No sir it was a news article but 17 is a rather odd number isn't it ?
Here is the real article
Three or more - makes for a better photo. Ammo is irrelevant - the news can just make up numbers, or they can just say it is an arsenal and leave the rest to your imagination.17 sounds like a good start. I think it takes at least ten firearms and 100 rounds of ammo to qualify as a poster child for the evening news.
Lol. I figured you counted your guns at 17.