hoplophobia


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Morbid fear of guns and firearms

hoplophobia

Psychology Fear of firearms. See Phobia.
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The curious thing, funny, actually, is that as much as the gun-haters demand imposing "smart guns" on the "free" market, institutional hoplophobia has proven as big an impediment as any argument from the "pro gun" side.
The salve includes subtle shifts in the language you use, the mindset you bring to the table and compassion you show to the unfortunate individuals who suffer from hoplophobia (morbid fear of weapons, Jeff Cooper's term for it), assuaging their conviction of losing.
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.
(134) The precise term for such fears is "hoplophobia" (fear of armed citizens).
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.
007 actor ROGER MOORE who is frightened of guns (hoplophobia).
Despite that official hoplophobia, per a USA Today report, three out of four NFL players own guns.
But not all welcome gun-related businesses because of their policies built on irrational hoplophobia. Witness the closing of the Great Western Gun Show in Pomona due to the County Board of Supervisors banning gun sales on Los Angeles County property.
Miss Winifred Wimple's hoplophobia rarely lasts through Media Day at the Range, an event held the day before SHOT Show, where members of the media get to shoot the latest guns and burn tons of free ammo.
Roger Moore is terrified of guns - hoplophobia - despite his 007 roles.
Why does the AMA refuse to recognize or treat hoplophobia and its horrific effects?
Jeff Cooper defined as "hoplophobia" (from the Greek hoplon, or weapon), is for the most part, parroted by the student body.