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    Hoplophobia

    Hoplophobia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Firearms instructor Colonel Jeff Cooper coined the word in 1962 to describe a "mental disturbance characterized by irrational aversion to weapons".[2] 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."
    Hmmm...interesting.
    Silent Running, by Mike and the Mechanics

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    Many hoplophobes seem to think the firearms have more of a will than the owners.

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    When they "Nudge. Shove. Shoot.",
    Don't retreat. Just reload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyInBlue View Post
    Silent Running, by Mike and the Mechanics

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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyInBlue View Post
    Hilarious. I especially appreciated the request for donations so they could expand the effort and monitor more "assault weapons".

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