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Subj: It is something in the psyche
Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 at 10:30:07 am EST (Viewed 1011 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Not sure I dissagree but there is one thing people always forget...
Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 at 10:11:21 am EST (Viewed 1052 times)
and culturally it can be part of the self image.
In Bosnia, I had to be calm, as it was enshrined in their behaviour to fire rounds in the air. The power of a rifle was deeply connected with 'the size of the man'.
I went to a very rough school, where if there was a problem, we would sort things out with our fists and that would be the end of it. Even in the army, we treated our weapons with respect and ensured we could strip it, clean it and replace the working parts if necessary. It was a tool, nothing more.
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