(MY first attempt.) When do you say enough is enough? How many guns does it take to make you feel secured? Are you binge buying guns? Do you dress up your guns with all the latest gun bling that’s available … when do you stop? What about ammo? How much should one person have? Seriously think about those for a second.
I think about those questions a lot. I’m the only person that I know that has a small arsenal. I’m not a collector by any means, I currently have enough guns for each of my small circle of who I call my “friends”, twice. No one else is as obsessed as I am. I not the only one with a military back ground either. Most of my military buddies don’t own guns. I personally did not start buying these guns until I hit the ripe old age of 50. Moved from the city to the country. I started off with a Glock 9mm for my EDC. And I was bitten – no, I knew about the Glock bite – I started buying guns that I was trained on in the Army. AR 15, shot gun and my service revolver a S&W model 64, Military Police .38 special 6″ barrel, (when I did plain clothes duty it was a snub nosed .38) which come to think of, I bought that gun when I was thirty something. Then it got out of control. Two years and ten+ guns later, I was really surprised I didn’t get a visit from the ATF and FBI because at the frequency in which I was purchasing them, But, I still long for more and was even considering purchasing a small cannon too. It was like a new addiction or romance, I’m not sure which to call it. I can only carry one at a time. Guess I should mention I use a mobility scooter for my legs and there’s no place to strap a riffle to, like you would with, let’s say, on a horse.
Then there’s the bling, not to offend any one … the accessories. Sights, lasers, flashlights … I’m sure you must know what I’m talking about. Don’t you??? I had a “snake eye” site put on my EDC. that way If something were to happen to one hand I would sill be able to rack using that. (Always train for one handed shooting especially with your weak hand.) Then there’s the … How many spare parts do I keep with each gun. How many cleaning kits? And what about the ammo? What kind of ammo? It never stops does it? (Does it????) Dummy bullets for you to practice clearing your chamber. What about your targets, did you get the 3D dummy zombie(s) to make them bleed from all the lead you were putting in to it? Paper targets with stands? Gun club or shooting range? Or do you have a laser (in quarters) dry fire training system? Insurance? Come on you have to have insurance. To cover the price of your gun(s)? What about insurance in case you do shoot somebody in self defense? You know, to keep you out of jail and pay for your expensive 2nd amendment attorney. If your going to have a gun, you might as well be responsible for it and yourself. What about a lock box or safe to keep your gun(s) in? What do you do about your children?
Are you preparing for a war? Hunter? Prepper? Survivalist? Pro 2nd amendment? Protection? Why do you own the gun(s) you have? Addiction? Romance? Don’t have a dog and need to care for something?
I’ll ask again, when do you call it quits?
Please share your thoughts and answers. Never know when you might help someone by the way you respond.
Be safe and responsible, Kim.