Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Anti-Gun Mentality - One Psychiatrist's Anaylsis

Please take a look at this very well written article I just finished reading:

Raging Against Self Defense: A psychiatrist Examines The Anti-Gun Mentality Copyright © 2000 Sarah Thompson, MD

Here's an excerpt:

"If I were to summarize this article in three sentences, they would be:
[1] People who identify themselves as "victims" harbor excessive amounts of rage at other people, whom they perceive as "not victims."

[2] In order psychologically to deal with this rage, these "victims" utilize defense mechanisms that enable them to harm others in socially acceptable ways, without accepting responsibility or suffering guilt, and without having to give up their status as "victims."

[3] Gun owners are frequently the targets of professional victims because gun owners are willing and able to prevent their own victimization"

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