Originally Posted by polishshooter
......SO, did an "Appreciation of History" make us Conservative Gun-Nuts in our old age?
...OR did the fact we are "Conservative Gun Nuts" give us an appreciation for HISTORY our entire lives???????
I can truthfully say that I have ALWAYS been a staunch conservative. I guess it comes from growing up with two staunch conservatives and adament supporters of the Constitutional Republic. My parents were Northern New England Blue Bloods, DAR & SAR on both sides, who were very opposed to the Cabot Lodge eastern liberal faction of the GOP and their economic policies. Rather they were hawks and believers of everything the Founding Fathers stood for, especially small federal involvement, fiscal responsibility and protection of ALL the Bills of Rights.
I began shooting at age four and had my own .22 calibre rifle at six, a Winchester Model 67 single shot. Dad told me that whenever I brought home five rabbits in the same day with the single shot, he would get me a repeater. Around my seventh birthday I was the proud owner of a Marlin 39, which was just right for this southpaw shooter. Grew up on venison and bear meat with no shortage of either in my memory.
When I was at Rutgers in the mid-fifties among some of the most liberal/socialist/pinko/communist professors as a majority were, I was well known on campus, more so than the staff people, since I was always in the headlines of the campus news refuting just about everything they printed and wanted the student body to swallow. I had more fun baiting these folks than a barrel of monkies on the loose with all the food they could eat..... Had one very radical professor that would jump up on his desk and shout the line if you ever got him started by defending the capitalist economic system.
I seemed to prgressively get more conservative and more constitutional from my days as a youngster up to and including nowadays. Never went through any doubts nor slid backwards; always sighted forward..... Staunchly defended the "true" interpretation of the Constitution in any capacity I had in the law field, be it prosecutor or jurist.