automatic fire opened fire on concertgoers at a country music festival, some news outlets gave truly insane responses. {{Creator/CBS}} claimed that the shooter used "[[https://www.dailywire.com/news/21978/fake-news-cbs-makes-bogus-term-describe-ammo-used-ryan-saavedra automatic rounds]]", and {{Creator/CNN}}, to demonstrate a bump stock, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsMk9ZGseUY showed]] a rifle with a suppressor, suppressor and a ''grenade launcher'' (illegal for general civilian consumption), and ''no rather than a bump stock!''stock



** An American gun magazine parodied this trope by listing several examples of media mistakes, then writing stories around them. For instance a weapon incorrectly identified as a ".44 Luger" was apparently a custom model developed for a UsefulNotes/WorldWarI-era German soldier famous for his tactic of sneaking up on an enemy trench, then standing up and shouting, "[[Film/SuddenImpact Mach schon, versüß mir den Tag!]]" The ".22 guage shotgun" was developed to hunt a rare species of pygmy ducks, and the AK-16 rifle made the writer give up in disgust over how the media can't tell the difference between an M-16 and the weapon used by those DirtyCommunists.
* In the summer of 2017, a monument to the late Mikhail Kalashnikov was unveiled in Moscow...featuring a large bust of a German [=StG-44=]. That went over [[SeriousBusiness about as well as youíd expect]].

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** An American gun magazine parodied this trope by listing several examples of media mistakes, then writing stories around them. For instance a weapon incorrectly identified as a ".44 Luger" was apparently a custom model developed for a UsefulNotes/WorldWarI-era German soldier famous for his tactic of sneaking up on an enemy trench, then standing up and shouting, "[[Film/SuddenImpact Mach schon, versüß mir den Tag!]]" The ".22 guage shotgun" was developed to hunt a rare species of pygmy ducks, and the AK-16 rifle made the writer give up in disgust over how the media can't tell the difference between an M-16 M16 and the weapon used by those DirtyCommunists.
* In the summer of 2017, a monument to the late Mikhail Kalashnikov was unveiled in Moscow... featuring a large bust of a German [=StG-44=]. That went over [[SeriousBusiness about as well as youíd expect]].


* ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'' have the same sort of issue as ''Call of Duty''. While they do actually model the correct weapon used as the US military's M9, their "93R" is simply the M9 model with a larger magazine and foregrip.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'' have the same sort of issue as ''Call of Duty''. While they do actually model the correct weapon used as the US military's M9, their "93R" is simply the M9 model with a larger magazine and foregrip. The former game also features an RPKM (a version of the original RPK with the synthetic furniture of the AK-74M) misnamed as (and given damage and a capacity mirroring) the smaller-caliber RPK-74M.


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* The ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' series generally goes for AKA47 for its guns, though one instance goes for this trope instead: the Galil ARM 7.62 present in the multiplayer of ''VideoGame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd'' and its stand-alone expansion ''Uncharted: The Lost Legacy'' is misnamed as the "INSAS", an entirely different weapon that only vaguely bears a resemblance to the Galil.

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