I know exactly what you mean. And in reality they take very little care in the long run to keep them looking good and in great firing conditions for years. As you probably do, at least once a year I get all of mine out and run a lubed patch through the bore and the surface and then dry off the excess. Probably like you, I grew up knowing guns did not come easy since they cost money which was very tight or non existent most of the time. As a usually I try my best to take care of everything that I am thankful to have. From my Grandfathers 1890 Winchester 22 Short Pump Rifle that his dad bought for him when he was 12 YOA. to the Fox Sterlingworth 20 ga. Shotgun that Grandad gave $37.50 for back in the day as well as the newer stuff I am blesses to have. Bottom line is I respect my weapons and those you are speaking about do not. They rather have so much money that they do not care or they are irresponsible individuals and probably not only with their weapons. It is probably the same with everything in their life. As I said, good weapons actually take very little care as long as you keep them clean and in a dry place. And as you in a protective case if out of a safe which has dehumidifier units in it. Desiccant pouches are also good for gun rugs or cases. When I see a good weapon with rust on them as well as in the bore and it freaks me out! It is hard for me to believe the condition they were allowed to be in.
The Constitution is not an instrument for the Government to restrain the people. It is an instrument for the people to restrain the Government!
“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed. Unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms.”
James Madison. Author of the 2nd Amendment