Saturday, December 13, 2008

Raging Against Self Defense:
A Psychiatrist Examines The Anti-Gun Mentality

A most excellent article.
Raging Against Self Defense:
A Psychiatrist Examines The Anti-Gun Mentality

By Sarah Thompson, M.D.

"You don't need to have a gun; the police will protect you."

"If people carry guns, there will be murders over parking spaces and neighborhood basketball games."

"I'm a pacifist. Enlightened, spiritually aware people shouldn't own guns."

"I'd rather be raped than have some redneck militia type try to rescue me."

How often have you heard these statements from misguided advocates of victim disarmament, or even woefully uninformed relatives and neighbors? Why do people cling so tightly to these beliefs, in the face of incontrovertible evidence that they are wrong? Why do they get so furiously angry when gun owners point out that their arguments are factually and logically incorrect?

How can you communicate with these people who seem to be out of touch with reality and rational thought?

One approach to help you deal with anti-gun people is to understand their psychological processes. Once you understand why these people behave so irrationally, you can communicate more effectively with them.

You can read the rest of the article by clicking here, or on the title of this post.

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Norma said...

Hi Al--thought of linking, but see you haven't blogged since December. What's going on?

Big Gay Al said...

Writer's block. Just lots of other things going on, pulling me in different directions. Hope to get things together again, soon.