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    Gumnoshoplophobia - Those that fear open carry. γυμνόςὅπλονφόβος

    Did I coin a new term? No google results yet from another source. Any better term for it?

    I'm not a greek expert but I think we should name the condition.

    These are the folks who pucker if you mention Open Carry as an irrational and emotional response.

    From Greek ????? - gumnos, "naked"

    From the Greek ?p??? - hoplon, meaning, amongst other things, "arms,"

    and from f??? - phobos, meaning "fear.".

    Wife just told me it should be Gumnohoplophobia

    Any reference to the movie "Naked Gun" are here by preempted and called lame, and unoriginal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MateFrio View Post
    From Greek ????? - gumnos, "naked"
    γυμνός gamma upsilon (pronounced I or Y) mu nu omicron sigma might be better pronounced/transliterated as gymnos

    open carry feared is ανοιχτή μεταφοράς φόβος (anoichṯ metafors fvos) according to an online translator to modern Greek. But you can see phobic in φόβος
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    Its Greek to me ! Anyway, if I use the term "γυμνόςὅπλονφόβος" again I'll gladly play the royalty.

    Don't expect to get rich OP.

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    The long used term alledgedly coined by Jeff Cooper "hoplophobia" works equally well for OC or CC.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoplophobia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    The long-used term allegedly coined by Jeff Cooper "hoplophobia" works equally well for OC or CC.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoplophobia
    Me thinks he read that already and quoted this part from it: '...hoplon, meaning, amongst other things, "arms,"...'

    There are a lot of "pro gun" people that don't know they are hoplophobes when it comes to open carry, though.

    But they don't need a new term; they need to understand the first one!
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    ....and don't call me Shirly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    ....and don't call me Shirly...
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    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    All that Greek is, well, greek to me. I just call such folks stupid...

    You can dislike, disapprove or discourage OC however you wish, but it's pretty dumb to "fear" it.
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    I think you need to add at least seven more letters, before it will qualify as legal terminology. Get cracking on some more affixes.
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    Making up English words is bad enough, making up Greek words is over the top.
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