A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 09, 2014
Ammosexual (ammo + sexual)

An “ammosexual” (ammo + guns) is someone who loves ammo (ammunition) and guns. “Sexual” is a suffix in such terms ad “metrosexual” and “homosexual.” “Ammosexual” was cited in print in the book Food Court Druids, Cherohonkees and Other Creatures Unique to the Republic (2004) by Robert Lanham.

A 2013 poster used the word “ammosexuals.” Bill Maher, host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, used the word “ammosexual” on his show on June 6, 2014.


Amazon.com
Food Court Druids, Cherohonkees and Other Creatures Unique to the Republic Paperback
by Robert Lanham (Author)
Publisher: Plume (November 2, 2004)
Pg. 117:
Ammosexuals
IN BRIEF: Ammosexuals are men with latent testosterone who overcompensate for their less than rugged upbringings by striving to be manly. They’re obsessed with being macho. ("Ammo" is an abbreviation for ammunition.)
GENDER: Male.
POPULATION SIZE: Moderately rare.
HABITAT: Shooting ranges, bars with a good solid arm-wrestling table.
HOBBIE: Tying fishing lures, paintball, raising German shepherds, drinking George Dickel, eating ribs, revving up the chainsaw.

New York (NY) Post
ODDBALL HANDBOOK – NEW GUIDE TO SPECIES FOUND IN AMERICA
By Barbara Hoffman October 19, 2004 | 4:00am
(...)
In “Food Court Druids, Cherohonkees, and Other Creatures Unique to the Republic,” out Nov. 2 (Plume Paperbacks, $12), the man (Robert Lanham—ed.) behind last year’s popular “The Hipster Handbook” has given us a field guide to many of the more extravagant species parading through 21st century America.
(...)
And while you don’t actually have to own an assault rifle to be an “ammosexual,” it helps (along with a predilection for eating ribs and arm-wrestling.

Twitter
Seth M Peck
‏@sethmpeck
OK, I get it gun nut...you love hunting, and the deer population is out of control.  Now, could you explain your erection? #ammosexual
11:48 PM - 25 Jul 2012

Facebook
Andrea Portes shared Campaign To Unload’s photo.
September 21, 2013 ·
Ooo. I have to say ... O love the term “ammosexual.”
It really is a fetish. Isn’t it?

Twitter
Call me Ishmael
‏@fqxjv
Neologisms: ammosexual, gundamentalist pic.twitter.com/FwUCFcE3dS
3:43 AM - 26 Dec 2013

Urban Dictionary
ammosexual
A sexual fetish that finds pleasure in the power to kill dozens of people with the pull of a trigger. An ammosexual may understand the desire of other people to live, but feels all the greater pleasure in contemplating that he has the power to overcome that desire with his power. Ammosexuals are very protective of their fetish, and attack even the slightest gun safety measure on the grounds that they interfere with their pleasure.
Many ammosexuals practice the religion of gundamentalism or demand the invasion of weaker countries as a means of reaching wargasm.
After every mass killing, ammosexuals gather for an orgy of suppressing gun control measures.
by rewinn March 16, 2014

The New Civil Rights Movement
Bill Maher: ‘Ammosexual’ Gun Nuts Have ‘Unnatural Romantic Relations’ With Firearms
by DAVID BADASH on JUNE 7, 2014
Bill Maher last night on “New Rules” took on extreme gun enthusiasts who have been showing up at fast food restaurants with semi-automatic weapons strapped to their backs. As many have recently, he labeled them “ammosexuals,” and charged they have “unnatural romantic relations” with their firearms.

“The only time you should take a gun into a Sonic restaurant is when you’re robbing it,” Maher began the segment saying. “Yes, lately firearms enthusiasts have been taking their guns out to public places for playdates with other gun owners and their guns. And in the process, frightening lots of properly adjusted people in places like Sonic, and Chili’s, and Chipotle, and Jack in the Box, proving once again that America’s gun laws are worthless and sad. And that its dining options aren’t much better.”

Urban Dictionary
Ammosexual
“An “open-carry firearm enthusiast” who is so passionate, they take their weapons on dates, into restaurants and fast-food places. As described by Bill Maher’s New Rules segment, ‘Real Time with Bill Maher, 6/6/2014; HBO
1) “I was going to get a milkshake, until I saw two ammosexuals eating burgers.”
2) “Good news everybody: R.J.’s Steakhouse quit allowing Ammosexuals!”

by Doktor Vonster June 07, 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
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