I brought shotguns and shells to my 11th grade speech class , to do a speech on duck hunting. (took them to school on the school bus also)
Yes.... yes it has. Blame social media and the speed and distance news travels. Its the same reason everyone thinks their IQ is 172, dolphins are human beings, and there are dozens hot singles in my area that want my jock.Is this what our society has become?
That is sad, but it's the age we live in. People are afraid of firearms due to the mass media they watch about them.Last night we went to a high school play that my niece was in. As I was reading over the program, there was a disclaimer which read, "Please note that the guns used in this show are not real. They are TOY guns and do not fire in any way".
Just prior to the beginning of the production, the director came out and verbally told everyone about the guns.
Is this what our society has become? When I was in high school we had a rifle team and the guns were held on school property. I think I'll just stay on my farm and not deal with the rest of the world anymore, it's way to f$&câ‚¬d up out there for me.
We can wring our hands all we want, not necessarily you, but gun owners/hunters in general. The truth is, things have been changing for a fairly long time.That is sad, but it's the age we live in. People are afraid of firearms due to the mass media they watch about them.
I'm in suburbia, and there are a lot of guns. I'm just thinking around my closet 20 neighbors, 9 of them own guns. I know 2 of them for sure do not. I don't know about the other 9. As for hunting though... myself and 1 other are the only ones know that do. I did find it surprising to see in discussion that even gun owners get offended by hunting these days. Was talking to a neighbor last summer, he's got 2 AR's and both he and his wife have their own handguns next to the bed.... I mentioned I hunted, they immediately changed the subject and both were quite visibly disturbed.In the course of conversation, tell the average person that you recently met at work, a dinner party, kids fundraiser or wherever that you hunt(anything) and they'll probably look at you like you have three heads. Because times are different now. Who hunts??
There was a time growing up, that nearly every dad/son I knew hunted, or at least shot guns. And I grew up in the city. It's just not so anymore, and I don't think that the big bad media is to blame. Sure they're a bunch of gore hungry, feel good idiots, but they peddle what sells. If most people wanted to see sportsman stories, that's what they would hype.
out of my 8 closest neighbors only 1 has a gun (handgun)