Stupid has been taken to a new height...

Discussion in 'News, Headlines and Information' started by whitewolf68, January 29, 2013.

  1. MikeH121


    This Wolf says it all: (note the date 1962) they have been at it a long time)

    Firearms authority and writer Jeff Cooper claims to have coined the word in 1962 to describe what he called a "mental aberration consisting of an unreasoning terror of gadgetry, specifically, weapons." The term was constructed from the Greek ὅπλον - hoplon, meaning amongst others "arms," and φόβος - phobos, meaning "fear." Although not a mental health professional, Cooper employed the term as an alternative to other 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. Cooper's opinion was that "the most common manifestation of hoplophobia is the idea that instruments possess a will of their own, apart from that of their user." Writing in an opinion piece, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnist Dimitri Vassilaros asserted that the term was intended by Cooper as tongue-in-cheek to mock those who think guns have free will.
  2. PC Police run Amok.

    Political Correctness run amok, as bad as when theys suspended a 5 year for sexual abuse for hugging a girl in class as a thank you.
    Could be used as an example in Wikipedia for the word hoplophobia.
    Hope the 5 year old isn't scared and doesn't decide when he is 20 to take it out on kindergarteners, oh that's already been done. :banghead: MY BAD. :D :flag:

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