I have recently started using the term “disarmenter.” It’s a neologism I derived from a combination of the verb ‘disarm’ and the adjective ‘demented.’ A commenter at freerepublic.com suggested that the term disarmist was less clumsy and easier to use.
dis·arm·en·ter (ds-ärmn-tr) alt. dis·arm·ist (ds-ärmst) noun
1. A political operative who works to disarm the political opposition through the use of irrational and/or emotional arguments.
2. A person who believes that disarming citizens will reduce crime or unjustified violence in spite of evidence or facts to the contrary.
3. A person who wishes to disarm others because they do not trust themselves to bear arms responsibly.
Which term do you think works best?
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