Jim Carrey's video, Cold Dead Hands, was in large part based on the famous penis joke. In essence, the joke says that gun owners are compensating for their small dicks with guns. It takes many variations, but is it meant literally?
The popular pro-gun put-down is a metaphor. It refers to the psychological inadequacy that leads some men to love guns. The incredibly foolish decision to own and, even worse, carry guns is the result of various mental problems, fear, paranoia, insecurity.
Normal, healthy men deal with their fears in ways that don't make matters worse in their own families and society at large. They use their intelligence and common sense. They understand that, except for rare particular cases, guns do more harm than good.
What's your opinion? Do you think gun-rights fanatics who continually get overly offended by these jokes don't realize there's an even more insulting metaphorical meaning behind them?
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