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Leaving anti-gun states - bad idea? Maybe.

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by f100owner, Mar 22, 2013.

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  1. jungle

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    A long time ago I decided fighting the lunatics was a losing cause, let them stew in their own juices and head out for better pastures.

    You can wait a lifetime for improvement, NY being but one example, and it only gets worse.

    My standards are simple-few gun laws, low or no state taxes and small government that can balance a budget. Over a lifetime this has more than payed for a nice house and reduced any worry about guns/freedom and where to go next. Kill at least two birds with your move.

    Try it, it may be your only option.

    I understand some may not be able to move, and they must stay and fight. For others not playing the game is the only real way to win. It has payed off big time in so many ways for me, and no, Miami is not my current location.

    My currrent state is also formulating plans to short circuit any upcoming federal gun laws, the people here aren't going to play that game and I think they will be successful.
     
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  2. bubba in ca

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    Add to the unsalvageable states..

    the frontline states like Texas and Arizona!

    Dream-on, with immigration reform(illegal, legislated, executive order, it doesn`t matter) these states will be lib within a decade. And lib with a vengeance like CA.

    Slight hope that northern Az can pull a West Virginia and bail on the south.
     
  3. jungle

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    While I don't really cheer the new whackey baccy stance of Colorado and Washington, it does represent hope that states will begin to assert their rights once again in many ways. Rights that have long been trampled, and the number of states proposing to dismiss new federal gun laws is encouraging too.
     
  4. rem44m

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    Here in Utah we will take you and your business gladly. Especially those from CO.
     
  5. loose noose

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    I moved from Ca. in '92, shortly after they required registration of any "assault" weapon such as a mini-14, or a Colt AR-15 etc. In fact I flat out refuse to buy any high dollar product manufactered in Ca. I doubt I had any major affect on their economy, however, I feel I did my part in moving from an anti gun state, high tax, high crime rate, Nancy Pelosi, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Jerry Brown, and every other ignorant liberal politician. Now there ya got me going again dang.:cuss::cuss::banghead:
     
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    My question to you pistolpositive, would you give up the rights you enjoy now and move to one of those anti gun states to join their fight? If not you can't fault those that wish to leave for the same reasons you won't move there.
     
  7. f100owner

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    Davejb, no I am not willing to give up the freedoms I currently have in Texas. Will I still have those freedoms in Texas in 5-10 years, I don't know.
    But as to faulting, nowhere in my posts do I fault those exiting the anti-second amendment states. I am, to some degree, lamenting that as more of them depart those regions, what little foot-hold we have in those areas continues to erode.
    Kind of like the character Clint Eastwood plays in Gran Torino. When he moved to that neighborhood, it was a good neighborhood with his neighbors sharing the same middle class values he had. As time goes on....Well you get my drift.
     
  8. justice06rr

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    Great analogy.

    Before I got into firearms when I was younger (college years) I wanted to move to California and NYC because it seems like cool places to live. Now being older and aware of whats going on regarding firearms and other laws, those are the last places I would live in. They would only be vacation spots; I don't think I can live in a state that tramples on people's rights.

    I agree that leaving that state is voting with your feet and with your wallets. Having owned a business myself, I would not want to be in a place where your freedoms are restricted even if there are other pro's to living in that state. CA may have nice weather, mountains, beaches, etc but that is no substitute for being stripped of some rights.

    So if you can, move to a better location if its an option for you. If you can't, then fight the good fight...
     
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