Ever feel guilty about buying luxury items that aren't guns?

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  1. Liberty1776

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    heh - I don't see guns as luxuries and I don't buy anything else...
     
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    So what you are saying here is that there are things more important than guns? Blasphemy I say, blasphemy!

    Seriously, there are things in life more important than guns. While this may prove hard for a young single male to accept it really is a fact of life. Pesky little things like placing beanies and weenies on the table come to mind. Taking care of those you love, those little things.

    Ever feel guilty about buying luxury items that aren't guns? Nope and despite the cartoon I posted earlier I don't feel guilty about buying anything I buy. You buy luxury items, be it guns, a cool car, a pool or whatever after you tend to essentials.

    Ron
     
  3. Omaha-BeenGlockin

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    Due to limited funds because of the Obama economy, anything over $100 is a luxury.

    There is a list of things that I want/need----I buy a gun(or related item) then something not---its time for something gun-ish but I really need new work boots so they will probably be next--Red Wings ain't cheap--hoping my 13 year old current boots hold out till I can save up for a pair and my feet really hurt.

    Last week I spent $235 to renew the plates on the car----now that one really hurt---giving money away for nothing.

    Do I feel guilty? Nope---I make the house payment--the car payment--and the child support---so everything is covered.
     
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  4. Manco

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    Well, I don't count my defensive firearms as hobby or luxury items, but I own and shoot other guns for fun on top of that, too.
     
  5. cfullgraf

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    I do not. I do not feel guilty especially when spending cash on the blonde on one arm and the brunette on the other--and yes the wife approves!

    (FYI, the blonde is a palomino mare and the brunette is black mustang mare.:))
     
  6. PlayTheAces

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    The older I get, the less guilty I feel about buying anything.
     
  7. OH_Spartan

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    Well....all in my dog has cost me close to a grand. Vet visits, getting fixed, fencing, crate, dog house, leashes, collars, etc. do I feel guilty? Well, will someone offer me a Kimber 1911 on trade for my dog so I can find out?:evil:
     
  8. Lex Luthier

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    If firearms are such an absolute obsession for you, that you "feel guilty" about spending your shekels on a single obsession, you have a mental health problem.

    While I am not really surprised, I am perturbed that too many of us narrow our minds and think/ live/ breathe nothing but guns. That is the mentality the antis will use against us. It is also a compelling reason to open yourself up a little and think about something else for a change, perhaps even learn to cultivate a healthy interest in your hobbies.
     
  9. aka108

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    No guilt what so ever. I worked hard, saved, invested and now I old. My goal is to leave this world with zero assets. Now I purchase whatever I want, take cruises and don't worry about the price of diesel. The govt and the congress is also helping me achieve my goal by making the dollar worth less and less so I may end up with a pile the crap worth nothing.
     
  10. LockedBreech

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    Nah. I love firearms, but my other hobbies include building computers, eating at nice restaurants, and even recreational flying of prop planes and helicopters on a very rare occasion. Those are all pretty expensive.
     
  11. btg3

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    Likely you need professional help, rather that validation from an internet forum, and I am not a licensed psychoanalyst. ;)
     
  12. GrOuNd_ZeRo

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    I'm the other way around, I feel guilty if I DO spend my money on guns and accessories.

    I have a dozen firearms and enough ammo for the moment (except for 9mm) and most things I want are too expensive to justify.

    I spend alot of money on a TV and a new laptop for the wife, could've bought an AR-15 for that money but i'd rather have stuff to entertain the wife and my son while at work.
     
  13. Ryanxia

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    I never really get to the point to spend my money on anything else, usually as I'm saving some more guns catch my eye. I've been close to buying a motorcycle several times (have had my license for a few years now) and always a gun or three pop up that I can't live without. :)
     
  14. Cosmoline

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    Heck, I won't buy a CAR because the money could be better spent on firearms.
     
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    I have been pinching pennies for a long time, saving for a Jeep. I have a long list of guns I want, but being 17 and making only a little better than minimum wage makes things difficult. I have priorities and although it's frustrating not buying the guns I want, it is my choice and one I am ok with.
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  16. LeonCarr

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    I do not consider firearms a luxury. I consider them a necessity and in my line of work a tool of the trade. After that, I really enjoy shooting as a hobby also.

    I think about other hobbies, then I think about what would happen if I brought a bass boat or a set of golf clubs to a gunfight :).

    Just my .02,
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  17. Hokkmike

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    I like guns but they are not my life. Diversity. I have two other very expensive hobbies.

    But I do not collect cars or race a sailboat like the really rich people.
     
  18. ZEN.45

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    No, but I sold the sportscar because it didn’t have enough room for transporting my guns :D
     
  19. bannockburn

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    Currently I'm using a ten year old computer, a nine year old TV, and I used to drive all my cars until the wheels were about to fall off (actually they nearly did once). I consider my guns, ammo, and accessories to be essential and necessary purchases and really have never thought of them as being luxury items. So that being the case, I really don't have any interest in spending my money on anything else like jewelry, the latest electronic devices, boats, or motorcycles.
     
  20. kozak6

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    It's quite opposite for me.

    I feel guilty just thinking about firearm purchases. I so rarely shoot, and the panic is still hitting hard in my my area so ammo is either unavailable or unreasonable. My job is also horrible and pays very little, so a few hundred bucks is a big deal.

    As far as reality goes, I could probably stand to work on my savings. My car is getting on in miles. I could get that Colt 6920, or I could hold onto some money for the next repair.

    If we are talking luxury, for a pistol that I might only shoot a few times a year, I could get an awesome sound system for my car that I would enjoy every single day. Even a couple boxes of ammo is a bottle of nice whisky. Or, I bought a fancy watch a few months back and I absolutely love it. Another fancy watch I could enjoy all day long would probably give a better luxury/dollar ratio than a nice .22 pistol. I mean, I still don't have a proper dive watch.

    My computer was purchased in 2004. It turns out that my cell phone has more ram and a faster processor. My computer struggles with Youtube. It will need upgrading sooner or later, and especially if I end up taking some ArcGIS classes.
     
  21. v8stang289

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    My hobbies are firearms and Mustangs. I don't feel guilty choosing one over the other but sometimes it's hard to make the choice of where to spend excess money. Firearms have been winning over the past couple of years.
     
  22. Matt1911

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    luxury items= Timney trigger, Luepold scope,Magpul stock,.......... Don't feel guilty at all.......:evil:
     
  23. Bubbles

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    Nope. In fact I sold off some safe queens to fund other hobbies.
     
  24. Deep Fried

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    Not guilty. But angry that I could spend 15-20 grand a year on food alone, and only keep 300 rounds of 12 gauge on hand.
     
  25. gym

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    I just wish I had more to waste.
     
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