Gun Control and Castration: A Recent History of a Meme

| February 27, 2013

Gun Control and Castration: A Recent History of a Meme

The notion that guns serve as phallic implements (and thus tokens of masculinity) is about as old as it is obvious. ("Consider your man card re-issued," read a recent gun ad.) But the idea that gun control exists to symbolically castrate gun owners is, surprisingly, a far more recent development. …

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