Joe Huffman’s blog tracks examples of what he calls Markley’s Law, the tendency of anti-freedom people to equate gun ownership with penis envy.
Dismissing this affectation would be the simplest course of action, but the delusion seems common enough to address. The same people who object to guns “because they are penis extensions” usually don’t have problems with vibrators and other sex toys, so the genital reference isn’t a put-down in itself. They are trying to shame people into giving up their property and reducing the effectiveness of their own defenses, which brings their true motives into question.
If their theories about compensation are correct — a rather far-fetched assumption — wouldn’t most men carry micro-pistols in .22Short just to highlight their ample endowment in other areas? You know, that might explain the popularity of the super-short Boberg XR9-S.