Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SharpDog, Jun 17, 2019.
"Guns. Lots of guns." -Neo
You shouldn't make fun of unfortunate accidents that have befallen prior gun owners. Many of us are lucky to have gotten out of the water with our lives.
Yeah, many people don't personally maintain their multi-hundred dollar guns... or their multi-thousand dollar cars, boats, houses, aircraft, farm machinery, etc, etc.
They leave this work to experts.
Be an expert.
I like this. When asked how many guns I own I usually answer, with a straight face that turns to a smirk... "a couple". I'm then asked a couple as in two? No, a couple as in some number more than one.
Except for a couple (no pun intended) of good friends, I don't tell anyone else how many I actually own. For non-gun people, they won't get it, understand it, comprehend or even be able to relate. For sorta-gun people, it's still a reach. And true gun people would be OK - That may be more or less than they have.
OH, by the way, this was all before losing my couple of guns in the tragic boating accident. I am in SEFla after all.
That could lead to finding out it needed to be cleaned just when you needed it to stop some Orc from doing bad things to you.
I like the Viking Warrior Counting System For Single Combat: One, Two, Many, Too Many.
-Used by warriors all over the world.
The article does nothing but make all sorts of presumptions which are then compounded without declaration.
Average child is supposed to brush their teeth three times per day.
They are supposed to brush for 5 minutes.
A bathroom faucet is supposed to have a maximum flow rate of 0.85 gpm
Therefore: 15 * 0.85 = 12.75 gpd, or 89.25 gpw, for 4641 gallons per child per year.
Gee, that looks like what's in the elementary school curiculum at too many schools, that brushing your teeth "wastes" 3000 gallons, so turn the water off!
Except, ADA says kids, on average brush about 8 times per week. That average water running time is about 3.5 minutes. The plumbing trade associations will tell you that lavatory faucets are seldom run at more than 0.35 gpm for more than a minute. hich is closer to 145 gallons per year (8 * 52 * 0.35). Oops.
So, this article is as flawed as the still lurking about CBS survey which ranked the States' "gun ownership" by looking--solely--at the NFA Registry listings per State.
The question of whether the number of household with firearms is increasing or decreasing probably ought start with the numbers of NICS checks run.
Which is as flawed as looking at any telephone survey data at all. The ever dwindling number of landlines decreases the potential pool of polees. And survey date sent to cell phones? Who on earht picks those up, or even answers Question One
Might as well speculate besed o nthe number of facebook likes a cat video gets.
British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
I really don't know. During the early 90s when my wife and I owned a small brick and mortar gun shop people would ask that question and I always replied the same with I don't know. I do have an inventory and when I add another it just becomes another line number on a spread sheet. I figure when I am dead and gone the wife, kids and grand kids can sort things out. Family can have pick of the liter and my wife can sell off the remainder. Certain guns like the Colt Pythons will go to my grandsons. Anyway, I really haven't a clue how many there are with the exception of the several I enjoy my range time with. I doubt the total exceeds 100 spread over a few gun safes so maybe more than 10 and less than 100.
A week or two back my son was in a discussion with some friends and the subject of talk turned to guns. My son mentioned his dad had a large collection including a few AR rifles including some Colt AR rifles. Yeah, yeah and your dad really has this and that? My son remembered I have pictures on a web I own and just for the hell of it he tried looking there. His friends got real quiet real fast. Figure I got my first rifle in 1958, A Remington 510P which I still have and have been slowly adding guns for about 60 years.
I buy guns, it's cheaper than buying Dodge Vipers.
Here is a 2015 article about a couple adding the 80th Viper to their collection.
I’m constantly amazed by the number of people whom are willing to join a gun forum, but are unwilling to talk about the guns they own because, “the gubberment is watchin”. If they want you, they’ve got you already and nothing you type on THR is gonna change that. Rant over. Carry on.
It's a valid rant.
However, since all of your online history is "discoverable" there is some risk of that information being used out of context.
But, realistically, there's no real way to keep any sort of quantity count constant. I've been around this joint for a decade now; been buying shooters since around 1985--the quantity I own has not been constant or unwavering over either of those spans. Such is life (Perhaps C'est la vie des armes"?  )
As to the topic, well, other than a few family members I'm sure of, no one in my immediate circle does not not own at least one firearm. Ok, I am but one data point, but, I can point to about 150 who are also owners (if less active than I am).
I voted "Whats a gun?". Made me smile. Then I read on and people have actual legitimate reasons for voting that.
Either there's people out there who are currently wearing tin foil hats, or there's people out there who think they're so special that the Gov is on them and filing a paper on doorgunner69 and his 12 guns.
I've posted many gun pics here with no concern.
In conclusion, I was transporting my guns to a newly bought island when Jaws happened. So. I have an excuse.
I got tired of seeing pictures of my guns on auction sites, so I quit posting pictures online.
They can't use my descriptions to scam people so I don't mind posting that stuff.
my reloading area includes a dedicated area for cleaning. But perhaps renting, apartment living or a large family in a small dwelling would affect that.
Cars: Before arthritis and moving from a 3 car garage I did my own 3 cars -- including repairs sans exhaust & struts & transmission. I rather resent having to make appointments that run late on their part, over charge & upsell. But....live long enough and you learn to rationalize change (stress is a killer).
And there was that time the blimp went down.
and whose business is it?
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