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How many firearms are enough??

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Sabertooth, May 2, 2015.

  1. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

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    The current estimate of the number of people in America is 320,784,942
    According to some estimate's that means there is one firearm per person in America.
    Sounds like there are some people out there who need more firearms.:D
     
  2. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    The amount is classified, but it's well into 20 figures. o_O
     
  3. RLS

    RLS milwaukie Active Member

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    I do not know, But i am still looking for the answer.
     
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  4. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    "How many firearms are enough??

    That's kind of a, "how high is up?" type of question, but my basic rule-of-thumb is...
    ...Happiness is one more than "not", and one shy of "more than".
     
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  5. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    I believe the correct answer at any time, no matter how many you have, is "A few more"
     
  6. giddyupgo55

    giddyupgo55 Vernonia Active Member

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    At least one more.
     
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  7. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I knew one crazy bugger that had (probably still does) around ninety old N frame M1917 revolvers.. all in mint condition. He was still buying them like they were going out of style up until I lost contact with him.
    Talk about a retirement account.
     
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  8. Deebow

    Deebow Portland Well-Known Member

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    My wife once asked me how many guns fit in my gun safe.

    My answer? "Just one more."
     
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  9. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Some of you have been watching those MidwayUSA commercials with Larry Potterfield and his wife..... :D
     
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  10. Papercidal

    Papercidal Vancouver ,Wa Active Member

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    One is all I need and I hope to never actually need that.
    What I want however is a totally different story. And who can say which one I will need when I need one.
     
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  11. Deebow

    Deebow Portland Well-Known Member

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    I think she might have been testing me to see if that was what my answer would be.
     
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  12. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    During "wife tests" like these the correct answer is ALWAYS, "yes dear". :D
     
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  13. JRuby

    JRuby St. Helens Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I dont know but I am trying to figure that out I know it's more than I have noe.
     
  14. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The question being asked should be "How many gun safes are enough?"
     
  15. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I like the old man with 90 revolvers...........Like him, I am a collector but the numbers are classified and still counting!
     
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  16. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm gonna draw the line at 22, maybe.
     
  17. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    So, you're talking safes, right? :D
     
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  18. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    To what end?

    General self-defense and survival?

    Then 3 to 4 per adult I would say; a personal defense rifle like an AK/AR, a personal defense handgun, at least one rimfire and probably a shotgun.

    Since 75% of the population is adults, I would say that there should be 720 million firearms in the USA, so yes, there are some people who need to get more.

    For grins and giggles?

    Only limited by your disposable income and available space.

    Personally?

    I don't have enough.
     
  19. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    He who dies with the most guns; dies with a great collection.

    How many is enough? Odd, wife asked me that the other day. Well she asked me how many I had. I do believe I replied "One". Things got silent for a minute while her brain calculated.

    If there is a gun for every person then I'm wondering how that can be. There must be a lot of people based on me to average out who don't have one.
     
  20. ron

    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    How many? Don't know I have not reached that point. I need another
    gun safe I have a few that do not fit. When my wife says to me your
    not buying another gun. I say to her you don't "spend" money on
    guns you "invest". I point out to her the friends I know that have 2 or 3
    times as many guns then what I have. Always seem to want one more.
    A guy with 90 M1917s? I want just 1.