PERSPECTIVE IS EVERYTHING
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.
However, by southern California standards, even someone owning 100,000 rounds would be called, “mentally unstable.”
Just imagine if he lived elsewhere:
In Arizona, he’d be called, “an avid gun collector.”
In Texas, he’d be called, “a novice gun collector.”
In Utah, he’d be called, “moderately well prepared,” but they’d probably reserve judgment, until they made sure that he had a corresponding quantity of stored food.
In Wyoming, he’d be called, “The neighborhood ‘Go-To’ guy.”
In Alaska, he’d be called, “a free, independent & a subsistence user.”
In Idaho, he’d be called, “a likely gubernatorial candidate.”
And, in Montana, he’d be called, “an eligible bachelor.”