A Ruger Mini-14. Bought it from a friend and it grew into a Ruger Mark III, a Beretta PX4, then a 92, then a Garand, then a .......you get the picture.
I hear that--To you and me and most all of us on this board I should think stopping at ONE gun is like stopping at ONE Potato Chip, ONE Nacho, ONE Peanut etc...
. It's just humanly not possible. The only way I know to prevent this "epidemic" or "chain-reaction" is to simply to not bring any of the matter into the household...
Suffice it to say easier said than done and as you said, "you get the picture."