Annual Personal Gun Inventory

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    Last night, I went through the safes and inventoried all my firearms (something I do every new year, just to remember what I have and get together a list for the insurance company). Its always an adventure, because as a dealer, I often forget about firearms that roll through the shop but never hit the sales floor because "I don't have one of those, and its cool!"

    Is 179 too many? :cuckoo:

    (I collect 22's, mostly old Winchesters, so of those, about 80 are 22 rifles. I love walking through the woods, thinking I'm 13 all over again, even though I'm closer to 13x4 than I am 13 :)
     
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    Guns are like prunes. Is one enough, are 179 too many?
     
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    It's good to have a hobby.

    If things can make you happy, then by all means collect stuff.
     
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    Went to a gun show a few weeks ago.

    It was interesting.
     
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    I like gun shows, well enough. I get very nervous around the guys who don't want to do a 4473. I've bought a couple of guns at shows that needed work (the prices aren't usually very good unless the guy doesn't know what he has, or it is broken) . One was a Remington Model 12 .22 pump, which I paid $50, restored and repaired, and have turned down $600 twice now. Gun shoots true and clean, and looks fantastic!

    For the most part, I buy accessories and "hard to find" stuff at shows. And if a dealer sells me a gun "under the table," I always stop by the ATF table and let them know about it. To me, selling guns commercially is a privilege, not a right, and the ATF is my friend, not my enemy in that regard, so I look out for them as they have looked out for me.

    Now when I sell a gun personally, I don't involve the ATF, but I don't buy the line at a gun show when a guy is standing in front of a table of 300 guns that "this is a private transaction between you and me, so we're not going to do the paperwork."

    I understand the ATF's abhorrence of Gun Shows, and we really need to fix the problem. The easiest solution (to me) is that no gun can leave the show without a NICS number attached to the action. Game Over and everyone happy at that point.
     
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    179 is a good start. How many rounds of ammo is too much?
     
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    Odd confession. I would council against following this idiots lead.
     
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    Fuck you, huggy. You have your Care Bear collection, I have my guns.
     
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    Unless you are an agent in the ATF you are not their buddy. They do an important job catching dangerous people. They are not running a fan club.

    Note to other readers: As a private citizen I would follow the law when necessary otherwise keep your weapons inventory to yourself. Bragging about how many weapons you own is foolish. Anywhere.
     
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    My guns all have name tags on them now. Except for the Remington Rand I usually have with me.
     

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