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->''[='=]Cause I like the fun of reaching for a gun\\
And going BANG BANG\\
I come alive each time a .45\\
Begins to BANG BANG''
-->--Music/SammyDavisJr, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk6A5sELhBQ "Bang Bang"]] (''Robin and the Seven Hoods'')

A character whose life [[{{Pun}} revolves]] around guns. They like to read about them, have memorized large amounts of facts about guns, know all the models and ammo types, subscribe to the magazines, are in the [=NRA=], make frequent trips to the gun range, and have a [[WallOfWeapons large collection of them]]. Due to various laws regarding firearm ownership and use, the GunNut does not actually have to meet ''all'' these criteria, as long as they are truly obsessed with guns. When the [[RedScare Russians invade]] or the ZombieApocalypse occurs, you can expect this person to step up to the plate.

This character is ''not'' automatically TheGunslinger, a CrazySurvivalist, or TriggerHappy; it is common for the creator of a work to just lump these traits into the same character, so there is often overlap. See also PyroManiac. There's also "geardos" for GunAccessories.

Contrast DoesNotLikeGuns.



[[folder: Anime And Manga]]
* [[MadScientist Professor Shikishima]] from ''Manga/GetterRobo'' embodies this trope with emphasis on the ''nuts'' part. Almost any time he's on screen (or on panel, manga-wise) he's fooling around with guns or coming up with a new ridiculously overkill weapon for the protagonists to use.
* Sosuke from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' is a major gun nut, as well as being rather TriggerHappy and storing large amounts of guns into HammerSpace.
** Shinji loves all things military, with his love of guns only second to HumongousMecha. When he bumps into Sosuke on Kanami's deck they get so distracted talking about weapons that they forget why they were even there in the first place.
* ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead'': Kohta is a self-proclaimed "gun otaku", but as he is a sixteen-year-old in Japan, he doesn't actually own any. He did however go to America and learn how to shoot at an [=NRA=] camp.
* ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'s'' Isao Ota is essentially [[PoliceAcademy Tackleberry]] with a HumongousMecha and TestosteronePoisoning.
* Yoichi Hiruma from ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}''.
* Ryo Saeba from ''Manga/CityHunter''. He's an expert, has quoted some random facts (when they were relevant to the plot, but he still did it), owns a large collection, and is often seen shooting in the range in the ''basement of his own home'' (this is [[JustifiedTrope justified]]: given Japanese gun laws, that shooting range and collection of his are illegal and a one-way ticket to prison if discovered by a cop who actually cares).
* Rally Vincent of ''Manga/GunsmithCats''. She's studied guns ''so much'' she can learn all sorts of things just by looking at them or holding them (such as knowing whether or not it's loaded). Even worse, she faked her age (gun laws where she lives require her to be 21; she's only 19). And then there was the time she used her gun in a ''[[CargoShip very]]'' naughty way...
* The incarnations of Maya Jingu in ''[[Anime/BurnUp Burn Up W/Excess]]'' and ''Burn Up Scramble'' achieve the trope in slightly different ways. In ''W/Excess'', she keeps a WallOfWeapons and [[ICallHerVera each of her guns is named]], and she goes pretty nuts when she can't shoot. In ''Scramble'', her obsession appears in the fact she keeps guns everywhere...usually next to her other obsession: ''plushies''.
* Ritsuko Inoue from ''Manga/ThoseWhoHuntElves''. Her gun-nuttiness is a natural extension of her obsession with [[SmallGirlBigGun all things military]].
* Shino Asada of ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''. She's a bit of a unique case, however: she's severely gun-phobic due to an incident with an armed robber when she was younger. She took up the hobby in an attempt to "face her fears" and conquer said phobia. It's not too effective, as she still freaks out upon seeing a real gun, or even a realistic model.

* Brainstorm, inventor and master weapon designer of ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye''. Unlike most examples he is tends to more interested in developing new firearms than actually fighting: he's a TechnicalPacifist who stood still, unable to pull the trigger, for ten minutes the first time he actually tried to shoot someone. Whirl from the same series is a straight example.
* Minor Franchise/{{Batman}} villain Gunhawk falls into this category, as does his girlfriend Bunny. Bunny later split from Gunhawk and developed her owned costumed villain identity as Pistolera.

* Diego from ''Fanfic/TheStrexFamily'' to the point that one of his [[CharacterBlog Character Blogs]] [[RunningGag regularly posts photosets of guns with comments like "want" or "I want that".]]

* Billy Rosewood reveals himself to be one in ''Film/BeverlyHillsCopII'' when Taggart and Axel visit his home. He begins using progressively larger guns later in the film, firstly switching his standard service revolver out for a HandCannon and then stashing ''three'' shotguns in the back of his car, going GunsAkimbo with two of them while wearing a BadassLongcoat in the final shootout.
* Tackleberry from the ''PoliceAcademy'' films is a big gun nut, as is his mother and his girlfriend (later wife) & her family. Some of his side of the family are nuts, too. If not, it's because they're {{Boisterous Bruiser}}s instead who sucker-punch each other for fun. In 4, he ends up meeting a sweet widow named Mrs. Feldman who ends up going straight to his heart by proving she loved guns as much as he did.
* Burt Gummer from ''Film/{{Tremors}}'' loves his guns, and cleans them lovingly. He's such a nut (and the monsters are that badass) that he bought himself an anti-aircraft artillery cannon. He married Heather because she was just as obsessed with guns (not just any weapons, but guns!) as he was. They had trained the rest of the town on survival techniques before the movie began. (They live in the middle of nowhere; survival strategies are necessary.) After the first time, Heather left Burt and took half the guns with her. (the monsters had left them with half a house already). In the [[Film/Tremors4TheLegendBegins fourth movie]], we see Burt's ancestor; his interaction with the monsters prompts the gun nut trait.
** Burt Gummer is particularly notable simply because of his status as a reversal of usual CrazySurvivalist - while Burt is definitely a survivalist, he's not crazy, and is frequently one of the more calm and collected characters in the movies. He is solidly cemented as a Gun Nut in the first movie, where a Graboid makes the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcsLaSBWG9k mistake of breaking into the wrong goddamn rec room.]]
* The Bullet Farmer from ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' [[spoiler:keeps firing with dual AK-47s and [=MP5s=], '''even after being blinded!''']]
* Ove of ''{{Film/Headhunters}}'' claims he keeps a firearm within reach of any room in his house. At minimum there's an automatic at his bedside and a handgun and ammo in his fridge. One of his pastimes is loading them with blanks so he and his girlfriend can run around the house shooting at each other.
* In ''Film/{{Krampus}}'', Howard and Linda both bring guns along to Christmas dinner. This turns out to be a very wise move on their part, as they prove to be deadly weapons against the Krampus's minions

* Hazel D'Ark of the ''Literature/{{Deathstalker}}'' novels really, really likes guns, especially when she learns about projectile weapons.
* The [[BadassFamily famous, infamous Whistler family]] of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' is said to be this collectively. Captain Tern tells her princess that she suspects the girls get gun-shaped teething rings when they're tiny and start rifle training at eight. It may actually be earlier. However, the family itself is fairly varied.
* [[HiredGun Kincaid]] from the ''Literature/DresdenFiles'' series qualifies, not so much for quantity as depth of knowledge and customization; in addition to his signature SniperRifle, he's been seen sporting {{Hand Cannon}}s and several shotguns with [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells custom loads]]. He's brought up a few times in the accompanying [[TabletopGame/TheDresdenFiles RPG books]], mostly in relation to the Stunts associated with the Guns skill, which allow players to make their own Gun Nut to taste.
* ''Literature/NamingTheHangman'': Billy Calloway. He spends lots of money on expensive military-grade firearms. Izzy suggests that he may be CompensatingForSomething.
* Parodied with Ossie Brunt in ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', who would be a Bow Nut if he actually knew anything about bows. Despite having a complete run of ''Bows and Ammo'' magazine, he's the sort of person who thinks plated arrows with peacock fletching will magically improve his aim.
* In Creator/JulesVerne's ''Literature/FromTheEarthToTheMoon'' novel, The Gun Club (veteran artillerymen and military engineers from the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar) have their entire meeting hall decorated with gas lamps made from revolvers and pistols, chandeliers made from rifles, the Chairman's seat made from a mortar breech and the bell to summon them to meetings detonates blank cartridges.
* Reqi in ''Literature/WisePhuul''.

[[folder: Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': [[ColonelBadass Colonel John Casey]] is one, as you'd expect one of the world's greatest gunmen and snipers to be. He has guns hidden ''everywhere'', even his locker at the [[SouLSuckingRetailJob Buy More]] has guns in it. To top it all of, he has a picture of Ronald Reagan on the wall in his house.
* ''Series/{{Eureka}}'': Jo, current [=GD=] head of security, former deputy and Army Ranger, has gun tropes galore. In addition to the WallOfWeapons she keeps in the Sheriff's office, her love of {{BFG}}s, and a tendency to be TriggerHappy, she also can be seen reading magazines throughout the series, with names such as ''Modern Mercenary''.
* Jayne from ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' has a WallOfWeapons. He's freakishly fond of them, particularly [[ICallItVera Vera]].
* Robin from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' qualifies. She prefers [[InsistentTerminology "gun enthusiast"]] though.
* Series/SledgeHammer takes it to another level: He seems to have a deep relationship with his Magnum e.g. he shares his bed with his gun, takes it into the shower and frequently talks to it. He also uses several other firearms from [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Sledge_Hammer#M8_Flare_Pistol flare pistol]] to [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Sledge_Hammer#M72_LAW rocket launcher]] but, as [[WordOfStPaul star David Rasche]] noted, Sledge is ultimately monogamous with his Magnum.
* Lassiter of ''Series/{{Psych}}'' also qualifies as this. He's also CrazyPrepared, hiding dozens of guns in his apartment. One episode had the police confiscate guns from apartment, some of which they couldn't even find such as the one hidden in a bowl of M&Ms and one hidden in his shower head. He is also always armed, he brought two handguns to a softball game and even brought one to [[spoiler: his own wedding]].
* Lester's brother Chaz in ''Series/{{Fargo}}''. He has a huge collection of guns and just about every time we see him, he is doing something involving his gun collection: cleaning them, shooting them, etc.
* Denny Crane on ''Series/BostonLegal''.


[[folder: Music]]
* "Boys Just Wanna Have Guns," the Music/CapitolSteps' parody of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun."
-->So here I am, knee-deep in muck\\
I'm locked in mortal combat with a rabbit or duck\\
My girlfriend left me, yeah, she now is a nun\\
My only way to have fu-un\\
Is to cock and squeeze on my... gun
* Singer Music/SteveLee is a gun activist whose [=YouTube=] released album is full of 100% sincere pro-gun rights songs that [[PoesLaw are not visibly dissimilar from songs mocking gun nuts]], and both the album and one of the songs are titled "I Like Guns". Ironically, he is from Australia, which has some of the tightest gun restrictions in the world.
-->Well I like guns\\
I like the way they look\\
I like the shiny steel and the polished wood\\
I don't care if they're big or small\\
If they're for sale, hell I want 'em all\\
[[RuleOfThree I like guns, I like guns, I like guns]]
* Music/TheBeatles mocked this trope in "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" on ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'', complete with nigh-sexualised gun imagery for good measure. And some possible parallels to drug addiction ("I need a fix, 'cause I'm goin' down"), whether intentional or not.

* ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'': the episode "First Hunt" is narrated by Lawrence Mortimer, a British man visiting America to go on his first hunting expedition with internet-friend Arden Neally. He's keen on guns and shooting but is limited in pursuing his interest by the UK's restrictive gun laws. When he gets there he is very excited by Arden's gun collection.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Mark Briscoe has an extensive gun collection and love shooting them. Don't leave your drink unattended because he'll shoot containers he thinks are empty, even indoors.[[/folder]]

[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* The Full Metal Nutball from ''TabletopGame/FengShui 2'' loves guns. Absolutely LOVES them. He delights in all manner of ordnance, and his hideout is bristling with all kinds of legal and illegal weaponry. He doesn't have much experience with them in contrast to the real guns and killing types in the Chi War, and when he meets such types, he can hardly contain his enthusiasm.

[[folder: Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has a character perk called "Gun Nut" that gives your character improvements concerning the use and maintenance of firearms. ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' takes it further by letting you customize all your weaponry so long as you have the right perks.
* ''Videogame/FalloutNewVegas'' has the Boomers, a tribe who came from a Vault with an overstocked weapons armory who left due to being too gun-crazy. All of them are armed with explosive weaponry, train constantly in VR sessions and protect their turf via heavy artillery.
* ''ResidentEvil'': Barry Burton is probably the most clear-cut example, wielding his beloved Colt Python. Secondary character Robert Kendo, who designed the upgraded S.T.A.R.S. "Samurai Edge" pistol is likely another example, although as the series veered further into GunPorn it's hard to find a protagonist that doesn't lovingly customize their firearms. [[spoiler:Unfortunately Barry doesn't seem to take precautions, as his kids Moira and Polly got into his gun cabinet and Moira accidentally shot Polly. No one died, but Moira's hated guns and her dad ever since. It didn't help that Barry blamed Moira for pulling the trigger, and not himself for letting her reach the trigger.]]
* The hunting beagle Fontaine in ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney'' will wax rhapsodic about guns and bullets at the drop of a pin, which can be useful to a savvy defense attorney. He knows his stuff.
* In 'Videogame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', Big Boss loves the customized [=M1911A1=] he's given and can describe all the customizations in loving detail. He'll even do so a second time if you give Sigint a call after getting it, going into even more detail than in the cutscene where he receives it.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' franchise is defined by its absurd number of possible guns, due to the procedural generation system (the original can generate upwards of ''seventeen million'' guns, and the sequel has, in the words of Randy Pitchford, "enough where it doesn't matter"), and its [[GunPorn loving focus on all of them]] in things like loading pauses, making it a game where being a GunNut for made-up firearms is a valuable skill, especially in [[HarderThanHard Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode]]. In-universe, while all the playable characters ''like'' guns (except possibly Brick, sample quote "I punch it"), Gunzerker player character Salvador in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' considers applying MoreDakka to be BetterThanSex and has an entire tree called "Gun Lust" about how much he likes guns.
* Nakmor Drack In ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' certainly qualifies. In order to help Ryder get over Alec Ryder’s death, Drack sends the PlayerCharacter a collection of shotgun images. Upon first contact with the Angaara, Drack sends you another email gushing about their rifles (the angaara sniper rifle is the best in the game). Ryder can become this, with multiple ways to customize your favorite guns and [[ICallItVera even give them names]].
** Garrus from the original trilogy is also one. He spends two games calibrating your frigate’smain gun, {{Squee}}s big when shown the Scorpion and Arc Pistol the first time and when trying to flirt with a random female turian at a bar talks about “this big gun” he wants to show her.

[[folder: Web Original]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/FPSRussia?feature=g-u FPS Russia]]
* Tord from ''WebAnimation/EddsWorld'', his favourite being an [[MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong AK47]].
* Boomstick, one of the hosts of ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'', is characterised as a highly stereotypical gun-loving redneck from the DeepSouth.
** In the character preview for [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Yang Xiao Long]], he compares the world of Remnant (the place where Yang is from, a monster-infested DeathWorld where [[MixAndMatchWeapon every single weapon]] [[MemeticMutation is also a gun]]) to ''Disneyland''. In his own words, "the happiest, most gun-filled place on earth".
* [[http://www.m1-garand-rifle.com/ivan-chesnokov.php Ivan Chesnokov]], dedicated to correcting the errors that might be made by Westerners to Russian-madde guns. He also seems to have something of [[Website/SCPFoundation Dmitri Arkadeyevich Strelnikov]] in him.
* WebVideo/ForgottenWeapons host Ian [=McCollum=] knows a lot about guns. Every episode he goes into detail about the history of the gun and disassembles it, with interesting facts about its inner workings, but also the reasons why the gun was forgotten. His knowledge on guns is so broad he's called [[FanNickname gun Jesus by his fans]]

[[folder: Web Comic]]
* Lemon from ''Webcomic/EvilPlan'' is [[http://evilplan.thewebcomic.com/comics/1479583/chapter-8-page-11-sometimes-sour/ very protective of her handguns.]]

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* Dale Gribble from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' has this a little bit. He's also a bit of a MilesGloriosus with his exploits as well.
* Stan from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' has guns behind every wall in his house, including one in his pillow. He even talks to them.
* Homer quickly becomes one in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' where he buys a gun, to the point that he uses his gun to do the most basic of tasks. However, his RecklessGunUsage eventually alienates Marge and [[EveryoneHasStandards angers the local chapter of the NRA]].

[[folder: Real Life]]
* American actor/civil rights activist Creator/CharltonHeston was such a fan of firearms he became the President of the National Rifle Association in 1998.
* Many, MANY gun enthusiasts exist on Youtube, such as Steve Reichart, Hickok45, Colion Noir (who is African American), Chris Cheng (who is Chinese - American and openly gay), Gabby Franco, Michelle Viscusi (both female), and the people at FPSRUSSIA ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsfaqLN6-iA Americans]] pretending to be Russians).
* Author Creator/RobertHeinlein, for whom we have the quote "An armed society is a polite society."
* Creator/BradPitt, who in a 2015 interview said that he has been training with firearms "Since kindergarten."
* Creator/RLeeErmey is such a gun nut, he even had ''two'' shows on Creator/TheHistoryChannel about guns. ''Mail Call'', which lasted seven years, featured him [[ExcusePlot reading people's questions]] about guns (as well as other military-related questions, usually involving explosions), then going down to a military base and getting TriggerHappy as he explained the weapon. ''Lock N' Load'' was a short series where he talked about the history of various guns (and tanks, knives, artillery) and then went [[IncrediblyLamePun ballistic]] on watermelons. He's now getting a new show on the Outdoor Channel.
* Creator/LarryCorreia is even more of one than his books would indicate. He used to hold a Federal Firearms License (allowing him to operate a business that involves firearms) and was licensed as a Title 7 Special Occupational Taxpayer (allowing him to possess machine guns registered since 1986 as part of his business, among other things).
* A little about EagleLand for those from other parts of the world: the United States is quite an outlier in the developing world for gun ownership, but not because guns are universal in the US. There are approximately enough guns in the US for each person in the nation to have a gun, but only 30% of US households have any at all. About 9% of households have 5 or more guns. As a result, gun ownership follows a skewed distribution, with owning no guns being far more common, owning a single gun being next most common, and then the numbers going down quickly. However, those who own many guns considerably skew the per-capita ownership of guns upward. The US is a nation where gun ownership is not uncommon, but the per capita number of firearms is heavily influenced by the gun nuts.