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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #39)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 03:11 PM

67. I grew up in a family of hunter who ate the meat

We were taught gun safety young and often. None of the guns were assembled in off season and the ammo was locked up separately. The guns were either kept in a gun locker at a gun range or during hunting season, disassembled locked behind a false wall somewhere that only my parents knew of.

My brother continued to hunt and would donate the meat to a food pantry. He and his wife belonged to a skeet shooting club and their guns were kept at the club locked up. As his kids grew they wanted him to stop hunting and he did. He no longer owns any guns. I have shot skeet as a youth but had all the safety equipment, glasses, vest, hat, ear protection.., we shot at the range where they had a very safe setup. I haven't shot a gun in 30 years and have never owned a gun except for a BB gun.

No one owns guns except, I guess, the soldiers in the family. The soldiers never have their guns outside of the base.

My dad would bring a gun when we would camp in the UP for bears are prevalent.

The people that scare me are those that keep a loaded gun in the house for "protection". We made sure that our kids never went to a house with guns.

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