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My wife of 22 yrs. has gone to college. Her instructor wanted a firearms display & someone that knew about same. So Monday A.M. me & a pard are gonna show up with a representitive sample covering the late 1700's through WWII. A Garand, Mauser, Finn,SSA's,58REMMIES,Hawken,Griswal&Gunnison,Sharps,MississippiRifle,& more. We have done this before for Service Clubs & Law Enforcement groups & it is a hoot. :grin:
We already have letters with permission from the Dean so we don't have to worry about getting arrested. But there are some liberal Prof.s up there at school & this will blow their minds!!! :-D
 

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I'm 51 years old, and can remember when we could bring our guns to school on the bus. We would take them to shop class and redo the stocks on them. Can't say that is going to happen anymore, not these day's.
 

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Yeah,I'm very close to that age & we would bring shotguns so we could hunt together after school. :)
 

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josegrande,

Sounds like a fasinating talk. Wish I could be there! Have you cleared this with the University Security Dept. as well? Probably wouldn't hurt, so the liberal profs. won't have anyone to scream to.........I remember well when I was in ROTC and the shmidt I would endure from my English Prof. who was a blatent Pacifict!

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Those were the days! I graduated from HS in 67. Most of the boys drove a pickup to school so we could drop the milk off at the creamery. We would drop off our milk cans and wait around for everyone else to show up and then decide if we were going to school or going hunting. We hunted pheasants, ducks and geese in season and rabbits and ground squirrls in the off season.

I would have never dreamed of going to school without a gun. All the rest of the guys would go hunting and you whold have a boreing day at school cause you didn't bring a gun.

Come to think of it. Although everyone had a shotgun or a rifle in their pickup, no one ever got it out to settle a disagreement. We used our fists, like a man. It was considered a sissy thing to not fight fair.

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Savage T,security & local police came to watch. They looked at all the guns, (about 35-40) left, came back with their old guns & we all had a real good visit. The talk was progression of firearms through the years going all the way back to the hand-cannon (real name) of the 1300's all the way to the M-1 Rifle.
The instructor loved our presentation & wants us to continue to present-day later in the semester. The kids were talking (they didn't know my wife was there. she's just anotherstudent to them) about how they thought they were gonna be bored out of their minds, but they really enjoyed what we did a great deal.
It's nice to have someone there as a peer so you can find out what they really think. I've written a couple things for Helpful Hints here & hope for enough votes to start a target shooting forum here in Military Rifles or somewhere. There is positive response to my articles so maybe there are some folkes that want to learn. Hope So. By the way, me & my pard are both Deputies with the local S.O. so we knew we would not have a problem. We wanted letters so if anyone asked we'd have something there & not cause excitement on the radios.
 

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Political correctness started a long time ago. I was in college in '68 and taking a public speaking course. It was suggested that we talk about that which we knew about. Fine, I gave a speech about the history of bayonets. 'Got a "C". I gave a speech about different types of axes and their uses. 'Got a "C". Then I started to wise up! I gave a speech on why marijuana should be legalized. 'Got an "A"! I dropped out of college and joined the Navy. Now, "they" are all running things :roll:
 

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Guns in school

In grade school back in the 40's and 50's about 30 percent of the boys ran trap lines that they would check on the way to school and on the way home. We carried 22's to shoot any thing we caught. That kept us in pocket money in the winter. We all put our rifles and pistols on the porch outside so they wouldn't get condensation from bringing them inside. I Never took a bus to school the schools were all close enough to walk to. (I walked about a mile and a quarter) these kids today really miss out on a lot of the good things in life. I sure am getting old!
 

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Jose, first I want to say that wht you did was great! This kind of stuff helps show that we aren't a bunch of "Gun Nuts"! So please don't take this wrong. I know you got permision from the dean, and from security, but one of those goofy Klinton laws passed in the '90's makes it a FEDERAL crime to carry a firearm within a 1000 feet of a school. I don't know if this applies to Colledges. But since you said that there were liberal teachers there, I would be carefull who I told about it. I know, I'm being a little overreactive, but I would hate to see a good pard get shafted by an over zealous liberal type. If I am incorrect in this, I appologize in advance. :D
 

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When I was in high school, which was some time ago, I would carry my shotgun to school in the morning and put it in my locker. At the end of the school day I would take my shotgun out of my locker and hunt on the way home. The distance from my home to the school was about four miles and it was all woods.
Many of us worked on guns during metal shop. Nobody ever gave it a second thought. Boy, have times changed.
 

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:cry: oh boy do i wish things were the way you guys say they were back then, i go to high school now and we will get in trouble if we say the word gun. i wish i was born about 50 years ago or more, i wish i could work on my guns in shop class, but things will never be the same, not after all of these school shootings
 
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