I thought this was from the Onion.
Anyone wanna bet there’s a stronger correlation between anti-gun grant money and the authors of this story than any correlation between gun ownership and uncontrollable anger?
Let’s face it: those who hate guns are scared to death of what they don’t understand. They too often project their own deficiencies at self-control and decency to others as a psychological defense mechanism. See the definition of psychological projection: Psychological projection is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against unpleasant impulses by denying their existence in themselves, while attributing them to others. For example, a person who is rude may constantly accuse other people of being rude.
Gun ownership and uncontrollable anger go hand in hand, new study concludes
(The Oregonian) – The more guns you own the more likely you a
re to be subject to angry outbursts that you cannot control.
This conclusion about Americans and their guns comes from a study published this week in the journal Behavioral Sciences. Researchers found that some 9 percent of people in the United States have both guns and significant anger issues.
And the money quote:
Behavioral risk-based approaches to firearms restriction, such as expanding the definition of gun-prohibited persons to include those with violent misdemeanor convictions and multiple DUI convictions, could be a more effective public health policy to prevent gun violence in the population.
Yes, let’s create new classes of “prohibited individuals”.
I have no doubt the authors of this junk science would support doing the same with First Amendment protections for gun owners.