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what can you tell me about wisconsin?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jason41987, Apr 21, 2013.

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  1. jason41987

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    im moving to wisconsin in less than 2 months, id like to learn more about the gun culture there from people who live there, is it a pretty gun friendly state, and are they low-risk for further legislation?.. i was born in milwaukee and im moving back to the southeastern region soon
     
  2. holdencm9

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    They finally got concealed carry a couple years ago. Lots of people hunt, very popular pastime. Walker is pretty conservative and survived a recall vote (by a pretty wide margin), so although there are a couple bills in the state congress I think it's a low risk for major anti-gun legislation while he is still in office. However, Madison and Milwaukee usually vote more democratic than the rest of the state, so there is no telling how the next governor will lean. But overall it is your average midwestern gun "culture."
     
  3. plodder

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    Open Carry, Shall Issue Concealed Carry, no state AWB, no state magazine capacity limits.

    SBRs, Suppressors and machine guns not prohibited to qualified individuals who have complied with all Federal requirements.

    State Senate, State Assembly and Governor currently Republican and no talk of 2nd Ammendment infringements except from a few choice Madison and Milwaukee lefties.

    At the moment, all is well but eternal vigilance is in order.
     
  4. TheSaint

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    It is a beautiful state with very friendly folks overall. I've been through it multiple times and have loved it. Overall, the smaller areas are more pro-gun and outdoor ranges abound in the woods. Of course, when you get nearer to the urban areas you get higher crime and more liberal moonbattery gun laws.

    http://marquettetribune.org/2013/04...rol-controversy-continues-in-mke-sh1-cb2-mt3/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ4D5bzrqUw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su1S29FO_5w

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwltduVrvuY

    That sheriff is made of 100% grade-A kick arse pro-Constitution blood in his veins.

    I sent him a thank you letter even though I don't live in the state for standing up to moonbat mayor and his other anti-gun cronies. :)
     
  5. jason41987

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    well, my move is planned for the end of may, having trouble finding a place so far since i have no access to local newspapers, but when i go there for the first weekend in may i should be able to find something... cant wait to get into fishing some of those lakes either
     
  6. jason41987

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    i used to live in wisconsin until i was 3, did a lot of growing up in northern iowa.. me and cold know eachother pretty well... i was in iowa in january of '96 when it was recorded to be below -60 degrees... but, ive been a packer fan for a long time and ive been getting into more wisconsin sports lately, i have plans to see some brewer games too... especially now since they pulled their heads out of their bums and decided to win some games

    but there are so many gorgeous lakes there.. cant wait to do some pike/muskie fishing
     
  7. rduchateau2954

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    I love it, never been anywhere else thought. I would make a point to stay away from the bigger cities like Milwaukee or Madison. I live just outside of Green Bay.
     
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    Grew up there, left in 1967 when I was 25.

    When I visit I fall back in love with the place. Until my asthma and allergies take over my body.
     
  9. Stormin.40

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    I have lived in WI for 6 years now, about a hour north of Milwaukee. As of about 2 years ago WI became gun friendly. Our current state government is still pretty conservative, but we did over welmingly re-elect Obama for a second term so things can change. Depending on where you end up local municipalities may be more restrictive, though the legislature did a good job of including a lot of protection for gun owners. As was already said Madison and Milwaukee generally have anti 2nd amendment feelings but the state laws allow CC.

    You will find a lot of gun ranges, both indoor and outdoor. I travel between Green Bay and Milwaukee for work an there are a lot of gun shops both large chains and LGS.

    Check out www.armedbadger.com for more WI gun information.
     
  10. stumpers

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    Wisconsin is legally gun friendly - comparatively.

    Politically 'moderate'...Ron Johnson beat Russ Feingold, we elected Scott Walker (twice), but Obama won and Tammy Baldwin beat a former and popular governor in Tommy Thompson.

    I've lived here all my life, minus 5 years of active duty in the Army. From further north originally, but a recent transplant to Madison. Even in Madison, which is not gun friendly, there's a few shops I've found within 15 miles or so that are well-stocked with fun stuff.
     
  11. 460Shooter

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    Me too. Lived there until I was 19, then went to Stevens Point for school. Left the state for good when I was 25. Won't consider living there again unless I'm retiring on an inland lake somewhere.

    What do I miss? Irish Fest, my family, and restaurants. Not the actual city one bit.

    ^^^^^ This is very true.

    You can probably check out the Journal online, and I'd be willing to bet there is an website dedicated to finding rentals in Milwaukee if you google it. Just a note. If you choose to live on the east side, there are a lot of beggars and vagrants. They are usually friendly, but not always. If it were me, I'd look at a suburb. Downtown and anything within a three mile radius is just too expenssive.
     
  12. Hurryin' Hoosier

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    Squeaky cheese. The home of Culvers. Fresh Leinenkugel's. Great brats. The PACK. What else do you need? ;)
     
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    Da Packers rule in WI. DuPont cheese in Marion makes the best colby cheese on the planet. Lots of local beer makers. Sausage rules. When you buy your snow blower, make sure it has at least 10 horsepower. Those little blowers are junk.....How do I know? I lived in the UP for 22 winters which is north of WI....chris3
     
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    Gun culture is solid. Entrenched in rural areas. Rather different in Madison and Milwaukee. 29 is the dividing line. North of that, it's hard core north woods culture. South of that is farming.

    Hunting is a way of life in Wisconsin. One the highest ratios of outdoorsmen to people of any state really.

    They went from terrible to great on Right to Carry. Today they're like evey place else and they have good reciprocity...Indiana is good in Wisconsin where it's not in Ohio for example.

    Wisconsin is a great state for just about everything. Food's great. Beer's great. Cheese actually is really big and much celebrated there...so then is wine. Hunting and fishing is great. Guns are common as they are in Texas or Indiana etc.
     
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    It's a great place to be, lived here my whole life aside from traveling at my last job. Lots of people that love guns, you can own just about anything if you've got the paperwork to back it up, and plenty of Leinenkugel's, brats, and cheese to go around :D Can't forget the Packers either.
     
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    Expect to buy a treadmill.
     
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    they make cheese
     
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    It's like Deliverance.





    I would run....run. I'm serious.
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    Bill Murray to Harold Ramis in the movie, "Stripes":

    "Czechoslovakia?...It's like Wisconsin!"
     
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    I left Milwaukee in 1960 and never looked back. On the few occasions that I do visit the remaining relatives I get sick. Sick of seeing what became of a once civilized bluecollar metro area. It is now on the verge of becoming the 2nd Detriot plagued with gang activity and entitlement blood suckers.
     
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    OPer Jason: here is a Wisconsin update:
    Attached is the view out my kitchen window at 7:20pm tonight, April 22.

    It sure cuts down on the lawn mowing expenses.
    The winters are a little tough, but the other 2 months of the year are quite tolerable (except for the mosquitoes):D
     

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    Born and raised in the Dairy State, allways loved my Packers, and the Milwaukee Braves, still loved 'em even when they deserted and went to Atlanta. Like they said before I still buy Wisconsin cheese, and what ya have Pabst Blue Ribbon, Pabst Blue Ribbon beer! I've allways stayed clear of Madison the college town and State Capitol, as well as Milwaukee, but what can I say the town that made beer famous, or is it the beer that made Milwaukee famous. Whatever, the cold winters never bothered me however the humid summers is what made me stay away, along with the mosquitos the size of B-52 bombers. It is a neat State as far as hunting goes, and the shooting sports, as well as the CCW.
     
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    Born in Green Bay, lived in Luxemburg till 6th grade, Lake Geneva through high school, and La Crosse till I was 40. I wish I still lived there. Lovely people and lots of beer, sausage and big food. Southeastern region is more "settled" than the west. Lots of public hunting that's actually worth going to. Stay away from Madison. But even there, you'll find some wicked good fishing...
     
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    While living there, when the USAF SAGE center was still in operation at Truax AFB, the state firearm used to be the good ol' lever-action 30-30. The deer there are of the Eastern Whitetail variety. "The Sportsman Guide", I think, was located within Wisconsin. "Land's End" clothing was located in Wisconsin, last I heard.
     
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    Good fur trapping.
     
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