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Growing up without guns.

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Sheldon J, Jun 15, 2009.

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  1. Sheldon J

    Sheldon J Member

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    From Ammoland 2nd amendment story, a real eye opener for sure....

     
  2. Tiomoid

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    Good posting.
     
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    Excellent! Definitely food for thought!
     
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    Makes you think about those who have spent most of their lives living here in the US where guns have been hard to get, or many types illegal. Those people many times are the antigun people. I know an older woman who spent most of her life in Chicago, she got married and moved to PA 20 years ago. To this day she believes guns are bad, guns are for bad guys and cops, all because she never had a positive legal outlook on guns aside from cops.
    I can think of many more examples, many people who live in cities, or grew up in cities are taught by their environment that guns are what bad guys and cops carry. These people spend their lives with this lie held over them.
     
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    In about 3 weeks, I'm off to Siberia for 2 weeks. I'm looking forward to hearing their opinions of guns in general, and American gun owners in particular.
     
  6. Sheldon J

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    this gal understands too....

     
  7. Deanimator

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    I too grew up in Apartheid Chicago. Other than a few loose .22 short rounds in a dresser drawer, there weren't even any signs of firearms in our home.

    I had no interest in firearms until, when I was in 4th or 5th grade, my [then militantly] anti-gun mother pointed one out to me while watching "The Man From UNCLE". I then got VERY interested, my grandmother regularly buying me gun magazines and books.

    My mother didn't like it one bit. There wasn't a thing she could do about it despite her best efforts, including considerable verbal abuse. I didn't touch a real gun until I started college. I haven't put them down since.

    I've spent literally thousands of dollars on gun books and magazines since the 1960s, not even counting actual guns, ammunition and reloading supplies.

    The woman to whom you refer probably would have been anti-gun if her father had been Jeff Cooper.
     
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    And that is different from my U.S. history experience in public school how?
     
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