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Location: Greenfield ,MA
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Just to show the change in attitudes,When I was in my senior year of high school,in 1965 I belonged to the school rifle team.Yes,we had a rifle team.The history teacher was an NRA instructor and we kept the rifles [6] in a closet in his classroom.Try that today! I would like to add that as far as I know not one of the kids on that rifle team has ever been in any sort of trouble with the law.Its kind of sad to see our schools locked up like jails to keep the nuts out.

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Location: Pine Bluff, Arkansas USA
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Good post whitefeather! I graduated in '82 and one my shop projects in the 11th grade was to refinish the stock on an old .22 rifle my dad had since he was a kid. I took the complete rile....barrel, stock, and all to class, disassembled it in class and re-did the stock. Those days are long gone. I also carried a pocket knife with me every day....not for protection or to attack someone....just because it was HANDY to have one. Again....those days are looong gone. eye roll

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Location: Lusk and/or Laramie WY
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I am going to college and I can't even have a gun or bow locked in my truck on campus. They require you to leave them at the police station. What do they think they're stopping? Think

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Location: new brunswick
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I just graduated last summer and will tell you one of my teachers almost had a stroke when I left half way through her class cause my dad wanted some one to hunt with. I also from time to time left a cased shotgun waders calls camo and ammo locked in the back of my car (or a friends trunk after someone complained). Mind you my school was fairly small about 500 students and they all knew me and were accepting of my ways, one day i showed a couple girls how to change the oil on a car in the student parking lot on my lunch hour. Big smile
Sadly my high school had no auto shop or shop class of any kind. Now the new principle threatenned to call the cops and thats why i started putting my gear the trunk of a friends car. Some changes are sad indeed sad

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Location: Greenfield ,MA
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Another angle,In the early 70's I worked for a tool company.During the deer season I used to bring my shotgun [in a case] and put it behind my locker,At the end of the shift I could jump in the car and be where I hunted in five minutes.again try that today. Shame on You!

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Location: central, IL
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I graduated HS in 1999....my school still had a rifle team and so did a few others in the area.

I went to a private school, but some we competed against were public.

its certainly not common, and definitely not as common as it used to be.....but it isn't extinct.

It's not 100% due to government and overprotective nanny-mentality....part of it is due to dwindling interest by young people. its unfortunate, but younger people now aren't as into that as they used to be....they play more x-box than anything.

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Can you just imagine the Insurance Premiums for a school activity involving students and firearms in this day & age Think Think

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Hammer1 wrote:
Can you just imagine the Insurance Premiums for a school activity involving students and firearms in this day & age Think Think

Hmmmm....we should get in on that racket. lol Special discount for all BGH members of course Thumbs up

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When I was high school we all carried jack knives. Our new principal freaked and called the mounties about him having a "concealed weapon" when a buddy of mine whipped his out and started trimming his nails...

The mounties came screaming in, found out the real story and basically told the principal to get a life before leaving.

They did "confiscate" his "weapon"...but oddly enough one just like it was waiting at home for him when he got home from school that day. (I guess living in a small community, where everybody knows everybody has it's advantages).

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Location: IDAHO
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When I was in High School in the late 70's myself and all my buddies had at least 1 gun and most times I had three,not a single one ever came out of the trucks on school grounds.I f we had disagreements we stepped outside and punched it out like men,we all carried knives also and we didn't stab anybody either.It's sad the way this country is going!!

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I graduated high school in 1991 and my school still had a rifle team, which I was a member of. The school did have a small arsenal of rifles for those few students who did not own their own rifles. Kept under lock and key, but we were allowed to bring our own rifles to school without anybody walking us in. We'd bring them to school ourselves, but would have to go straight in and present them to the coach upon entering the building. He then would verify the guns unloaded, then lock our guns in the safe with the rest until practice or matches commenced. Other than that there was no other special procedure or supervision for bringing the rifles to or from school. The change since even the mid 90's has been dramatic. Though this topic is interesting, it has nothing to do with whitetailed deer and should be moved to a more appropriate area on this forum, like "Anything Goes" or "Politics".

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