Every time guns comes up as a topic in my local rag someone claims carrying is 'compensation for inadequacy.' They've taken Psychology 101 at the local community college and think they are well versed in psychoanalysis. Can't wait until it comes up again th throw this in their face.
jeneraly spout off how a guy with a big truck a fast car rides a motorcycle or owns a gun is"overcompensating".i think they are "overcompensating" for the lack of one.they have PENIS ENVY!besides what do they say about a woman who has any or all of those things?
like your mark twain by the way schuyler.have you ever heard this one by him? "cant, never did.wont,never tried" its kinda the same line of thought just sounds really redneck till you stop and think about what hes saying.
hopnaphobia.. hopelascardycat.. hopimnotshot..
having a hard time with recall..
The Hoploites were Greek warriors who carried long lances and a shield.
didnt know the name of fear of weapons.it is weapons and not just guns?
is defined as "a fear of firearms" or "a fear of armed citizens",
"mental disturbance characterized by irrational aversion to weapons".
thanks for the fine clarification!
Schuyler took it a bit farther (as usual).....LOL!
To lazy to look it up..
From wiki: Hoplophobia from the Greek hoplon, or weapon, is defined as the "fear of firearms" and as the "fear of armed citizens".
Firearms instructor and writer Colonel Jeff Cooper claimed to have coined the word in 1962 to describe a "mental disturbance characterized by irrational aversion to weapons". Although not a mental health professional, Cooper employed the term as an alternative to slang terms, stating: "We read of 'gun grabbers' and 'anti-gun nuts' but these slang terms do not (explain this behavior)." Cooper attributed this behavior to an irrational fear of firearms and other forms of weaponry. He stated that "the most common manifestation of hoplophobia is the idea that instruments possess a will of their own, apart from that of their user."
you guys must either be really educated or you must spend alot of time looking that kind if thing up.excelent work guys.yep they are hoplophobes for sure.sounds like sombody thats afraid to jump though.haha.i like the history of where the word came from though.
on this end, good edumacation and plenty of time on my hands..LOL!
this guy couldnt figure out what your dreams mean any better than you could. why does everything have to be a symbol for somthig else?why is a dream of a snake a dream about a penis?maybe its just a snake!?!?!?
sigmund freud and George Carlin