A pensioner from the USA is the most armed man on the planet

A pensioner from the USA is the most armed man on the planet

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Mel Bernstein, nicknamed the Dragon, lives in Colorado, and he is armed no worse than some not too ambitious countries. In his personal collection there are more than three thousand weapons from different countries and eras. All this wealth is on display at the Mel Museum in El Paso County. The exposition is popular: the annual income of the museum exceeds half a million dollars.

A pensioner from the USA is the most armed man on the planet

A pensioner from the USA is the most armed man on the planet

Mel joined the ranks of collectors back in 1982, when he moved to Colorado and opened a gun store. He got the nickname Dragon because of his fire-breathing motorcycle. He drives it around his ranch, where the museum is located.

A pensioner from the USA is the most armed man on the planet

A pensioner from the USA is the most armed man on the planet

The museum is called "Land of the Dragon". There are more than two hundred machine guns there alone. "I don't think anyone else has that many guns," says Mel, "and they're all in working order."

A pensioner from the USA is the most armed man on the planet

A pensioner from the USA is the most armed man on the planet

Mel can assess the condition of the barrels at any time, because he built a shooting range next to the house. And an even bigger paintball court.

A pensioner from the USA is the most armed man on the planet

Separate halls in the museum are reserved for arming each country with which the United States fought, starting with the First World War. There are also Japanese katanas and German anti-tank rifles.

A pensioner from the USA is the most armed man on the planet

A pensioner from the USA is the most armed man on the planet

The museum also has artillery pieces, grenades, ammunition, 80 military vehicles and several hundred mannequins dressed in uniforms. The approximate total cost of the collection is ten million dollars.

A pensioner from the USA is the most armed man on the planet

A pensioner from the USA is the most armed man on the planet

A pensioner from the USA is the most armed man on the planet

A pensioner from the USA is the most armed man on the planet

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