I remember when anyone could buy a gun from a catalog and the US Post Office would deliver it to your house. I've told the kids about this and they're amazed, but Brownells recently put a picture of one of their old catalogs on Facebook and I sucked it off of their Facebook page.
I wanted to buy a pistol out of the back of Field and Stream magazine, but Momma wouldn't let me. I was about 10 years old at the time. But, by the time I got to be 12 years old, I bought my first pump shotgun from the old McBride Rod and Gun Club at the now defunct England Air Force Base. It was a Winchester Model 1200 and it cost me $87.50. I saved that money myself by working Saturdays as a skeet boy for 50 cents per hour. This was in 1965.
Of course, all that came to an end in 1968. Congress passed a gun control law and freedom declined just a little bit. Today, when people talk about gun control, I remember when a kid could walk into a gun shop, plunk down his money and buy a gun.
Freedom! Let Freedom Ring.