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    Talking with the younger generation, About the old days. And the safer old days.
    Like going to bed with the doors unlocked and your keys in the car. No body opening your door at nite, and your car is where you parked it, the next morning.
    Having a fight with a kid in school, and no one brought any weapons, and being frends the next day.
    No cursing in T.V. and only 3 channels to watch. With the channels going off the air, at midnite.

    Some kids cannot believe this happened.
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    Oh, almost forgot, going to school during hunting season with a rifle or shotgun, in the rifle rack in the window of the pickup.

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    Your last post reminded me of the new school corporation superintendent that came to our schools about 1990. Kids still often had their hunting rifles in their racks in their pickups back then. One of the first things he championed was ridding the HS of all of those "guns" in the parking lot. Sent notices out to parents, posted signs everywhere.....put up a big effort.

    The new superintendent never has said anything about guns at all. He's been there since about 1991......

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    My high school was fenced IN with attendants posted at each gate....
    The best way to stop incoming fire is accurate outgoing fire.

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    However when I lived in NH we did leave our doors unlocked and didn't fear our vehicles disappearing in the night.
    The best way to stop incoming fire is accurate outgoing fire.

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    We got off school for opening day of hunting. Well not off but it was an excused absence that they wouldn't use against you. Most of the teachers had movie days and whatnot.

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    We drank water out of a garden hose, rode bikes without lights or a helmet, no cell phones, no interwebz, and when we talked on the phone to girls we had to sit 2 feet from the phone because it wasn't wireless. We spent every minute possible outside, in the dirt, the creek, the woods, or on our bikes all over town...the only rule was we had to be home by the time the street lights came on.

    Now, I won't let my kids play in the back yard unless one of us is out there. I'm not sure if the world changed or we just became much more aware of the crazy crap that goes on everywhere.
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    I remember when the person who wanted a .45 automatic had the choice of a new or used Colt or else a surplus military contract pistol. Times were not bad then either. Sometimes methinks we have too many choices available these days. But, we must ... have ... choices ...!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    I remember when the person who wanted a .45 automatic had the choice of a new or used Colt or else a surplus military contract pistol. Times were not bad then either. Sometimes methinks we have too many choices available these days. But, we must ... have ... choices ...!!!
    Soooo, what kind of finish do you like? We've got it in blue and blue. I hope you like blue.
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    How did you get them off their smartphones long enough to have a conversation ?
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    In extreme SW PA, late '70s to early 90's, my family would leave all the keys in the cars/trucks, house and shop/barn (with over $100 K of tools and stuff) unlocked. Even when the family took a week long trip away.

    If someone needed a truck or car, they would take it with no questions asked (we had a little clipboard in the shop for them to leave a note on - most did). The vehicles would come back with a full tank of gas at least 90% of the time, depending on how poor the friends were, we did not care.

    We trusted people then.

    Yeah, that has changed substantually. Meth, Illegial Aliens, a Progressively Leftist teaching of youth in schools and other things have substantually changed the rural USA since the Clinton administration (mid '90s).

    Heck, living in the country as a teen when my motorcycle or vehicle broke down (having had a job and good reputation) I could walk up at 2AM, announce my name and be given the keys to a vehicle to drive myself home (often 10s of miles away) and be trusted to return it the next morning, with extra gas in it. Or, as likely, the person who lived at the house would get up, give me some coffee and use his truck to take my bike and me home. Occassionally, they would just invite me in and show me to the couch to crash until morning came.

    I miss those days also!
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    Quote Originally Posted by the6shooter View Post
    Some kids cannot believe this happened.
    General civility was a long time ago. Sad, that most of the current couple generations have largely not experienced it.

    Still, the main thing we've lost is our illusions. Crime has always happened. And for those under the proverbial upraised knife, it has always been apparent how defenseless a defenseless position could be.
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    Years ago, things still happened as they do today. One difference is there are more media outlets that tell about things that happen miles away. Another difference is the government is into more of our lives. Government regulation now tells us where we can carry guns. We had serial killers, car thieves and home burglars back then but we seldom knew anyone in the neighborhood that experienced a theft.

    Back when I was young during the 40's and 50's, we still locked our doors and took the keys out of the ignitions. Yet if one had the money, they could go to the drug or hardware stores to buy a handgun or long gun. Just pay for it and leave. No government forms to fill out, no age requirements or such. Later, the government said how old we had to be and then they made us fill out questionnaires that were called in to the government.

    Now add to the mix all the bleeding heart liberals that think they need to be the spokesperson for all those unable to think for themselves.

    Too much interference in our lives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rammerjammer View Post
    Soooo, what kind of finish do you like? We've got it in blue and blue. I hope you like blue.
    Blue works. I like blue best. Nickel was readily available back then. I can do with a few nickel guns just to mix things up. Parkerizing can look appropriate on the right U.S. military firearms. Don't really like the appearance of stainless steel. Or aluminum anodizing. Or Tenifer. Or Cerakote. Or DuraCoat. Or plastic.

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