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luckyj 05-10-2013 12:53 AM

Move decision based on gun friendliness?
 
Has anyone's deciding factor on moving been based on gun laws?

This is really just out of curiosity. I have the opportunity to move from a small town in Alabama to Orlando, FL. Gun laws in Alabama are pretty good for the pro-gun types. Florida is similar but seems to me it has the opportunity to go the other way. It would mean more income, double the sq footage of current house and less than the current house payment (Because the property is family owned and already paid off). Personally, I'm not a big fan of big cities. It's actually on the outskirts of Orlando. It is a much more heavily populated area than I'm in now but it's a short drive to be out in the middle of the woods. I'm leaning towards not doing it just because it is so close to a huge metropolitan area. The change in income is considerable but I'm not doing bad now.

I'm torn. It would be awesome to be so close to a beach. What are some other things I should consider? Fun friendly laws are very important to me. I refuse to move somewhere and have less rights than I currently have.

Doc3402 05-10-2013 12:54 AM

No, never moved because of gun laws. I live in Florida. What side of Orlando are you moving to?

winds-of-change 05-10-2013 02:48 AM

Do you have school age children? How old are you.

My deciding factors would also include the extra income. If I needed to sock money away for retirement, I would take that move. You can always return to more rural living later. I would have to consider if I had school age children and if I wanted to move them from their friends and their school. I would factor in how many more years I had to work.

Vikingdad 05-10-2013 03:02 AM

Not yet. But that might change in the future. Never been inclined to move before.

What you describe sounds to me like a good move. If things go south in FL, then can you move back.

Trez 05-10-2013 04:17 AM

My decision not to move is based off gun friendliness.... :)

therewolf 05-10-2013 04:24 AM

First and foremost, what are the range, and shooting

opportunities where you live, and where you are moving to?

Perhaps someone closer to Orlando can help us here, as I live

closer to Tampa.

Welcome to Florida, luckyj.

Come on down...:)

JW357 05-10-2013 06:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luckyj
Has anyone's deciding factor on moving been based on gun laws?

This is really just out of curiosity. I have the opportunity to move from a small town in Alabama to Orlando, FL. Gun laws in Alabama are pretty good for the pro-gun types. Florida is similar but seems to me it has the opportunity to go the other way. It would mean more income, double the sq footage of current house and less than the current house payment (Because the property is family owned and already paid off). Personally, I'm not a big fan of big cities. It's actually on the outskirts of Orlando. It is a much more heavily populated area than I'm in now but it's a short drive to be out in the middle of the woods. I'm leaning towards not doing it just because it is so close to a huge metropolitan area. The change in income is considerable but I'm not doing bad now.

I'm torn. It would be awesome to be so close to a beach. What are some other things I should consider? Fun friendly laws are very important to me. I refuse to move somewhere and have less rights than I currently have.

I haven't had the opportunity yet but if my plans work out the way I intend, I will have an opportunity to choose a place (out of few choices) to live based partially on gun laws.

One thing to think about is that if you move to Florida and gun laws go south, chances are you will be grandfathered if you're there before the decline.

Being close to a huge metropolitan area might not be an issue. It kinda depends on if there's stuff out your way that will draw people from the city, in my opinion. If there's not much happening, and all the "spots" are in a different direction than you, then you have little to worry about. On the other hand, those woods you brought up might be the thing that draws people out there, hunting season for example.

kfox75 05-10-2013 06:19 AM

Luckyj, i have never moved, nor will I ever, based solely on gun laws. The reasons behind my location are many, some gun related, most not.

I have spent the last 22 years here in the Vampire State, and i am tired of it sucking my bank account dry via it's taxes, and the programs and laws that are written to favor the sh!t hole on the Hudson. I am tired of living in a state where our biggest export is recent college graduates, where if my daughter stays and graduates, she may never be able to find a job in her chosen career field. Things may be going great in NY City, but here in upstate, companies are closing their doors left and right. The NY "SAFE" Act is just the final stab in the back that this wonderful state has given me.

Given the information in your OP, I would say check out the local laws and ordenences, ( not just gun related, some places have laws where you can be ticketed for fixing your car outside of your garage, limits on what type of dog you can own, etc.) check out the housing market, and bear this in mind. The money may be better, and the politics can change as easily as the wind no matter where you go. i myself have no desire to return to Florida. I found the pace of life down there to be a little faster than what I like. The situation you described would be a toss up for me. part of me would want to go for the better money, but part of me would be happy where I am. All you really can do is give it some deep thought, and talk it over with your family. This is not a decision that should be made without talking it over with your SO and children if any. If it is just you, go and see where it leads.

Even though I would never go back, I had a lot of fun for the 2 years I spent in the Jacksonville metro area. Wouldn't trade it for anything, but I am quite a bit happier with the slower life I now have. I had my fill of the area back then while my dad was attached to the base down there. Just too d@mn fast for me.

TekGreg 05-10-2013 06:34 AM

When the opportunity for my wife and I to relocate, we decided to leave Kalifornia based on the left-wing liberal stranglehold the Democratic Party has on all politics and manufacture the truth. We could've stayed in-state, but when you have the opportunity to get out from under oppression, you take it. The States we entertained all had family, but we considered the political climate and gun-friendliness. So No, it didn't make our decision, but it was a factor.

danf_fl 05-10-2013 12:42 PM

Why is it when people talk of Florida, they never talk about the panhandle?

Yeah, we have "white" sands, pro-gun, Jeff Miller, shooting ranges all over, spring breakers, and much more.

Orlando? Mickey Mouse.


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