I’ve had a change of heart and cancelled my plans to move to CA. Why? After thinking on it for months, I’ve determined that I’d be a fool to move to a state that limits it’s citizen in the manner that CA does (and not just with guns, but with everything). After submitting for my VA CCW, I had a license in hand eight days later. In CA, depending on the county, the CCW permit process could take up to 1.5 years, with a year wait almost guaranteed. The gun laws are generally very restrictive, even if you’re not carrying. 10-round mags. A highly restrictive list of guns that can be sold to you via retail. Lots of red tape even selling used guns from one CA citizen to another. I’ve lived there before…I didn’t like it then, either, and I wasn’t even into guns then. Some advice: never ever try to ignore yourself when your conscious is giving you bad vibes about a decision you’re trying to make. I already feel much better about myself, now that I’ve decided not to move to that state.
I told my wife that I’d be receptive to moving to a border state (NV, AZ, OR) or states that are relatively close to CA (Utah, Colorado, New Mexico). She only wants CA, but that’s not going to happen. She thinks someone influenced my decision. No, I just woke up.
So, I’ve got 10 guns now, and the only reason I bought the majority of them was because they aren’t available via retail in CA. That doesn’t bother me since they’re excellent guns. It does mean that I probably won’t be getting any guns for awhile, but that’s fine too.