Guns, Girls, Glamour and Boat Loads of Cash. Good for the Cause?

“My greatest fear is that someone will break in and I won’t be able to decide what gun to shoot them with.” Dan Bilzerian has a good time. And he has quite the gun collection. And cars, women, boats, planes and money. Oh, and a great face of hair. The pic and quote above are from his Instagram machine (NSFW) . . .

If you aren’t familiar with the professional poker player and firearms enthusiast, there’s some light reading here and here to help. “When I was a kid I never wanted to be classy, I just wanted to be rich.” He can check that one off the to-do list, I suppose.

Is this kind of conspicuous consumption a net positive for gun ownership? ‘Normalize’ it, glorify it, give it some celebrity status, include it as part and parcel of the coveted lifestyle that nets Mr. Bilzerian his massive social media following? Here are a few more firearms-related photos from Instagram. Well, some of the non-R-rated ones anyway.

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Shout out to my buddy, “German Peter,” for showing me how the other side lives.

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  1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

    Well, this guy’s house is going to be a prime target during the next major poker tournament.

  2. avatar rawmade says:

    Omg =( wonder if hes looking for a live in best buddy

  3. avatar Matt in FL says:

    I lost about 90 minutes to his Instagram machine a few months back. He’s the poster child for conspicuous consumption, and good for him. Everybody needs a spare hottie in their gun safe. He’s also vehemently pro-2A, which is good for him as well.

    However, I really don’t think he’s doing anything at all for the furtherance of the pro-gun agenda or the normalization of it, either. At best he’s a neutral influence, but for a lot of people, his whole… thing… would be a turnoff. I would never tell him to change how he lives (not that he’d listen anyway), but I don’t really think he’s having any real impact on the 2A debate, in either direction.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      That’s a safe gnome. When you’re just too tired to clean the guns, the gnome handles it. Feed them skittles and they crap ammo.

      1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

        Sirs,
        SHE is a ‘safe queen’ of a different type.

      2. avatar Matt in FL says:

        That’s a hot gnome.

        1. avatar jwm says:

          Whitest teeth I ever came across.

        2. avatar Stephen M. says:

          Whitest teeth you…came across, huh?

          Whatever floats your boat I guess…..

        3. avatar Rob says:

          There’s a good pun somewhere in there, jwm….

  4. avatar michael nieto says:

    that looks like Anthony cumia’s house

    1. avatar Adam says:

      HA! HUGE O&A fan!

  5. avatar Jeff says:

    I must be missing something.. Aside from maybe the Barrett, not a super impressive collection.

    The boats and cars and women are obviously where most of his money goes.

    1. avatar 16V says:

      I have spent a goodly amount of money in my life on women, guns, tools, cars and booze. The rest I wasted.

  6. avatar Tommy Knocker says:

    Like the character Zero Mostel played in Mel Brooks “The Producers” said, “Flaunt it baby. Flaunt it! “

  7. avatar Kirk says:

    Three heart attacks before the age of 30. Yikes. Maybe go a bit easy on either the girls or the guns. Or at least on the boats.

    1. avatar 16V says:

      I would imagine it’s the rails, not the boats…

  8. avatar peirsonb says:

    Is she in Liberty’s catalog? I must’ve missed that option…..

    1. avatar JackT says:

      Mel Brooks had it right, “It’s good to be the King”.

  9. avatar AnotherOne says:

    You know if he reorganized that safe a little he could fit a second girl in there.

    1. avatar A-Rod says:

      yup, he is a rank amateur.

  10. avatar Ed Rogers says:

    If he’s already had three heart attacks, I say LIVE IT UP NOW!!!!!!!

  11. avatar C says:

    I can’t decide of which i am more envious: the guns, the cars, or the women.

    edit: massive amounts of blow is really hard on the ticker.

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      The money. Gets you all three of the others.

      1. avatar 16V says:

        “In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.” – Tony Montana

    2. avatar C says:

      It just hit me. He’s a real life Sterling Archer!

      1. avatar CarlosT says:

        So, he has the guns because he lives in a zone of danger?

        1. avatar C says:

          http://www.dangerzone.me/

          i bet he can’t get life insurance.

      2. avatar Citizen says:

        +10 for archer.

        In my opinion, funniest character on TV.

        1. avatar Avid Reader says:

          Indeed.

  12. avatar Bob says:

    I like rich guys like this; they live like I would if I had that money.

    Better than the stogy bastards who just collect money unto itself.

    What’s the point of being rich if your not buying cool shit?

  13. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

    “My greatest fear is that someone will break in and I won’t be able to decide what gun to shoot them with.”

    I think we just found tomorrow’s quote of the day.

  14. avatar ThomasR says:

    No: First, the one good woman to walk the good red road for the purpose of raising a family; Then, once the homestead is self-sufficient; THEN, some fast cars and a bunch of guns; it’s all about the priorities.

    1. avatar Cliff H says:

      Different strokes for different folks. (That is not original with me.)

      Some people are wired to make the money and live large, and by spending all that money they make it possible for a whole lot of other folks to make a living and marry the girl next door and raise a family. It all balances out in the end.

  15. avatar Matt in Idaho says:

    Llllllaaaaanaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!

    1. avatar Nigil says:

      WHAT?!
      ::danger zone::

  16. avatar Spencedaddy says:

    when I grow up, I want to be this man, personality flaws be damned.

  17. avatar BLAMMO says:

    You know, Dan, I’ve always liked you. I may not have said it as often as I should have but I think you know how I feel.

  18. avatar Adub says:

    I have to admit I really like his attitude even if strippers and prostitutes isn’t the way I would go.

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      That’s actually a really good way to put it, I think.

  19. avatar Jesse Nelson says:

    Well… I really hate that guy now. But only out of pure gun envy. For just that TAVOR alone… hell… any more for one of those under folder AKs even!

  20. avatar Albaniaaaaa says:

    He reminds me of Mayweather… aka he is cool in my book with how he spends his money.

    Might as well make use of it.

    So many haters commenting in those articles. I am sure he knows 99.9% of those women would bounce if he lost his money, the guy isn’t an idiot. In fact, the women are the ones that annoy me. The freakin’ leeches.

  21. And the point of this post would be … what exactly?

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      It’s got guns.

  22. avatar Jonathan -- Houston says:

    In some way, on some level, it’s almost as though how this man chooses to live his life might not be any of my business. Huh.

  23. avatar Orton Fallswell says:

    Yes, advertising your stash to an anti gun govt is the way to go.

  24. avatar Logan says:

    He might possibly be . . . the most interesting man in the world. Really. And he might even look the part when his beard grays a little.

    Stay thirsty my friends.

  25. avatar safety first says:

    In relation to the rest of his gear, that gun collection sucks. Still, super, super cool dude in my book. Just not because of the guns.

  26. avatar ChainsawWieldingManiac says:

    That is the first time I’ve ever seen an SRM-1216 in the wild.

    It’s a nice gun collection, but I think I’ve got better. Then again, he’s clearly got enough to occupy himself without going shooting all the time.

  27. avatar dan says:

    earned money, and spent it on his wants…gotta love a FREE mind and market…..Semper Fi

  28. avatar Tyler says:

    Notice the guy in the background having his beard stroked by a cute girl while watching the tourney? This man is awesome.
    http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/h5wuf5w.gif

  29. avatar Don from CT says:

    So it looks like he’s got $50K worth of guns in a $1200 safe. Nice play.

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      Does the 50k figure include the girl? I mean, she’s cute, but I regularly pay far less than that for…

      Y’know what? Nevermind.

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