Another idiot from California...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Qwigley, May 4, 2015.

  1. Qwigley

    Qwigley
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    Hi,

    I recently moved from California. My in laws live in Oregon, and they told us that many years ago Oregonians were a bit hostile to us folks from California moving in and driving up the price of real estate!

    I've had nothing but good experiences with other Oregonians, very gracious and welcoming. After seeing the flurry of gun bills in Salem, I feel like the anti-gun folks followed me up here. But wow, how great will it be to own an a real AR without the stupid California bullet button!

    I'm very happy to be in Oregon, and I'm also happy to have found the forum.
     
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  2. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36
    Oregon, in the boondocks
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    Welcome Qwigley....

    May I share one concept that bothers Oregonians The Most???

    It is moving here, without leaving behind the California Lifestyle!

    IOW, your in "Rome now, do as the Romans do".

    I moved from Coastal Washington .... to "East of the Mountains", I had zero problems and was accepted by all the Mountain Folk, cause I knew to adapt to their ways of living...

    If you do the same here, you will do just Fine!

    And First thing: change your license plates!!!

    philip, lived in the Great Pacific NorthWet, most of my Adult Life.

    PS: Never, I repeat NEVER complain about the Rain, that is a dead giveaway that "you Ain't From Around Here, Huh"?????? :D
     
  3. ron

    ron
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    Welcome Qwigley. I am glad you escaped. The left side of
    OR and WA have been moving to the political left for the
    last 20 years. Still a good place to live.
     
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  4. U201491

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    IOf you are from down under, I want your Sharps.
    Also as Boondocks said, leave California lifestyle and politics and laws ALL in California.
    We have enough leftists up here already that brought their totalitarianism with them to foul our state.
    SB941 today was part of the fallout of that and it may get worse.
    And Learn to shoot long straight and fast, you may need that skill soon. :)
    Welcome to Oregon and the Forum.
     
  5. gunfreak

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    Welcome fellow transfer, I came from Sacramento years ago.
     
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  6. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin
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    Matthew Q;
    Welcome to O re gun
    I used to have nightmares of Burbank and LA.
    They faded in time.
    Now nightmares are about hunting seasons
    In the middle of a massive herd of Bulls
    Coming close to eat my survival trail bars
    Poking at me with their record Boone n Crockett tines
    I open my only Remington Core-Lokt 30.06 shell box


    and find it full of .22 boolets:eek:
     
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  7. Mountainman38

    Mountainman38
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    Op

    Obviously a dream, 'cause that's about the only place .22 boolets exist.
     
  8. fuhr52

    fuhr52
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    Welcome to the forum. As an Oregon native, it doesn't bother me that Californians escape and move up here. In fact I married an escapee some 40 years ago. My problem is when they get here and decide we have too many freedoms. Freedoms they didn't have down south and why they escaped up here. Next thing you know they drag out their California politics and the fight is on.
     
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  9. Sstrand

    Sstrand
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    If I were you I wouldn't broadcast that I came from Kalifornia. Especially if I lived east of the Cascades.
    We don't need another enclave of Californians so do your best to be really quiet about where you came from!!
    If you do that for enough years you might be accepted!!!

    Sheldon
     
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  10. Fin and Feather Guns

    Fin and Feather Guns
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    I'm sorry if you do run into that.. I'll just say welcome, enjoy your newly recovered rights!
     
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  11. etrain16

    etrain16
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    Welcome to Oregon, we could use another pro-gun voter here. Just remember that when it comes time to go to the polls!
     
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  12. Qwigley

    Qwigley
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    Thank you for the advice! One of the very first things I did was to get Oregon license plates and driver's license ;)
     
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  13. Qwigley

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    Thank you Sheldon. I do have a small confession to make...I moved to California in 2004, but I'm originally from Ohio. However, given the results of last year's college football National Championship game, I figured I would be better off to say I was from California :D

    I am so glad to have left totalitarian California, and all it's laws and regulations behind. I really don't think California can be saved, there are good people living there, but the government is controlled by statists.

    I would like to fit in here; I've buried all my Buckeye scarlet and gray in the closet and replaced it with green and yellow.
     
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  14. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36
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    Remember to Pray for the Oregon State University, they think the Beaver's are the only University in OreGun!!!!

    philip, "ducking" low from being ~pelted~ By OSU fans! :D
     
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  15. OLDNEWBIE

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    Welcome, If you happen to lean ultra Liberal, worried about Owls and old growth forests, green energy, LGBT rights and such, that's great!! You don't have to worry about that any more. The Political scales are heavy left at the moment and have been forever. All the scary social and environmental issues have been addressed already!

    Hoping to get an AR sans bullet button and with a standard cap. magazine and normal pistol grip stock............... maybe even a shoulder thing that goes up???o_O

    Better join us in the Legal & Political section sometime soon then. We got a mess of people in Salem trying to take that stuff away from us. And they are succeeding at a rapid pace!
     
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  16. SHPD_Retired

    SHPD_Retired
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    Since you are living here now you are an Oregonian. You do not have to tell anybody that you once lived in the land of Nuts and Fruits. As a native Oregonian I welcome you.
     
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  17. boogerhook

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    Welcome to the PNW. What Boondocks said before about rain, and do not sport an umbrella. That's how we spot tourists ;-)
     
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  18. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36
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    BoogerHook!!!!!!! What he said!!!!

    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D

    philip
     
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  19. shotsfired

    shotsfired
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    Welcome Aboard :s0167:
     
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  20. ConcreteJungle

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    I learned that one very quickly. Got called out a few times so now...let it rain, let it rain.
     

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