Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CoyoteSix, Jun 8, 2013.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
Likely you need professional help, rather that validation from an internet forum, and I am not a licensed psychoanalyst.
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.
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,
But I do not collect cars or race a sailboat like the really rich people.
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.
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