People often quote Occam's razor as "the simples solution is often the best," but while a lot of the time that's true, that's actually not correct. The quote actually translates to "entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity," and I think we crossed that bridge a long time ago with guns. I have a bolt-action .308 for hunting, a pump 12ga for birds, a lever action .22 for my nephew, and a handgun for carry. I used to have an H&K .40, but I cut it in half with a grinder in 2018 on principle and bought a revolver. I've inherited guns that I've also destroyed to keep them out of circulation. I can remember in the 90s my Dad turned a bunch of his guns in to the cops to be destroyed and got a load of McDonald's gift cards that we used all year.
I guess what I'm trying to say is, I hate feeling like I'm being sold something, whether its jeep gear, vinyl siding, a new phone, or the latest and greatest space-age ball hugging underwear, and I often feel bad when I see people who fall for marketing wank. And that's what I see with a lot of other gun owners who buy guns basically, as far as I can tell, just to have them. I just don't get why people can't be practical.