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Fri Jun 8, 2012, 08:21 AM

1. What is it with the righties and their guns.....

 

If I were a psychiatrist I might have better ideas on what causes their fixation with their guns. As a layman I can only think of 3 possibilities even though I'm sure there are many, many more.

1. They feel threatened. They know the demographics in this country are going to leave bald, fat, white men in the minority very soon. Further while they continue to vote against their economic interests and are being crushed economically, somehow their transference of that anger is not against those oppressing them but against those that are different. Those differences are in sex (attacks on women), gays, immigrants, non-Xtians, liberals, etc.

2. They see political payback. Some of them I'm sure think if they brandish their guns it will scare the other side. Their threats of "2nd Amendment remedies" are a good example. But some see wrapping themselves in the flag, brandishing a gun and wearing a big cross on their chest makes God want to love them even more and assure them victory.

3. While those two are interesting, I still think some of this has to do with a sense of threat to their sexuality. This applies equally to women as men but especially men. I think some men equate carrying that big firearm as giving them more sexual bravado. They equate their firearm capability with their sexual prowess and size. I am convinced this is the case with some of these righties' mentality. For women I think the gun represents a desire for a bigger clitoris. Seriously, I think some of them are that far gone in their thinking.

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