So the wife and I kick around where we might want to move to, discussing various locations throughout the U.S., tonight I mentioned Hawaii. I've lived in a lot of places under a lot of different circumstances and I basically consider myself "homeless" in that I've never felt like any place was truly home for me. I've never really felt particularly comfortable in any place I've lived and the only environment that I truly feel comfortable is at the beach, particularly on or in the water. I'm a saltwater guy and will quite literally spend hours a day in the ocean when we're at the beach. We go to N.C. beaches every year and they're nice, but Kauai is the only place I've ever been where I actually felt like I was "home". I mentioned moving there to the wife tonight and she was kind of nonchalant and replied "maybe". A job and income are no issue and the cost of living really won't play a factor. We're both in the nursing profession and could do quite well financially there. I have no family besides my wife and kids, so that's no issue for me. My wife has family here, but they aren't super close. The only downside for me is the rather significant issue of gun rights, of which Hawaiians basically have none. There is no CCW or open carry for civilians, everything has to be registered, ten round mag limits and now they're even making strict ammo laws. The vast majority of my gun collection consists of guns with evil features and standard capacity magazines. I can live without my AR's and AK's, I'd miss them but that's ok. My shotguns would be fine, and I'm on a revolver kick right now, but for me, the big issue is no-CCW. I've carried a gun on me every day for the last 28 years, even when "circumstances" weren't permissive. Getting caught CCW'ing in Hawaii is a felony. I'd lose my license and income if caught, so that's huge. Besides that, Hawaii is a very blue state, and I'm a red state type of guy, to the point that I try my best to stay out of states that won't allow CCW. So the thread title stands, could you give up a rather significant right for happiness?