So it seems like every other post in the ISTP Facebook group is someone showing off their guns or asking which type they should buy or etc. Way to live up to MBTI stereotypes, guys. Ha. But seriously, why does this type seem to love guns more than any other type?
Personal example: I've always been a fairly passive person, although I wouldn't go so far to call myself a pacifist, but "live and let live" could be one of my mottos, if I were lame enough to have personal mottos and slogans. That said, I have always had a strong fascination with guns, even though I regard them as deadly tools that probably shouldn't be allowed in the hands of certain mentally challenged people (zimmerman, you piece of shit). When I was a kid, my father had a collection of really nice books with detailed drawings of soldiers and weapons from various cultures, wars, eras, etc, and I would sit and pore over them for hours. Recently my grandfather passed away and left me a small stash of guns, which excited me to no end. The idea of owning my own guns and being able to go target shooting or hunting thrilled me. I've also got a natural knack for target shooting--as a boyscout, archery was the one area I really excelled in and loved. I'm a guy who wouldn't hurt a fly (unless it really pissed me off). I'm probably left of center, politically speaking, but I am very much in favor of preserving the second amendment and gun rights. I recognize that they aren't toys, but rather dangerous tools and should be respected as such.
So aside from the obvious stereotypical answer that ISTPs are mechanics who love tools and make great weapons masters, why the hell do people of this type seem to love their guns so much?