I no longer have the link, but this was in a thread about how to hide your gun purchases from the wife: Cowboy: I'll share my Dad's trick: First, you have to have a certain critical mass of pistols and rifles. It is a scientific fact that women cannot tell the difference between guns. Once you have a certain number, say about 12, you can start the trick. You can't hide the fact that the guns are increasing, but you can greatly diminish her perception of it. You cannot ever give her a count, or let her think she has a count. When she asks if this is your whole collection, you say you have some stashed in other places, like your brother's. Let her know that you buy guns occassionally, but only about every 3rd purchase (4th or 5th if you buy often). The rest you have to sneak in. Also, always keep the guns moving. Always have a few in this or that room. If you have a son/brother, attribute sales to him. While dad once snuck guns around, now when he buys one, he has me go home and walk it in the door. "Look at what the boy bought." Make all purchases with cash, never a credit card. Visa statments will tell on you. They've been married 30 years, and she has no idea how many guns he has (though she thinks I have an arsenal now).