Who else literally grew up with firearms?

Did you grow up with firearms or get interested later in life?

  • Since I was a kid.

    Votes: 305 87.1%
  • Later in adulthood.

    Votes: 45 12.9%

  • Total voters
    350
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Not to minimize the rest of your reply @mhayd93 , which is great, but this last part is something to talk about.
I know people who feel they should have a gun to protect them self, have absolutely no interest in hunting and yet still vote Democrat! WTF?!?!?!?

You know the story, "I'm from the Government and I'm here to help".
It really is amazing. I also know quite a few people who are that way; avid shooters who will tell you how pro-2A they are, but then vote Democrat exclusively. It's as if there is a literal mental block that prevents them from seeing how voting Democrat in the modern era (especially on the West Coast) is a direct vote against the 2nd Amendment.
 
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1967 I was givin a Marlin 22 lr, purchased at the neghborhood Coast to Coast hardware store. It was a christmas present. When my 5th grade class re-assembled after the holiday, the teacher(Mrs. Nyberg), (bless her soul) asked all students to share what they recieved as gifts.
She immediately propelled me into popularity.
Still have the gun today, along with a full safe of others that I have been collecting, and respecting since.
 
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I grew up wiith guns, and it’s maybe a funny thing, but I NEVER remember a time when I did not clearly know the difference between toy guns and real ones. We had great cap guns like the Mattel Fanner 50, toy Tommy guns, later Johnny Seven OMA and Crimebuster, not to mention dart guns and later BB guns. I believe I was shooting Dad’s Colt Woodsman at around six, and I learned on the .22 single shot rifle he had had since 7th grade. It was not too much later that I got to shoot his S&W K-38 Masterpiece (probably why I’m still spoiled for a nice trigger). Guns have just always been part of life. In the mid 1970’s I got interested in handloading. Maybe it’s fitting, given that I have the same birthday as James Madison.
 

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