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  •  I would go farther and say gun fetishism. (1+ / 0-)
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    Silvia Nightshade

    And when I say that, as a kinky person, I'm being very precise. I mean some part of some people's sexuality (and we know how many tendrils our sexuality has into other parts of our personality!) is bound up in their gun.  The problem here is that given the way the USA is regarding sex, that will never get admitted or discussed by the people who NEED to admit that the real reason they like firing that gun is that it gives them a hardon.

    It's not even that it's wrong that it does. But once you recognize that that's what's going on, you do have the option of putting the big head in control to make decisions.

    I mean, I am pretty open about my feelings about my long hair, but if I'm told that damage to my shoulder means I will never put both hands above my shoulders again, I'm going to a salon and getting a meter of hair cut off. That's the sensible thing to do. Similarly, I'd like it if some of the gun fetishists could do the sensible thing as well.

    When you come to find how essential the comfort of a well-kept home is to the bodily strength and good conditions, to a sound mind and spirit, and useful days, you will reverence the good housekeeper as I do above artist or poet, beauty or genius.

    by Alexandra Lynch on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 04:18:17 PM PDT

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    •  Wait....What? (2+ / 0-)
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      andalusi, PavePusher

      "I'm kinky, therefor hardon, ergo long hair, ipso facto cut your hair."

      Can't argue with that logic.

      Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

      by FrankRose on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 08:51:18 PM PDT

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    •  Many people enjoy the physical "kick" of shooting. (2+ / 0-)
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      coquiero, pengiep

      ...without any sexual response. It's like the satisfying "crack" of a baseball bat connecting with a fastball, finding the sweet spot on your tennis racquet, or riding a motorcycle.

      Those folks are not the problem either.

      The addiction I'm talking about occurs when one believes that unrestricted possession of unlimited firepower is absolutely essential to one's liberty.

      Just as there are "problem drinkers" among us, so there are "problem gun owners". The NRA is their "dealer" and exploits their addiction to keep pushing their product.

      “It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing
      he was never reasoned into” - Jonathan Swift

      by jjohnjj on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 12:23:42 PM PDT

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