The Bailiwick of Jersey, or Monaco.
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If you HAD to live in an anti-gun state, which one would you choose and why? To me there would be 4 main factors. Could I still get a CCL? Could I OC? (Remember I am split on OC/CC it is an important matter to me and I can see both sides). Can I still own my semi-automatic rifles? Is there registration on firearms?
Massachusetts, New Jersey, Hawaii, DC and Illinois are out of the question. They fail all 4 categories. at least in IL you can still have an AK-47... but thats about it.
I would consider New York or California since I can still get a CCL depending on where I am. Semi-auto rifles are a no go in both states, and I do not believe registration is an issue at least with long guns. I know handguns would be registered, but like I said CCL is legal in most parts of these states. OC is a no go in both states.
Maryland I would consider except for the fact that CC/OC is pretty much non-existent. At least I could still own my AK-47 (with mag restrictions of course ), and my handguns without any registration. Maryland is more tempting then the rest. There is no registration in Maryland.
Connecticut is OK. There is a waiting period, but no registration. My semi-autos would be a no-go, but I could get a CCL pretty easy there (its almost shall issue from what I hear).
Rhode Island is the same as Connecticut pretty much, except the assault weapon ban.
Wisconsin would be perfect if it wasn't for their ban on CCL's. Otherwise I would pick it.
It would come down to a tie between DE or MD. Overall I'd pick Delaware... while restrictive, it allows all 4 categories with some restrictions. Assault weapons are OK +1. It allows OC +1. You can get a CCL after a lot of work, but it can be done +1. This is where Maryland fails over Delaware. Lastly there is no registration in DE. +1
My vote would be Delaware.
The Bailiwick of Jersey, or Monaco.
It is completely legal to own a semi-auto rifle in California. I send 10-12 guns to California per week; many of them semi-auto.
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I voted California, because that's where I live now. Beautiful state, every kind of landscape you could ask for, from sandy beaches to snow capped mountains to deserts to forests of 1,000 year old redwoods. Friendly small towns and big city lights and entertainment. Got some crappy politicians, stupid laws and far left liberals though. I strongly resent some of the restrictions on what firearms I am allowed to own, but I vote, and write to my state representatives and just maybe we can change the laws.
CCW permits are not too difficult to get in my county, and while there are some guns I can't own here, there are others I can that will serve every purpose I want. Many semi-auto rifles are legal here, just not "evil looking assault weapons". The restrictions make no practical sense, since they are based on the appearance of a gun, not the function.
How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how he or she views you as an individual; as a trustworthy & productive citizen, or as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised and taken care of.
I voted Hawaii. Cali has to many issues and high taxes. NY,NJ smog and people. Hawaii-if I can't carry at least everyone will be in bikinis and wetsuits so printing should happen.
I don't have to live in a gun free state that's the beauty of"FREEDOM"
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I picked the land of the Terminator.
While CCL permits are hard to get they can at least be obtained.
And beside California is a wonderful beautiful state.
I don't see a state on the list that I would consider living in, unless I knew it was a short stint for a contract job (less than a year). I even avoid going to California for work whenever I can.
Having lived in Washington and Alaska, both states where the 2A is alive and well and firearm regulations are rather non-restrictive, I guess I'm spoiled. Hard to teach and old dog new tricks.
Edit: I suppose if I had to live in an anti-gun state, I would choose upstate NY and just stay away from NYC.
Last edited by C Paul Lincoln; September 4th, 2008 at 08:42 AM. Reason: Last minute thought.
CT all the way I basically did live there last year,, no mag restrictions, there is no waiting period as long as you have your CCW. I actually bought most of my guns there and had them shipped home.
They are pretty much shall issue.
If I'm not mistaken, you can still set some Semi-Auto rifles, the AWB list in CT is very specific, your "ban model" ARs are legal so it depends on what you have, I've seen plenty of M1As for sale in CT, as well as Mini14's Siagas etc.
Then again I haven't been there in a year...
Besides, all I'd have to do is reattach a fixed stock on my ban model Bushmaster and it's CT legal
I voted Rhode Island, cause that's where I live.... It is quite an ordeal to get a CCW permit here.
Rhode Island is a nice place to live, but poorly managed. Local and state unions basically run the whole government. I think we have the most corruption convictions (per politician) of any state, lol.
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Wisconsin, definitely. First off, I grew up there, so I still know a few people and have some family there. But on top of that, it really isn't an "anti-gun" state. The carry laws suck, granted. But I grew up hunting, and a lot of other people I knew did as well (and I grew up in SE WI, near Milwaukee, so it's not like I was in a rural area). I didn't know anyone who was anti-gun - I'm sure there are plenty who are, as there are in even the most pro-gun states, but I didn't know any. And to top it all off, they are the most likely to end up with an excellent carry law fairly soon, as their carry law missed a veto override by only 1 vote. It won't be long until WI is one of the better 2A states...
Other than that, CA is the only one I'd consider. I lived there for 7 years and, other than the crushing number of people and the oppressiveness of certain parts of the Bay Area, I really got to like the landscape and the natural beauty of the state. Having said that, someone would need to pay me a 6 figure salary - and the first number may have to be >= 2 - for me to even consider moving back there. That tells you how likely any of the other states on the list are...
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Since you didn't specify Los Estados Unidos del Norte, I'd go with Quintana Roo or Yucatan, in Mexico. Beautiful country, and you can have and do whatever you have the money for; none of the socialist ideological BS of the US. Bear in mind, in a restrictionist society you do not have rights. Period. There are no anti-states where your "rights" cannot not be removed without due process.
I say Wisconsin, since that was where I was born. I haven't been hunting up there in a few years but plan to go back. Yes their carry laws suck, but maybe that will change in the not so near future.
After WI, I guess it would be CT, a hunting buddy has family from their and he says it is a beautiful state and from other info on this thread it doesn't seem to be to anti.
Does Washington DC count as a state?
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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