Fwd: FW: Hunting Buddy

Subject: FW: Fw: Hunting Buddy

In the news this week:
A Southern California man was put under 72-hour psychiatric observation when it was found he owned 100 guns and had (by rough estimate) 1 million rounds of ammunition stored in his home. The house also has a secret escape tunnel.
The television reporter said: "Wow! He has about a million machine gun bullets!" and the headline referred to it as a "massive weapons cache".
By California standards someone owning even 100,000 rounds would be called" mentally unstable".
If he lived elsewhere, such as Arizona, he'd be called "an avid gun collector."
In Oklahoma, he'd be called "a novice gun collector".
In Utah, he'd be called "moderately well prepared", but they'd probably reserve judgment until they made sure that he had a corresponding quantity of stored food.
In Montana, he'd be called "the neighborhood 'Go-To' guy".
In Idaho, he'd be called "a likely gubernatorial candidate".
In Wyoming, he'd be called "an eligible bachelor".
AND...... in Texas, he'd be called "a hunting buddy".


Anonymous said...

A million bullets is not a "collection" unless each one has its own display case.

Randall said...

Yes here in Utah we like to make sure even the mentally unstable are "moderately well prepared":

Telepathic Rape

gruaud said...

It's exceedingly rare to see a RWF poke fun at its own lunatic fringe.

ferschitz said...

I think the fun that this RWF is poking is at the "lunatic fringe" in California...

How dare California acknowledge that it's nuts & ridiculous to own an arsenal of weapons & bullets?

Just like rich women say "you can never be too thin or too rich," rightwing gun nuts say "there's no such thing as too many guns or too much ammo"...

Anonymous said...

Here is the rub, if this is true, which I cannot find any reliable websites stating it is. I hunt, and own guns however, if I buy ammunition in bulk it usually runs me about $0.40 to $0.50 cents a round. So if I wanted to stockpile ammunition then at a bare minimum I would end up having to spend about $400,000 to $500,000 to get 1,000,000 rounds. In addition that doesn’t account for all the money spent on 100 guns. So add it all up and your probably looking at spending somewhere between 1 to 2 million on firearms. Unless the guy is buying complete POS firearms and ammunition.

Is the guy rich? Does he own an oil refinery or run a fortune 500 company? If not this guy spent a substantial amount of his life savings on his “collection”. Wouldn’t you question someone’s sanity if they spent their life savings (or a million dollars) on collecting teddy bears? (or on a political campaign for that matter?)

Mr_Creosote said...

I have friends and acquaintances with whom I've always shared a mutual interest in shooting/plinking but have turned into paranoid gun nuts after a black guy got elected president. It's fun watching them fleece themselves in the name of buying up and hoarding guns and ammo; AND YET, complain about higher prices and and scarcity of ammunition due to a "shortage" they are creating due to their paranoia. The manufacturers of firearms and ammuntion must be laughing their asses off as they reap the bonanza.

Marc with a C said...

Actually, funny story. One of the things going on in gun-world is that the RWers are bitching that Obama supposedly banned the importation of old, Korean-war era M1 Garand rifles and M1 carbines from Korea. The same people who were bitching about it owned three or four. I was like "so, you're complaining that the president is artificially restricting the supply of your chosen, collectible weapon thus bumping up the value of your collection? Sounds to me like you should be grateful."

That didn't go over well.

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