04 March, 2010

The rural gun culture

The local Future Farmers of America helps the rally clean up the stages of the yellow banner tape we string up on the side roads. A pair of really nice kids were sent along with me. As we stopped to tear down the caution tape, I noticed .410 shotgun shells sitting on the dash of the pickup. I suspect that had they been in a metropolitan area, those shells would have raised all kinds of alarms should a law enforcement officer see them. In rural Missouri, the shells are just a part of the background. Maybe the lesson is that irregardless of locale, the perception of weapons should be treated equally.

2 comments:

JRebel said...

Not nearly as telling as seeing rifles and shotguns in the back windows of trucks in the high school parking lot. No one really noticed, that's just the way it was.

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