Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Good Old Days (when guns were less lethal)

There were anti-aircraft cannons and ammunition for sale through the mail back then as well.  I  remember buying my first pistol, a Colt Woodsman, across state lines without paperwork,  for cash, just before the Gun Control Act of 1968 went into effect, at age 17.  It was all legal, and the crime rate was lower than it is now, even after it has dropped by half in the last 20 years.

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Wireless.Phil said...

Too bad I was born in 51 and not 41.
Anyway, walking down the street when I was 9 or 10 with dad's shotgun heading to the woods, no one said a word.

Took the semi-auto pistol he had too, but you could hide that in your pocket.

Wireless.Phil said...

Did I say robot instead of pocket?
Must of hit auto correct.

Backwoods Engineer said...

I first saw that Solothurn ad years ago when I first read John Ross's "Unintended Consequences".