Hand gun controlCredit: DreamstimeOver at the progressive commentary site, Buzzflash, Mark Karlin explains why so many American men cling to their guns:

You won't find anyone willing to dare say it much in the media, but a good percentage of the white men who oppose gun control of any sort – and who back measures that would even allow alleged terrorists and straw purchases for drug dealers to buy guns – are just afraid that without their guns, their phallic power will be reduced to size.   

You can feel at least temporarily reassured when a long-barreled assault weapon compensates for just another average manhood; it's an irresistable testosterone high to the beleaguered white male.

Call this Freudian psychobabble analysis ....

OK. It's Freudian psychobabble analysis.

Whole column is not worth reading.