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    Florida:
    - No open carry allowed unless you are 1)hiking, camping, hunting or fishing; 2) See number one again

    - Lots of sun, lots of ocean (both open ocean and warm gulf water; choose a side!)

    - Really good gun laws at the moment. Castle Doctrine that also includes your car as a domain

    - No duty to inform of CHL when stopped by LEO

    - Must issue state (for CHL)

    - Smaller than Texas and less crime (in North Florida anyway)


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    Lets list some of the assets Texas has to offer.

    Living in central Texas you are only minutes from the Hill Country and some of the most beautiful hills you will ever experience.

    You are also only a few hours from the beautiful Texas Gulf Coast, especially down on the South Padre Island National Seashore.

    You are only a few hours from the North East Texas Piney Woods area and the Piney Woods National Forrest.

    A few hours to the north and you are in the Panhandle plains area. And few hours to the west you are in the mountainous Big Bend area.

    If you feel the need for deep mexican influences, head south to the valley and if that is not satisfying enough, cross the border into Mexico for a great day of shooping, food & atmosphere.

    Texas has marshland, full of alligators, huge lakes all over the state for water recreation, great salt water fishing out any of the coastal areas.

    Taxes are reasonable, real estate and seafood are plentiful and if you like to gamble, just to the east is Louisana with all the casinos you could ever want. We also have a few in texas but they are on ships that take you out in the Gulf to gamble.

    Snow in Texas, absolutely....especially in the panhandle, but a few hours further west and you are in New Mexico or a little further north to Colorado.

    You will find some of the friendliest people in the US in Texas and we are always welcoming new state residents, from wherever they come.

    I have traveled over the US all my life and found that Texas has some of the best if not the best maintained highways in the US.

    I have seen the 51% sign that was discussed earlier, mostly in dance halls, Knights of Columbus Halls, and certain places where that type of entertainment is provided. I see more of the 30.06 coming down than going up. The Texas CHL is, for the most part, welcomed by 99.9% of the LEO's and their respective organizations. In Texas, you can carry in your car, while traveling, except in Houston, without a CHL. Texas passed the Castle Doctrine to protect those defending themselves and others, with deadly force, without fear of civil suits from the criminal you just shot, who was robbing you at knifepoint, that was just trying to provide for his family.

    If you are into country themes, Texas is your homestead pardner!!!

    Sports...Texas has two pro football and three pro basketball teams and even have professional hockey team.

    Though we dont have a Disney park, there are two major Six Flags amusement parks in Texas.

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    Last question..Is there a limitation of numbers of handguns I can buy in Florida? Or can I buy 2 9mm, 2 40.cal, 2 45.cal, 1 10mm and 2 357.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniella View Post
    Last question..Is there a limitation of numbers of handguns I can buy in Florida? Or can I buy 2 9mm, 2 40.cal, 2 45.cal, 1 10mm and 2 357.?
    I'm pretty sure FLA is still part of the free world, unlike Ca.
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    Florida has no limits on the number of firearm puchases. Also, CHL holders have no waiting period for purchasing a handgun. If you hold a CHL, you can walk out of the store with your new handgun.

    Florida has no restirctions on magazine capacity.

    Also, Florida CHL holders are no longer subject to public records disclosure.

    Personally, I think Texas and Florida are certainly two of the finest states in the nation when it comes to public ownership/carry of concealed firearms. I live in Florida, but I also like Texas. Either would be a great choice to live in in my opinion. My only reservation is some of the larger cities in EITHER state means a lot more violent crime.

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    Yep, in FL, no mag capacity restrictions, no restrictions on number of firearms you can buy, no caliber restrictions. If you go through the process and pay the $, you can own Class 3/NFA weapons.

    -JT

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    God...you guys are good..is there anything you do not know?! Thanks a lot!

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    with the limits of LA, TX, and FL base on the web sites above along with many visits and years of living in - I would pick LA over TX or FL.

    In LA I would pick NorthWest LA - North of I-20 and East of Highway 71 (Northeast of Shreveport, LA)

    All three States have some restrictions which need to ne lifted - Like TX no open carry, no carry in church, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniella View Post
    God...you guys are good..is there anything you do not know?! Thanks a lot!

    Naw, we 'aint good! Just informed!

    Read this post for the ACTUAL statutes for Florida:

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ion-links.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goel View Post
    In Texas an establishment that gets 51 percent or more of its income from the sale of alcohol is off limits - but they must post a 51 sign (I think it must be large and in red/white). Elsewhere, it is ok to carry in most places but the ones you mention - unless a business posts a sign that reads the legal statute 30.06 verbatim in 1 inch lettering in English and in Spanish - and in two colors. I have only seen one such sign in my city and it was not a legal sign because it was not 1 inch lettering. I have heard of one hospital in my city that has it posted correctly. That's it Texas is a VERY friendly state.
    I remember seeing those signs while in Dallas, like at the clubhouse of the golf course we went to.

    I have some experience in more parts of FL than I do in TX, and would suggest FL just because. It's a rather large state, I happen to like the East Coast.
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    I am in the process of making the move from AZ to FL. I really miss the right to open carry that i had in AZ but in FL I can carry in a restaurant. A soon as I can get my wife to sell the house in AZ I will become a permanent FL resident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tex45acp View Post
    In Texas, you can carry in your car, while traveling, except in Houston, without a CHL.
    I did not know this but its good to know as we are in Houston from time to time to visit friends and relitives there but we will have our CHL the next trip in.
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    So..where in Florida is the best place to live?

    I was thinking on the Atlantic side (West Palm Beach to Key Largo) but how is the Gulf Side (Tampa to Naples)?

    Where is the best beaches? And access to the best gun stores..

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    I lived in Tampa for several years, so I have some bias towards that area. I'm currently on the Atlantic coast, but much farther north than the area you mentioned.

    The W.P.B. area is too snooty for my tastes, as I mentioned earlier. It also seems, to me, that the people are more gun friendly the further north you go on the east coast. St. Lucie County, north of the W.P.B. area is pretty good in that regard, but the cities are fairly small. Moving northward, Indian River County has a county run outdoor range that isn't all that bad, and pretty darn cheap, compared to the indoor ranges where I am in Brevard County, the next county up. I'm not too sure of Volusia county, north of us. It's also not that bad as you go towards the west, towards Orlando.

    Tampa itself doesn't have many real beaches, being in the bay, but it's just a short hop over to Clearwater for Gulf coast beaches, and all the friggin' college springbreakers and snowbirds, depending on the 'season'.

    Because of the relatively less crowded nature of the Treasure and Space Coasts (say, St. Lucie County up through Brevard), the beaches are all fairly nice and clean.

    As I get older and crankier, I become less of a beach person, but having lived on both the east and west coast, I prefer the Atlantic beaches of the east coast to those of the west. I couldn't tell you why.

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    Oh, I forgot...I saw recently on some CNN.com story that in a ranking of the best cities to live (not sure if it was the U.S. or FL), Lake Mary in the Orlando area got high...if not THE highest...rating. Could be a happy medium...close to the major theme parks, but I don't think too close, and almost smack in the middle of the state, where it's a fairly short drive to either coast.

    -JT

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