I understand the use of word “Hoplophobe” is somewhat pejorative, but I don’t think so much in comparison as to the use of the word “Homophobe” which in today’s society pretty much goes hand in hand as a common tool in left-wing arguments to support that “alternative lifestyle”. So, if the shoe fits why not use the shoehorn tool to put it on them? As the opposition has proved the use of “tool” like this can be very catchy. One only needs listen to the youth begin to defend the “alternative lifestyle” and it probably won’t be long before the word is used. It is effective in that people do not want to be thought of in such a light and it is quick to put the brakes on one arguments against them “if” the term is seen to fit. "Hoplophobia is a mental disturbance characterized by irrational aversion to weapons, as opposed to justified apprehension about those who may wield them." Should we (those who intend to defend the right to bear arms "in the public arena") not take advantage of the use of tool that will help "our" agenda? Is it ethical, fair and practical to do so to defend against left-wingers who would obviously have no qualms to use such a tool to help "their" agandas?