Hello from Arizona

Hello from Arizona

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    Hello from Arizona

    Hello everyone. I grew up with guns & loved to shoot both handguns & rifles. Unfortunately when I married my wife did not allow me to have any guns in our home as she felt they were not safe. About 13 years later I finally was able to convince her to allow me to get a gun safe & my first pistol which was about a year & a half ago. I've been shooting it at the local range whenever I can. I've invited her to come with me - she has not said never, but has had excuses so far.

    I've also been reading up many books on self defense, concealed carry, the 2nd amendment etc. I've also been listening to many podcasts about gun rights, and visiting websites like this one. I've joined the NRA, the SAF, GOA, and also the Arizona Citizens Defense League. Even all together it doesn't cost me much more than enough ammo to go shoot at the range for an hour, and I figure it is worth it to help defend my second amendment rights. If I loose my 2nd amendment rights then I won't be able to buy ammo. My wife says I'm becoming a "gun nut" - but luckily she loves me anyway.

    We come up to Washington State every summer to visit family & cool off a bit. I joined a local gun club here so that I could continue to shoot, & decided to apply for a CCW due to regulations in WA that appeared to me to make it difficult to carry a pistol in a suburban since I had no trunk, & guns may not be carried in a vehicle if it is "accessible" to passengers unless you have a CCW. I since found out that you can carry an unloaded gun in an opaque case as long as it is out of my reach.

    However, now that I have a CCW in Washington, I've been carrying my Glock 19 with an inside the waistband holster & an untucked shirt a size too big to avoid printing. I'm surprised how much safer I feel knowing that I have my gun that I can use to protect myself & even more importantly, my family with. I've decided that I will now also get my CCW in Arizona when I get back home in a couple of weeks. I think I'll now feel a bit naked without my Glock on my return until that gets taken care of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spionen View Post
    Welcome from and enjoy the drive back through Utah!
    Thanks. Kind of funny in a way that I'll be able to CC on my way back home all the way through Washington, Idaho, & Utah, but will have to either disarm myself or switch to OC through Oregon & Arizona since Oregon doesn't recognize any state permit other than their own, & AZ only recognizes non Arizona permits for non Arizona residents.

    We used to drive through California on our way back, but California is so anti-gun I 'll be avoiding that state going forward. Why sacrifice my family safety just for a visit to Disneyland?
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