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Most Gun Friendly State?

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

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  1. Hiaboo

    Hiaboo Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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    PA is very gun-friendly. Move to the middle of the state and you'll have pretty scenery too.
     
  6. proctorman

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    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

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    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

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

    Try this one instead:

    http://www.handgunlaw.us/
     
  9. RNB65

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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%.
     
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    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:
     
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    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

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    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

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    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!!)
     
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    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.
     
  21. tommys

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    Hello Hiaboo. You need to add a state to your don't move to list - the not so great state of Illinois. There is NO concealed carry law. If the cops find a loaded gun in your car it is at least a misdemeanor, possibly a felony.

    The Communists who run this workers paradise have dreamed up this cute little ploy to hamper your rights called a FOID (Firearm Owners Identification) card. You must have it to possess or buy firearms, ammunition, powder, bullets, primers and even air rifles if the velocity is over 700 fps.

    Our Governor, Comrade Blagovich, has cut the budget on the State Police Unit which issues the FOID card. When I renewed my card in 2001 it took 10 days from the time I mailed the application till I got the new card. This year it took almost 7 weeks. If I hadn't mailed my application in 2 months early, I would have been technically guilty of a misdemeanor. A second violation would be a felony.

    The waiting period on handguns is 72 hours and 24 hours on long guns . The only public rifle range that I am aware of in the northern third of the State is in Ottawa about 2 hours from Chicago.

    You guys in gun friendly states are lucky. I can't wait to get out of this state. Thanks for allowing me to get this off my chest.
     
  22. jrou111

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    Alabama is very good to gun nuts :) Land is cheap too :)

    I live on the Gulf Coast in Mobile, but far enough away to not be terribly affected by hurricanes.

    Open carry, no waiting on anything, no classes for $20 CCW.

    Lower AL is an absolutely great place to live, VERY low property property tax (mine is only $300/yr)

    Outside city limits you can shoot on your land all you want.

    North AL is also very beautiful, as it leads into more mountainous country.


    Plus AL gets a failing grade from the Brady bunch :D

    Gotta love it :)
     
  23. Hoppy590

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    dont even get me started on MA

    No new "assault rifles" ( still have a state assault ban)
    No new "hi-caps"
    no ordering cool stuff from other states ( ammo, crossbows, almost anything)


    you need to get an FID ( fire arms identification) card to handle a gun. need to be 18 to buy a non hicap/"assault" rifle/shotgun
    need an FID class d ( i think its class d) for mace.
    Need FID class c for long guns ( 70+$ course and then like 100$ fee fo the license)

    need a LTC ( license to carry) to get a pistol.
    Class B for "sporting" which is to and from hunts/range ONLY
    Class A for conceiled carry ( issued at the discression of the town PD chief)
    ( more fees and classes for the LTC, though i took the LTC class for my FID , sneaky eh?)

    gay laws that no "pistol" ammunition will be sold to anyone under 21. ( the mere idea that ther is such thing as "pistol" ammuntion is rediculous. almost ANY pistol caliber can be found in rifle/carbine form, MAYBE witht he exception of .380 and .25. though im sure im mistaken)
     
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    From MA, the most logical hop-skip-and-jump is VT. And the people there won't even think you talk funny!
     
  25. mljdeckard

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    Another mention about UT, I encourage EVERYONE to acquire a UT CCW permit, you don't have to be a resident, and it is honored in many other states.

    In my home county, one town has a mandatory ownership law, another passed a law prohibiting the United Nations. Getting the picture?
     
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