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Providence Ranch

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I've been working for a long time on a plan to get out of the Great Socialist State of California, and move back to America. If I can find a place where it still exists, that is. But its got me thinking. Why don't more people do the same? The power is in our hands to effect huge change simply by leaving one population and becoming part of another. But despite how bad things get in some places, especially as it pertains to 2A rights, it never seems to be enough to tip the scales. So here's my question:

What would it take for you to leave your state? What would be the last straw?
 

Cotillion

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I could never move to California. 2 reasons, first because its waaaaay to expensive, secondly, all your retarded laws on just about everything, but most importantly guns. I live in Oregon and love the laws here. Although we have to go through the process to acquire our ccw, its shall issue
 

eXGee11

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If my state (Ohio) banned open carry, banned concealed carry, or put in a capacity restriction I would move. Those 3 are my lynchpins.
 

ChrisHunter

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I live in Ca, it's truly spirit crushing. The combination of traffic and almost no 2A rights really is getting on my nerves. My wife and I have made the decision to move to North Carolina next spring and begin living like Americans. It's sad that I had to get a CCW from another state for when I ride my motorcycle around the country. I'm really impressed with where I can carry with my Az non-resident permit (every state along the 40 except Ca, and quite a few more). Let the exodus begin.
 

S&WM&P40

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Living in NH and Vermont, I would only choose to leave and move to Alaska. It's cold gun rights are huge in AK and it's one of the last frontiers left in America.
 

M1911a1lvr

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I live in VT, the best state to live in if you are a gun owner. I wouldn't leave except for a few reasons, One being the economy. It sucks right now, but not enough to move. Two: my wife getting accepted into her USANG masters program and we have to move to San Antonio, TX. It is difficult to think about leaving again. But if i had too, AK, AZ, NC, TX, SC would be my choice's.
 

trophyhunter

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I live in New York, Which is just as bad as California. Gun laws here are very Strict. Even if some Scumbag broke into my home I must try to retreat. I hate it here. But my wife is 15 years into a 20 year job with a pension.So, we are stuck for another 5 years. Then we are out of here.
 

Providence Ranch

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Man, I'm in the same boat. 16 years into my career, and 20 needed to retire with full medical. We would need to have one hell of a plan to jump ship now, but believe me we are looking. My only concern is that California's economy (and individual rights) are circling the drain as we speak. There is no going back. It's all going to have to come out the bottom before it can get better. Especially with Gov. Brown trying to spend us out of a recession. How much longer can I afford to wait? How much longer will this retirement I'm working so hard towards be worth anything?

"Spirit-crushing," is the perfect description.
 

localgirl

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I already live in the second-best state in the union, and next door to the very best. So I'm pretty OK with that. Though some more career opportunities sure would be nice.
 

Dennis1209

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I done did it. I moved out of the greatless state of Illinois. It took 38 years, stomp on my 2nd Amendment Rights, and $4,000.00 / year property taxes on a piece of ****** house. You think CA has problems, try IL. Happy camper now in TN.
 

retiredman

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I was born and raised in California. Worse thing I had was a ticket for failing to stop at a sign.

I was 18 no money spent two days in jail. I was denied my permit there. I moved to Oklahoma.

Now I am a instructor for the state.

God I hate California. I just had to retire to have my income, and I was gone.

Never going back
 

Tucker's Mom

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We used to live in Mission Viejo in California. We're now in Missouri and love the Castle Doctrine here. 'Been living here for 25 years now but given the chance to move again, I will choose Texas.
 

Lowjiber

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We moved to California from Florida in 2007 because my wife took a job transfer. After two years of tolerating the high taxes, illegal aliens adding daily to that tax burden, Second Amendment rights that didn't exist, and a general atmosphere of pure stupidity by the majority of the citizens, the camel's back was broken when our resident county (Santa Clara) passed legislation banning McDonald's from putting toys in Kids Meals because kids were getting fat.

We moved to Nevada in 2010 and love it.
 
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BC1

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I live in New York, Which is just as bad as California. Gun laws here are very Strict. Even if some Scumbag broke into my home I must try to retreat. I hate it here. But my wife is 15 years into a 20 year job with a pension.So, we are stuck for another 5 years. Then we are out of here.
Absolutely incorrect. NYS does not require you try to retreat in your own home. In fact NYS PL 35.15 allows the use of deadly physical force to thwart a burglary. Regarding other NY gun laws I can't find anything restrictive in Article 265 (criminal possession of a weapon) of the PL. Other than restrictions on some carry permits, you have more gun rights in NY than many "gun friendly" states. Public opinion is based mostly on misinformation. In NYS you can posses in a bar, restaurant, public transportation, bank, hospital, etc. There is no need to notify LEO if you're carrying. No qualification requirement and the permit is good for life. If you have restrictions on your carry have you applied to have them lifted?
 

RJ_Whitlock

M&P 9mm
When they change the laws of where I can carry, I wanted to get my North Dakota permit but their carry laws make me sick.
 

slag_it!

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I done did it. I moved out of the greatless state of Illinois. It took 38 years, stomp on my 2nd Amendment Rights, and $4,000.00 / year property taxes on a piece of ****** house. You think CA has problems, try IL. Happy camper now in TN.
I concur with Illinois being a pain. I lived there off and on for 35 years. Moved to Washington 4 years ago. Love this state, right to open carry, shall issue state, conceal carry, noise suppressors are now legal as of July 22nd this year, no need to register firearm, and then you add into the mix, the only rain forest in North America, the mountains, desert area, and the ocean. What more can one ask for? The reason that would cause me to leave? Four more years with current Governor, just joking, if the rights and freedoms of the second amendment were abolished here. That may sway me to move.
 

walt629

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96 inches of snow in reading Pennsylvania did it for me and mine. Sunny (hot) Florida is home now. Not much chance of snow down here.
 

jg1967

New member
For many of us leaving is no longer an option since it has become virtually impossible to either sell our houses in the current loaction or get a new loan to buy one in another location. This may be due to market conditions, lower credit scores or higher credit requirements.

So if I lost my house I would be free to go.
 

Dennis1209

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For many of us leaving is no longer an option since it has become virtually impossible to either sell our houses in the current loaction or get a new loan to buy one in another location. This may be due to market conditions, lower credit scores or higher credit requirements.

So if I lost my house I would be free to go.

Tell me about it! I was maintaining 2 properties for three years. The piece of crap house I owned out right was appraised at 125k, $4,000.00 / yr. property taxes, and on the market for three (3) years. To get out of Cahokia, IL. I had a difficult time giving it away for $50k, no one could even get a loan on that give-a-way! Finally, someone finally managed to qualify for a loan. I wish I would not have paid it off. I would have sent the mortgage company "jingle mail".
 

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