Well SD, I expected better of you. It is a common fallacy to tar anyone who owns a gun you think is "too much gun" with lame, trite and overused nonsense like "penis extenders" or your more subtly rendered "inferiority complex", but I figured you as too big of a man to stoop to such mopery.
F'rinstance.... I don't own a .44 magnum. I don't care for them, don't like the recoil; I don't aim to hunt bear or backpack in Griz country much so I don't feel that I need one... my .40 is plenty of handgun for self-defense. If I wanted to be snooty about it, I might say 44mag owners were "compensating" or some such drivel.... but in reality most of them just LIKE having a high-powered pistol that kicks like a mule, and I seriously doubt that most consider it in any way related to their penis nor compensation for feelings of inferiority. Some own one for very specific and perfectly understandable reasons, like as a backup weapon for bear hunting or because they live in the backwoods in Grizzly land. Others just like to target shoot with something that makes a big-ass BOOM and kicks like a mule, for the fun of it.
So-called "Assault rifles" are much the same: some people own one for specific and purposeful reasons that make sense, others just because they like to shoot them.
Are there some guys out there with a 44mag or an M4 who have "compensation issues"? Probably. But tarring so many with the lowest-common-denominator is unfair, unreasonable, and inaccurate.