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Old 10th May 2010, 21:25
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con-pilot

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So many American police officers will have grown up with guns. Many of the things our chaps had to learn were second nature to the US guys by the time they were knee high to John Wayne.
That is a very good point LR. I certainly know I was raised in a so-called 'gun culture', rather hard not to have been being raised on military bases. Basically I have been around guns all of my life and in fact was obliged to carry a pistol for while because of my position in the US Marshal Service.

But strangely enough, I chose not to own any guns, apart from an antique .22 Cal. rifle that is over 100 years old that I inherited.

However, it is comforting to know that if I change my mind about owning a gun, I can just go out and buy any type of gun I desire, well within reason. Can't really see using a Barrett .50 Cal. sniper rifle for home protection.

But I can understand a gun collector owning one.
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