Originally Posted by Glenn E. Meyer
Throwing around a term like hoplophobia - implying a true anxiety disorder is fairly useless. So is using the term neurosis in modern parlance when trying to put down an antigun person.
So, let a layman ask the question: If we agree that "hoplophobe" is a pejorative, what is the preferred term for someone who is afraid of guns? Or are labels useless in this debate?
We all live with certain labels. For example, I know without a doubt that I am white, male, middle aged. My physician tells me I'm fat. I can't do anything about white, male, or middle aged, but I can certainly do something about "Fat".