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Old 09-27-2012, 19:28   #51
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What are you trying to prove with the reference to power ranger, then? That's the only way I saw it, and just read over it a few more times. If you can clarify for me, that'd be great.

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8 year olds think power rangers are cool. 14 year olds think power rangers are old news and are no longer interesting.

8 year olds think guns are cool. 14 year olds (that didn't grow up with guns) think that guns are old news and no longer that interesting.

LIKE I said... it was a comparison. Not two things that necessarily interfere with each other in a child's psyche.

I think this is about as clear as I can get. If you can't follow then I'm sorry.
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Old 09-27-2012, 21:56   #52
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8 year olds think power rangers are cool. 14 year olds think power rangers are old news and are no longer interesting.

8 year olds think guns are cool. 14 year olds (that didn't grow up with guns) think that guns are old news and no longer that interesting.

LIKE I said... it was a comparison. Not two things that necessarily interfere with each other in a child's psyche.

I think this is about as clear as I can get. If you can't follow then I'm sorry.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:16   #53
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8 year olds think power rangers are cool. 14 year olds think power rangers are old news and are no longer interesting.

8 year olds think guns are cool. 14 year olds (that didn't grow up with guns) think that guns are old news and no longer that interesting.

LIKE I said... it was a comparison. Not two things that necessarily interfere with each other in a child's psyche.

I think this is about as clear as I can get. If you can't follow then I'm sorry.

I understand what you were trying to get across now.

Thanks.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:20   #54
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Guns? Did you say the kids you know don't like guns? Naaa, it must be YOU.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:39   #55
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Anyone wonder if re-education camps work? They do.....and K-12 ones are even more effective.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:16   #56
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Guns? Did you say the kids you know don't like guns? Naaa, it must be YOU.
Oh, believe me...it's NEVER been me... .

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Old 09-29-2012, 01:09   #57
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Like the OP, I'm 21 and go to a university. However, my university is close to a predominantly rural area, and most of the students are WASP's from the country. Many of my aquaintances and previous roommates were gun owners, but weren't all that crazy about getting out to the range and blasting away.

However, with universities being liberal bastions, there is always a percentage of anti's, but they're not that vocal here. At least, I've never heard any anti-2A rhetoric in any of my classes.

I don't really have too many gun buddies in my age group though. Most of my friends are actually retired vets or contractors in their 40's+, and those are the guys I usually train and shoot with.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:46   #58
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Oh, believe me...it's NEVER been me ...
Well, aren't you the good sport!

Sometimes it's how you approach other people that makes all the difference. If you talk one way, you get one reaction; and if you talk another, you get another. Personally, I don't see young men, or certain young women, giving up their initial fascination with weaponry anytime soon.

In western society, 'guns' represent: power, privilege, and entitlement. The right to keep and bear arms implies that the possessors are, 'free men'. The right to bear arms, also, implies the existence of a, 'bonded' spiritually and mentally healthy overall society.

Unfortunately, however, (and for whatever reasons) no matter the nation or the class, men no longer live inside a spiritually and mentally healthy general society. The world is, 'sick'; and it's getting sicker everyday.

In my opinion people are going to remain attracted to, 'guns'. Why? Because either: fascination, privilege, or necessity are going to keep them that way. Guns and what they represent might become illegal, here or there, but the popularity of small arms - even where illegal - is never going to fade.

My suggestion? Stop worrying needlessly about, 'your generation'. Their, 'love of guns' is going to be just fine. It's their love of God and morality that's actually in jeopardy.

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Old 09-30-2012, 05:16   #59
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Institutions of higher learning are bastions of aging liberal hippie professors
You are right!

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Old 10-31-2012, 13:17   #61
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I would relate it to two main reasons:
1. Handgun and handgun ammo purchases require an individual 21 years or older. I didn't get heavily involved with handguns until 21 because of that, which is what really blossomed my interest in guns in general. I bet more of your peers will be involved by mid 20s.

2. Gun ownership is expensive. When I was 21 I didn't have much money to spend on guns, and heaven forbid trying to buy ammo at today's prices. With the price of ammo on the rise with no stop in sight, we will see less and less new people entering the hobby, regardless of age.
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