Might move to CA

Discussion in 'California Glockers' started by glockawakka, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. glockawakka

    glockawakka

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    The Lil Lady and I are quite restless, she brought the ideal up about movin to California. Right now I live in CT. We both were thinkin Northern CA, most definatly rural.

    We've never been west of the Mississippi. Any good links to the gunlaws in CA? Or a general description.

    I LOVE the outdoors, and would really like to start panning gold too.

    I'll take in anything your willing to throw at me.

    Thanks

    GW
     
  2. M4inCA

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  3. engineer151515

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    Hey! Well you are in for a huge change my friend! I'm a youngin' livin in So.Cal away from rural, but Cali is definately, as stated, a bizzare-o world. In my opinion, Living in No.Cal probablly isnt too much different except the climate is a lot colder (though probablly not as cold as CT) and types of culture would be different. I say do it if it makes you happy!! I think the california DOJ website is probablly the best resource for information. I dont know the link off the top of my head... but it isnt too hard to find in a search engine. Good luck and happy trails!!
     
  5. HarlDane

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    Gun Laws: Personally I don't find Cali's restrictive gun laws to have much real world affect on me personally. I'm not into "Black Rifles" all that much and if the bug ever bites me I would be happy with a 10 round-no pistol grip neutered one. If your big into AK's, FAL's or AR-15's you might feel differently. If CCW is important to you, pick a county with a pro CCW Sheriff (which is quite a few, especially in rural counties).

    Money and Taxes: The price of living is higher than most, but coming from CT, you won't notice. Taxes are high, but once again, coming from CT, you won't notice. I would make sure you can get a job in your field in the area you plan on moving to. The rural northern counties don't have as many employment options as the more populated areas.

    Weather and location: Northern California is beautiful and the climate is great. You might want to check out Central California between Sacramento and Bakersfield, it's mostly rural farm land, your in a nice central location (2 hours to the mountains, 2.5 hours to the coast) the cost of living isn't too bad and it's more populated than Northern California which leads to more jobs. But be warned, the summer heat can be brutal (I'll still take a dry 100 degree day here over a humid 85 degree day in the east).
     
  6. tbhracing

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    I have lived here most of my life and love it. Dont want to work or live anywhere else. I feel gun laws shouldnt dicate your lifestyle. Too many people make a big deal over it in here.

    Anyways- This website might help-
    www.calguns.net/calgunforum/index.php
     
  7. Mrs Mink

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    You want rural, this is it. It's a Gold Rush town boasting the longest continuously operating (general) store in California. Nice area, just up out of the Central Valley & the smog, beautiful, lots of wildlife. I'm a former Midwesterner, but have lived in the Central Valley for almost thirty years. We travel a lot, but always come back to California.
     
  8. sasq

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    For rural and gold panning check into the American River - There are 3 forks, with the south fork being the most "gold" famous- Sutter's mill, Angel's camp and even read Mark Twains short stories (Jumping frog's of Calavaros (sp?) County)
    Haven't been on the river's for a while and there used to be gold mining problems...
     
  9. Brigrat

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    Try Humboldt County/the Eureka area on Humboldt Bay...its in the Heart of the redwoods, good fishing and hunting, and a pro-CCW sheriff...I grew up there, and it wasn't to terrible...
     
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    Why would you want to move to some place you've never been to?
     
  11. phone*guy

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    Thats a pretty good question...

    I've been here all my life (SF Bay Area)...You just cant beat the weather and the outdoors/scenery but, for me, thats about it. The Bay Area (and most of CA) is over crowded, traffic SUCKS and the cost of living is outrageous.

    I'd move if I could but, both my wife and I have most of our family here and we both have jobs that wouldn't allow us to relocate...I'm too old to start over.
     
  12. jnojr

    jnojr Grrrrrrr...

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    Northern CA is a very, very different place from SoCal and from the Bay Area, but we're all ruled by the same nitwits.

    I'd suggest that, if the climate and terrain of NoCal suits you, look in Oregon or western NV. You can drive over to visit CA but not be forced to live under our Mexican Socialist regime.
     
  13. Harbour

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    That's cool. I'll be leaving soon. I'll wave at you as we pass.

    NorCal; SoCal; whatever. You'd best be learning to speak Spanish.