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"Have you ever 'carried' in high school" ???

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by David, Mar 9, 2003.

  1. David

    David Well-Known Member

    Funny, sometimes I can't help find humor in the way things are today.

    If a student is found with an aspirin on their person, they are sometimes expelled from school.

    When I was in high school in the early '80s in upstate NY, I was a member of the school's rifle team.

    I carried my .22 target rifle in its case to school.

    Secured it in my locker with my trusty school-issued Master lock.

    I finished my day's classes.

    I removed my rifle from the locker.

    Waited at the public bus stop with my rifle.

    Took a public bus with my rifle to the range where we had our weekly practice.

    While doing all this with my rifle, I didn't even get a second look from my teachers, fellow students, the local police -- no one!

    Boy, have things changed!!!


    Just my 2 cents...
  2. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Well-Known Member

    Just a Swiss Army Knife. Used to help the Social Studies dept fix their computer.
  3. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    A week or ten days after John F. Kennedy was assassinated, a fellow high school student brought his Manlicher-Cacano (sp?) to school. The assistant principal stopped him at the front door to verify the rifle was unloaded, shouldered it and sighted on the brass eagle atop the flag pole, and suggested he keep it in his locker until history class. Most of us guys in the fifth hour history class admired it; most of the girls made faces. He walked home from school with it. Nobody died. Nobody was injured. The police didn't show up. Nothing happened.
  4. Zundfolge

    Zundfolge Well-Known Member

    Hell I had a shotgun in the trunk of my car much of my senior year of highschool (1987)

    didn't think anything of it either

  5. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Well-Known Member

    I took my SKS to wood shop in the 11th grade so I could repair
    and put some bedding in the stock.

    The shop teacher was a gun nut and encouraged his students to make gun cabinets, pistol cases and rifle racks.

    He used to bring in his new purchases for the gun loving kids to check out.

    Some guys would bring their guns to the school parking lot
    for impromptu show and tell.

    I'm not aware of anyone actually carrying anything other than a buck knife.
  6. Greg L

    Greg L Well-Known Member

    Like Skunk, a SAK resided in my pocket for most of my scholastic time.

  7. Gordon

    Gordon Well-Known Member

    I took winchester mod 52 target rifle to HS in 1961-62 shot on rifle team. I did have this weird old .410 double barrel shot gun pistol (I believe a Gevelot) under seat of my MGTC during senior year in NEW JERSEY:what:
  8. Big_R

    Big_R Well-Known Member

    I had a shotgun behind the seat in my truck since I started driving until I graduated H.S. (1989). I had been known to carry a folding knife during that time also. No one cared. In fact, it was uncommon for the "sportsmen" to not have a shotgun. Many days after school, we would hit public hunting grounds especially during pheasant season.

    I returned to college in January, and was reading the weapons rules. They state you can have a "hunting firearm" in your vehicle on school property as long as you are in compliance with state law. You still cannot CCW on the property, no that it matters since MN doesn't have a decent CCW anyway. Maybe that will change soon.

  9. NotQuiteSane

    NotQuiteSane Well-Known Member

    Yep. every day since I was 15.

    Then went out of my way to avoid trouble

  10. jmbg29

    jmbg29 member

    Is the Pope Catholic? ;)
  11. Fatcat

    Fatcat Well-Known Member

    Indeed, an Al Mar SERE 2K resides in my pocket each day. Heck, I still see some people with shotguns or .22's in their trucks. We're a pretty "backwards" school by most standards, though. :D (Though the new principal is trying her hardest to change that.. :eek: )
  12. AK103K

    AK103K Well-Known Member

    When I was in high school, America was still pretty free. As a kid you could walk to school with your gun, have it your car, or in your locker. Boy have things changed! Now your kids cant even draw a pic of a gun or talk about them without getting into trouble, having to go see the school shrink and having the school call home. Just wearing one of the 7.62 Design tee shirts was pretty much cause to be sent home. The way things are going, how does Bush expect to fight a war with America being such a bunch of pussies? They will have guns, knives and bombs there, and not a principal or school shrink in sight! :) Hate to say it boys, we are no longer free, and its only going to get worse, so you better get used to it. If we are going to fight a war, maybe it should be here first, to take back our country.
  13. Kahr carrier

    Kahr carrier Well-Known Member

    Just a Buck 110 folding hunter and occasionally a butterfly knife.:)
  14. Quantrill

    Quantrill Well-Known Member

    I took public transportation from my home in the Phila suburbs into the city taking both a bus and a trolley car with a .22 rifle in a case and a box with accesories. Another young man of 12 usually accompanied me. No body ever said a word. I would not want to try it now. Quantrill
  15. KMKeller

    KMKeller Well-Known Member

    My classmates and teachers use to bring their knives, hunting and chef, to me at school for sharpening.
  16. LawDog

    LawDog Moderator Emeritus cum Laude


    During deer season there would be more guns at school than at the last recent gun show I went to.

    Nobody got killed. No negligent discharges. No drama.


  17. Neal Bloom

    Neal Bloom Well-Known Member

    Back in the late 60's and early 70's lots of people took guns to school. During hunting season the parking lot was filled with trucks and rifle racks. Times have changed.
  18. TheFrontRange

    TheFrontRange Well-Known Member

    While I never actually carried at school, outside of school I packed a Crosman Model 38T .177 caliber pellet revolver! The 38T was the six-inch barrelled model that was pretty much a ringer for a Smith 19, but of course I likened it more to a Model 29 a'la "Dirty Harry"...with my Dad's help I even fashioned a home-grown shoulder holster using a Crosman belt holster, an old belt, and some boot laces...wore all that under a BDU jacket or windbreaker. Sometimes I'd carry small-of-back under an untucked shirt...sure wasn't going anywhere where I planned to sit down when I carried like that!

    My Dirty Harry alter-ego departed, though, once I started driving and dating hahaha... :D ....ahhh, those early to mid '80s...
  19. thowell

    thowell Member

    I've been lurking here lately, but I had to register just so I could reply to this post.

    I attended a small rural private school in NC. Graduated in '92
    Plenty of rifles and shotguns in the parking lot, especially during hunting season. I remember rifles being worked on in shop class. Bringing in knives to show the English teacher... etc.

    But my best memories are of the Turkey Shoots that occured on the football field during the fall festival. Kids and their fathers walking around the school with shotguns and actually shooting on the football field. WooHoo No rampages, no injuries. A good time was had by all.

    A few years ago, one of the other private schools in the area caught the attention of the national media when they had a gun raffle. It really brought home to me the differences between the way I grew up and the rest of the world.
  20. Ebbtide

    Ebbtide Well-Known Member

    For my communications and media class I shot (as in filmed) a fake commercial using four surplus m-1 garands, and a home made flame thower (instant-start and a match).

    Kept those in my locker for weeks as we filmed during class and out in the park. I did get an A+ on the project.

    From time to time I pull out the 8mm (movie) and get a laugh. Then I cry when I see the old garands being beat to hell by me and my friends. Too bad I let my dad give them away (came from an estate sale in the 70s), I think they were traded for some alluminum siding).

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