A self-explanatory comment from Ann Althouse’s blog (via Instapundit):
In the olden days, when leftists wished to argue against gun owners, they claimed that guns were phallic symbols and that the excessive love of guns demonstrated latent homosexuality. Keep oiling and loading that pisstool, big boy. We know what you're really doing....Can we not now claim that excessive fear of gun ownership indicates a streak of homophobia. They don't want to ban guns. We know what they really want to ban.
Heh. This is exactly the kind of rhetorical ju-jitsu conservatives need to do more often if they want to win debates.