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Are Guns the Problem?

George1001 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 10:50 PM
Yep I was in High School in the early 1970's and we took guns to school all the time, during hunting season, I shot Skeet with the Idea of going to the Olympics so I had a shot gun with me all the time shot a few rounds before and after school. We never dreamed that we could shoot each other. My school had a small bore rifle team and I shot on that too. Its gone now, along with taking responsibility for your own actions. I am just 58 years old and I think we have lost the country.
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.

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...