Referring to hoplophobia, a morbid fear of guns
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The combination front stock band and bayonet lug (so feared and hated by the hoplophobic anti-gun crowd) allows the Ml Carbine to fire more accurately than barrel bands without it and this is because it effectively dampens harmonic vibration in the barrel.
Of course, not everyone who is licensed routinely carries, nor is everyone who carries licensed, but many are and do, and a growing number of them are refusing to disarm at the whim of Congress, the President, or a hoplophobic business owner.
That meant not only moving the outfit's corporate ordnance pile, but my own guns and ammo, referred to by hysterical hoplophobic newspersons as "a 'NARSENAL!!!"
Writing off anyone who opposes what may seem like common sense gun control ignores reality, and is nothing more than hoplophobic grandstanding at the expense of innocents like Christina Green.
While it does not surprise me to see a histrionic hoplophobic anti-gun editorial in the July 21 Register-Guard, the lack of basic math skills and the use of a notoriously slanted Web site for fact checking alarms me.
Winchester's Technical Services Manager Mike Jordan, in an interview during the SHOT Show, said the product came under intense and biased press coverage largely due to the name "Black Talon." Indeed this reporter saw several articles in The New York Times and reports on network television in which hoplophobic writers and broadcasters let their imaginations run wild with the name as they described the ammunition as "emitting razor sharp claws which grabs and slash their victims." While some firearms people question the wisdom of withdrawing the products from the market in the wake of the attendant negative publicity, Jordan defended his firm's decision as being "in the best interests of the industry."
Hoplophobic behavior must be recognized and treated when present.
All that matters to them is that at some point, some hoplophobic politician was able to implement some restrictions on these things, and any discussion of rolling back any of them is nothing short of heresy.
As to the hoplophobic fears of criminals taking advantage of the new gizmos to terrorize the nation, they are completely unfounded.
I saw something posted by one of Mike Bloomberg's hoplophobic sycophants dismissing the idea that a person with a pistol could ever hope to take out multiple assailants with assault rifles.
What the Kelly Report actually amounts to is a taxpayer-funded publicity stunt for Mike Bloomberg and his hoplophobic obsession.
Meanwhile hoplophobic, misguided portions of the public, inflamed by rotten-to-the-core "news" media, would scream about blood in the streets, stoplight shootouts and slow waiters dead in restaurants.