In honor of Colonel Jeff Cooper. . .
Hoplophobia is the fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against weapons or weapon owners. It can also mean hatred, hostility, or disapproval of weapon-owning people, weapon-related behavior, or cultures, and is generally used to insinuate bigotry. The term hoplophobic means "prejudiced against weapon-owning people," and a person who is hoplophobic is a hoplophobe.
Internalized hoplophobia (or ego-dystonic hoplophobia) refers to hoplophobia as a prejudice carried by individuals against self-defensive manifestations in themselves and others. It causes severe discomfort with or disapproval of one's own right to self-defense.
Gun Rights supporters could use the terms "hoplophobia" and "hoplophobic" to imply that all opposition to gun owndership and self-defense is irrational. Whether viewed as prejudices or legitimate moral opinions, attitudes frowning on weapon-owning orientations and lifestyles have been reflected in legislation and these attitudes have had a profound impact on political debates over firearms in general. Some look at people holding negative attitudes about gun-owning people and assign blame to them for a creating or perpetuating a climate of prejudice that has resulted in violence and legal sanctions against gun-owners, by individuals, states or other organizations.
After all, it worked for the GLBT crowd. . .