The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
"Weekend America Correspondent Sean Cole is terrified of guns."
Stare at the above for a while. Terrified?!? Sean is a male name, isn't it?
Yes, lowly, there are people out there - of both sexes - who are terrified, literally, of inanimate objects. More specifically, what they might do if in the presence of such an inanimate object.
To quote someone I will not name:
"If I were to take a live, armed weapon and carry it on my person, in public, it would eat away at my sanity just as if it were emitting lethal radiation. To know that I carried an instrument of sure and certain death on my person, available and ready to be pulled out and used at a moment's notice to possibly kill...a child. A homeless person. An innocent."
Those are the words of a male who lives in what Eric S. Raymond termed the "corroding and almost always needless fear of the self". It's not the guns they truly fear, it's themselves.