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Old February 17, 2018, 01:28 PM   #15
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But here's an important distinction... despite what Hollywood would have us believe, not every man, woman, and child walked around the "old west" with a pair of Colt, Smith & Wesson, or Merwin & Hulbert .45s in hand tooled Mexican Concha holsters.
The poverty of that period was such, people were starving. I have read several period auto biographies of Westerners and I recall the section in one where the author was hungry, did not have any money, and could not find work.

Guns were expensive, if you are not making enough money to eat, a gun would be something you could never afford.
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