Here's what I think happened...he purchased the guns and intended to keep them, but he got caught and did some huge back-peddling. He still has not said squat about his intentions for the 1911 .45 he bought. At first I felt sorry for him. I think he has always been a gun-right kind of guy, but in the wake of what happened to his wife, he was co-opted by the left and he was made to believe he didn't have a choice.
If that is the case, he disappoints me in that he didn't show enough courage to stand up to the left. But then again, you know what the media would have done to him if he even suggested to hold on and wait a minute before rushing to judgement, again a coward.