[QUOTE=Randomus;2211833]Oh please, don’t even try to bring in political stance into this. [/QUOTE]
What was the redneck comment about then? Maybe I misunderstood your meaning. Having a rifle in a gun rack doesn’t stereotype you as anything, IMO.
[QUOTE=Randomus;2211833]I used to live in a town of less than 1,500 people that was a suburb of a “big” town of 30,000 people (about 20 miles away). I’ve known plenty of farmers, rednecks, and hunters, and was around plenty of people who drove pickup trucks with gun racks. They did it because they were rednecks, not because they were going to go clear their back yard of critters. ;)[/QUOTE]
I grew up in a county that had less than 20,000 people in it and it wasn’t a small sized one either. I don’t know many farmers or others that did it for a status symbol. Some did it for protection, some for hunting on the fly, some for shooting varmints and a very, very few to show off. Showing off never went over well where I grew up. Maybe your part of the country is different.
[QUOTE=Randomus;2211833]I’m not throwing out the idea of a few of them actually shooting critters on their land, but that isn’t what the gun racks were for, I noticed. It was a status symbol more than anything…[/QUOTE]
This isn’t true where I grew up and spent the first 22 years of my life. I rarely see gun racks here in the outskirts of Washington, DC, or anywhere for that matter. If I do then it is usually from people visiting the area from the outlying rural parts of the state. In the rural parts of the country having a rifle handy can be more then justified and it is almost never to just show off.