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Welcome to Gunsite Academy: Revealing the Truth About the AR-15

John248 Wrote: Apr 13, 2013 12:23 PM
Okay everyone, stop to think about this......This is the type of information the government should be ADVISING every citizen including children to participate in! If every household in the United States owned a firearm, that would tell the outlaws that they were out of business!!!!!!! As for children......(TO YOU LIBERALS) there was a time not that long ago where children when rodent hunting in their own backyards! While I'm not a fan of the AR-15 (I'm more into REAL weapons like M-14's , M-1 Carbines, M-1 garands, and BAR's). Thanks a ton Katie! I enjoyed reading this one! PS: I am the owner of a bolt-action 3006
Mike1351 Wrote: Apr 15, 2013 8:28 PM
My dad (born in 1917) and his pals used to take their 22's to ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in the '20s. They parked them in the back of the class room and there were no issues with AD/ND or intentional shooting by drugged up ADHD types.

By the time I came along, no more guns in school were allowed, but I always carried a pocket knife and we practiced knife throwing at recess. During boring times in class (early 50's) I used to entertain myself by drawing a WW II era battleship on a piece of notebook paper along with incoming Japanese attack aircraft. Then they would fight it out with explosions drawn the paper until one side (usually the Japanese) was defeated!
Mike1351 Wrote: Apr 15, 2013 8:35 PM
Back in the 50's Algore hadn't yet invented ADHD and homosexuality was classified as a mental disorder. Now homosexuality is normal and being a normal little boy is classified as a mental disorder!
lovestorun Wrote: Apr 14, 2013 8:50 PM
The BAR is a wonderful firearm but they're very expensive unless you buy one of the copies made these days. The greatest generation knew how to use them in WWII. Shoot a few rounds and move or take the chance of getting a mortar on top of yourself. Bonnie and Clyde loved them too.

You're 100% correct about the time not long ago when children were taught how to shoot in the back yard or out in the country at tin cans. Not that long ago people went hunting and ate what they bagged. Kids learned a lot on those hunting trips and learned to love the outdoors. Those days are gone for most kids these although I think a lot of vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan will teach their kids how to handle a firearm. The ipad generation is a sad bunch
BigDog_is_Here Wrote: Apr 13, 2013 6:54 PM
The AR-15 is a real weapon.

* Editors note: TOWNHALL News Editor Katie Pavilich is participating in a multi-day firearms training course at the Gunsite Academy in Paulden, Arizona. Stay tuned for daily dispatches. The first dispatch is below. As the dispatches accumulate, they'll all be available here.

Over the course of the next week, I'll be spending my time at Gunsite Academy in Paulden, Arizona learning the ins and outs of the AR-15 and pistol handling. For those of you who don't know what Gunsite Academy is, let me give you an introduction.

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