Know your weapons

The Arizona Rifleman, as a public service to hoplophobes everywhere, has reproduced this handy guide to so-called “assault” weapons:

Citizen's Guide to Firearms Identification

It occurs to me, however, that the Rifleman has forgotten one, perhaps because (1) not only does he shoot but (2) he also rebounds and besides (3) he’s in Utah fercryingoutloud:

Andrei Kirilenko

Believe me, when he’s on, Andrei Kirilenko is lethal.

(Pilfered from Tam.)





13 comments

  1. fillyjonk »

    9 September 2009 · 7:27 am

    haplophobe? Okay, you got me. Word I don’t know. (I know what “haplotype” is but I don’t think knowing the root is “half” or “single” is helping here)

  2. CGHill »

    9 September 2009 · 7:39 am

    It was in fact a typo: the word intended, but which did not manage to emerge from the fingers, was “hoplophobes.”

  3. fillyjonk »

    9 September 2009 · 7:48 am

    Still had to look that one up but at least it’s in the online dictionaries.

    So, a haplophobe would be someone who’s afraid of being single? Or afraid of halves?

  4. CGHill »

    9 September 2009 · 7:51 am

    Which clearly explains much about my state of confusion.

  5. Richard »

    9 September 2009 · 10:49 am

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoplophobia

    The irrational fear of weapons…. a dead giveaway is when someone calls a weapon “evil”

  6. fillyjonk »

    9 September 2009 · 12:27 pm

    I suppose that’s different from Hoplitephobia, fear of Ancient Greek armies?

  7. McGehee »

    9 September 2009 · 12:54 pm

    It could be Hippolytaphobia — the fear of Amazonian queens wearing magical girdles.

  8. Jeffro »

    10 September 2009 · 6:36 am

    What would fear of hippies be?

  9. CGHill »

    10 September 2009 · 7:33 am

    Soapophilia?

  10. Jeffro »

    10 September 2009 · 9:52 am

    Now that would be a fear hippies have, fer sure!

  11. Mel »

    11 September 2009 · 1:04 am

    I blame Col. Jack O’Neill for my ability to identify the P90 in a milli-second.

  12. Dick Stanley »

    13 September 2009 · 2:05 am

    That potato gun could be lethal, in the wrong hands.

  13. Simply Jews »

    13 September 2009 · 1:28 pm

    Know your firearms…

    As a bonus: a new (for me) word: hoplophobia. Lifted (gratefully) from C.G. Hill. …

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