Just my two cents.
Just my two cents.
Well you do have the option of moving back into the USA at any time :-D :-D
yes, it's not to late you know... :-)
Family ties. Moving isn't an option....at least not yet.
1 place I would never move too... Well, there, and Canada, NY State and Massachusetts....
California is one of those places it's great to see............in your rear view mirror. 8)
I want to visit Holly-Weird one day - that's about it.
I have family in the P.R.K. and ONE day is just about enough :-D :-D
I went to Ft. Ord a long, long time ago. Short vacation (recreation included) courtesy of the U.S.Army. Wasn't necessarily the most fun I've had on a vacation! :smt070
Well then, Y'all just stay out and we'll have fun without you....lol
I went to California once. The first thing I saw was some drunk in broad daylight pissing on a building just off the main drag of a town we were driving through. Those Californians really impressed me. :?
The name of this thread says it all. Somebody from this site please kidnap me, my son, my girlfriend, and little bro and take us to a cool gun owner state like Texas. :D
As a Californian it always warms my heart to read these types of threads. If only everyone felt that way I could afford a much bigger house a little closer to the beach.
As far as gun laws go, Yes, California sucks. As much as I love my guns I don;t make a living shooting and they don't control my life.
I actually like to do things like go to the beach, take my child to Disneyland, shop, ect.
While I have had the chance to visit a number of other states and enjoyed many of them, I can't find any I'd rather live in.
I am spoiled by the near perfect weather year round, the Mexican food (I love it), and the lifestyle. As a non smoker There isn't a better place to be than California. I'm sure I could take the money I have in my savings account and go buy a very nice place in another state, but I just don't want to.
Yes, it makes me sad to think about how Illegals have become such a factor in my life, both good and bad, some of the California culture makes it harder to raise a kind loving non materialistic child these days and a few other things.
Go ahead and bash my state, but I won;t judge your state because I saw one person pee on a wall in Texas or Georgia.
Hey I was born in PRC and it sucks!!! Will never go back and even moved from a job that required me to go to LA..
Loosing my rights can't be justified by going to the beach or disneyland...
Born and raised in California...and there's nowhere I'd rather live.
I don't like what Sacramento does, which is why I'm active in the political community to stop the bleeding and eventually reverse the momentum.
I've had some people tell me it's too late...but I don't see any reason to stop fighting.
If they ever actually manage to get something through the legislature that calls for disarming, then I'll leave...but for the time being, I stay and fight.
But I will say that bashing the state because "I saw someone pee on a wall" is crap.
I've been to all 50 states, and there isn't another place in the country with the combination of weather, variety of things to do, see, and eat.
If you want to bash the state for it's 2nd amendment violations, I'll stand up with you and agree...don't bash it for the same shit you see everywhere else.
I agree with ya dood.
It's frustrating being a gun enthusiast out here, but I have to many reasons to stay. For starters in my trade, the only place I can make more money is NYC.....not what I'd call a step up :mrgreen: Everywhere else is usually a big cut for me.
The weather an geography is what I can't find matched in any other state. My first passion ,above guns, is motorcycles. It's what I do. The diversity of dramatic places to go from the coast, to alpine tundra,to exploring old mines in Death Valley are all within a few hours ride for me. Show me any other state with these oppurtunities available YEAR ROUND. I love posting pics on moto forums of a January ride in the Sierras with temps in the high 60's. Makes other folks real jealous while thier ride is in the garage for the winter. Seems the only other states where guys go year round are extremely flat with the onl curve for miles a freeway interhange.
It's hard for outsiders to understand as all they see is the news on what the San Francisco wackos are up to. What out of staters don't realize is that there are plenty of rural/ mountain communities where it's still normal to have a rifle in the back of the pick up truck. Really once you get out of the populated cities, folks have more traditional values....and that's where I feel at home.
There's to much good stuff here to leave, an I'm with ya, I'll fight politically to keep them from taking that away.
The gun laws and high housing costs are about the only things to complain about. But we do try to fight the good fight when it comes to our gun rights and we have seen some things happen with good effect. I guess when we are not fighting our 2nd amendment rights here we'll just bitch about it to anybody who will listen, unless we're cruising the mountains and seashores in shirtsleeve weather.:cool:
There's an apostrophe in "don't". :-P