I took my rifle to school on the bus.
When I got on I gave it to the driver and he laid it on the heater next to him until we got to school.
I belonged to the FFA Rifle Team.
In Chicago in the 60s you could as a teen board a CTA bus with a shotgun, sit next to the driver, get off at the last stop on North Avenue and hunt in the fields. Go home with your catch and nobody would ever say a word, be scared or call a cop.
What’s changed is liberalism. The psychology of fear and losing, devilishness and infantilism by government. It’s taken only a short time. The 19th Amendment made all the difference.