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Lord Soth
February 23, 2003, 07:46 PM
Where would Florida rank in the list of gun friendly states? Also is there a list of states from most gun friendly to least gun friendly or is it to subjective?

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El Tejon
February 23, 2003, 07:52 PM
Lord, check with the Brady Bunch's website for a grade. I am completely confused over their criteria for issuing grades, but I'm sure y'all (a little Southern lingo) are in the "D" to "D-" range.

Lord Soth
February 23, 2003, 07:55 PM
We got a D+.

Robby from Long Island
February 23, 2003, 08:26 PM
New York State (The Armpit of America) has to be the least gun friendly state in America.

I just don't think they have a rating system low enough for NY to accept.

Greg L
February 23, 2003, 08:30 PM
Ah, but Robby,

If the Brady crowd gave them an A then (hopefuly) by your criteria you will give them a F. The converse is true also.

Greg

sm
February 23, 2003, 08:38 PM
http://www.packing.org/
Good staring point.

As mentioned you want to have the "poorest' grade on the 'sheeple ratings" though...

P95Carry
February 23, 2003, 08:39 PM
I forget PA grading but I'd say it was well in the top 30% ..... has ''shall issue'' for CCW and certainly in my own area, there are plenty of shooters .... hunting of course being pretty big. Still very aware tho of the declining numbers of gun shops these days.:(

telewinz
February 23, 2003, 08:40 PM
Although I only work there, I think W VA has got to be near the top.

45Badger
February 23, 2003, 09:31 PM
Vermont. No permits needed, period.

New Hampshire. Live Free or Die- says it all. Great tax structure too!

Robby-

Your problem isn't New York. It's that cesspool island you live on (with my in-laws:uhoh: )

Seriously upstate is much better. CCW can be a hassle (varies by county), but if you're clean, usually no problems.


PA is pretty cool, so far. No personal transfer of handguns is only downside i see.

Croyance
February 23, 2003, 10:21 PM
Vermont would have to be the best - you can open or conceal carry without a license.
I would have to put Georgia near the top. If you are legal to own a gun, you can get a permit - no classes or tests.

AZTOY
February 23, 2003, 10:45 PM
Vermont is the #1

But don't forget AZ we got a D from the Brandy bunch and with the new gun laws. We should get a big fat F next time the brand bunch update there grades.:evil:

Plus in southern AZ we don't get snow :neener: :neener: :neener:

12.7x99mm
February 23, 2003, 11:04 PM
WA is friendly. Good carry and personal protection laws. The major drawback in this state is the retarded democratic socialist government running the largest metro area.

Mainly PRK, PRO folks that leave and come up here and ruin the place.

Other wise its real nice. Its getting better as well because all those freeloaders are bailing the sinking ship of virtual economy.

Good riddance.

MCNETT
February 23, 2003, 11:09 PM
I think that Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, and Alaska are the top five.
-Mike

Finch
February 24, 2003, 12:20 AM
Glad to see Nevada got a D.

Kcustom45
February 24, 2003, 12:23 AM
I would have to say that Indiana is a good state. We have very few carry restrictions and getting a permit here is very easy. I found this thread over on TFL that also have a lot of good info. Hope this helps.
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=125433

NewShooter78
February 24, 2003, 12:28 AM
Louisiana is pretty good as far as being gun friendly. We got a F from the Brady Bunch.

Besides packing.org, check out www.full-auto.com (http://www.full-auto.com) for more info on states that allow, you guessed it, full-auto weapons and other goodies. Here's the link for the State by State Index (http://www.full-auto.com/library_states.htm) .

yayarx7
February 24, 2003, 02:54 AM
I would have to put Texas right there at the top of the gun-friendly states...now that we got rid of Ann Richards:D

Blackhawk
February 24, 2003, 03:00 AM
I greatly admire those states that got an F from the Brady Bunch.

Jealous too... :cool:

Marshall
February 24, 2003, 03:21 AM
On the table listing at Full Auto.com what are SBR, SBS, AOW, and DD?

Lord Soth
February 24, 2003, 08:34 AM
My guesses:

SBR: short barreled rifle
SBS: short barreled shotgun
AOW: any other weapon
DD: destrucive device

JamisJockey
February 24, 2003, 08:47 AM
Ya'll forgot Utah. Shall Issue carry permit, carry anywhere (besides courts and federal property) with permit, businesses can't restrict firearms on thier property (asinine, but cool), you can even CCW in a bar here :neener:
BLM Land to shoot on, plus a public range owned by the Department of Wildlife Resouces. Also a Class III state.

J Miller
February 24, 2003, 10:22 AM
Plus in southern AZ we don't get snow

OK, that hurt. It just snowed here again last night. YUCK!!!

Illinois has got to be close to the top of the worst gun law states, and will likely get worse with the current stooge, 'er governor that was just elected. :fire:

Don Gwinn
February 24, 2003, 01:59 PM
Yo, J, we're striking out for Tennessee in a couple of years. Y'oughta come along. I love snow, but I've had enough of this place.

Kentucky Rifle
February 24, 2003, 02:19 PM
Last year we got an "F-" from the Brady bunch however, sadly :), this year we somehow moved up to an "F". Pretty good for CCW here. A great many judges and legislators have gun collections and are PROUD to talk about their collections.

KR

moa
February 24, 2003, 02:48 PM
Stay away from Maryland. Don't even visit or pass through.

Brady Bunch gave MD a perfect "A". Only state to get a perfect A.

The State Attorney General, Joseph Curran, who was re-elected in November apparently hates gun owners and wants to disarm them all, especially handgun owners.

State is running away with crime despite our "A" rating. Number one for six years running nationwide in armed robbery and number two nationwide in crimes of violence, according to the FBI.

Kinsman
February 24, 2003, 02:52 PM
Montana!
Open carry no big deal (outside the city) concealed by "permit" and most everybody has some guns.[

anchored
February 24, 2003, 03:03 PM
Maryland makes a great example, being right next door to W.Va. with its close ot 85% gun ownership rate, great gun laws and lowest crime rate for several years running.

We've got a state constution amendment granting a right to bear arms, shall issue CCW ($75), reciprocity, and a machine gun law that basically says "It shall be illegal to own an illegal machine gun. Other than that, knock yourself out."

J. Parker
February 24, 2003, 04:50 PM
Washington State is a great gun state after living and working in California for twenty years. Even though I'm an ex-Kali I didn't bring any bad Kali Karma with me when I came up. I just "blended" in. :D

makdaddy03
February 24, 2003, 06:08 PM
Alabama is gun friendly.:)

El Tejon
February 24, 2003, 06:15 PM
Re: Kentuck moving from "F-" to "F"

I just don't get the Bunch's goofy grading criteria.:confused:

Robby from Long Island
February 24, 2003, 09:34 PM
Greg L - I'd give New York a rating of Z if I could but I don't think that was part of the scoring.

45Badger - I almost have to lump L.I. into the same swamp as NYC. I'm sure upstate is better than either of the above two, but PA is a great place. Luv Lancaster Cty.

Safe shooting.

MessedUpMike
February 24, 2003, 09:35 PM
The funny part about Md is that DMR runs a number of public outdoor ranges, and hunting is pretty big on the eastern shore ( no true rifle season though:uhoh: ). interesting how about 1/4 of the state gets to tell the rest of us how to live.

atek3
March 5, 2003, 07:43 PM
Read Boston's Gun Bible, he really lays it out
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