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Are guns a fetish?

Today, a friend of mine, observing my attraction to firearms, said it was a fetish. Is it?

I like guns. I like the way they look, the way that everything performs a specific function, the way everything fits together. I like how they sound, how the action sounds when it closes, the sound of the extractor pulling a casing out of the chamber, the sound of the ejector kicking the brass out of the ejection port-

Oh fuck. It is a fetish. Isn’t it.

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. Okay. I have a problem. But what if I like that problem? Is there something wrong with me? I don’t think so. Well… here. Have a drawing of a Mauser C96. She’s old, but still sexier than most handguns can ever hope to be.

A sketch of a Mauser C96.