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in the 70’s & 80’s my middle school had the rifle team range in the basement. Middletown PA
Guns have never been the prob
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kids went to school then with their 22’s and kept them in their lockers . No mass shootings despite guns in school
And archery ranges as well.
our high school has a trap shooting team.
My Catholic high school in Sydney built a .22 rifle range in 1071 or 1972 – long gone now tho
In Jr. High School in the late `70’s in Phoenix, AZ, teachers would take us Trap/Skeet shooting once a month.
they did in CA to the late 70’s, CALIF CADET CORP rifle teams 7 –> 12 grd I was in 7,8,9 mstr srgt, went to stat chmps 79
High school in the town where I grew up had an NRA shooting class.
and never a school shooting!
and never a school shooting!
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Took my own 22 rifle to 4H & learned at age 9. What changed? Democratic party became the Communist Party of America.
but they weren’t in doors were they?
I belonged to my H.S.’s official rifle club in NYS in the mid-70s. Had a faculty advisor & an on-campus range.
could do with them back now and some good teachers
What changed? Back then you weren’t special or important until you worked very hard and EARNED it.
Mine did and we had a shooting team! And that was in the 60’s!
We don’t have a gun problem in this country, we have a culture problem.
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Now we have mental illness..that can be recognized..with the help of a friend..but the info..needs to get out..
My old man use to take the shotgun to class and hunt pheasants
on the way home.
So true.My husband graduated from an all boys high school in Westchester County in NY IN ’77 & they had one.
also had MORALITY/RESPECT/DIGNITY/LOVE OF COUNTRY/SHAME/MARRIED PARENTS!..& “COMMON FK’N SENSE”!!!. http://t.co/AYJWCpBbXQ
The one I went to did. Idaho Falls High School. We never had any school shootings. We learned to use and respect firearms.
1957 Qualified Expert at HS ROTC basement range in 22-rifle 45-pistol and M-1 Guarand rifle soph yr
We had gun safety course @school 4 everyone (TX). My dad said he & buds regularly took their shotguns 2 school (CO).
In the 1990s I had a gun rack with guns in it in the pickup that I drove to school. Nobody cared.
Pretty sure my HS did in the 70’s MT : In the ’50s & Even Later Many High Schools Had Shooting Ranges http://t.co/5C8TvDHB6V
TRUE, High Schools in NEW YORK had proper gun handling and shooting as part of the ciriculum … been losing freedoms 4 YRS
in the early 70s we all had guns in our truck. It wasn’t any big deal, we were taught to respect firearms.
true. in the 50’s my elementary school had a ‘bomb shelter’ in the basement, it was the shooting range.
Too many Dems now. Nobody wants to be near a Dem with a gun.
@jaker1419 In early 70’s my husband kept rifle in his truck so he could go hunting w/a friend after school. #AnotherWorld
Ar my high school in 1960 in Toronto Canada there was a rifle club
Got that beat. I was taught to shoot by the PAL in third grade.
I can name a high school that still has one.
as they should
@Gun_Shots Open 77 years and now this !!!! http://t.co/TWMVYWZtX9
My high school had one for the ROTC rifle team and qualification into the 80’s. Probably still does.
Families were intact during those years so kids were not lost like they are today.
@Gun_Shots It’s now your time to voice your concerns over the closing of our club. http://t.co/W0t0CRAxnw
thanks for reminding me. Graduated 1990, we had a range and a team.
The communist got a foothold while we were sleeping.
@Gun_Shots some still do! …thank goodness!
one of my HS i attended did
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Graduates could also; read, write, do math and speak proper English !
The good old days!
@dwstude23 – Excellent idea. Every school should have a shooting range
Ours had one. Maybe .22s or pellet guns but, it was a range all the same. We were the Class of 1982 in St Joseph, MO!
what changed was the derpy ass #Liberals and a loss of respect for human life. Society and upbringing
yep we did. The burn barrel behind the Agri shop!
@Gun_Shots Our range was in the Junior High School where our school rifle team practiced and held their mtches!
@Gun_Shots those were the days
nowadays, most high schools are shooting ranges
In the 1950s most Australian households had guns, yet cops on the beat in Queensland didn’t even carry guns. What happened?
Kids brought their rifles to school to hunt before and after school.
in my High School we had a shooting range for JROTC and Rifle Shooting Club
1982 when I was in 7th grade, I took an outdoor rec. class. We shot .22 rifles, bow & arrows & shotguns. Loved it!
Few know of our civilian marksman program that actually still exists in a weaker form-prevented invasion of USA
I shoot rifle team in H.S. up till I graduated I. 2001.
@Gun_Shots Had one in the basement of our school in upstate NY in 1968. Our rifle Club practiced there regularly.
@Gun_Shots hunters safety taught when I was in school and archery
belonged to Carmel (CA) High School rifle club 1956-58. Firing range 2 mi. up Carmel Valley Road. #expert
and then when blacks got guns all of the sudden “gun control “
what changed is that we have more mentally ill due to our way of life. O, and we all became pansies.
life in the nineteen fifties must have been horrifying
with so many armed kids mass school shootings nust have been common
Do you really want the racist answer to this question?
and rifle racks in our trucks.
#Guns I graduated from @PunahouSchool 2 years behind Pres. Obama. Riflery was part of the high school phys Ed program!
Who needs safety, respect, education, expertise and lots of fun??
there was one at my high school in the ’80s.
. @Gun_Shots Funny, don’t remember any of those kids going on shooting rampages. Hmmm?
they did at my highschool in ontario