kind of a stupid question?
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Now, I'm ...
April 17th, 2009 08:51 AM
kind of a stupid question?
In these tough economic times, what happens to your firearms if someone is forced to take a job in Wisconsin or Illinois ??
Now, I'm just thinking hypothetically, there is no way I would move to either of those states, but I was just thinking?
sheesh? *what if* who do you turn your guns into? do 'they' destroy your property or just hold it till you decide to move out of the state. Will the state buy your guns?
How does that work??????
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April 17th, 2009 08:51 AM
April 17th, 2009 09:00 AM
That's a tough question to answer. In the current economical situation I would have to weigh my options. Do I want to move for a better paying job. Or do I move to a highly restrictive state when it comes to firearms & licensing? That has to be a personal decision.
I would prefer NOT to move to a state with highly restrictive gun laws. But if I had to provide for my family I might have to make that sacrafice.
As for me, I'm not ready to move to a state that is less than 2nd amendment friendly. Keep in mind that I only have 2 cats to worry about. I'm single & want to keep enjoying my CCW rights. But, that would change if I had a family to support.
It comes down to your own circumstances. Choose wisely!
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April 17th, 2009 09:03 AM
You take them with you.
There's no prohibition against gun ownership in either state.
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April 17th, 2009 09:30 AM
Neither state prohibit owning and possessing guns, they just do not allow CC. I know in Illinois you would have to have a FOID and I believe all guns, not just handguns are registered with the state. To my knowledge Wisconsin has no firearms registration. Although Wisconsin does not have CC they are far less restrictive than New York on gun ownership.
April 17th, 2009 10:16 AM
In the case where you own specific guns prohibited by a state (like an 'assault weapon' and you are moving to NJ), you find somebody you trust in a legal state and have that person hold the weapons for you. Just make sure it really is somebody you trust. Even in that case, the state can't prevent you from owning property you already brought legally; they might make it unlawful to possess the item inside their state borders, though.
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April 17th, 2009 01:29 PM
There are no Stupid questions, Just stupid answers....
Me I'm retired so I cannot really put myself in that scenario, but I have completed moving to a different state for winter relief, and those states are not on my list of places to go that time of the year.....
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April 17th, 2009 01:50 PM
April 17th, 2009 02:14 PM
Being retired, I don't even VISIT those states in question. If I were still working and knew then what I know now, I would do everything possible to avoid employment in 'said' states.
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April 17th, 2009 05:17 PM
Go to handgunlaw.us and you can check out the regulations for Illinois.
My wife is from the Peoples Republic of Illinois, gun laws are kind of restrictive there.
As for Wisconsin, you're on your own there, don't know about them.
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April 17th, 2009 05:47 PM
If you don't want to get into the opressive state's "system" (registration, etc.), you could always rent a storage unit in your current friendly state for your firearms. You could come back and visit them every once in awhile, i suppose.
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April 17th, 2009 09:29 PM
I'm retiring the first of May... so, I wouldn't ever move there. If I were in that situation, I would keep looking elsewhere.
April 17th, 2009 11:38 PM
April 18th, 2009 12:11 AM
Take the guns and leave em at home.
Then do whatever you can on a Grass Roots level to get the laws changed.
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April 18th, 2009 12:15 AM
I'm stationed in CA and can't do anything about it. I had to leave a few guns and magazines with my parents. I suppose I could register my "assault weapons" and pay the rediculous fee, but I don't want them registered, and I don't want to pay to exercise my 2nd amendment rights. I'll be getting out of CA ASAP though.
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April 18th, 2009 04:41 AM
It's not a stupid question, but one that I hope to never have to ask, or answer for myself.
Originally Posted by Jmac00
I run in to this with co-workers at times, working for Uncle Sugar. It is a pet peeve of mine that is a legal item in one state is a criminal charge in another, but that's what state's rights are all about.
Needless to say, there are quite a few states that I refuse to support.
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