Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Which is the worst "gun" state now?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by twoblink, Dec 26, 2002.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. twoblink

    twoblink Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Messages:
    3,736
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    PRK and PRNJ seem to be on the top of my list... For the claim of armpit of America... It's an even draw with I think the PRK slightly ahead..

    Your comments?
     
  2. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Messages:
    9,325
    Location:
    Hoosieropolis
    By virtue of requiring a signed permission slip from your local gendarmerie in order to buy a friggin' BB gun, I'd give the edge to the Garba... er, Garden State.
     
  3. Husky

    Husky Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    6
    Location:
    Jersey Shore
    New Jersey-my home state- but I read some strange things about CA also. Our local PD has to issue a permit to purchase each handgun (usually a couple of days, depends on the town-I've heard some take longer),$3.00, valid for 90 days but can be renewed for another 90 days if you don't use it right away.
    You're right, Tamara, you need a firearm purchaser I.D. card to buy a BB gun, shotgun, or rifle in NJ.
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2002
  4. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    6,513
    Location:
    Winter Haven, FL
    Isn't the home of old Michael (tank-driver) Dukakas (aka Mass.) pretty bad? Seems I recall they could arrest you for possession of a single cartridge, even without a gun to shoot it in.
     
  5. Al in Md

    Al in Md Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    52
    Location:
    Maryland
    Maryland is getting bad. Funny thing they are O.K. with long guns but handguns are another matter. The "Built into the gun lock law" (handguns only) goes into effect on 1/1/03. Al in Md.
     
  6. AZTOY

    AZTOY Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    1,078
    Location:
    Fort Wainwright Alaska
    Which is the worst "gun" state now?

    # 1 . New Jersey
     
  7. Zorro

    Zorro Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    208
    Location:
    California
    CALIFORNIA!

    No Doubt about it.
     
  8. Jim March

    Jim March Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    8,732
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    I'd put New Jersey as worst, followed by Illinois, Mass, New York, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and then finally California.

    California has "shall-issue gun ownership" versus ownership permits. So does Illinois, but the Chicago ban puts them past Calif in the sucky dept.
     
  9. Slotback

    Slotback Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    304
    Location:
    Texas
    I would say that the PRK and the PRNJ are doing their best to out-do the other.
     
  10. twoblink

    twoblink Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Messages:
    3,736
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    Let's not forget, Chicago is trying to put IL on the map rather quickly as well.

    I'm just wondering if the new PRK laws put it a step above PRNJ.

    If DC were a state, where would it rank??
     
  11. ZekeLuvs1911

    ZekeLuvs1911 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    368
    Location:
    Avenel, NJ
    Maybe I should remove the NJ from my location. :) With 13 handguns, 3 rifles, and 1 shotgun, I would probably be called a terrorist waiting to happen here! :mad:
     
  12. riverdog

    riverdog Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    1,826
    As much as dislike California's new and and ever more stringent gun legislation, I would have to vote for New Jersey.

    Out here it's more harrassment, but at least we don't need a note from Mommy making it okay to take possession. I'm sure that that will be in the 2004 gun legislation :rolleyes: The certified guns list is a real pain, but it doesn't apply to used guns. It only applies to new guns and acts like a cover charge on the manufacturers. Assault rifles are very controlled, but other long-guns (shotguns and bolt action rifles) are hardly tracked.

    It has less to do with safety than money for the state's coffers. Watch for more of that; California is in a big hurt for money right now with what Gray Davis has done and will continue to do WRT spending. He needs cash from wherever he can get it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2002
  13. Chris Rhines

    Chris Rhines Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Messages:
    3,773
    Location:
    Potomac, Maryland - Behind enemy lines!!
    Toss-up between Hawaii and New Jersey, with California, Illinois, and Maryland fighting it out for the top five.

    - Chris
     
  14. Arts

    Arts Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    48
    Location:
    San Antonio
    Illinois
     
  15. Nathaniel Firethorn

    Nathaniel Firethorn Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    1,672
    Location:
    Exit 8A, Peoples' Republic of Corzinistan
    Above either PRNJ or PRK, I'd think. Don't they have a policy of no handgun ownership by commoners?

    - pdmoderator
     
  16. rlpinca

    rlpinca Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    Moriarty NM
    All this makes me glad that I live in New Mexico. It's too bad the politicians have screwed up California so bad. It is really a fun state to visit and somehow there's lots of gun people there.
     
  17. Matt N

    Matt N Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    3
    New Jersey for now, but Illinois is definitely going to try to catch up next year when the new Governor (notoriuosly anti gun) and new State's Attorney (also notoriously anti gun) team up. Watch for the fireworks in January. The Machine is already getting things ready.
     
  18. roscoe

    roscoe Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Messages:
    2,301
    Location:
    NV
    DC - no handguns at all unless registered before 1976.
     
  19. PDshooter

    PDshooter Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    151
    Location:
    Illinois (PRI)
    I think Illinois:mad: is going to out right "SUCK" now!

    When I retire.....Me and my Motor home are heading to U.T:D
     
  20. BenW

    BenW Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    1,116
    Location:
    CA
    Despite it's reputation (and many of my own posts complaining about it) I don't think California falls into the worst state category. We actually (AFAIK) only have two outright, pain in the butt bans -- one on "assault weapons" and one on mags holding >10 rounds (preban or not, though if you had them before the ban, you're ok). One could of course argue (and I would tend to agree) that any handguns not passing the "safety tests" are technically nothing more than banned weapons.

    Everything else is, as pointed out earlier, pretty much harassment. There are a lot of things we can still do, and a lot of arms we can still own, but we have to jump through more hoops than a circus lion to get them. I can still shoot my eye out with a Red Ryder without having to fill out paperwork first.:p

    I'm sure our lame duck governor will do his best to surpass New Jersey in asinine laws in the next 4 years though.:mad:
     
  21. BrianW

    BrianW Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    10
    Location:
    Cordova, AK
    Illannoy has been one of the worst for a looooong time now. I remember getting a FOID back in '80-81 or thereabouts.

    Get out while you still can; best thing I ever did was leave that abysmal state behind me.
     
  22. Wildalaska

    Wildalaska member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    5,296
    Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
    You know you guys are always complaining about NJ and PRK, you oughta try living up here in Alaska, talk about aggravation...

    Forget about the fact that its legal to carry openly anywhere and legal to concealed anywhere without a license if engaged in an out door activity, or legal to carry in your car anytime, or legal to own or carry any Federally licensed class 3 weapon.....

    No! They make us pay$90 for a 5 year "shall issue" CCW that you only need if you want to carry concealed in city limits... (if you wanna call places like Juneau, Wasilla and Fairbanks "cities" sorry guys)! Thieves!

    And they only let you shoot machine guns on the State operated rifle range if you make an appointment first! Shame!

    Next thing you know they will drop the 5 a day caribou limit for residents! The fascists!

    Im moving to someplace free :)
     
  23. Nanook

    Nanook Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    732
    Location:
    NOT far enough from Chicago
    FOID

    I had to get an FOID card in 1971, and the sad thing was all I was buying was a Sheridan Blue Streak! That's right, for a blasted pellet rifle I needed an FOID in 1971.
    I lived in Chicago then, and it's gone downhill even more since then.
    There's a huge gunstore outside Chicago, called Megasports. They won't sell you an AR15 if you live in Cook county/Chicago. They also won't sell you a handgun if you live in Chicago, Melrose Park, or Oak Park. All of these places have effectively outlawed handguns.
    Most of the rest of the state is okay, no "assault" weapon bans, no standard capacity mag bans, just in and around Chicago. Although there is absolutely zero chance of getting a CCW in Illinois...
     
  24. Diesle

    Diesle Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    495
    Location:
    MN, USA
    Im in Minnesota. Pretty middle of the road...

    Im not in law enforcment and would like to be able to carry. MN requires you to present 'unique' cirumstance(s) and to have a training certificate. The certificfate is no problem. Still searching for the golden egg though. A unique circomstance I can present as a 'normal' citizen that would allow me a carry permit.

    Any ideas?

    Diesle
     
  25. amprecon

    amprecon Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Messages:
    1,458
    Location:
    TN
    I recently moved from MD to MT, gun-control was a primary consideration. Democrats were another primary reason, especially after they submitted a bill in the state house to impose a 500% sales tax on ammunition, which shockingly failed to pass noting their previous anti-gun legislation record.
    I would suggest that California, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Maryland to be THE most gun unfriendly states in the union.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page