Back then where I lived in rural Western NY guns were everywhere and were looked on as tools.
Every kid had them as toys. I must have had 10 cap guns. Eventually it was BB guns. By the time I was 10 I was shooting varmints for my dad with the .410.
Schools didn't freak out if we played Cowboys and Indians or Cops and Robbers. Girls snd Boys.
I could identify every kid I knew by the unique machine gun sound they could make with their mouth.
The political correctness hit.
This week the parents of a def kid named Hunter was told, "Deaf child's sign language name looks too much like gun".
--How can we shake some sense into this culture?