Hoplophobia: the irrational fear of weapons or the fear of armed citizens; from Hoplon, ancient Greek for the weapons of a Hoplite, or city-state militiaman.
Don’t wanna be an American idiot.
Don’t want a nation under the new mania
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mind f*ck America.
- American Idiot, GreenDay, 2004.
Billy Joe Armstrong and the band came up with that one in response to the ridiculousness of the Bush (43) regime. It may apply to our society now more than then, especially to the hoplophobes among us. The phobes are hysterical anti-freedom bigots, steeped in arrogance, ignorance, hatred, and latent tendencies towards violence. Several recent stories illustrate this point.
Gersh Kuntzman is the poor wuttle journalist left with PTSD after firing an AR-15 for the first and only time. He’s at it again: The NRA is to blame for police shooting of Philando Castile by encouraging citizens to arm themselves, New York Daily “News”, July 7, 2016.
I don’t immediately blame the cops and I certainly don’t blame the victims.
I blame the gun nuts.
Gun lovers and their mouthpieces at the National Rifle Association have done more to damage police-community relations than poor cop training, racism, crime and fear could ever do.
And it’s all due to the NRA’s twisted, sick perversion of the Second Amendment from a cherished right to keep and bear arms as part of a well-regulated national defense into a call to “stand your ground” in all circumstances.
Attention, gun nuts (and that means any and all gun owners not in the service of the state): you are the problem. Everything is your fault. Then again, isn’t everything always your fault? Our fault? At this point, none really care what the deranged phobes like Kuntzman have to say about us. He’s illogical, he’s ill. But, is he consistent?
If one applied his “logic” to the murders of those police officers in Dallas, would that make the Brady Campaign and other gun control “nuts” responsible for that shooting? I’m sure Mr. Kuntzman would say “no” and that the Dallas massacre falls under damaged police-community relations – all the fault of the gun nuts.
We get it, Kuntzman doesn’t like free and armed people. He may not like girls either. At least he’s not fond of Mischa Barton. Barton went on Instagram and relayed her heartbroken feelings about the death of Alton Sterling and others. Kuntzman responded viciously:
While you’re at it, Mischa, why don’t you defecate on the American flag in the center of St. Patrick’s Cathedral during a 9/11 memorial.
Because that might be the only thing worse than actress Mischa Barton’s ham-fingered attempt to show solidarity with recent police shooting victim Alton Sterling and, by extension, Philando Castile.
You see, Barton is an attractive woman. While she expressed sympathy for victims of police violence, she did so while wearing a bikini. According to Kuntzman, that makes her no better than us gun nuts. I have no idea who Mischa Barton is but I’ll take her over the sniveling likes of Kuntzman (more gamma than beta, I’d say) any day. And she called for more gun control too!
I guess gun control can be sexy. Daily News and Kuntzman. Thanks, G.K.
The phobia gets a lot worse than the daily new wuss. Says James Pearce, college “professor”: “Look, there’s only one solution. A bunch of us anti-gun types are going to have to arm ourselves, storm the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, VA, and make sure there are no survivors.”
This demented savage wants to murder people in protest of murders! It’s the only solution!
I’m morbidly curious as to how such an assault would work out for Adolf Pearce and his anti-gun types. We’ll leave alone the fact that it would make them less anti-gun and more gun nut (actually, it would just make them homicidal maniacs).
Kuntzman is anti-gun and he got PTSD at the firing range. I know some of those folks in Fairfax. They carry guns and they know how to use them. They have their own PTSD range right in the office. They likely wouldn’t even have to draw down on the attackers. Pearce’s brigade would probably shoot and kill themselves in comical fashion out in the parking lot. In case it goes down, I am thankful they have good security video at NRA HQ. It’s all a bluff and bluster, I know. Pearce said as much when the cops came calling. It’s the thought that counts.
That’s what kind of thoughts these mental midgets have – violent, hateful, evil thoughts. They are the enemies of freedom … and bikinis.