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Are guns a fetish?

Today, a friend of mine, observing my attraction to firearms, said it was a fetish. Is it?

I like guns. I like the way they look, the way that everything performs a specific function, the way everything fits together. I like how they sound, how the action sounds when it closes, the sound of the extractor pulling a casing out of the chamber, the sound of the ejector kicking the brass out of the ejection port-

Oh fuck. It is a fetish. Isn’t it.

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. Okay. I have a problem. But what if I like that problem? Is there something wrong with me? I don’t think so. Well… here. Have a drawing of a Mauser C96. She’s old, but still sexier than most handguns can ever hope to be.

A sketch of a Mauser C96.

7 responses

  1. oh right JORMUNGAND I forgot

    2012/06/18 at 13:49

  2. redball

    From the information you’ve provided us I would say that you have an obsession with guns, rather than a fetish for them. Now, I’m not discounting a fetish should you have one, but fetish requires some sort of sexual arousal. If you do have a fetish for guns, then you probably should check out Upotte.

    That said, gun obsessions and fetishes are not abnormal and rarely problematic. Guns have phallic symbolism and are representative of power and control. Less symbolic, but equally important is the precision of the device. Guns are a widely available high precision instrument, one in which the owner is not only able but expected to disassemble and maintain. Power, control, and precision are desirable traits to which many people are attracted. The phallic symbolism can either heighten that attraction or increase the ability to project an image of self onto the object, depending on your gender identity.

    But really, I think we need to assign you to watch Upotte and write about it. It’s your destiny.

    2012/06/18 at 13:49

  3. I told him about Upotte!! and he hated it and stuff???

    Maybe we’ll never see the day

    2012/06/18 at 15:59

  4. AdjectiveRecoil

    I didn’t like the concept of anthropomorphic guns. The entire thing was basically fantasy fulfillment for people who don’t actually understand small arms, and just want to see guns wielded by girls in too-small skirts. Also, I was saddened by the portrayal of the Kalashnikov derivatives. The AK may be from the “wrong” side of the Iron Curtain, but it’s an excellent assault rifle. Hell, the FN FNC and SIG SG 550 are both derived from the Kalashnikov. Two lug rotating bolt, top-mounted camming lug on the bolt head, long stroke gas piston? All from the Kalashnikov. Hell, the bolt faces on all three are almost the same. Only the SG 550 is different; it’s recoil spring is wrapped around the gas piston. Anyways, yes, I dislike Upotte.

    2012/06/18 at 17:41

  5. Girls with guns is. Not really one of mine though (surprisingly). I only consider it a fetish if you can masturbate to it.

    2012/06/22 at 23:38

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    2012/06/23 at 18:16

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