Everything I ever told in Coffee Drinkers Well Known decade before last was fabricated so I could be as cool as all the other people making up extravagant tales to keep from dying of boredom. Everything I ever confessed to was concocted to make me look ten times more guilty than I ever was, because it's better to do the hard part first, before doing the hard part again and again.
I gave up guns 17 years ago. That had nothing to do with anything in particular. The idea of learning survival skills without the use of weapons appealed to me more.