Addressing a common misconception

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.

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10 Responses to Addressing a common misconception

  1. piotr1600 says:

    Paraphrasing author Larry Correia: “I’m 6′ 5″, wear a size 15 shoe, and I can palm a basketball. Of course I’m compensating. I can’t shoot a 230 gr projectile at 850+FPS out of my penis.”

    Being a “tiny guy” myself at a mere 6′ 3″ & size 14 shoe, when I encounter this special type of puerile idiocy, I usually just laugh – and then ask why they feel the need to project *their* inadequacies onto others…

  2. Paul Koning says:

    Julia Gorin had another good answer to this sort of nonsense: . (thanks to Joe Huffman for the pointer.)

  3. MAJMike says:

    Because I’m 63 years old and have bad knees, I carry an HK .45c USP and a CRKT folding knife. Can’t run, but I can shoot and cut.

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  5. Darrell says:

    I’ve also heard it expressed as, “if I could kill somebody at 200 yds with my penis, I wouldn’t need a gun.” ;^)

  6. Cargosquid says:

    I see this a lot while poking the useful idiots on Huffington Post.

    I just congratulate them and tell them how nice it is that they feel comfortable enough to share their preoccupation with male genitalia with the public and that fetishes regarding male genitalia is nothing to be ashamed of.

    That usually throws them completely “off stride.”

    • Windy Wilson says:

      Yeah, something like the scene in Heartbreak Ridge where Eastwood insults the bar owner because he “stated that was your preference”.

  7. SteveA says:

    I have a good friend who is 5’6″, wears a size 12 shoe & have been told by several female friends that he IS packing who carrys a Springfield XDS because he says it hurts like hell when he smacks someone with his penis

  8. SBM says:

    When I hear the “compensation” argument, I usually let them go on for a bit with their pseudoFreudian babble. Then I ask them, since they seem to be a fan of Freud, whether they’ve ever heard of the phenomenon of “projection” — especially as it applies to one’s own deep-seated insecurities.

    That usually leads to an instant of panicked silence, as I’ve just exhausted their “pop psych” fund of knowledge. At that point, a gentle pat on the shoulder and a quiet, “There, there, size isn’t everything…” ends the discussion.

    (Being 6’4″ helps, of course.)

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