Fudds are all around us. What is a Fudd? A Fudd is a gun-owner who supports and sometimes advocates for traditional hunting guns but favors gun controls and the banning of other guns such as handguns, tactical rifles, standard capacity magazines. These people misguidedly call said magazines, “high capacity” because they hold more than ten rounds.
According to Urban Dictionary, Fudd is defined as a, “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.”
Fudds will show up at legislatures and advocate for gun control bills like the so-called, “Universal Background Check,” which is a scheme for the creation of a firearms registry. Fudds support legislation that creates a seven-day waiting period. Fudds have a history of supporting bills labeled with the misnomer, “Assault Weapons Ban.” And, Fudds also typically support limited magazine capacities.
Yes, Indeed. Fudds.
What does a Fudd Sound like?
“When I was a kid my dad used to take me out to shoot and many in my family were hunters. I even own a shotgun, but…”
Insert, “Nobody needs an AR-15,” or, “Nobody needs a handgun with a magazine with 18 rounds.” The message is clear. “My guns are good, but your guns are bad. You are a bad person for not agreeing with me because I am a gun owner and I am on the side of sensible public gun policy.”
Fudds try to blend in but screw it up in the way they speak. You can hear them referring to cartridges as, “bullets.” They refer to, “magazines,” as, “clips.”
Fudds can be found amongst the Mom’s Demand Action harpies.
What is to be done about FUDDs? Simple. Let us all stop pretending they support the Second Amendment. Let us all stop pretending they are partially right. They are totally wrong. They are not our friends.