What is a Hoplophobe?

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by asbrand, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. asbrand

    asbrand Active Member

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    Basically, a hoplophobe is someone who is afraid of weapons.

    In this season's first episode of the game/quiz/humor show "QI", host Stephen Fry read off a definition of a hoplophobe, which I reproduce here:

    "An irrational fear of weapons, especially guns, usually occurring as a result of a liberal upbringing, or the fact that the person is just a wimp in general. Rather than deal with the fear, said hoplophobe will assign human characteristics to a weapon, e.g., 'guns are evil' or 'guns kill' to justify the fear rather than deal with the core problem of being a sissy."

    (I cheerfully stole this from another forum I frequent...thought you guys would appreciate it!)
     
  2. kineticmind

    kineticmind يفخر الكافر

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    :rotfl2: :pointlol:
     

  3. GFLinTX

    GFLinTX New Member

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    That is bloody awesome.
     
  4. Match10

    Match10 Active Member

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    That quote is from the man who coined the word... Col. Jeff Cooper. I miss his writings!
     
  5. Ken1961

    Ken1961 Dei Gratia

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    Me too. He was one of the greatest philosophers on firearms and the associated rights.
     
  6. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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