How does a janitor afford "a shiny new Desert Eagle?"
- By saving up his pennies.
- That's a lot of pennies. Enthusiast indeed.
- Depending on how you feel about the weapon (it's either the ultimate handgun or an expensive, unwieldy "range toy"), that boast marks Ben as a true gun enthusiast, a noob who's watched too many action movies, or simply a member of a species big enough to not suffer from the problems a human wielder does.
- Word of God is that the Desert Eagle was picked because it seemed the most likely size of handgun for a critter Ben's size. And the author has always backed the right to arm bears.