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.
Our police department in Chino was made up of veterans and retired military for the most part and was rather large for a town of 10,000 people, but, of course, we had a prison just down the road.
“Was pretty common in the 50s. Wed 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.”
It’s interesting that you mention Monterey County. I was visiting with friends who live outside Salinas yesterday. Since I had read that the Monterey County Sheriff says that he will issue CCW permits, I asked if that were true. It is. Our friend has four employees all of whom have MCSO issued CCW permits. There are 58 counties in CA, most of them (unlike San Diego) will issue CCW to legal residents. This Ninth Circuit ruling is going to be cause for major consternation in SF,LA, Oakland and a few other locales here. As is the case in most places, the $hit LEO’s are in the big population centers.