Ed Driscoll


THE LOGICAL CONCLUSION: Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review takes one of the phallic-oriented theories of the left to its natural conclusion:

I always enjoy appearances of the phallic theory of gun ownership. (“Take gun control. Despite the precipitate drop in crime, white men cling ever more tightly to their guns, and the right to lock and load is a major link between pistol-packing papas and the Republican Party. Assume that most of these guys cherish their weapons for other than practical reasons, and you can see the pull of the phallic on American politics.”) Do the people who deploy this theory not realize its implications? If they’re right, then gun control is a kind of symbolic castration. How likely is that to be successful as a policy? Or as a political platform?

As someone once said, heh.