Sunday, April 17, 2011

Gun-Rights Folks Defend Dangerous Unstable Gun Owners

via Fat White Man from the inimitable Winston Dorian, who, by the way, copied and pasted the entire post from someone else. He kindly provided four links to pro-gun sites who all had the same exact post, word-for-word. Nowhere was there a link to the original article. If the story itself weren't so bizarre, I'd think one of them made it up and the others began disseminating it like good worker bees. And, speaking of good worker bees, FWM left out the million rounds of ammo and the tunnel and made it sound like the poor guy was being persecuted for having 100 guns, which everyone knows is perfectly normal.

You may have heard on the news about a southern California man that was put under 72-hour 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 television 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.

My comment:

Now, Winston, we shouldn’t be editing the story to our own ends. They said a million rounds, you can’t change that to 100,000 in order to make a point. And the tunnel? C’mon, man, the guy was a lunatic. I’ll bet there were other indications of instability. You wanna bet?

Why do you defend any and all gun owners? You’re hurting your own cause.
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.


  1. Oh, it was only 100,000 round? Nevermind, move along, nothing to see here, move along.

  2. 1,000,000 rounds is nothing. If he owned 100 guns, then that's just 1000 rounds per gun. A paltry number by gun nut standards.

    As for the escape tunnel, if I lived in The People's Republic of Kalifornia, i'd have one too. And it would end in the Free State of Nevada.

  3. C'mon AztecRed, admit that a million rounds of ammo is excessive, even for a gun nut. Please, admit it.

  4. Snark aside, having a million rounds of ammunition means that if he fired 1000 rounds a day it would take him about 2-3/4 years to fire it off. Now, I don't know what his life is like but I think I'd get somewhat bored with target shooting after a while and want to move up to something more, I dunno, "substantial" to put in my crosshairs--mebbe somethem ATF goons, or sumpin?

    Damn it! That Snark-O-Matic's gotta go back to the shop, it keeps turning itself on!

  5. "C'mon AztecRed, admit that a million rounds of ammo is excessive, even for a gun nut. Please, admit it."

    Considering that ammo only goes up in price, there is no such thing as excessive. A million rounds of ammo today is a million fewer you have to buy in the future when the price is higher.

    Or in layman's terms, buy it cheap, stack it deep.

  6. there is a reason that they sell .22lr over the counter in a value pack of 525 rounds for $18, it is great trade fodder.... almost everyone has a .22lr, and in 30rnd magazines it only fills 18 mags.... hardly a training day.

    It's his money and none of your business......

  7. All right, how about this? We have to draw the line somewhere, so let's say under a million bullets and you may be ok. Over a million and you're a whack job.