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Escapee from California

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wizardndog, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. wizardndog

    wizardndog Camas, Washington New Member

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    The gun control craziness and high crime rate finally pushed out of our home state of California. We have family in the Vancouver, Washington area, so we made the big move. I feel like we've escaped from a communist country. California is no longer the gun friendly State I grew up in. In fact, it's not friendly in any regard. Especially Oakland, where we came from. Oakland has one of the highest crime rates in the nation and we were not allowed to own magazines that held more than ten rounds. Plus, we had to pass a test for Handgun Safety Certificate in order to purchase a handgun. Now there are bills pending that would restrict the purchase of ammo. Any mention that we were firearms enthusiasts brought nasty comments and hateful stares. It's insane!
     
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    cpy911 Newberg Active Member

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    Welcome to free America for now. The Oregon I grew up in has become Californicated, no offense to you and other 2A ex Californians.
    I am starting to not recognize my home state of birth sometimes.
     
  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Well, hopefully you'll vote in such a way to not make this place there. Other than that, welcome.
     
  4. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Fixed it for you. Welcome to the Northwest and NWFA, and thanks for going north of the Columbia!
     
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  5. wizardndog

    wizardndog Camas, Washington New Member

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    Don't worry. We are very conservative. Also very anti gun control.
     
  6. wizardndog

    wizardndog Camas, Washington New Member

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    LOL! Well, my Mom and several of my cousins live in the Salem area. So I will be visiting Oregon from time to time.
     
  7. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Cool welcome to the Other Side Of The Border. Carry as many apples and bananas back and forth between Oregon and WA as you want! Buy a suppressor and have fun!
     
  8. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    According to Glen Tate Olympia is the most Progressive town in the western US.
    Personally, I know several "Democrats" that have been shuttled to WA
    from Chicago and the Bay Area to pass anti-gun, private property legislation
     
  9. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    Why did you choose Washington OR Oregon when you could go to freedom loving IDAHO?
    You really haven't escaped from anything!

    Sheldon
     
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    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    You could have stayed and fought but you ran like a coward. Potentially a good move but you are still on the left coast.
     
  11. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Leaving CA is like leaving Germany when Hitler rose to power. The state is beyond saving, better to cut the losses and try and keep what few liberties are left. The Feds will eliminate those soon enough.

    Welcome here Wizard.
     
  12. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Aboard:thumbup:
     
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  13. wizardndog

    wizardndog Camas, Washington New Member

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    I have family in Washington. I have family in Idaho too. But, it's my daughter that lives in Washington.
     
  14. wizardndog

    wizardndog Camas, Washington New Member

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    Oh believe me, I fought tooth and nail. I wrote many, many letters to Governor Brown regarding the idiocy surrounding gun control. I wrote countless letters to Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer only to be told that while they valued my input, they were right and I was wrong. I signed petitions by the hundreds. I wrote letters to every State Representative in California. My local representative (Nancy Skinner) sent me an email and told me to stop sending her anymore letters. I donated money to the Calguns Foundation, the National Association for Gun Rights and many others. Fortunately, Jerry Brown vetoed some of the more damaging bills like the one that banned assault rifles and the one that would have allowed Oakland to enact Gun Control ordinances stricter than state laws. I lived in Oakland, that one was outrageous! Not to mention the one that would have forced people to turn in magazines that held more than 10 rounds or be in violation of the law. I may have lost some battles, but I'm still in the war. I've just chosen to continue fighting from outside the Peoples Republic of Kalifornia.
     
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    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Be careful, there's a large Kaliban presence in Oregon.
     
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    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    We escaped in 91 and no one can say we didn't fight and no one can call us cowards. Cali is utterly lost unless you brave non cowards want to man up and help us with an armed invasion and massive deportations
     
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    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    yeah its a tough crowd here in the PNW....most of us feel the same about Cali and the citizens that seemed to let one of the greatest states in the nation slip away......please lets not let that happen here.
    I live by the border and deal with a lot of transplants that take up residence in Ashland and surrounding areas that would just be happy as hell to turn it into California.....just simply clueless to the rooted culture in these parts......so we are particularly bitter round here LOL.......good luck to you and if you find you just don't fit in you can keep going north, Canada is a lot like your home state
     
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    wizardndog Camas, Washington New Member

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    Yeah, I don't blame you for hating Californians. California is not the California I grew up in. California's demise started with the influx of east coast folk during the "flower power" hippy era. We California natives just wanted these idiots to go back where they came from. We weren't interested in their socialistic ideas. But, they stayed. And they brought more of their ilk with them. California natives are outnumbered by about 10,000 to 1 (or worse). The culture I see around me in Washington is like California used to be...the California I remember, where people were friendly but they minded their own business. I come from a very pro military family, a family of hunters, a family of ranchers and firearms enthusiasts. I think we'll fit in just fine.
     
  19. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I remember the first influx of Kalis into Vancouver, refugees followed by the gangs in the late 80s and the Progressives in the 90's
     
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    wizardndog Camas, Washington New Member

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    Dang! Is there no place to get away from these freaking progressives? They are totally void of a sense of logic.