We're talking about the slippery slope of paranoia. In his very interesting essay, Robert describes what many gun owners must experience. If the chances of needing a gun to protect your life are small, but you decide to do it anyway, you've set in motion a type of thinking that in some individuals goes way beyond the line where paranoia begins.
Although he gives us a humorous and self-effacing picture of his home life with regards to guns, it sounds to me like he's well along the way on that slippery slope. And I know he's not alone in that. Xavier the Nurse is one that I always think of in this regard, one who's long since gone right over the edge.
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