As we've said before, we should not use gun- or violence-related clichés in our reports — no matter the subject and especially not when another mass shooting is in the news.
Earlier this year, we posted a short list of such phrases:
- "Under fire."
- "Shoot down."
- "Stuck to his guns."
- "Smoking gun."
- "Gunning for."
- "Hired gun."
- "With guns blazing."
- "War zone."
- "Kill the [bill, proposal, plan ... etc.]."
This week, an organization called Grandparents Against Gun Violence sent us their longer collection, with suggested alternatives. It's posted here.
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