Friday, April 20, 2007

Hoplophobic Gun-Haters

Any article that begins with words from Colonel Jeff Cooper will get my full attention.

This piece on gun hate has an introductory section on Hoplophobia, which is a term that Colonel Cooper coined to describe an irrational and morbid fear of guns. He said that "the most common manifestation of hoplophobia is the idea that instruments possess a will of their own, apart from that of their user."

I remember reading this a long time ago, and although it made me laugh (because it's damn funny), it also made me think long and hard... because it's true.

I do love this excerpt:

[[ Hoplophobes are dangerous. They should not be involved in setting public policy.

Hoplophobes are victims. They are sick and need help.

Hoplophobes deserve sympathy. It's not their fault they are afflicted.

Hoplophobes should seek treatment. Help shoot for a cure.

Get it? "Shoot for a cure"???

Anyway, here's the whole thing.



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