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Old October 9, 2012, 07:05 AM   #56
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I don't think the country is doomed, at least for any reason mentioned in this thread. I grew up in a house with no guns until we moved to the country. I lived there all of six months before leaving for good. The only gun in the house then was a .32-40 single-shot rifle. It was a log house.

I went in the army myself for three years, artillery training.

My son never so much as touched a gun until about six months before joining the army. Oddly enough, the gun was an old German MP-40 and it was at an armed forces display on the mall in Washington, DC. What the army is still using an MP-40 is something I don't know. But in any event, he became a tank crewman for three years and a few months, half of that time in Iraq. He still has no interest in guns. Tanks, yes.
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