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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lachesis, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. lachesis

    lachesis USA New Member

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    Hello all,

    I am currently an Ohio resident. But when I finish up college in 2014, I'm moving. Seattle is on my short list, not least because my girlfriend is looking to go to grad school at UW. I decided to join over here and see if I can learn some things about firearms in what might be my new home. I considered San Diego and San Francisco, but the anti-gun politics and cost of living pushed me more north.

    So, hello!

    -Lachesis
     
  2. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    You will find that Seattle is San Francisco lite, and the only reason that firearms are not regulated out of existance is because the state constitution and state law prevents the city from doing so.
    There is very little common sense in this city. For example over the last few years the city has reduced car lanes on some of the major streets in order to out in bicycle lanes. Keep in mind that it rains here 9 months out of a year. Not exactly a lot of commuting on bicycles going on.

    Major percentage of Seattle drivers are nothing short of retarded. Traffic is horrible in huge part thanks to them, so it's self inflicted. These people seem to think that highway driving below the speed limit in the fast lane is acceptable, as is driving 20mph in a 30mph zone - only to then run a red light.


    On the positive side, there are a lot of outdoor activities available within a short distance, and during the 3 sunny months it is absolutely beautiful here.
    Lots of good restaurants as long as you're not looking for Chineese nor Itallian. Lot's of crappy ones of those for some reason. If you like sea food, you'll be in heaven.
     
  3. Coffindodger

    Coffindodger Seattle Member

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    What Grunwald said. But, I dont mind shooting, fishing, hiking, camping, mountain biking in the rain, snow, cloudy 5 o'clock all day or cold. It can be difficult but we need more NOT socialist/progressive voters. Besides most months of the year make you appreciate the sun so much you don't have a choice but to do something outside.

    It doesn't actually rain 9 months a year, but it can be cloudy for most of them. The Olympic Mountains, which is a rainforest, soaks up some of the rain we should get. But it is a very cool place to visit.

    Good luck and please choose here rather than Kommiefornia.
     
  4. Coffindodger

    Coffindodger Seattle Member

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    :What Grunwald said. But, I dont mind shooting, fishing, hiking, camping, mountain biking in the rain, snow, cloudy 5 o'clock all day or cold. It can be difficult but we need more NOT socialist/progressive voters. Besides most months of the year make you appreciate the sun so much you don't have a choice but to do something outside.

    It doesn't actually rain 9 months a year, but it can be cloudy for most of them. The Olympic Mountains, which is a rainforest, soaks up some of the rain we should get. But it is a very cool place to visit.

    Good luck and please choose here rather than Kommiefornia.
     
  5. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Don't go to Seattle. There are better places to live that are less expensive.
    As a former buckeye I welcome you to Washington. I will also invite you to be my guest for a day of shooting when you get here. unless it is hunting session.
     
  6. ISY

    ISY Seattle Member

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    Well, I live in Seattle (CA refugee from >20 years ago) commute by bike (5 miles each way and about $500 worth of waterproof bags, lights, fenders, and clothing, not to mention a shower and dryer at work), and don't mind the clouds so much, so I might be considered an outlier. That said, I think you'll find Seattle to be way more hospitable to shooters than either SD or SF. Kenmore range is a good facility and is about 20 minutes north of the U District. Further, it's a "shall issue" CCW state and I don't think it's likely even in this hysterical anti-gun environment that Seattle will be able to get around the state preemption of local gun control efforts. If you like to hike, camp, ski, or boat, there are few places that are better.
     
  7. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Best Chinese I've ever had was Tai Tung in China town. I have eaten there since I was a kid. Havnt in a few years though.