while I don't, I know a few that just love guns and
collecting them, they're not violent, angry people. I even occasionally admire a gun or even a knife just because of workmanship. Those of course are high dollar trimmed out for looks as well as use, or in some cases more for looks than use.
I've know people that have a different gun for each type of hunting they do, and they don't even hunt that often. I can even understand a collecting desire, and not just for historical types. If someone does do a lot of different hunting he will probably own at least two different shotguns and 3 different rifles. You don't take a big horn sheep rifle out in dense woods, even hunting deer. Many like a light 22 cal for squirrel hunting instead of a shotgun, though that requires a very good shooter IMO. Geese and duck hunters generally use a shotgun with a much longer barrel than you would want to try to carry walking through your local woodland for rabbits. Adjustable chokes are fine, but for waterfowl I'm told you really need the longer barrel.
One man I know owns at least three rifles, two shotguns, and at least three pistols, and he's not even that paranoid. Take the pistols, he's bought them over the years, basically replace one with a new one that he liked better but he never got rid of the old one. At least one of the rifles is the same, sort of left over, but kept in shape even if seldom used. That's how quite a few end up with large gun collections. The ones I know that have several guns gradually accumuate them as they see something new they like and add it to their collection. They don't have a hundred rounds of ammo for each on hand. Him and his boys still throw and shoot skeet for fun.
Now there are the paranoid types that keep enough guns and ammo in their house because they at least semi-believe somehow sometime they'll have to hold the fort against a mass attack, either by gang/drug users or other mauraders after society totally breaks down.
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