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    That was in the book review about the AZ Minutemen that killed a child in the home invasion so (someone) had to opine how much these neonazi child killers reminded him of DK members, then proceeded to elaborate they were "carrying" guns and "packing heat" (on a daily basis) because they had absorbed "Doomsday Prepper"/NRA paranoia about the end of the world literally at any moment ("SHTF").  If you want to read stuff like that, you generally have to go to racist right wing sites for genocide porn.  Questioned on this point, the commentrr could offer no examples of DK members carrying concealed weapons because they expect the world to end in the next hour.

    The more I read from the conceal carry/open carry crowd, the more I wonder how that feeling continues to infect so much of the gun crowd.
    When I read comments here on Daily Kos from those who regularly carry weapons about being "prepared if the shit hits the fan," I have to wonder what kind scenarios must be playing out in there heads.

    This kind of fear-induced, paranoid belief is stoked by the NRA. In fact, some of the writing I have seen here is a direct echo of the Wayne LaPierre fear formulation about the horrendous and frightening world that takes place after natural disasters, for example.

    The fact that Forde was able to combine this kind of "end times" vision with fear of the "other," is just a further extension of what has been playing out in the gun culture for the last couple of decades when the place of guns on society has transitioned from hunting and varmint elimination to "self-defense."

    The development of the language of fear has been the only way for gun manufacturers to ratchet up sales as hunting has declined in an increasingly urban population.

    Now, we get even a number of folks here who paint this doom scenarios as their very reason for packing heat.

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 06:52:26 PM PDT

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