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2A support from an unlikely source

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by danprkr, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. danprkr

    danprkr Well-Known Member

    I know very little about Dr. Keith Ablow, but I would not have expected him to come out with a piece like this:

    And, it got me to thinking of some facets of the right to self preservation that I haven't considered. I hadn't considered that clinically the desire to take responsibility for my own protection was a psychologically healthy thing. I guess I knew it instinctively, but I'd never considered it consciously.

    Any way we can now add that it's a sign of sanity to exercise the RTKBA to our pro 2A arguments.

    The link if you'd like to go see it yourself:

    The Psychological Value of Gun Ownership
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2010
  2. Manco

    Manco Well-Known Member

    I've heard of this guy, but knew nothing about him. He seems to be a pretty honest, competent psychiatrist, at least based on this one piece. Looking up some background information about Dr. Ablow, he's worked in forensics, which if anything would make him at least slightly more qualified to comment on such matters. At the risk of veering wildly off the High Road, I've always characterized (usually implicitly) those who would surrender liberty in order to shirk responsibility as mentally ill, but if a professional psychiatrist is willing to do so--especially in the context of the RKBA--then that's OK with me! :cool: What we have here is a serious psychological pandemic of adults who refuse to grow up and want to be treated as children for their entire lives. :uhoh:
  3. heron

    heron Well-Known Member

    Excellent article, dan, thanks.

    Nice to see someone (especially in that field) advocating that we grow up and take responsibility for our lives, and pointing out that it's the psychologically healthful thing to do.
  4. LittleHarryNut

    LittleHarryNut Active Member


    we have the guns and they still manage to abuse us........ wonder why.
  5. rbernie

    rbernie Well-Known Member

    Since some of y'all seem to have forgotten, consider this a reminder that poly ticks and your opinions about the MSM are not on-topic here.

    If you just had one of your witty and clever posts disappear from this thread, consider this fair warning that your contribution crossed the line between on-topic and inappropriate.
  6. Buck Snort

    Buck Snort Well-Known Member

    rbernie wrote: "Since some of y'all seem to have forgotten, consider this a reminder that poly ticks and your opinions about the MSM are not on-topic here."

    How about setting up a place here to discuss sex, religion and politics. Those who don't enjoy those discussions don't have to enter therein.
  7. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Been tried, was a wildly out of control failure. I think there is a companion website that does do that, but not here.

    As for the OP, very interesting, I like it.
  8. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Simply doesn't work here. THR isn't ABOUT those topics.

    Fortunately, there is a place for it: http://www.armedpolitesociety.com/
  9. JoeMal

    JoeMal Well-Known Member

    This is really great. Couldn't agree more

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