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Most Gun Friendly State?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Hiaboo, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. Hiaboo

    Hiaboo Well-Known Member

    I live in MA which is :barf: and I'm still young with options so I'm looking around for states to move to and possibly get a large chunk of land and a good job but we all know how that happens... So I know the states to NOT to move to.. California, NJ, MD, MA.. etc. FL sounds like a good place but I don't know how I'd feel about being there.
  2. RNB65

    RNB65 Well-Known Member

    Virginia is very gun friendly though you're limited to one handgun purchase a month unless you have a CCW permit. No limit for CCW holders. Outside of the three major metro areas (Tidewater/VA Beach, Richmond/Petersburg, Northern VA) there are plenty of wide open rural areas.
  3. Lone_Gunman

    Lone_Gunman Well-Known Member

    Florida is very good.

    Georgia is not so good. Probably the worst southern state, but still a lot better than the North East.
  4. RyanM

    RyanM Well-Known Member

    PA isn't bad. CCW is only $19 with no ridiculous proficiency tests or other hoop-jumping. A lot of gun stores and shooting ranges in most places. The one here has pretty reasonable prices on most stuff.

    Also, there are a few states in the Northeast that put the South to shame. Vermont allows concealed carry with no permit required. New Hamster has about the same laws on CCW as PA, except their permits are only $10 ($20 for non-resident); also, there's no sales tax or personal income tax there! Maine isn't too awful ($60) and there's a lot of land available and a very low population density, but the taxes up there are kinda ridiculous if you ask me. Connecticut has a surprisingly high percent of the population with CCW, though it's expensive there ($115 or something), and their laws on self-defense aren't that great.
  5. PA is very gun-friendly. Move to the middle of the state and you'll have pretty scenery too.
  6. proctorman

    proctorman Active Member

    Alabama is very gun friendly. There's no limit on gun purchases, I've bought a couple of handguns at once with no problems.
    Check out packing.org to see the concealed weapon laws in all states.
  7. Lone_Gunman

    Lone_Gunman Well-Known Member

    When I lived in Alabama there was a waiting period to receive handguns. Is that still the case? If so, that don't seem too gun friendly to me.
  8. RNB65

    RNB65 Well-Known Member

    It looks like packing.org may have gone belly up. Their website has been down for several days.

    Try this one instead:

  9. RNB65

    RNB65 Well-Known Member

    No waiting period in VA. I bought a Springfield 1911 Monday night and I was in and out of the store in less than 15 minutes.

  10. mp510

    mp510 Well-Known Member

    Vermont is great except they currently prohibit suppressors. New Hampshire and Vermont are both very gun freindly places. However, I have noticed that there seems to be a lacking number of gun shows in northern New England, except for those run by DiPrete.

    Does PA still have the $5 background check fee, per gun??
    That is probably one of the bigger downsides, along with the periodic banter by some of the urban leftist state legislators who periodically bantrer about banning assualt weapons.

    Lately, Florida has been doing a wonderful job when it comes to protecting peoples rights to bear arms, hunt, and use those weapons for personal protection. However, there is other downsides to FL that need to be considered including the annual hurricane risk, etc...

    Isn't Alaska pretty RKBA friendly, and rural. The biggest problem is the seperation from the lower 48 (and the sub freezing temps). Many companies don't ship ammo up there, so with some calibers you would end up being stuck.
  11. proctorman

    proctorman Active Member

    Lone Gunman,
    There is no longer a waiting period, I got mine the same day I bought them.
  12. Bwana John

    Bwana John Well-Known Member

    AZ... open carry, car carry, easy CCW, MG friendly, instant check, LOTS of open public land to shoot and hunt on, and the best gunshows left in this country.
  13. mordechaianiliewicz

    mordechaianiliewicz Well-Known Member

    I live in MO, which is okay, but we still have some stupid restrictions here.

    I've been to both Idaho, and Nevada. To me, Idaho is a gun owner's dream in tersmof laws, and moreso than that, acceptance of gun owners. (I worry about Californication)

    Nevada has more of the Californication factor, but gun laws are very friendly there. Lots of folks even have fa weapons. Lots of good land for shooting. And, a much more libertarian flavor than the more conservative Idaho. (just as you'd expect from a state with no income tax and legalized prostitution and gambling.
  14. grizz

    grizz Well-Known Member

    I'm happy here in Utah. CCW, insta-check, car carry, tons of public land...

    BTW Utah had the highest % for Bush in the last election. I think it was something like 80%.
  15. freebird

    freebird Well-Known Member

    Oklahoma has been pretty good to me. I was truly amazed when visiting my friend in Wyoming however. You talk about endless places to shoot! From what I understand they have the CCW liscense but you can and always have been able to open carry as long as 50% of the gun is showing from what I have been told. But I had a blast going out there shooting up prarie dogs:evil:
  16. bpisler

    bpisler Well-Known Member

    Another vote for arizona,where else could i have
    open carried for 13 years and not be hassled.I
    do plan moving back to alaska in a few years.I
    don't think of the seperation from the lower 48
    as a problem,it's one of the reasons i'am
    moving back.
  17. RyanM

    RyanM Well-Known Member

    Not with either of the guns I've bought lately. Not with any of the guns I've ever bought, but I'm still young. Then again, it may have just been included in the price of the gun / transfer fee.
  18. Lt. G

    Lt. G Well-Known Member

    Love the gun laws here in my great state of Florida, but can't you open carry in Alaska? Also don't a lot of people have automatic weapons up there? Where is dear old Wildalaska when we need him???, ( he is one cool cat!!)
  19. Dmack_901

    Dmack_901 Well-Known Member

  20. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    No question, ALASKA. It has Vermont carry without Vermont politics or the uncomfortable proximity of Ted Kennedy and the Boston hordes.

    You make that sound like a *BAD* thing.

    Winter temps. are moderate for SE and SC--far more reasonable than much of the mid-west. Summers in SC are phenomenal.

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