Just..... Wow. This bit from a professor, Brad Bushman, of Ohio State University who is the author of "Weapons Effect"
“the mere presence of weapons can increase aggression."
You mean my kitchen knives and baseball bat make me more aggressive the moment I go near them?! How ever will I control myself? When my tire iron is in my hands to change a flat, does it make me more aggressive? Pray tell, how close to the weapons must I be for aggression to increase?
social psychologist Leonard Berkowitz: “Guns not only permit violence, they can stimulate it as well. The finger pulls the trigger, but the trigger may also be pulling the finger"
That sound you hear is the groaning of thousands of engineers. Also, Holy shit! You mean to tell me guns have a Vulcan mind meld effect? Headdesk. I guess I'm just too stupid to understand how an inanimate peice of metal / wood & plastic can animate itself and pull my finger.
Found via this article, about a guy with a large gun collection.
I carry a gun pretty much every day, and I'm sure those of you who have met me can attest to the fact that I'm a pretty damn aggressive guy. Yep. I'm a total hothead. I met Agirl and her husband over the weekend. They'll tell ya! :P Heck, when I'm OC'ing around a group of other people OC'ing, like last weekend in VA, it takes every ounce of self restrain I can muster to avoid fights and outright bloodbaths caused by the effect of all the OC'd guns and the ones just laying around!.........
It's sad that the people who write this crap are considered "educated" and that their work is in any way considered "science."