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How to Raise a Boy

I’m not sure what to think about what my dad tried to teach me. So what should I teach my sons?

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Sometime around 1987, my father tried to teach me how to shoot a gun. It was a Winchester Model 37, 20-Gauge shotgun that had been in the family for years but had been encouraged to be unpacked from mothballs by a fellow electrician who had a son about to enter high school…

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