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Most gun friendly state

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by brekneb, Jan 13, 2006.

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  1. brekneb

    brekneb Member

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    So which state is most gun friendly? Or do most states compare to one another in their friendliness?

    How does the friendliness apply to:
    Handguns, “assault rifles/weapons”, .50 BMG etc etc etc

    You know, all the “bad” guns and all the other TYPES of things that are firearms related that have more restrictions upon them than most other things. I.e.; how many hand guns can be purchased at one time, how many hoops you have to jump through to get a handgun, etc.

    What other issues can you think of that wouldn't be a problem in said state?

    I wants to know so I can move to whatever state is the best for guns. :D
     
  2. R.O.F

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    Cripes, I'm just looking for you number aren't I? No problems in SD as far as I can tell. I think that when you start getting into the more populated states is when you start running into problems. EG. Minnesota, can only hunt with shotgun slugs whereas northern Minnesota can hunt with rifles....WHY... because of population. SD, ND, WY, MT, all these states and those like em, have EVERYTHING shooters could ever want.

    EDIT: By invoking MN, I meant the southern half.
     
  3. brekneb

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    :D Hah-ha. No, such is what happens when someone (me) posts another thread 2 seconds after the first.

    Thanks yet again.
     
  4. Cosmoline

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    Alaska, bar none.
     
  5. solareclipse

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    laws say vermont.. in practice, it probably varies by county and city
     
  6. Cosmoline

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    Meh. Vermont is a suburb of Boston.
     
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    ATFE publishes a catalog of state laws. Go get it and see which state has the fewest pages.

    IIRC, Alaska or Idaho.
     
  9. UWstudent

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    alaska is the answer...

    can you still open carry there?
     
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  11. stevelyn

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    Republic of Alaska.

    VT style or CHL. Your choice.
    Recognizes CHLs from all states. Don't have one? You can still carry when visiting.
    Guns allowed in vehicles open or concealed, loaded or not (including long guns) your choice.
    Open carry in all state and municiple jurisdictions. The Nazi Park Circus still prohibits carry in National Parks so stay away from Denali.
    Very Class III friendly. Don't know of any CLEOs who won't sign off on the paperwork.
    No restrictions on purchase other than federal.
     
  12. carlrodd

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    delaware has very friendly gun laws....in my opinion. especially considering its proximity to new jersey, new york, maryland and dc.
     
  13. kirkcdl

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    Excluding the Portland Metro area,Oregon is pretty much wide open on all weapon types,even auto knives...
     
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    From everything I've read over the years it's Alaska by a long lead......
     
  15. Skeptic

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    The Peoples Democratic Socialist Utopian Republik of Maryland is not gun friendly.
     
  16. Steelcore

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    You have to factor in other criteria.West Virginia is great for guns and other forms of outdoor recreation but really lousy for jobs.Virginia is not as good but has a much better job market.Gun freindliness shouldn't be your only criteria.
     
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    Good old Alabama!
     
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    Arizona :D
     
  19. Cosmoline

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    I do all the time. I even carry rifles openly in Spenard, at least from the car to the apartment. I've often wanted to try an experiment ditching all my firearms but a single rifle, and just carry that around openly in the city 24/7. But I'm not brave enough to try it.
     
  20. MS .45

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    My state not bad

    Mississippi has it pretty good at a 'D' rating. No waiting periods, no restrictions on weapons in vehicle (car is extention of home) and concealed carry permit with a little paper work. No open carry but I don't think I would anyway.
     
  21. Libertyteeth

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    Montana is very good. You can open carry anywhere. You can carry concealed without a permit anywhere except in incorporated towns. (Except inside banks, bars, schools, gov't buildings.) You can carry concealed without a permit on your own property in your own business, even in town.

    Permits are "shall issue".

    You can carry in town if your gun is inside a purse, briefcase, backpack, etc, even without a permit. The requirement for a permit only applies to "concealed by an article of clothing".

    There are no restrictions on carrying concealed or openly, loaded or not, in your vehicle.

    There are no state restrictions on firearms type, including machine guns.

    Montana has managed to exempt itself from the federal prohibition on carrying within 1000 feet of a school.

    Montana has strong protections for shooting ranges, making them immune to complaints from neighbors. Also strong protections for the right to hunt, and prohibitions against hunter harassment.
     
  22. Thain

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    Michigan gets a 'D+' which makes me pretty happy. You have to be 18 to possess or purchase a firearm. With "broad hunting exemptions" to quote the Brady Bunch, I can live these restrictions... even if Handgun Control, Inc. supports them too.

    No laws punishing parents for storing loaded guns where they can be easily reached by the "poor widdle babies" my State expects me to teach my kids safety and isn't going to play nanny. Gunlocks must be sold with the weapon, but there are no standards (so they're the $.25 cheapies and barely impact price) and no law says I have to use one. (Although since my wife and I prefer soft cases for the longguns, we do lock them when in the car. BSTS.)

    We're a reciprocal "shall issue" State, much to the dismay of the Brady Bunch, and the only preemption of state gun laws is that cities can restrict carry into public buildings beyond that of State laws.

    The State did a fast end-run around handgun registartion, and just makes us apply for a "permit to purchase" for every gun we buy or transfer. This is really the only gun law on the books in Michigan that I don't like. Some hunters will b---h about the rule banning rifle hunting below a certain line in the Lower Mitten, but given the population density (and lower herd numbers) I have no issue with it. (It's also a DNR reg, not a gun control one.)

    Lastly, Michigan has no namby-pamby "scary looking weapons" ban, and lawsuit sheilds for firearm manufacturers.

    We also have the best forests, lakes, and rivers in the Union; We know hoe to appreciate real sports like hunting and hockey; and have just the right mix of urban and rural, left-wing hippies (Ann Arbor) and right-wing wackos (Michigan Militia) that things sort of balance out.

    Heck, our state flag depicts a a man with raised hand and holding a long gun! Whichoffically represents peace and the ability to defend his rights! Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice
     
  23. Car Knocker

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    Utah is shall issue.

    Open carry.

    Can CCW in bars, schools, state and local govt offices, the Capitol, public gatherings such as concerts and sporting events, churches unless the church has specifically prohibited CCW; essentially everywhere except secure areas such as airports, jails, courts, secure portion of mental hospital.

    State Attorney-General is suing U of U over their prohibition of CCW by students and employees.
     
  24. XLMiguel

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    Virginia

    For the East coast/mid-Atlantic region, Virginia is pretty good - 'shall issue', class III OK, etc. We have a few 'anomolies', e.g. no CCW in establishments that werve alcohol, but open carry is OK - go figure.
     
  25. UWstudent

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    i swear i will move to alaska one of these days..
     
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