Dr. John Lott, author of "More Guns, Less Crime," reports that until the 1960s, some New York City public high schools had shooting clubs where students competed in citywide shooting contests for university scholarships. They carried their rifles to school on...
-"What explains today's behavior versus yesteryear's". Exactly the question. I remember carrying my shotgun in the back window gunrack of my Dad's ton truck to school so I did not have to go back home to get it to go squirrel hunting in the woods behind the high school. The left owns the Newtown massacre. It's not the guns, stupid. (0bama that is)
When I attended primary and secondary school -- during the 1940s and '50s -- one didn't hear of the kind of shooting mayhem that's become routine today. Why? It surely wasn't because of strict firearm laws. My replica of the 1902 Sears mail-order catalog shows 35 pages of firearm advertisements. People just sent in their money, and a firearm was shipped.
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