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Gun Vanity: Ruger SR1911, before leaving Connecticut
Vanity ^ | April 4th, 2013 | DTogo

Posted on 04/04/2013 11:21:42 AM PDT by DTogo

Looking at the Ruger SR1911 - while it's (still) legal here in CT.

Would also welcome knowledgable/experienced FReeper input on relocation options for those able to leave Connecticut.

Preferably somewhere warmer, but not sweltering, family/tax/gun friendly, with some elbow room to enjoy life. Overseas is not off the table.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Miscellaneous; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banglist; connecticut; guncontrol; moving; ruger; secondamendment; vanity
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FReeper input welcome!!
1 posted on 04/04/2013 11:21:42 AM PDT by DTogo
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To: DTogo

Texas is like a whole nother country. A free one at that.


2 posted on 04/04/2013 11:23:41 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!n)
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To: Jim Robinson

And still, you live in California...


3 posted on 04/04/2013 11:24:24 AM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them.)
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To: DTogo

Come to Colorado and help us turn the state Red again.


4 posted on 04/04/2013 11:24:34 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: DTogo

Florida. except a 1911, as a carry, would be uncomfortable.


5 posted on 04/04/2013 11:24:38 AM PDT by capt B
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To: DTogo

If you want open space and low humidity, you need to pick some state west of the Rockies. Utah is beautiful and 27 out of 28 of their sheriff’s have signed on to protect the 2A. The Mormons are decent folks and will leave you alone.


6 posted on 04/04/2013 11:24:59 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: null and void

Yes. I know. Sadly, the only way I can leave at this time is to walk away from an upside down (thanks to the liberals) mortgage. Cannot do that. Well, may be forced to eventually.


7 posted on 04/04/2013 11:26:37 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!n)
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To: DTogo

I’m partial to the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina.


8 posted on 04/04/2013 11:27:07 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: vette6387

Utah’s nice, but a bit crowded.


9 posted on 04/04/2013 11:30:02 AM PDT by lurk
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To: capt B
a 1911, as a carry, would be uncomfortable.

It's all in the holster.

10 posted on 04/04/2013 11:31:52 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: DTogo

You simply can’t beat Oklahoma for people. Summer is too hot, winter is too cold, spring is too cold and too hot, fall is perfect. Friendly to gun owners. Reddest state in the Union (all 77 counties have vote R in the last three Presidential elections) Let’s see.... We have college football and the OKC Thunder. Kansas City and Dallas are close. Low cost of living, low crime, low traffic. It’s just a good place to live.


11 posted on 04/04/2013 11:32:48 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Me too. Exactly.


12 posted on 04/04/2013 11:33:16 AM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them.)
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To: DTogo

I am certain that ALOT of other states would welcome you w/ OPEN Arms, BUT PLEASE leave CT and N/E “Ideas” and “ways” of doing things in CT and the N/E. Re-Locate and Learn the “ways” of your new location.


13 posted on 04/04/2013 11:34:46 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I second Texas. I don’t live there, but if I wouldn’t mind.


14 posted on 04/04/2013 11:34:48 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: maikeru; Dr. Marten; Eric in the Ozarks; Al Gator; snowsislander; sushiman; AmericanInTokyo; ...
Suggestions?

Pinging CT FReepers, some interesting ideas may come up here.

15 posted on 04/04/2013 11:37:41 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo

Documentation File on the negative impact of the Obamanation Counterculture on America.


16 posted on 04/04/2013 11:38:19 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: DTogo

We are looking too, planning our move next year. I just want heat, guns, and zero state income tax. Texas has lost the cities to Cali, so that is a no. We are thinking Arizona. I would love to live on the Gulf coast, but the crime rates are through the roof. I still think we should colonize Cuba. But I love heat. Washington State is looking like a serious contender as well. Utah and Idaho are too chilly for us after such a long long winter. Keep us posted on what you find.


17 posted on 04/04/2013 11:39:27 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: capt B

Less about carry and more about target & home defense.


18 posted on 04/04/2013 11:39:47 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo
Lots of input for refugees from the Marxist states here:

http://www.walkingtofreedom.com

19 posted on 04/04/2013 11:41:23 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: Jim Robinson

My better half is suggesting Texas, even though neither of us have lived there before! And I too keep telling my family in SoCal to get out while they can. :)


20 posted on 04/04/2013 11:42:46 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo
I moved from Fairfield County to the DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) metroplex in 2011. The heat feels great on my old bones. The weather is much less humid than CT.

Everything is cheaper except sales tax, and there's no income tax. Business is exploding, the housing market is half the price of CT for the same or better amenities, and people are generally very conservative as well as tolerant.

Our governor seems a little kooky sometimes, but he minds Texas business and he's the opposite of Malloy. The roads are designed by people with brains and finished in a year instead of 10 years, and the amount of open space is mind-boggling.

It snowed last Christmas. Texas has reciprocal pistol permit laws.

Do it! Send me a FReepmail if you want more detailed info.

21 posted on 04/04/2013 11:46:16 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: DTogo
Preferably somewhere warmer, but not sweltering

Good News! We have invented Air Conditioning and learned to ice down the beer before serving.

Come on down. Bring a snow shovel with you. You can mount it on the side of the garage and your neighbors will ask what that is.

If you really want to get them laughing, bring out the 8 hp track-drive snow blower and tell them what you paid for it.

22 posted on 04/04/2013 11:46:59 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: US Navy Vet

My “ideas” and “ways” are foreign to CT and the N/E to begin with, which is why I need to get out.


23 posted on 04/04/2013 11:47:49 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: demshateGod

Have applied for a teaching job in Grove. Retire from MO and live on Grad Lake...sounds good!


24 posted on 04/04/2013 11:48:18 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: DTogo

the Ozarks are great...just don’t tell anyone.


25 posted on 04/04/2013 11:48:49 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: momincombatboots
I don't mind cold winters and like to tease the Mrs about Montana or Idaho, but she wants less snow and more sun. Happy wife = happy life.

A friend is investigating Belize next week...

26 posted on 04/04/2013 11:50:49 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: thackney
Good News! We have invented Air Conditioning and learned to ice down the beer before serving.

Some places are just so hot that you can't enjoy being outside, and I'd rather not spend nice (but sweltering) days inside with the A/C on. Been there, done that elsewhere...

27 posted on 04/04/2013 11:54:27 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo
Coastal Virginia or North Carolina and Springfield XD 40. I like my Glock but love the XD.
Stay outside of the major cities even in these states and you'll wonder why you took so long to make the move.
28 posted on 04/04/2013 11:55:04 AM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: DTogo
My better half is suggesting Texas

May I suggest a visit to meet some FReepers from different parts of the state all in one place?

8th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot ~ Planning Thread
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2944780/posts

The date for the 8th Annual TCMS shoot will be June 8th, 2013 and will be held at Dietz Gun Shop and Shooting Range, in New Braunfels, TX.

29 posted on 04/04/2013 11:56:18 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: DTogo

We also have swimmin’ pools.

Some folks don’t notice the sweat when underwater.

I understand. I’ve bounced around a few different places but there is lot to Texas to make it “home”.


30 posted on 04/04/2013 11:58:17 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: fungoking

Grove is nice from what I recall. I live in Tulsa.


31 posted on 04/04/2013 12:04:08 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: DTogo

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/04/04/study-what-are-the-most-least-free-states-in-the-united-states/


32 posted on 04/04/2013 12:06:53 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: DTogo

I’ve heard that NE Texas is nice


33 posted on 04/04/2013 12:21:23 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (Slaving away so obama supporting deadbeats can play)
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To: big'ol_freeper

BTTT


34 posted on 04/04/2013 12:21:43 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: DTogo

I live in Central Texas near Hill Country. I love the freedom I feel here, but the heat is real bad 4 months out of the year.

If I were not here, I would probably want to move to Northern Arizona or Idaho.

I have been to Arizona and love it there. I have never been to Idaho, but I have heard a lot of great things about it.

How do you like your SR1911? It looks like a very nice pistol.


35 posted on 04/04/2013 12:23:48 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: momincombatboots

I don’t live there anymore, but Reno NV has low taxes, the summers are warm, but not sweltering. The winters are somewhat chilly in the morning, but the low humidity seems to have a good effect on old joints. Real Estate is dirt cheap now. I also like Eastern Washington around Spokane. It is several degrees cooler than Reno, no state income tax, property taxes about average.


36 posted on 04/04/2013 12:26:32 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: momincombatboots

I know what you are saying about crime rates, but you should try to research based on locality and not the whole state. For example, NV ranks seventh highest in violent crime for the 59 states. If you take out Clark County the rest of the state would rank down near the bottom. Fortunately, there are three hundred miles of desert between Vegas and the rest of the state.


37 posted on 04/04/2013 12:31:18 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: US Navy Vet

The late author and newspaper columnist Lewis Grizzard (native of Georgia) had a great comment addressing your point, and I paraphrase:

“We don’t mind you Yankees moving down here....There’s just one thing we ask...don’t tell us how you used to do things back in Cleveland. We don’t care. If you like it so much up there, I’ve got news for you. Delta is ready when you are!”


38 posted on 04/04/2013 12:33:41 PM PDT by Cousin Eddie
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To: DTogo
Rural Southern Indiana is one of the greatest places on Earth. But so was New Hampshire, once.

Accordingly, all disaffected Easterners are encouraged to visit on your way through to live somewhere else.

39 posted on 04/04/2013 12:37:44 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: DTogo

No guaranteed right to own a gun in Belize.


40 posted on 04/04/2013 12:38:06 PM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: DTogo

I would suggest AZ, but the place has gotten so watered down with New England transplants we have more Dem reps than GOP. I have no representative...I have a Dem who’s a self-described radical prog who’s bisexual. The Stupid Party got rolled by the Dems on the redistricting commission.


41 posted on 04/04/2013 12:39:14 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: demshateGod
My daughter is going to University of OK-Tulsa, was down visiting her and son-in-law a couple of weeks ago. Been introduced to East Gate Baptist, Charlie's Chicken, and they have the closest Whataburger. Applied at Skiatook too.
42 posted on 04/04/2013 12:43:36 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: demshateGod

You have those tornado things there.


43 posted on 04/04/2013 12:44:05 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: DTogo
Overseas is not off the table.

It should be if you intend to take your firearms.......

While a number of countries claim to approve of firearm ownership, you might be better off trying to obtain a CPL in Chicago........

I'd avoid central and south America like the plague, with the exception of Panama and Belize. All the rest are falling to drug lords, drug trafficing and kidnappings.......

If you're interested in Honduras, my brother-in-law has 15 acres with 400 ft. of ocean frontage along the coast in Trujillo for sale..........

44 posted on 04/04/2013 12:46:24 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: fungoking

Skiatook is a nice area. I’m not familiar with East Gate Baptist. I’m glad you got to enjoy some Charlie’s Chicken. Hm, it’s been too long since I’ve had me some chunks.


45 posted on 04/04/2013 12:56:49 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: DTogo

Florida panhandle. Money’s where my mouth is: Moving there myself this year.


46 posted on 04/04/2013 12:59:03 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Doomonyou

Yeah. It’s not a place for weaklings. Actually, I’ve never seen a tornado. That’s not to say they’re uncommon. Make no mistakes, and don’t let anyone deceive you. The weather here stinks.


47 posted on 04/04/2013 12:59:24 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: 3Fingas

Would love to take a look at Idaho myself, but the better half wants warmer weather.


48 posted on 04/04/2013 1:23:29 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo

You can come to Texas as long as you leave any and all liberal ideas behind. Oh BTW, bring more water.


49 posted on 04/04/2013 1:28:18 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
As mentioned earlier, Belize is being vacationed in and investigated (for relocation purposes) by a good friend. I can at least respect another country's gun laws as their gun laws, not Socialists here watering down the Constitution by simple majority vote and daring us to slog through expensive challenges in crap-shoot courts.

FReepmail me about the 15 acres if you'd like, but as you said, most countries down there are pretty dangerous.

50 posted on 04/04/2013 1:33:31 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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