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 Montana, . .. .he’d be called “The neighborhood ‘Go-To’ guy.”
In Idaho, . . . he’d be called “a likely gubernatorial candidate.”
And . . . in South Dakota, . . . he’d be called “an eligible bachelor.”