Gilbert Arenas: I Used to Have 400-500 Guns in the House
In his first proper interview with the media since the gun fiasco that saw him suspended for the season Gilbert Arenas opens up on all manner of matters. The full interview with Esquire is interesting, but in particular the detail that he once owned 400-500 guns that he bought from a collector in his seventies is striking. Here's the excerpt:
Rewind. I had a big gun collection. About four to five hundred guns. The guy I bought it from was in his seventies. He'd been collecting them for years. He had First World War guns. I bought his whole collection and added to it. I didn't need a license to keep them in my house. There was an officer who would come by and look out for them. The door was reinforced and a security system was set up. But when my kids came, I said, I can't have these guns around. We put everything in storage, but I kept four: a gold Desert Eagle. There was a Smith & Wesson 500. A Kimber. The other was an old gun with a long clip. None of them were loaded. I kept them in a lockbox in the empty locker next to mine.
Gil also opens up about the circumstances that led to the gun incident and seems to suggest that the whole thing was blown out of proportion. All in all, it's a curious read that makes the incident seem smaller and Gilbert Arenas stranger. Let us know what you think of his new revelations by leaving a comment below.