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I Learned A New Word Today

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On one of the gun nut websites they referred to anyone with the temerity to suggest that someone needed to buy more than one gun a month as a "hoplophobe."  It's defined as variously "fear of firearms" or "fear of armed citizens." I think they should really push the first definition. I may have a healthy dose of the first, but I have an irrational case of the latter.

As I have become more involved in this movement, I can honestly say that the people scare me far more than the guns.

I do wonder if you could call a fear of firearms a true phobia, or just good common sense though.