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Did you take a gun to school for a project?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bender01, Feb 21, 2014.

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  1. bender01

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    The recent posts of how times of changed are interesting! Im 42 and from a rural farming area! I had 3 people in my 8th grade class! I remember doing a project on hunter safety and I brought my dads shotgun to school as a display piece! The science teacher knew I was bringing it and checked it and stored it in his chemical cabinet! We had it out on the table that night when parents came to see all our projects. Probably 6th grade! After school many times we would snowmobile or walk to school property and shoot pigeons and crows! That's only 30 years ago!
     
  2. ColtPythonElite

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    Yes...We could keep a gun in our car for hunting before/after school.....Times sure have changed. Back then school was closed the first day of deer season.
     
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    Yep. I was on a trap shooting team in high school. We brought our shotguns into the classroom for "show and tell" at the start of the season. It was a different time...
     
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    I'm later generation and the fact I'm not typing this from a prison says; no I never brought a gun to school.
     
  5. mgmorden

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    No. I'm 32. Columbine happened in my senior year of high school so the school shootings thing wasn't really an issue until I was out, but while it wasn't an issue, we still wouldn't have thought about having a gun on school property.

    And this was in a VERY rural area. We still hunted after school - we just went home and got the gun first.
     
  6. medalguy

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    I lived in a pretty metropolitan area in the south. And yes I took a rifle to school (1863 musket) for a Civil War discussion. Brought it on the school bus, left it in the principal's office after we had a good discussion about the rifle, and took it home again on the school bus. And yeah it was a long time ago. What a shame kids can't even take a bite out of a cracker today so it looks like a gun.
     
  7. goon

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    No, but in middle school, I didn't have to.
    There were about a dozen target .22's in the basement and I shot them every week during rifle club. I got to shoot instead of going to a study hall... nothing but win.
     
  8. Elvis1

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    25 years ago we used to bring intertech waterguns to school to have wars during recess. The rule was they stayed in our bags in the building, only could come out on recess outside. This was at grade school in a chicago suburb. I carried a folding pocket clip knife through highschool, a friend carried a small (and very expensive) fixed blade in a custom sheath on his belt. This was at a north suburban HS. Never was a problem. I can't imagine what would happen today at the very same school if a kid would even have a tiny case knife.
     
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    When I was a kid I would often keep a shotgun or rifle in the truck gun rack at school. My buddies and I would go out varmint hunting after school, no one ever asked questions or worried back in those days.

    And when my kids were growing up there were times when they would have me bring their shotgun or rifle to school for show and tell. Teachers were always informed by my kids that they were growing up in a hunting, shooting, general outdoor recreational environment, so I was often taking guns and dead animals to the school at their request. I remember one year I brought a black bear to the school before I even had a chance to get it home. All the kids and teachers came out to the bus loading zone to see it in the back of my truck. They just loved that kind of entertainment, and always welcomed the moment. I would often be asked to show and tell about the gun used to harvest the animals. Sure do miss those wonderful times in our society. What a shame things have become what they are.

    GS
     
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    I never carried a gun to school for a project, but rifles and shotguns in rear-window racks were the norm for pickups in the student parking lot.
     
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    Nah. New York City. Only the cops and the mobsters were allowed to have guns.
     
  12. Bexar

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    Like others many of us from the late 60's early 70's had hunting guns in our vehicles. Many of us with scoped rifles or those that just wanted to left them either in the office or the principal's office so the Texas heat wouldn't get to the scopes in an enclosed vehicle. During "Rodeo Day" the students and faculty dressed up in Western wear...not much of a step for most of us. :) Anyway...one of my classmates came with a holster and a Colt Peacemaker style revolver on his hip. Our chemistry teacher saw it and commented on it then asked if it was loaded...it was. The chemistry teacher's response was, "OK...be careful with it." My classmate wore that rig the entire day without anyone saying anything more to him. Understand this was in a school that was far enough out in a San Antonio suburb that he could have probably walked a couple of hundred yards off of the football field and busted some cans and nobody in the band practice would have missed a beat. Most of our instructors were WW2 vets and many families owned ranches that weren't measured in acres but in sections. An entirely different time in America. We had a liquor store chain that was pretty good sized that sold liquor on one side of the store and guns on the other. I believe the name of the chain was Texas Liquors. They were in the malls and even Walgreens (I believe it was) at the other end of the mall sold pistols and long guns.
     
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    I took a hand grenade to school for a history project. Primer was spent and there was no powder, but it was not legally deactivated because the pineapple body was intact. From all outward appearance it looked real. I had set it up un advance to demonstrate what happened when the pin was pulled by cocking the "hammer" and placng a Greenie Stick'em cap (for cap pistols) on the primer cap, replacing the spoon and inserting the pin.

    Pull the pin, spoon flies, cap pops...teacher gets up from behind his desk. Everyone laughs and class goes on.
     
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    That's funny! Probably a combat vet. :)
     
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    Korea I think. It was in 1959.
     
  16. Bexar

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    Wooof!!! I'm 60 next month and I was born in 54'. 1959...Wooof!!! again. :)
     
  17. caribou

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    Yes. Wasnt a problem and lotsa kids had trucks with a couple inthe racks inthe parking lots, in NW Montana.

    Took Hunters and firearms safety, biathlon and hunted ducks and Deer with a couple teachers who were friends with my dad.

    In woodshop we could make stocks for boltless barreled actions, although I chose to take the knife makeing class.
     
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    Yes. Twice. And are you ready for this? This was the early/mid 70s in a large city school district in central New York!. The gun was a 7x57 M93 Spanish Mauser. Someone had already sporterised it and did a hack job. 1st time was junior high to clean it up using shop tools, bend the bolt handle and jewel the bolt body. A year or 2 later in HS I brought it in to heat up the rear sight sleave to remove it and install a Williams rear sight. Both times I ask the shop teacher and he said to clear it with the principal. No problem. Now in context many guys wore a Buck folder on their belt to school and had guns in the rack during hunting season in their vehicles. This was in the city. Their was virtually no gun crime. Fast forward to now. We have the NY SAFE ACT and theres is a shooting or stabbing in the same city almost daily with about 20 homicides a year.
     
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    Took a .22 rifle on the school bus for a class shop project, re-blued and refinished the stock. Got a good grade for the effort.

    School bus driver carried a shotgun behind the drivers seat, when ever a pheasant presented itself on the country back roads, he'd stop and take a shot.
     
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    High school, 1960s, guy did a stock for an old shotgun in woodworking shop class.

    However, it was the era of Sen Tom Dodd (Dem, Conn) and the moral panick lynch mob going after mail order guns as the root of all evil, and the demonization of guns and NRA was starting. I had begun a history project on US Military guns from the Revolution to the VietNam conflict. By the time I was supposed to turn it in, I was afraid that the subject would get me in trouble. I turned in no project and retook History in summer school instead.
     
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    Yes, but it was in the dark ages,,,

    Yes, but it was in the dark ages,,,
    My senior year so it was either 1967 or 1968.

    Moore High School,,,
    Moore, Oklahoma.

    In American History class we were studying Little Big Horn,,,
    I owned a Springfield trap-door 45-70 rifle,,,
    I brought it to class as my project.

    The school bus driver didn't say a word,,,
    He just grunted and said to sit up front by him.

    I was in the hall headed to class and the vice-principal asked me if it was loaded,,,
    I told him "No sir, the shells are in my pocket.

    He attended the presentation and afterwards the class all went to the football field where the Rifle Team practiced,,,
    The vice-principal and my history teacher both fired the rifle,,,
    The principal was miffed as he didn't get to shoot it,,,
    I only brought two rounds for it.

    My how times have changed.

    Aarond

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    I'm about your age and I remember vividly when I kept my IPSC pistol(s) and a few hundreds of rounds of ammo in my high school locker almost daily and went to the range right after school. That was in mid 80's and things seem to have changed quite a bit since...
     
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    I knew quite a few guys who kept their shotguns in their lockers between October and January. When you have a teacher asking to borrow some shells from one of the students so he doesn't have to go back home before going hunting after school, you know it was definitely a different time. That was in the late 80s.

    I took hunter safety in the middle-school lunch room.

    Matt
     
  24. LeonCarr

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    In late 1980s East Texas it was still common to have shotguns and rifles in vehicles during hunting season. I went skeet shooting on several occasions with one of the Assistant Principals who was also a handloader.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
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    My high school actually had a rifle team and actually shot evil guns at school. Go figure!
     
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