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Why have Americans become so timid?

This is a discussion on Why have Americans become so timid? within the General Talk forums, part of the General Discussion category; Originally Posted by sideKahr It's a good thing they didn't see the .38 Special Snubbie I keep in my other pocket. They might have called ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideKahr View Post
    It's a good thing they didn't see the .38 Special Snubbie I keep in my other pocket. They might have called out the National Guard.
    You have to admit, a .38 snubby is a LOUSY way to open a birthday gift in a room crowded by members of your family...
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    At age 12 I used to hunt with several of my teachers and the principal...guns in car's in the school parking lot were common...guns in school was only allowed on the first week of squirrel season...shotguns only though....the .22 LR crowd always almost started an insurrection . Would be headline news on CNN if any of the above happened now lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideKahr View Post
    I was at a birthday party over the weekend where the woman could not open her excessively taped up gift. I passed her my pocket knife. The table erupted with horror:

    "Oh my God! "
    "Look at that!"
    "Don't let the police see it!"

    It was a Boker Magnum with a 2 1/2 inch blade. What the heck has happened to us? It's a good thing they didn't see the .38 Special Snubbie I keep in my other pocket. They might have called out the National Guard.
    Ha,ha,ha! Yeah I guess it is a good thing that they did not see your .38 snub. They would have had tremulous, pissing of the pants. I have carried a Kabar, tucked into my belt, for all to see: I can guess what they would think of that. I currently carry a 3 inch Coast lock-blade from Home Depot, it is handy.

    I have carried knives since I was 8 years old, my mother bought me a fish scaler Imperial, and let me carry it where ever I wanted to. God bless her heart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT E View Post
    At age 12 I used to hunt with several of my teachers and the principal...guns in car's in the school parking lot were common...guns in school was only allowed on the first week of squirrel season...shotguns only though....the .22 LR crowd always almost started an insurrection . Would be headline news on CNN if any of the above happened now lol!
    Are you kidding? You'd be drawn, quartered, and crucified..remember the kid suspended from school for a confederate flag in his truck bed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by homefire View Post
    Are you kidding? You'd be drawn, quartered, and crucified..remember the kid suspended from school for a confederate flag in his truck bed?
    Or the kid that recently received a 10 day suspension for liking a picture of a gun. AND he did it after school hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakrat View Post
    Yah, the Old Timer carbon steel USA 340T. I've got my Dad's (w/broken tip on the clip point), one I bought for myself about 40 years ago and my youngest son has one I gave him when he got his Cub Scout "whitl'n chit" about 20 years ago. Now they're made in China with stainless blades... not even close.

    You can find the old ones on ebay, but they want a lot more than the $9.00 I paid for mine in the Agway store.

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    I went to high school in the 1970's in a small farm town.

    I worked at my dad's store after school. I can't imagine there was a single day I didn't carry a pocket knife with me, it was just part of what you did. Heck, sophomore year I had to do a "demonstration speech" in class so I brought my "ole smoke pole" single shot 12-guage and my demonstration was how to properly clean a shotgun. Nobody thought a thing about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tourist View Post
    I believe it's chemicals.

    There is more estrogen in our water supply than ever before. The 'boomers have lower sperm counts than the WWII generation. My guess is that the X, Y and millennial generation are worse off than us.

    We're becoming women.
    This woman has two: one for wearing jeans and the other in a purse. Both are sharp. Neither are pink.

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    Why have Americans become so timid?-gun-shaped-cloud.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boss Dog View Post
    They've had 75 years to do it to us. I'd say they did a pretty good job, frog in the pot.

    A couple weeks ago my 8 year old granddaughter began negotiating with me for a birthday present.
    Can I have one of those folding knife thingies? (I had given a 13 yr old grandson a Swiss Army Knife)
    No, a knife isn't going to happen.
    Why not?
    Cause mommy said so. (Notice how I cleverly shifted the blame.)
    How do you know that?
    Cause I talked to her the other day and we talked about it.
    Oh.
    OK, how about a gun?
    This makes me sad. People have forgotten that its a tool.
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