Greetings from So Cal

Greetings from So Cal

This is a discussion on Greetings from So Cal within the New Members Introduce Yourself forums, part of the DefensiveCarry.com Forum Office category; Just a quick intro. My name is Chris, I live in Laguna Niguel California. Orange County seems to be one of the few counties in ...

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    Greetings from So Cal

    Just a quick intro. My name is Chris, I live in Laguna Niguel California. Orange County seems to be one of the few counties in the state that will issue a CCW as long as you are able to pass the background check. That's exactly where I am at this point, I have been received the preliminary approval and am waiting on the DOJ and FBI background check to be completed.

    I'm 39 years old, have a lovely wife originally from New Zealand (which BTW is very anti-gun, even the average LEO does not carry) and two beautiful daughters aged 2.5 and 7 months.

    My reason for getting a CCW is my job. I am a Realtor. I look like the typical white boy, blond hair, green eyes. I also happen to be fluent in Spanish having grown up in Central America. Because of this, I work with a lot of first-time buyers of Hispanic descent. I frequently am in less than desirable neighborhoods frequented by gang members. I have been able to talk my way out of a few situations, but don't want to be defensless the day I can't use my charm.

    Anyway, I have lurked here for a bit and decided I should finally join. I look forward to learning and getting to know you guys.

    Take care,


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    Hey Chris - welcome - from this Chris, in PA!

    I know NZ is not over gun friendly but thought it was way better than Oz! Good luck getting that permit.
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    Welcome Chris,the only time during my years in the USN that I contimplated going AWOL was at the end of my stays in NZ. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE PLACE.I was in and out of Christchurch and Auckland and spent my "off time" up north in Whangarei. Met a girl(you know).She worked at the big national park up there. Great country and beautiful women. If you can obtain a CC permit in Kalifornia,well,good on ya. Again,welcome to the forum. --------

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    Thanks for the welcome guys. Yeah, CA is a tough place overall to get a permit, but luckily I live in one of the easier locales. Like I said, I've been approved pending my back ground check so unless my evil twin has made a bad name for me out there I should be good to go shortly.

    Yeah, NZ is amazing. I have not made it to the South Island yet but will probably get there this Christmas. Whangarei is very beautiful. I also really like Great Barrier Island off the NE coast of the North Island. Truly amazing.

    Thanks again for the warm welcome,

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    Welcome to the forum Chris!
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    Welcom to the fold Chris. This is becoming one of my favorite sites. Enjoy your stay and have a long look around. Sixgun

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    Welcome to the forum Chris -

    Best wishes on your CCW too.
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    Welcome ChrisG! Realtors in this area (DFW) are working in teams oftentimes just due to security issues - especially at "open houses" and the 15 house "look ats".

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    Hi there Chris....welcome to the forum.
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    Welcome from a former Californian. I grew up in the town of San Dimas. Good luck on the paper work.
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    Welcome to the forum. I have family in Laguna Niguel, its a beautiful place! Good luck with the permit.
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    Welcome Chris

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    Thumbs up Hi ChrisG

    Welcome to the forum.
    Sounds like you have a wonderful family. Great that you're taking positive measures to help insure that you always make it home to them.
    A very wise decision.
    Well, you're very welcome here.
    Thanks for registering.
    Feel free to actively participate.

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    welcome to the Forum Chris
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