I really don't like commenting on the gun issue, but the kerfuffle over somebody owning 30 guns isn't necessarily the sign of a anti-government Randian nut. Not in a lot of parts of Wisconsin, anyhow. I grew up around Rhinelander. Both mom and dad's families survived the Depression years not in small part by stocking the larder with fish and game. Hunting and fishing was, and still is for us, an activity that combines a serious intent to put meat on the table with a genuine working-class recreation. I would put it in stark contrast to the moronic "outdoors" programs on TV (Outdoor Wisconsin being the shining exception) that I feel do more damage to the image of hunting than anything short of that no-talent-hack Nugent. At any rate, I received a .22 rifle for Christmas when I was 12. Target practice and squirrels. Worked all summer splitting firewood and bought a 20ga shotgun for partridge and the occasional woodcock (foul tasting birds, not worth the effort). Was gifted my late uncle's 30-06 that year for deer season. Scrimped and saved to get a 12ga for goose and ducks. So here I am at 16 with four guns already. In the intervening 20 years, I have bought maybe four more guns - a lighter, handier rifle for deer, a .22 pistol for target shooting, a heavier revolver for home defense, and a WW1-era Swiss service rifle because of the crazy precision machining that went into making it. So I'm at eight. Then relatives get old and die. Mom's dad dies, I end up with his deer rifle, his best friends deer rife he got in the will, two of his shotguns, a couple 22 rifles a .32 pistol. Dad's dad dies, I end up with his deer rifle, great granddads deer rifle, four shotguns and a pistol he brought back from Italy in WW2. My dad dies, I end up with his deer rifles, shotguns, etc, etc. It ain't hard, you just have to outlive your family. Now, if the house robbed had 30 AR-15 TactiCool rifles lined up in ready racks with six loaded mags each, that would be one thing. But, a household in Wisconsin ending up with twenty or thirty assorted obsolete firearms, maybe not. And yes, they are in safes. Except for the flintlock musket, which is hanging on the wall.