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How Many is Too Many?

I was reading A Girl and Her Gun (which if you’re not reading, you should!) and she linked to The GunDivas, wherein she was a guest blogger (!)
And there was an earlier post in The GunDivas that caught my eye, specifically, How Many is Too Many?
I’ve never considered this concept as valid.  How much Free Speech is too much?  How much Religious expression (OR purposeful avoidance of Religious expression) is excessive?
Or petitioning redress of grievances?  How many complaints are allowable?
It’s a spurious question, as in “When did you stop beating your wife?”
Whether I own one firearm (a single-shot H&R Topper shotgun) or three-hundred (assorted pistols, revolvers, military-style rifles, shotguns) is of no consequence.  And it’s certainly no business of anyone else, or the government.

It’s Our Right.  Period.

And the blog post made mention of the word arsenal.  Sadly, in today’s culture, this word has developed a negative connotation.
I use the word collection.  It’s more benign.  Even though I no longer have one.
PS – It always kills me when I hear, especially in media reports “the alleged bad guy had X number of guns AND Y amount of ammunition.”  Again, how much is too much?
There are reports of more small arms ammunition shortages, as we had in 2009.  Because we are running up to the election?  Whether Tweedledee or Tweedledum win, both are not ardent proponents of the civil right enumerated in Amendment the Second.


h/t GunDiva, A Girl and Her Gun


About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


10 thoughts on “How Many is Too Many?

  1. In a recent state case, a federal judge struck down “may issue” in favor of “shall issue”. His decision stated, in part, “Existence of a right is sufficient reason to exercise it.”

    The defense rests.

    Rev. Paul

    Posted by guffaw1952 | March 22, 2012, 7:30 am
  2. Considering I have over 4000 rounds of 22 in one ammo can…

    Posted by bluesun | March 22, 2012, 8:59 am
  3. Ok who took a picture of my safe???

    Really there is no room in my safes for mags or ammo

    Posted by The Duck | March 22, 2012, 10:05 am
    • Yeah – I kept my mags and ammo separately, too.
      Know a guy with two huge safes. Needs a shoehorn to add or subtract stuff. Collects Smith revolvers – has 5 (?) Highway Patrolmen, in different configurations!
      (former Az DPS)

      Posted by guffaw1952 | March 22, 2012, 10:13 am
  4. However many guns Tamara has, subtract 3, and there you go. That should sufficiently answer that.

    Posted by TinCan Assassin | March 22, 2012, 12:56 pm
  5. It’s only too much if it’s on fire… Just sayin…

    Posted by Old NFO | March 22, 2012, 3:35 pm

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