hoplophobia


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Morbid fear of guns and firearms

hoplophobia

Psychology Fear of firearms. See Phobia.
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Ending the ban on qualified faculty and staff members carrying or having access to firearms makes enormous sense, and while that step has been taken in a few localities, it is, politically, a bridge too far in the current environment of pervasive hoplophobia among educators and administrators in most places.
As well as Moore's fear of guns - or hoplophobia - famous victims include claustrophobic director Woody Allen, who is scared of closed spaces, and ichtophobic movie star Brad Pitt, who is terrified of sharks.
Roger Moore is terrified of guns - hoplophobia - despite his 007 roles.
Hoplophobia killed Erik Scott and a corrupt system allowed his accusers and executioners to get away with it.
Hennigan uses the incident to reinforce general hoplophobia (irrational fear of weapons) in hopes of his small organization maintaining some relevance as more and more Americans realize that gun control simply doesn't work and law-abiding, armed citizens are not a threat.
I had expected emotional nonsense from Justice Stevens, whose hoplophobia is worn on the sleeve of his robe, but I had thought that Justices Ginsburg and Breyer might at least concur with Justice Thomas' position on the Privileges or Immunities clause of the 14th Amendment even if they went on to weasel out of actually applying the Second Amendment to the states and throwing out Chicago's handgun ban, Instead they simply hid behind a few specious arguments and refused to treat the right to arms as a real right.
I am going to formulate arguments that will breach her hoplophobia and help her understand my position--and her own.