This from a friend. You may have heard on the news about a southern Calif man who was put under 72-hr psychiatric observation when it was found that he owned 100 guns and allegedly had (by rough estimate) 1 million rounds of ammunition stored in his home. The house also featured a secret escape tunnel.
My favorite quote from the dimwit TV reporter: “Wow! He has …. about a million machine gun bullets.” The headline referred to it as a “massive weapons cache.” BTW, I am dubious about the pile of ammunition boxes and cans that they showed. It looked big enough to contain no more than about 100,000 rounds, unless there was a lot of .22 rimfire ammo. However, by southern Calif standards, even someone owning 100,000 rounds would be called “mentally unstable.”
Just imagine if he lived elsewhere:
In Arizona , . .. . he’d be called “an avid gun collector.”
In Texas , . .. . 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 Wyoming , . .. .he’d be called “The neighborhood ‘Go-To’ guy.”
In Idaho , . . . he’d be called “a likely gubernatorial candidate.”
And, in Montana , . . . he’d be called “an eligible bachelor.”
I was raised in Southern Calif, and, don’t tell anyone, but I have guns–but I also now live in Michigan.