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  •  thanks for the comment (10+ / 0-)

    I feel safer in MA, too, but that probably has more to do with the people than with the laws.

    I've lived in 5 states, and I have family is over 10, but FL isn't one of them. I don't quite get FL. Sort of like I don't get AZ. I love to visit both places, but I don't really want to live in either one.

    FWIW, I have some extended family that "stockpile weapons" as well (not in MA). But what scares me more is their political philosophy.

    •  great diary (4+ / 0-)

      having pretty much lived in Texas all my adult life, i guess I'm spoiled re gun rights. Everything else, politics wise here (TX), I've learned to laugh off.... MA sounds like our worse nightmare. Any one wanta tackle CA, Chicago or NYC laws. They should be history sooner than later, any guesses as to when McDonald will be decided & how state laws will change?

      Who is Mighty? One who turns an enemy into a Friend!

      by OMwordTHRUdaFOG on Tue May 18, 2010 at 08:24:35 PM PDT

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      •  I'd like to see Lefty Gunner do one on Ca as I (4+ / 0-)

        was raised there and it wasn't nearly as bad as a child. Though there was never any carrying at all as I recall, too young to remember pre 68.....

        Funny though, even my mom who had never shown any inkling of interest in guns had a couple 3 or so when I cleaned out her house........

      •  heh, there wouldn't be much to do on Az as to (3+ / 0-)
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        restrictions. Basically once the new law goes into effect there are no laws against carry except in bars (without permit) schools (same iirc) and government buildings and again iirc, when the gov buildings want you to disarm, they have to provide locked storage for your weapon and give it back when you leave.

        As to equipment restrictions, basically none though I think tracers are banned on public land and most ranges due to fire hazard. Beyond that, if you're cool with BATFE, you can buy and possess and heck even carry what you can afford.

        It's technically legal to open carry even long guns though it's a rare sighting. ..

        There used to be a guy who rode a little scooter around town with his AK strapped to his back and of course the dude at the Obama rally in Phx. Those are the only 2 I remember in an urban setting.

        Out in the boonies it's not as rare. Though actually running into anyone in the boonies here is rare. One of the reasons I love it so.

        I am wondering if more business' will put up no firearms signs when the new law starts. Now seeing one is a very rare occurrence indeed and when one does appear, it usually disappears in short order.

        That's one more thing I'll give the local gunnys, they pass the word quick and are willing to make the phone calls and change the buying habits until the sign goes away.

        How does your mandatory 30-06 signage work there? are there lots of business' banning carry or is it as rare as here....

        •  Signage in MA (3+ / 0-)
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          is not legally binding. They can just ask you to leave. You rarely see it though, because people think there is no one armed. (This is one of the few advantages of a state that doesn't have firearms as a prominent issue for the general public. We sort of stay off the least until something bad happens.)

          No schools or federal buildings, and at least in the case of Logan Airport, not even in the parking lot. The schools one is tricky, especially in Boston because you can't throw a rock without hitting a college or university.

          Bars are ok, but the statute says something like not being intoxicated while armed.

          The biggest issue is places of employment, which seem to almost universally have "no weapons" policies, including in the parking lots. I've had to violate that a few times just to go to the range after work, but I just keep it quiet.

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