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AR-15 rifles are displayed for sale at the Guntoberfest gun show in Oaks, Pennsylvania, on October 6, 2017.

A breakdown of gun terminology to help you in discussions on mass shootings and debates over gun control

The gun lobby sometimes seeks to discredit gun control advocates by pointing to the incorrect use of gun-related terminology.
Sen. Lindsay Graham.

Lindsey Graham says he owns a semiautomatic rifle in case of apocalyptic lawlessness so looters know ‘not to come to the AR-15 home’

Sen. Lindsey Graham said he kept a semiautomatic rifle in case "there's a hurricane, a natural disaster, no power, no cops, no anything."
A photo from the Dayton Police Department shows the shooter's AR-15-style gun outfitted with a pistol brace.

The Dayton shooter modified his gun with a ‘pistol brace,’ a device that could become the new bump stock of the gun-control debate

A device used in Sunday's deadly shooting in Dayton, Ohio, could spur a new debate over guns and how some owners are modifying them.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern attends a news conference after meeting with first responders who were at the scene of the Christchurch mosque shooting, March 20, 2019

People are mocking ‘thoughts and prayers’ messages after New Zealand announced new gun laws within 6 days of a mass shooting

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday: "All semi-automatic weapons used during the terrorist attack on Friday 15 March will be banned."
Host Pete Hegseth as Nick Lachey Visits 'Fox & Friends' to discuss the 'American Kennel Club' show at Fox News Channel Studios on February 05, 2019 in New York City.

Fox News host Pete Hegseth told viewers to buy more AR-15s days after New Zealand mosque shooting that killed 50

"Fox & Friends" host Pete Hegseth told viewers to buy more AR-15s after former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke said he wanted to ban sales of the rifle.

The Pittsburgh synagogue shooter was reportedly armed with an AR-15 — here’s how it became the weapon of choice for America’s mass s...

The AR-15 has been used in many mass shootings, most recently at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
A picture of an Olive Garden restaurant.

Olive Garden denies sending a threatening letter to a Seinfeld parody account over a tweet that claimed it stopped selling AR-15 rifles

The parody account @Seinfeld2000 posted a cease-and-desist email demanding that it delete a tweet that claimed Olive Garden stopped selling AR-15 rifles.

The Florida gunman’s AR-15 reportedly jammed during the shooting, and he had 180 more rounds left

Investigators believe the Florida high school shooting was averted early because the gunman's AR-15 jammed while he was changing magazines.
A cap and shirt are displayed at the booth for the National Rifle Association (NRA) at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland

NRA blasts corporations cutting business ties in ‘a shameful display of political and civic cowardice’

The NRA on Saturday fired back at the growing list of companies that have severed business ties with the gun lobby group in recent days.
Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks about hurricane relief measures for Florida and Puerto Rico at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 29, 2017.

Florida’s Republican governor just made a big break with the NRA

Florida's Republican governor said Friday that he would push lawmakers to raise the minimum age to buy a gun to 21 from 18. The NRA opposes the measure.