Pit bull tends to do that; so does Dallas Cowboys.
"Britney" is also big.
But what about Kalashnikov?
Well, the other name for the AK-47 rifle (shown with its namesake designer Mikhail Kalashnikov at right) may not cause as much wear and tear on the mouse as Ms. Spears.
Still, there's something about those two words "assault" and "weapon." Put them together in a headline and you can rattle the attention of gun aficionados everywhere.
It might happen today with the recent report of semiautomatic long arms stolen overnight from an east-side pawn shop.
But some of these readers are quick to note that the term "assault weapon" is frequently misused by the media.
It's clear that the gun guys (are there any gals among them?) know their subject.
They can launch into all kinds of discussions, about calibers, barrel lengths, military applications, personal defense ...
So, gun guys (and gals) here's your chance: give us your most lucid definition of assault weapon in the Crime Time comments section.
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-- Bill Miller