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To: Mad Dawgg

High school age students used to be able to take their guns to school and practice with them there if they had a range on campus. But that was in another America long ago.


26 posted on 12/02/2013 8:22:34 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
"High school age students used to be able to take their guns to school and practice with them there if they had a range on campus. But that was in another America long ago."

MY freshman year of High School I took my 22 bolt action to school (with the bolt removed an in my pocket) as I was walking down the hall with it the Vice Principal saw me and asked to see the gun. He asked me what I was doing with it as he looked it over.

I told him I was taking it to metal shop to tap it for a scope. He then told me in a vary stern voice. Make sure you get the scope mounted far enough forward that you have some distance between your eye and the lens. He said its a first timers mistake to think they need the scope very close to the eye. He then asked me to bring it by his office after I got the scope on. And I did.

Can you imagine the response now to the same scenario?

28 posted on 12/02/2013 8:29:30 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Yep, my Brother did just that back in the late 50’s on Long Island, NY.


35 posted on 12/02/2013 9:04:32 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (A Communist is nothing more than an honest Democrat...)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I was on the marksmanship/rifle team in HS back in ‘80-’81, ‘82...

We used to be able to go to the instructors locker, get the precision rifles (.22 LR’s, XP-??? somethings, I forget exactly), put them in our POV’s and carpool to another HS that had a portable building setup as a range for us to practice...After school of course...

If we ran late, we took the rifles home, and brought them back to school the next day, and locked them up...

No big deal...

ALL firearm safety procedures were followed to a “T”...No one ever worried about our activity, only if we were doing well enough to compete, which we did...


42 posted on 12/02/2013 9:38:10 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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