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.
*** WordOfGod 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 [[IncrediblyLamePun right to arm bears]].