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    Original definition of hoplophobia from the term's creator, Jeff Cooper*.

    HOPLOPHOBIA. (1966) From the Greek___(weapon) plus __ (terror).

    An unreasoning, obsessive neurotic fear of weapons as such, usually accompanied by
    an irrational feeling that weapons possess a will or consciousness for evil, apart from the will of their user. Not equivalent to normal apprehension in the presence of an armed enemy. Hoplon also means instrument, tool or tackle, but it is the root of hoplite (man-at-arms, gendarme) and thus principally signifies "weapon" in English derivations.



    HOPLOPHOBIA EXPLORED


    "RAGING AGAINST SELF DEFENSE"
    A Psychiatrist Examines the Anti-Gun Mentality
    by Sarah Thompson, M.D.

    This is the original article that started the debate on gun rights
    as a medical issue. Col. Jeff Cooper* coined the term "hoplophobia,"
    but it was Dr. Thompson who initially examined it
    from a medical point of view.


    Read Dr. Sarah Thompson's brilliant essay on the medical nature of this afflicition, the article that got the ball rolling on serious medical study of a condition affecting millions of Americans.

    http://www.gunlaws.com/Hoplophobia Analysis.htm

    *Col. Jeff Cooper, widely acclaimed as "The Father of the Modern Technique of Shooting," introduced the two-handed grip at eye level, when it was standard for people to shoot one-handed, and often from the hip. Far less known, Cooper was a historian with a Masters Degree in History from the University of Calif. at Riverside and he held a B.A. from Stanford in Political Science.


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    Thanks for posting that Jim ... very well presented.
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    Excellent post, I saved it for future use........ Human psychology is fascinating!!!
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    I really appreciate you posting this Jim, very interesting!
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    I saved this to my hard drive and will send it out to my MANY anti (friends).
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    Quote Originally Posted by NWFFT View Post
    I saved this to my hard drive and will send it out to my MANY anti (friends).
    Let us know the reaction, it will be very interesting!
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