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THE DARK KNIGHT
September 8, 2009, 02:21 AM
I see this a lot and it kinda bugs me, so I figured I'd do a little "PSA" for everyone.

Gun laws vary greatly from state to state, resulting in a very different atmosphere. You should really fill out your Location tab and ensure it includes your state. Otherwise, threads like:

What kinda CCW class?
Where can I buy XX gun?
Is XX legal?

Are worthless without your location.

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Country_boy_88
September 8, 2009, 02:35 AM
im from South Carolina in case I ever forget

DougDubya
September 8, 2009, 02:41 AM
I'm in the Chicagoland area. Because I'm a suburbanite, I can buy handguns. Because I'm an Illinoisan, I cannot CCW.

However, a local shop gives Utah CCW classes.

PandaBearBG
September 8, 2009, 03:00 AM
Nevada, it might be a desert but there it's like an OCEAN of guns out here!

N003k
September 8, 2009, 03:08 AM
Everyone SHOULD just add their location to their names....at the very least their state...

Maybe that should be a required part of the registration process? :P

Obviously though, I'm in CT.

DSAPT9
September 8, 2009, 01:04 PM
I agree I have seen posts that I am not sure how to answer or if I am answering correctly as I do not know a personís home area or base location. I agree all is needed is the state but I understand why folks donít want any more information out there than is required.

As stated in the move Congo ďThey are watching you!Ē whoever they may be.

I live in Idaho and firearm laws are lax compared to a lot of states and it is also an open carry state. So how I answer a question is based on where I live as well and if you donít know where I am from you may not understand why I answered the way I did.

Jut my opinion.

THE DARK KNIGHT
September 8, 2009, 01:16 PM
The only reason someone would conceal their state for privacy reasons is simply ignorance, for lack of a better word. Whenever you contact another address on the internet, like visiting a web page, it is traceable back to your IP address, a unique set of numbers that links directly to your modem, or router if you are on a network. The IP address contains your location and internet service provider (which could then be linked to your name, home address, social security, credit card, etc.) A 14 year old could trace your IP address with just a little know-how. "They" could do it in half a second.

In essence, if you're worried about someone finding out where you live, connecting to the internet with your home computer is the equivalent of shooting a flare in the air. If you want privacy you'd have to pull a John Connor and wander around internet cafes and public libraries. And even then.........

So yeah, put your state in your dang location.

The first two search results on Google for "What is my IP address?"

What is an IP Address?
http://www.whatismyip.com/faq/what-is-an-ip-address.asp

This nifty little site even pegs your location on google maps:
http://whatismyipaddress.com/

This is basic, free, bottom of the barrel software and it pegged mine within 2 miles of my house

CoRoMo
September 8, 2009, 01:27 PM
I doubt the members who leave out their location are that worried about some computer savvy kid getting their IP address. They simply don't want someone like you, knowing right off the bat, where they are, by simply looking at a post of theirs. It might just be that simple. Don't assume that every member who leaves their location blank is a tin foil hatter in fear of black helicopters.

So a guy asks a location-specific question here, and forgets to tell everyone where he resides. The first or second reply will usually ask for it. Is that so bad?

THE DARK KNIGHT
September 8, 2009, 01:29 PM
My post is more about people who don't post a location and ask very location specific questions, get three or four varying responses, till poster number 5 say says "uh, depends where you live at?" although hopefully I convince a few hatters to put the tin foil back in the pantry too.

ByAnyMeans
September 8, 2009, 01:30 PM
+1, CoRoMo although my old location is there. I keep forgetting to change it.

Carne Frio
September 8, 2009, 01:44 PM
Hey, Dark Knight:
you might like this IP site:

http://www.moanmyip.com/

I like their weather feature.

THE DARK KNIGHT
September 8, 2009, 01:50 PM
HAHA, certainly an original one!

Deanimator
September 8, 2009, 02:00 PM
I'm FROM Apartheid Chicago. I LIVE in one of the Cleveland suburbs.

I have an Ohio CHL and carry everywhere it's legal to do so.

It's nice living some place where the government doesn't think that it's better for you to be robbed, raped or murdered than for you to defend yourself with a gun.

putteral
September 8, 2009, 02:04 PM
I live in the gun happy state of Florida! But everyone knows that already.

KarenTOC
September 8, 2009, 02:05 PM
I used to have "No Va" in my location but after reading this thread, I changed it to Northern Virginia, just in case No Va wasn't clear.

ccsniper
September 8, 2009, 02:08 PM
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edSky
September 8, 2009, 02:37 PM
You can keep "No Va". According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Nova#Urban_legend):

An urban legend claims that the vehicle sold poorly in Spanish-speaking countries because its name, spaced no va, literally translates to "no go," as in "it doesn't go." This has since been debunked.

:evil:

IrishDragon85
September 8, 2009, 03:10 PM
im from a small rural part of Alabama as for its legal to CCW yes it is down here your handgun permit doubles as a CCW permit i have one and my .40 goes with me everywhere sure its usually in the glove box of my car but still yall get the idea

1911fan
September 8, 2009, 07:42 PM
PandaBear

Where abouts are you? I'm just a little south of CC. IM if necessary.

ed

Mags
September 8, 2009, 08:08 PM
I definetly think location should be a requirement for thge Legal forum. So annoying the topic starters that ask that legal question without listing their state. I mean really don't they know laws vary from state to state? Here is a good example (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=473519).

Gunnerpalace
September 8, 2009, 10:00 PM
I'm from Michigan, that's all right now, unless I become a celebrity.

bamacisa
September 8, 2009, 11:01 PM
I live in the Birmingham. Alabama metro area. I shoot at the Pleasant Grove FOP Range and I am a Alabama football fan. Roll Tide!

highorder
September 8, 2009, 11:14 PM
I also think your state should be mandatory information.

Str8Shooter
September 8, 2009, 11:28 PM
I think you'd have to be pretty paranoid to be worried about revealing what state you live in. I mean, that narrows it down to a few million or maybe a few hundred thousand people, depending on the state!

Birdmang
September 8, 2009, 11:32 PM
I'm in the Chicagoland area. Because I'm a suburbanite, I can buy handguns. Because I'm an Illinoisan, I cannot CCW.



Same here.

content
September 8, 2009, 11:46 PM
Hello friends and neighbors \\ Momma had me in the Veterns hospital in Valley Forge Pa. in sight of the cannon.

I'm now in upstate South Carolina fresh from North Carolina . SO EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT!!!! I'm amazed they are so different, but no problem I'll adapt.

I agree knowing State helps in most areas of info.
Knowing region/ terrain (mountain brush ;; swamp ;; hardwood forest, when asked hunting , rifle selection is better.

CC questions ;;;; are you traveler, urban , rural , wilderness . The size, age, weight, fitness level, most common clothing type of each individual matters as well.

cleardiddion
September 9, 2009, 12:55 AM
Hailing from Colorado
Currently stuck in Florida

FROGO207
September 9, 2009, 01:07 AM
If "THEY" are watching ME I hope they get an eyefull.:what: I am also watching THEM.:neener: Sounds like a draw to me.:D If they are busy watching me they are leaving everyone else alone!:evil:

MD_Willington
September 9, 2009, 01:58 AM
Then - British Columbia Canada

Now - Washington State...

lykoris
September 9, 2009, 05:06 AM
The only reason someone would conceal their state for privacy reasons is simply ignorance, for lack of a better word. Whenever you contact another address on the internet, like visiting a web page, it is traceable back to your IP address, a unique set of numbers that links directly to your modem, or router if you are on a network. The IP address contains your location and internet service provider (which could then be linked to your name, home address, social security, credit card, etc.) A 14 year old could trace your IP address with just a little know-how. "They" could do it in half a second.

In essence, if you're worried about someone finding out where you live, connecting to the internet with your home computer is the equivalent of shooting a flare in the air. If you want privacy you'd have to pull a John Connor and wander around internet cafes and public libraries. And even then.........

So yeah, put your state in your dang location.

The first two search results on Google for "What is my IP address?"

What is an IP Address?
http://www.whatismyip.com/faq/what-is-an-ip-address.asp

This nifty little site even pegs your location on google maps:
http://whatismyipaddress.com/

This is basic, free, bottom of the barrel software and it pegged mine within 2 miles of my house

I think it is also ignorant(for want of a better word) to believe that where a person puts down their state is where they actually reside or is 100% accurate.

And there are countless ways to hide your ip address/traffic from the average guy - running it through proxy servers or bouncing it around a tor network, that's basic as well.

mcdonl
September 9, 2009, 09:01 AM
Maine. I am the guy in the flannel shirt with a 4.11 vest :)

Mike J
September 9, 2009, 10:06 AM
I don't think I have been secretive about being from Georgia. If anyone wants information about Georgia Firearm Laws the best resource I know of is www.georgiapacking.org

Badlander
September 9, 2009, 08:11 PM
From Illinois now in Florida. If someone is watching me they must be really bored!

KBT1911
September 10, 2009, 07:00 PM
Tejas! Just north of the Big D.

Erik M
September 10, 2009, 07:02 PM
It does help a great deal when someone askes about ccw and other related gun laws.

look at all the people who commented without even reading the first post.

b.t.w. im from the internet and im here to help.

Owen Sparks
September 10, 2009, 07:30 PM
Somewhere in the Carolinas. I say "somewhere" because I have moved back and forth across the state line several times and may move back to the other Carolina again if my wife takes a job that she has been offered.

wrs840
September 10, 2009, 07:40 PM
I've had my location properly filled in since day one.

I was born inside Chicago city limits though, moved to NC as a kid, and worked a few years in Western Canada in my young 20's. Chicago's a great place to visit. Western Canada's a great place for rowdy 20-somethings (at least it was in the early 1980s).

Les

Black Knight
September 10, 2009, 08:44 PM
Born, raised, and still in Charlottesville, Virginia.

jim in Anchorage
September 10, 2009, 09:01 PM
I don't think I could make it plainer. Except for the people who don't know Anchorage is in Alaska. I can't help them, anyway.

f4t9r
September 10, 2009, 09:50 PM
O H I O
I hope we can give USC a game this time around !!! GO BUCKS

2aHawaii
September 10, 2009, 10:39 PM
Nevada, it might be a desert but there it's like an OCEAN of guns out here!
I live in Hawaii, and while we are surrounded by an OCEAN, it is like a desert of guns and gun owners here.

Eschaton
September 10, 2009, 11:52 PM
Phoenix, Arizona.

One of the best guns states ever.

Ltp0wer
September 10, 2009, 11:56 PM
Yeah. I'm a proud Arizonan.

I live in Chandler, AZ.

Eschaton
September 11, 2009, 12:00 AM
Too bad Chandler is way out in the boonies :p

mljdeckard
September 11, 2009, 12:02 AM
I don't blame people for wanting to keep it private. I just think that where I live, it's not a bad thing if anyone looking knows that this is a strong gun town. If anyone wants clarification, I'll send them downtown to the Browning Museum.

Ltp0wer
September 11, 2009, 02:14 AM
Too bad Chandler is way out in the boonies :p
Pfff
I'm a 35 minute drive to downtown phoenix.
And in 2007, Chandler was in the top 20 fastest growing cities. (http://money.cnn.com/2007/06/27/real_estate/258_fastest_growing_cities/index.htm)
'least I don't live in Fountain Hills or Maricopa.

Eschaton
September 11, 2009, 02:29 AM
I had buddies in high school that lived in Maricopa. I have no idea why they would drive to central phoenix for school.

mustang_steve
September 11, 2009, 02:48 AM
I'm From Florida......if my state is missing to the left, one of those pesky gators probably ate it!

purebred
September 11, 2009, 03:34 AM
Guess they're couple of us here that lives in Hawaii.

denfoote
September 11, 2009, 04:54 AM
I am proud to be from the great Confederate Terrority of Arizona!!

wyohome
September 11, 2009, 12:42 PM
It is on the left. I am easy to find.

jimmyraythomason
September 11, 2009, 01:20 PM
If there is anyone on here who doesn't know that I'm in Alabama the Beautiful you just haven't been paying attention! Roll Tide Roll!

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