We used to take rifles and shotguns to school so that we could hunt on the way home or do some plinking. And I’m not as old as you think.
We used to take rifles and shotguns to school
Was pretty common in the 50s. We’d see long guns and pistols in holsters being carried and worn by high school kids leaving school or walking down a road on their way to a friendly ranch or a nearby canyon. This was in Monterey, California.
The only interest was from a friendly police officer who wanted to check out the various guns the kids had and remind them of gun safety, not to shoot toward the highway or cattle etc.
In Chicago, you could take the North Ave. bus straight west to the open fields/farms carrying a shotgun as a youngster in the 50s and 60s...or so I am told. ;-]
Our local High School still has its own gun range. Of course, our state lets teachers Conceal Carry on campus.
Hunted the railroad tracks from school to home...
Ha not long ago they had Rifle Teams as a lettermans sport in high schools, and rifles were regularly carried back and forth to schools and some schools even had indoor rifle ranges.
Wait a minute. I AM as old as you think! Or was it plink?