I was talking guns today with some of the guys at work and heard the term that describes a friend of mine perfectly: "Neo Hoplophobia"
"Shooters that don't like any gun designed in the last 50 years." They were talking about Chuck Heston but it might as well have been him. They described fear of owning, "Scary black guns" and clinging to old designs even when stats are clearly in favor of modern rigs (rifle, handgun and shotguns). (even K-Bars were mentioned!)
I wish he had been there!!
Hoplophobia (fear of firearms) is one of Jeff Cooper's favorite terms.
-- Do you have "Neo Hoplophobia"?
at Tuesday, June 17, 2008