This one had to be a doozy so I checked it out:. It seems that some people get angry at the sight of guns. Mind you, not the ones carrying the gun or owning them but unarmed people.
The weapons effect occurs outside of the lab too. In one field experiment, a confederate driving a pickup truck purposely remained stalled at a traffic light for 12 seconds to see whether the motorists trapped behind him would honk their horns (the measure of aggression). The truck contained either a .303-calibre military rifle in a gun rack mounted to the rear window, or no rifle. The results showed that motorists were more likely to honk their horns if the confederate was driving a truck with a gun visible in the rear window than if the confederate was driving the same truck but with no gun. What is amazing about this study is that you would have to be pretty stupid to honk your horn at a driver with a military rifle in his truck—if you were thinking, that is! But people were not thinking—they just naturally honked their horns after seeing the gun. The mere presence of a weapon automatically triggered aggression. …
…Weapons can even make people aggressive when they cannot “see” them because they are presented subliminally. In a study conducted in our lab, for example, participants who were exposed to weapon words (e.g., gun) for only 17/100 second were more aggressive afterwards than were participants exposed to nonaggressive words (e.g., water).The “weapons effect”
I know that most normal people including gun owners do not become virulent idiots ate the sight or just mention of guns. Normal non-gunnies will respect them and we will see them as our tools for self-defense,, fun, hunting, etc but never a threat.
But there is one group of individual that totally lose their blessed minds when a gun even if the abstract concept of guns is present within a 5 mile radius. They start shaking, blood pressure rises, vein in the neck & forehead pop, speech becomes foul & belligerent to the point of issuing threats of bodily harm (foaming at the mouth sometimes is present.) You know them, I know them.
Ladies and gentlemen, we finally have concrete scientific evidence that Gun Control advocates are Mentally Unstable. A great milestone has been reached.
Now about that NICS and No-Fly lists that were mentioned in regard keeping dangerous people away from guns and planes and good law-abiding citizens….