New Guy Rick, and the way I used to think

New Guy Rick, and the way I used to think

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    New Guy Rick, and the way I used to think

    My name is Rick, and as a new member I reflect upon just how unknowledgeable I have been over the years. I grew up around firearms, guns as I knew them, and did not think much importance about them. My father and grandfather introduced me to guns, but was not a big deal, just the careful handling and such. I saved soda bottles at 2 cents each to buy an 8 dollar BB gun when I was 7, carried it around the neighborhood in South Fulton Kentucky, and no on thought any thing about it. It was so heavy with BB’s I could barley carry it. I had a 22 ruger hand gun as a teen, and had a .357 I bought in Alaska when I was in service. The 22 ruger and the .357 revolver I carried around in my car when transporting, without knowledge to the Laws of the land. I thought nothing of it, as I really did not know then of the laws, or the meaning of the 2nd Amendment. (no Internet and hated history) I was not a BG, I just did not know at that age. I still handled my firearms responsibly. Well except that one time with my BB gun when I shot some Mason Jars of my Grandmothers. I had no more discipline problems after that.

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    And while I am on a roll

    A well regulated (Militia) def: (An army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers), being necessary to the security of a free State,(as in any one of fifty) the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

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    "When the people fear the Government its tyranny, and when the Governmet fear the People it's Liberty"

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    Welcome from the Ozarks. We also got BB guns young. My brother shot out his first window at the age of four. Neighbors house. Watching the reaction to that taught me to never shoot at neighbors. A policy I still have.

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