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ScottMn 05-04-2013 21:17

Most gun friendly state...
 
In your opinion which state is the most gun friendly at the moment?

This would include current law as well as the possibility of future legislation. Carry laws can vary and I realise that a few states don't require any permit but...other states don't honor that position and you have to get an out of state permit to carry to travel.

All thing considered...which would you choose?

ArmoryDoc 05-04-2013 21:41

Kansas has really done an about-face on gun laws. It is one of the gun-friendliest states in the union now. I used to hate it here but things have really taken off in that regard and Kansas is now a leading pro-gun state.

Gunnut 45/454 05-04-2013 22:38

Just about any state not run by a Dumocrat! Except NJ that is!:rofl:

ScottMn 05-05-2013 07:13

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Originally Posted by Gunnut 45/454 (Post 20247353)
Just about any state not run by a Dumocrat! Except NJ that is!:rofl:

I have a few friends that when we discuss conservative politics Christies name comes up. In a state that is already one of the worst in regards to the Second amendment he comes out with even more restrictions including a ban on .50 caliber guns??? Pure politics and NO principles...........he's in the same group as McCain and other east coast republicans.

ArmoryDoc....Kansas wasn't on my radar at all but now that you bring it up, I do recall reading about your progress. Thanks!

The country is becoming more and more divided along just about any "line" you want draw. So much for "uniting" America.

SJ 40 05-05-2013 07:46

I currently reside in one of them. Vermont has had Constitutional carry in place since it joined the Union as the 14 th. state in 1791. I think much as the Founders intended when they penned that pesky,some think out dated document known as the Constitution of the United States. SJ 40

SGT HATRED 05-05-2013 07:48

We have been over this before, your answer is: ARIZONA!

Eta: Guns and Ammo will tell you the same...

http://www.gunsandammo.com/2013/03/1...wners-in-2013/

SJ 40 05-05-2013 07:54

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Originally Posted by SGT HATRED (Post 20247880)
We have been over this before, your answer is: ARIZONA!

A big plus for Az. is the lack of -20 degree temps. While Vermont winters are not even close to Minnesota winters,Arizona is my favorite place to winter. SJ 40


SGT HATRED 05-05-2013 07:56

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Originally Posted by SJ 40 (Post 20247896)
A big plus for Az. is the lack of -20 degree temps. While Vermont winters are not even close to Minnesota winters,Arizona is my favorite place to winter. SJ 40

I Love You, Arizona - YouTube

Sj40 are you a snow bird??? If so please drive faster on the freeways...

SJ 40 05-05-2013 08:03

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Originally Posted by SGT HATRED (Post 20247902)
Sj40 are you a snow bird??? If so please drive faster on the freeways...

Actually I spent my teen years in Tucson and got my first license in Az.
SJ 40

SGT HATRED 05-05-2013 08:09

Very cool but that doesn't negate the fact snow birds drive 10 under.

SJ 40 05-05-2013 09:01

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Originally Posted by SGT HATRED (Post 20247940)
Very cool but that doesn't negate the fact snow birds drive 10 under.

Snowbirds are like Canadians they are either doing 45 mph or 90,no in between.

Something unique to New England is passing,going around on the right side of the road,police don't even give it a second thought.

Sorry about the thread drift,back to the OP's question

There are four states with Constitutional Carry,IMO those would have to be considered the best.

Alaska
With the exception of SE Alaska,colder than Minnesota or Vermont.

Arizona
Warmer in the winter

Vermont
Colder in the winter than Az.

Wyoming
Colder than both Mn. and Vt. but they seem to be willing to tell the Feds where to get off at.

There is the list of the best states,take your pick of climates.
SJ 40

dp2002813 05-05-2013 09:21

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Originally Posted by SJ 40 (Post 20248101)
Snowbirds are like Canadians they are either doing 45 mph or 90,no in between.

HAHA!!! 90!? Watched many of them do the Montreal to Boston trip; VT state troopers didn't even look twice at you unless your going 110. (back in the 1990's)

In Vermonters defense, they have a plague up there that requires caution, it's called leaf peepers. Most are from out-of-state. Also, Mass drivers used to be quite a bother too. I'll not repeat the name of given them here. :whistling:

Of course, this was 20yrs ago and VT has changed a lot since then... don't go there anymore.

SJ 40 05-05-2013 09:32

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Originally Posted by dp2002813 (Post 20248158)
HAHA!!! 90!? Watched many of them do the Montreal to Boston trip; VT state troopers didn't even look twice at you unless your going 110. (back in the 1990's)

In Vermonters defense, they have a plague up there that requires caution, it's called leaf peepers. Most are from out-of-state. Also, Mass drivers used to be quite a bother too. I'll not repeat the name of given them here. :whistling:

Of course, this was 20yrs ago and VT has changed a lot since then... don't go there anymore.

Ya they are still Mass holes. SJ 40

FireForged 05-05-2013 11:56

Az, tx, al

sarge1967 05-05-2013 12:20

Arizona. I was able to live there for 5 years. It truly was nice to live in a free state. Now I am stuck in The People's Republic of Illinois. ONE OF THE WORST STATES!

SJ 40 05-05-2013 12:27

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Originally Posted by sarge1967 (Post 20248575)
Arizona. I was able to live there for 5 years. It truly was nice to live in a free state. Now I am stuck in The People's Republic of Illinois. ONE OF THE WORST STATES!

You have my sympathies. SJ 40

sarge1967 05-05-2013 12:29

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Originally Posted by SJ 40 (Post 20248591)
You have my sympathies. SJ 40

LOL Thanks, I had to move here to be near my children. So I have no regrets, just miss living in a free state.

ScottMn 05-05-2013 12:53

Arizona??? If that's true...how does John McCain keep getting re-elected? He voted for the background check bill, along with a few other supposed republicans.

Please take that from a fella that lives in a state that elected a proffessional wrestler for governer and a bad comedian for US Senate....Franken. We did manage to beat down all new gun control legislation though....go figure?

SGT HATRED 05-05-2013 13:28

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Originally Posted by ScottMn (Post 20248641)
Arizona??? If that's true...how does John McCain keep getting re-elected? He voted for the background check bill, along with a few other supposed republicans.

Please take that from a fella that lives in a state that elected a proffessional wrestler for governer and a bad comedian for US Senate....Franken. We did manage to beat down all new gun control legislation though....go figure?

Your are so right. No one that I know actually wants Mccain but the alternatives are even worse. If only we could find a true conservative candidate

That said, yes we are still # 1

JBL13 05-06-2013 08:13

I wouldn't claim that Utah (where I live) is necessarily the best state, but I think it ranks pretty well. Something that has been very useful to me is that it's legal here (with a CCW permit) to carry concealed into public schools and on college campuses. When my wife was an elementary school teacher, I carried concealed into her school countless times without worry of an infraction.

dp2002813 05-06-2013 16:14

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Originally Posted by SJ 40 (Post 20248186)
Ya they are still Mass holes. SJ 40

:rofl:

ScottMn 05-06-2013 17:35

Almost applied for a Utah out of state carry permit just to get a few other states. I wish a few more states would honor our permits...not sure what the deal is but there must be a small difference in the qualifications along with Minnesota being a bit "snooty" and not honoring others.

WHile Mn. was rated 43rd(?) on the ranking list it doesn't seem TOO bad here. You need a permit to purchase a handgun but that doesn't take long to get since they shifted the issuing from the chiefs of police to the sherrifs. I had my permit to carry in less than two weeks after applying...not bad. While we don't have constitutional carry, the permit we get for carrying in public is just that, a permit to carry. It doesn't matter if it prints, happens to get exposed, or worn openly. You don't have to worry about it showing at all except for getting some liberals' shorts in a bundle.. Posted signs carry a petty misdomeanor charge and a fine of $25. Not that I would disobey one but in our neighboring state of Wi. the fines and penalties are much worse for missing a sign. Our castle doctrine bill failed year before last but the way the democrats are raising taxes here (if everything goes through, we'll be the 3rd highest in the nation) the legislature has a good chance of returning to republican hands and we should get it through.

All in all, it could be better....but it also could be a hell of a lot worse.

SJ 40 05-06-2013 17:53

Vt. is gun friendly with low homicide rate

This from the Barre Times in todays paper.


Vermont’s relationship with guns was highlighted this year when the magazine Guns & Ammo published a survey that ranked the 50 states and the District of Colombia for their friendliness to gun owners. Arizona and Vermont, which frequently find themselves on opposite ends of the political spectrum, ranked one-two as the most gun friendly states, with nearly perfect scores.

There are no restrictions in Vermont on the use of concealed weapons or magazine sizes and the ability to buy assault rifles. The survey said the only reason Vermont didn’t get a perfect score was because the state didn’t have a “stand your ground” law that broadens the conditions under which people are allowed to use deadly force to protect themselves.

http://www.timesargus.com/article/20...705069911/1003

SJ 40

dp2002813 05-06-2013 21:52

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Originally Posted by SJ 40 (Post 20252133)
Vt. is gun friendly with low homicide rate

This from the Barre Times in todays paper.


Vermontís relationship with guns was highlighted this year when the magazine Guns & Ammo published a survey that ranked the 50 states and the District of Colombia for their friendliness to gun owners. Arizona and Vermont, which frequently find themselves on opposite ends of the political spectrum, ranked one-two as the most gun friendly states, with nearly perfect scores.

There are no restrictions in Vermont on the use of concealed weapons or magazine sizes and the ability to buy assault rifles. The survey said the only reason Vermont didnít get a perfect score was because the state didnít have a ďstand your groundĒ law that broadens the conditions under which people are allowed to use deadly force to protect themselves.

http://www.timesargus.com/article/20...705069911/1003

SJ 40

SJ 40,

I thought for sure you were doing to mention Patrick Leahy as the reason for a #2 rating. :supergrin:

I did my undergraduate in Johnson VT, enjoy the beer from Rock Art in Morrisville and Long Trail in Killington as well as a mountain of skiing in West Dover. I miss the now out-of-businesses of Catamount and Cernilgia (Woodchuck). I have a love for VT, but am concerned about a number of social/political issues otherwise I'd be there right now with ya.

SJ 40 05-07-2013 06:53

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Originally Posted by dp2002813 (Post 20252881)
SJ 40,

I thought for sure you were doing to mention Patrick Leahy as the reason for a #2 rating. :supergrin:

I did my undergraduate in Johnson VT, enjoy the beer from Rock Art in Morrisville and Long Trail in Killington as well as a mountain of skiing in West Dover. I miss the now out-of-businesses of Catamount and Cernilgia (Woodchuck). I have a love for VT, but am concerned about a number of social/political issues otherwise I'd be there right now with ya.

You are correct IMO,all three of our federal representatives need replacement and at the Top is Leaky Leahy. SJ 40


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