Discussion in 'Firearms' started by sweet trav, Aug 10, 2019.
That's what I like to see!
I may be getting transferred to Idaho for work within the next year.
Pretty crummy ranking, actually. Naturally, they're not really interested in Open Carry, as it's considered only as an afterthought (I'm surprised they didn't give negative points for States with free Open Carry...). I would never have considered Texas or Tennessee or some of the other states as being "better" than Kentucky. Not by a long shot. I don't disagree with putting Idaho near the top of the list, though.
I rank states as “good” or “bad” (actually “red” or “blue”) so I suppose they're a little more thorough than me...but either way, Idaho is near the top!
The wife and I actually decided on Idaho as a place to retire too. I'm taking a road trip from PA there next summer to look around and find an area to move to. We hold Conservative values and simply want to live in a scenic area with like minded folks. The East coast is just going down hill too fast for me, time for a change. I also like the idea of putting an elk in the freezer each year.
We welcome constitutionalists with open arms. But don't expect to get that elk every year. Few actually do.
Interesting. There are 50 states and New York is #51.
Did DC get it's own spot separate from Maryland?
They included D.C. in their list.
In a list of states. Sigh...
How else would they list it? It's not part of any other state.
Can everyone shut up about Idaho, please?
Looking at moving the family to Idaho in the spring once the new baby comes and the wife recovers a little. I've been job hunting like mad (manufacturing) and am planning a trip this fall for some house hunting. Tired of the CT tax burden and New England gun laws.
The cat's outta the bag. All the cool kids want to be here. Half of them already came. It ain't the quaint and bucolic place it once was, that's for sure. What were once our favorite quiet camping destinations are now more like amusement parks. The Peaceful float through Boise on the river has become overrun by the clubbing crowd. It's really kind of grotesque. Roads that were designed for hundreds of vehicles per day are packed with thousands per hour. Friday evening on mountain roads sees an endless stream of campers racing to snag the last open piece of flat real estate in the forest. Late-comers set their tents on a slope or a rock. Competition for controlled elk hunts resembles the powerball lottery.
And y'all probably think I'm exaggerating. I'm not.
Nice try. I'm still coming! lol
Somewhere in a list that isn’t “states”. They called the article “Best States for Gun Owners” not ‘best places for gun owners. No biggie, I am just tired of stuff like that.
Don't say I didn't warn you!
Your not exaggerating at all. In fact it's actually worse than this as folks in neighboring Washington state coming over here in droves with ATV's and RV's. Some of the local county dumpsters in rural areas are overflowing from this invasion and counties are getting budgets stressed because of these overuse issues.
The huge fires with all the smoke for weeks on end. The roads in disrepair, and related repair delays. The avalanches, washouts, and mudslides (again last week). Bad winter roads, and all y'all don't know how to drive on them (will you EVER learn?), resulting in huge wrecks and delays. Yet y'all still come.
It must really suck in Washington, California, New York, and....of all things....Texas.
I'd be content just to get out and try to fill a tag.
@FreeMe Yeah, I went through a phase of really being angry with folks moving into Idaho, but then I realized my beef is with the garbage city planners and those in charge of all the infrastructure. When they approve multiple high density apartment complexes near two cross streets, both of which have one lane each way, there's a traffic problem like crazy.
I realize I can't stop people from moving here and certainly can't fault those who want to, heck, I was born here and aside from a bit of travel to the southern US, I can't stay away. So I get it. Just ticked at the idiots in charge of making smart changes to our state so far.
You just described Oregon of 20 years ago. Now it just sucks something fierce...
You don't actually expect idiots to be able to make smart changes, do you?
I will say this. I'm all for pro 2A folks moving to Oregon. Bring as many as you can! Let's turn the tables back.
It'll never happen, but I can dream...
I'm sure the feeling is the same for Idaho folks. You cant stop the human desire to roam and explorer. You can however, hope for those that do migrate, to go along with existing values, instead of turning it into some perverse existence.
I got to sign the Recall Kate Brown petition this last weekend. Wish I could sign it a hundred times. Not really political reasons...corruption reasons .and pandering.
Oh well...hike your own hike.
Eastern Oregon is actually pretty nice.
Seriously.....I find no fault and hold no animosity with people who come here to be Idahoans, with all that entails. Those who do so are the smart ones. Just please....when you strike up a conversation with someone here, don't assume they just moved here too (although the odds are great that they did). I get tired of having to tell people..."no, I don't know what you mean about how it was in San Jose'".....
Add most of southern coastal Oregon to that as well. Mostly rural, really nice folks. Some of the friendliest, nice folk you will meet. Owen, beaches, small mountains, big forests, big dunes,etc. Native born and move-ins,...a fine mix. And VERY little snow on the coast.
Yeah, you don't want to be the next Colorado. What a disaster this has become.
Traffic and crowded trails. Folks bringing their coastal politics (or worse- Chicago) with them in such numbers traditional Colorado voters have been swept aside.
Hell, they won't even adapt to their new sports teams...
If I had a big wad of cash, I'd have been in Idaho years ago. But, I can't afford to move even into the next room.
Honestly, that is better than Idaho. 40 years ago, and even 20 years ago, you could bet on 90% of the people you meet here to be friendly and helpful. Now, I'd have to say that percentage has shrunken to something like 30 or 40%, at best - at least in the population centers along the interstate. Sorry to say it, but a large percentage of the imports don't know that it's okay to be friendly. Not their fault. Years of conditioning are hard to overcome.
Are you sure you're not talking about Colorado? Last night coming home from the mountains took 3 hours instead of the 2 hours it normally takes. I'm looking forward to summer ending.
I was going to say pretty much the same thing.
^^^This is why we left Colorado and moved to the Idaho panhandle and south Oregon coast. Too many people and far tooooo much traffic! Great place but it is not what it was in the 50s to early 90s...
I've only been here since 2007 and the change in that time has been rather dramatic and sometimes I can't tell the difference between here and So Cal. Politics here are headed the way of California also.
Eastern Oregon IS nice, as is southern Oregon like @ezra45 mentioned.
I know what you mean about people assuming your also a transplant. Seems that people are always shocked when I say I was born and raised here, and make a comment of how great it is here.
My response is always "It was even better before all the liberals moved here." About 60% of the time it ruffles feathers...
We left Colorado in 95 after only 2 years there. The change made me sad, too many ‘imports’ from the left coast had ruined it for me by then. I can’t imagine what it is like now.
also Idaho has some of the highest cancer rates cause from some of the highest recorded amounts of radiation anywhere in the country. My dad has bone cancer from it.
I sure feel fortunate to be in the #1 state for gun owners! I sure hope we keep that good record and without federal restrictions getting added. I get so tired of the gun control nuts whining every time there is a shooting. I certainly condemn any one being shot but new gun laws are not the solution. I always tell the anti-gun opinionated people that it is already a failed experiment in Chicago. I also tell them that the number of fatalities involving drunk drivers are in the 5 digits annually and no one suggests banning automobiles or liquor.