1. A person who takes a keen interest in firearms and ammunition, possibly including the study, peer discussion, ownership, bearing and use thereof - usually used playingly by oneself or by other firearms enthusiasts in this sense. Often associates with people with similar interests.
2. A person who takes seemingly morbid interest in firearms out of a belief that they provide protection, security and freedom while appearing scary to the uninitiated - usually used derogatively by non-gun people, particularly those who are scared of firearms.
Me: I keep my AR-15 mags loaded with hollow points for reduced penetration and higher stopping power for riot protection.
Everyone else: You're just another dangerous Second Amendment freak, a raving gun nut.
The term used by idiotic people who cant respect the fact a person likes something Guns they dont.
Also, a "Gun Nut" is often a normal person, but gets a negative label simply because of other peoples intolerance to their interests.
Shooter "i like firearms, ive been a sports shooter for 10 years"
Anti-Gunner "Oh great, another gun nut"
Shooter "And?, do I think of rude terms to call you by if I dont happen to like what your doing?"
Anti-Gunner *goes on about how he will shoot lots of innocent children because he owns a gun - despite the fact hes owned a gun for 10 years and noones died yet*
Someone who completely ruins the image of respectable firearm-owning civilians. Gun nuts hoard guns and lash out at anyone who disagrees with their ideals, no matter the argument. Often times fall into a pair of catagories.
1. Young 'radicals' who think they'll need guns to protect themselves from either a. A zombie apocalypse (impossible) or b. THE MAN. (Who, if they were to turn on us civilians, would wipe us out like their intense gun-fappery wiped out their rationalism.
2. Older folks who see the world through shitstain brown nostalgia goggles, and commonly regard the world as an oversafe, free speech abolishing world while also screaming at kids to get off their lawn and crying over the lack of meaning in their lives.
Gun nuts are NOT all gun owners. Only the ones unable to listen to an argument or take any form of criticism.
Gun Nut 1. "Dude, my sweet tactical (tacticool) rifle is gonna splat some zombie heads when the day comes. Heh."
Gun Nut 2. "Back in my day, we all sat outside with fully automatic weapons and shot at the darkies in town. Man, I miss that. Now all those kids with those vidya games and teevee... Damn them kids."