I found this amusing, so I thought I'd post it in light of some of the 2A "supporters" that have started showing up around here.... Hmmmm? PS- The point of this post is NOT to alienate those who may have some of the leanings listed below. My goal is to perhaps nudge those who do think in these terms (to whatever degree) into a bit broader perspective. Part of this posting is because of my sense of humor, part of it is because "willfull idiots" and other people who are CLEARLY anti-gun coming on here claiming to believe in the 2A then spout the Brady/Bloomberg talking points piss me off. I have no problem doling out a "verbal slap" upside the head. In any event, humor or "verbal slap" notwithstanding, my goal is to nudge those with the eyes to see and the ears to hear to perceive this issue (and themselves) in a bigger picture... However, I apologize for nothing. That is all, carry on. 1. -Fudd Slang term for a "casual" gun owner; eg; a person who typically only owns guns for hunting or shotgun sports and does not truly believe in the true premise of the second amendment. These people also generally treat owners/users of so called "non sporting" firearms like handguns or semiautomatic rifles with unwarranted scorn or contempt. Example of ignorant comment from a fudd at a local gun shop. -"See sonny, all those pistols in that cabinet... all those are good for is killin people." 2. -FUDD The slang term for gun owners of what could be called limited tastes. They are thought of as being casual gun owners and not true supporters of the Second Amendment. These are the guys that Diane Feinstein is talking about when she talks about acceptable gun ownership. Two characteristics normally identify a FUDD. #1: Very limited range of shooting interests. A FUDD could have just 1 gun, or more than 153 guns, but all those guns fall within a very limited range of interests. The interest that defines a FUDD is "sporting purposes". All their 12 ga wood and blued steel shotguns, bolt action rifles, 44 magnum revolvers, and 9mm pistols only have one purpose: sport. These guns are either for hunting, or they are for marksmanship and trap competitions. Nothing they have is supposed to take the role of a dedicated defense gun, or a daily carry gun. They wouldn't be caught dead with anything black polymer, tactical, or concealable. If you ask them why they own guns, the typical answer is for hunting or for sport. If you ask them about personal defense, expect either half-assed answer about a shotgun loaded with birdshot, or just calling the Police. #2: Provincialism in applying the Second Amendment. By the estimation of a FUDD, the Second Amendment exists to let him hunt deer, shoot quail, play trap, and punch targets. They will likely talk about how nobody needs an "assault weapon" or anything like that. FUDD type sentiment is what brought about the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, as well as many other ultimately pointless laws. The FUDD does not care so long as they can keep their M1903a3 Springfield and their custom Beretta double-barreled shotgun. They are willing to sacrifice other sections of the gun community to save themselves. Here's a fictional FUDD: Name: Ed Mulder Age: 53 Employment: Auto Mechanic Guns: 3; 1 Mauser 98 sporter, 1 Remmington 870 shotgun, and 1 Ruger 10/22. Why he owns guns: He likes the sport. Reaction when offered an AR-15: Grimmace. Stance on Second Amendment: Giving citizens the right to have guns, but allowing for certain types of dangerous guns, like handguns and semiautomatic rifles, to be regulated. All he cares is that he still gets to hunt and do shooting sports.