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Offline TheQ

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Abbreviations/Acronyms
« on: March 08, 2014, 06:16:00 AM »
This thread is for common abbreviations/acronyms. Any moderator should feel free to edit this OP. Let's try to keep things in alphabetical order. Any forum member can reply with a new acronym.

CC - Concealed Carry
CEZ - Criminal Empowerment Zone, AKA Pistol Free Zones
CPL - Concealed Pistol License
EDC - Every day carry
FFL - Federal Firearm License/Federal Firearm Licensed Dealer
FIFY - Fixed It For You
FTE - Fail To Eject
FTF - Fail To Feed
FUD - Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt
FWIW - For What It's Worth
GFZ - Gun Free Zone (See MCL 750.234d)
HB - House Bill (followed by a number)
IANAL - I am not a lawyer
IHOC - In hand open carry
IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
IMO - In My Opinion
IWB - Inside the waist band
LEO - Law Enforcement Officer
LGOC - Long gun open carry
MCL - Michigan Compiled Laws
MCRGO - Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners
MGO - Michigan Gun Owners
MSP - Michigan State Police
ND - Negligent discharge
OC - Open Carry
OWB - Outside the waistband
OP - Original Post or Original Poster (depends on context)
QFT - Quoted For Truth
PA - Public Act
PFZ - Pistol Free Zone (See MCL 28.458o) Also refereed to as cPFZ concealed PFZ
SB - Senate Bill (Followed by a number)
TLDR - Too Long Didn't Read
« Last Edit: March 10, 2014, 10:35:31 AM by TheQ »
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Re: Abbreviations/Acronyms
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2014, 07:53:57 AM »
FTF - Fail to Feed
FTE - Fail to Eject

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Re: Abbreviations/Acronyms
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2014, 04:33:10 PM »
+1 - Yeah, What he/she said!
EDC - Every day carry
FTEx - Failure to Extract
HB - House Bill (followed by a number)
IANAL - I am not a lawyer
IHOC - In hand open carry
IMO - In my opinion
IWB - Inside the waist band
LGOC - Long gun open carry
MCL - Michigan Compiled Laws
MCRGO - Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners
MGO - Michigan Gun Owners
MSP - Michigan State Police
ND - Negligent discharge
OWB - Outside the waistband
PA - Public Act (followed by a number)
SB - Senate Bill (followed by a number)
SoS - Secretary of State
TTAG - The Truth About Guns
UFO - Unlawful Firearms Ordinance
UGB - Unlawful Gun Ban
UPD - Unlawful Police Detention


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« Last Edit: March 08, 2014, 04:51:19 PM by linux203 »
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Re: Abbreviations/Acronyms
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2014, 07:38:51 AM »
FUD - Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt
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Re: Abbreviations/Acronyms
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2014, 10:19:30 AM »
CEZ - Criminal Empowerment Zone; similar to GFZ and PFZ, but can be just because of a sign on private property. An older term, but still occasionally used by people who have frequented the various Michigan boards for a long time.

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Abbreviations/Acronyms
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2014, 11:43:50 AM »
I am REALLY glad you clarified IANAL. I was beginning to wonder about some people. (JK) 0:)


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Re: Abbreviations/Acronyms
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2014, 07:01:16 PM »
How about FML  I see that all the time on the interwebs.

FML= F(bad word...FUDGE) My Life

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Re: Abbreviations/Acronyms
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2014, 08:18:51 PM »
FUDD - "I believe in the Second Amendment. But..."
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Re: Abbreviations/Acronyms
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2014, 09:36:40 AM »
RKBA -  Right to keep and bear arms
RKBCA - Right to keep and bear concealed arms... see FUDD

Additional decription of fudd - Slang term for a "casual" gun owner; eg; a person who typically only owns guns for hunting or shotgun sports and does not truly believe in the true premise of the second amendment.

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Re: Abbreviations/Acronyms
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2014, 03:03:31 AM »
Thanks "TheQ" I'm glad you took my Sugestion and made up the list and I'm sure it will help everyone.

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