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Ready to make the move! Finally got the wife to agree!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by korben dallas, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. korben dallas

    korben dallas PeoplesRepublikofCA New Member

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    I've been wanting to move out of this disgusting state since I first visited WA nearly 10 years ago. But well paying employment and the wife's healthcare pension has kept us behind enemy lines.

    Our friends tell us we should stay and fight the 2a laws behind enemy lines that are a constant barrage against our rights, but I disagree and I'm tired of fighting against people who have no clue what it's like to live free.

    With this latest round of attacks and the prospect that the next governor of the peoples republik will likely sign every anti 2a bill that is presented, I was able to convince the wife we should pack up and GTFOtta dodge.

    Good news! She agreed! So we're in the process of house and job hunting in the PNW. She works for KP and I work for a software company that I MAY be able to perform my duties remotely for a while longer.

    We promise that we will not bring ANY liberal garbage and you all can have our compliant devices for proper destruction. In return we expect to be allowed to exercise all our rights as defined by the constitution without fear of reprisal from the state.

    I will bring with me our collection of firearms, my beard (no man buns as I'm bald), our dogs, two trucks, trailer, welder, safes, and my love for IDPA, 3gun, tactical shotgun and USPSA matches. I'd LOVE to get involved in some long distance disciplines and spend a few weeks a year at various training facilities to ensure my skills are up to par.


    With that said, I know KP has various admin facilities up and down OR and WA.

    We are looking at the portland and vancouver areas but really know nothing about the demographics of the sub-area's. So if you have recommendations, we are listening!
     
  2. beavernation

    beavernation Canby Active Member

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    When you get to Portland turn east on I84 and keep going until you hit the Idaho line. Boise has a lot to offer in terms of employment and the "liberal creepage" is way behind Portland/Seattle. Oregon and Washington will be just like Kalifornia's gun laws in a few years. If you can stand the winters South Central Montana is "the last best place!".......good luck and god speed to ya!
     
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  3. korben dallas

    korben dallas PeoplesRepublikofCA New Member

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    Unfortunately, KP is not in Idaho. I'm not up to speed on what's occurring in OR or WA in regards to the 2a, care to elaborate?
     
  4. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    I agree, Might not wanna trade sideways with the Republikinka! I got the heck out of OruGun 9 months ago, and was that liberating! With the Screen name you chose, You will fit in nicely here! Good luck friend!
     
  5. pdempsey1097

    pdempsey1097 West of McMinnville Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hello Korben. Congrats on getting the wife to agree.
    We escaped in 2012. First to Carson City, Nevada then to Western, OR.
    As Beavernation eluded to, Oregon is definitely heading the way of CA when it comes to 2A.
    When I arrived here in 2013, FTF sales were still legal - not any more. SB941 passed last year requiring Universal Background Checks (although there's currently no wait times and no "DOJ list" of approved guns like in CA). The State Legislature (which is firmly in democrat control) is now discussing magazine capacity limits, and assault weapon bans.

    Also like CA, the population centers are heavily populated with Liberal voters who drive the political process for the rest of the state.

    Overall, it's still way better than CA. You can get a CHL that's good state wide with just a 4 hour class and a visit to your local Sheriff's Office. Vehicle registration is a flat $167 for 2 years - regardless of the vehicle's value, and there's no sales tax. Also - most people are pretty friendly if you stay out of the cities.

    You might consider having the wife check to see if KP has openings in Salem. If she works there, you could live 15 minutes out of town and be in the country.

    Good luck!
     
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  6. korben dallas

    korben dallas PeoplesRepublikofCA New Member

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    Thanks! We will look into that.
     
  7. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Welcome. My wife retired from KP 2 years ago as the most senior RN after 44 years. If we can be of any assistance KP or otherwise don't hesitate to ask.
    I would suggest Oregon over Washington considering commuting over the Interstate Bridge is a huge pain. My one caution would be to avoid settling in Multnomah county, which includes the city of Portland, unless "progressive" is a favorite buzz-word of yours and you have lots of spare $$ to pay the higher property taxes, other extra taxes and myriad of fees. Washington County or Clackamas County if you need to be in the Portland "area".
    Good luck on your move and we'll see you at the firing range!
     
  8. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Basically, they're like the California you wanted to leave 10 years ago, but lately it's accelerating and seems like they want to catch up in 2 or 3years. Portland and Seattle are in a race to see who will become "San Francisco of the Pacific Northwest" and who will be "New Berkeley".

    So you and Leeloo may want to try renting and hang onto your Multi-Passes.

    PS.. I have a cousin (a former L.A.lien) who moved to Washougal WA 12 years ago, and he says, "it's like heaven, dude"...he's usually stoned though so he could be accustomed to seeing everything through a bit of fog.....:cool:

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    East of Washougal WA
     
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  9. ron

    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I like living in Vancouver. No state income tax, lower property
    taxes and power bills. But if you have to commute to Portland,
    major pain. Great shooting ranges. TCGC and DRRC are into
    3-gun matches. Many varied beautiful outdoor recreation areas.
    Cascade mountain range, Columbia river gorge, coast range and
    ocean beaches.:D:D:D:D
    My wife and I enjoy the many varied restaurants and bars
    in Portland and Vancouver.;)
     
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    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Not to be a Debbie downer but If yer tired of fighting for your 2A rights in Kalifornication then please do not come North with that attitude. If you come up here you are expected to CARE about OUR 2A rights up here. Too many that have moved from there (shudder to say the name) to here are the problem we have been facing for decades.
     
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    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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  12. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!!
    My wife works for KP also just a MA though try and stay in Vancouver she'll make 8% more not paying Oregon State tax. I'm trying to convince mine to make the switch but she's having a hard time since she has worked in her dept. for 18yrs.

    Stacy
     
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  13. thorborg

    thorborg portland oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    From an Oregon pioneers perspective; you will be jumping from the fire back into the frying pan. You will need to exercise constant due diligence and activism just to maintain a few meager freedoms left here as they are dwindling fast. If in the short term, if they can not rid us outright of our second amendment rights, they will continue to punish us with taxes, fees, and regulations until your worn down. If you move here, and you are an active gun enthusiast of any sort, your only hope is for a short life and enjoy what's left because without some cataclysmic awakening, eventually, there will be no discernible difference between California and the 2 northern states.
    By the bye; K.P., California, and Obama are the same, ideologically speaking with K.P presently reaping the rewards from bedding down with him. My family and I, among others, are currently paying for their sins..
    As an aside; It's getting foggy but fifty years or more ago Portland and metro area Oregon had a conservative presence, albeit waning, along with the fastest growing population in the US. Our governor's admonition of "come visit but go then home" fell on deft ears, and the resultant influx quickly made the dreams, concerns and values of the rest of mostly conservative rural Oregon moot.
    They brought their ideology with them.
    Care to venture a guess where the bulk of those peoples came from?
    Not inviting debate, just my lowly opine.
     
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  14. korben dallas

    korben dallas PeoplesRepublikofCA New Member

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    Unfortunately, liberalism and socialism seem to go hand in hand. It's spreading like a plague in CA and the next iteration of politicians are nothing like Ronald Reagan. They talk a good game but in the end, they're either RINO's or Feinstein/Boxer wannabe's.

    I'm sorry their kind infiltrated the ranks of OR and WA, but at least you have a semi fighting chance. CA is a goner and very likely going to continue to pump out more liberal/socialist trash with an entitlement factor the likes of we have not yet seen.

    I, along with many of my kind (educated engineers) are looking for a home in which to take a stand against this type of politics with like minded people.

    Maybe portland is not the ideal area, but the PNW still has some fight left in it.
     
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    Fordcragar Renton, Washington Active Member

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    I always ask this question to new people in the Seattle area. Do you know what comes after two rainy days in Seattle?

    Most people answer another rainy day, but the correct answer is Monday. Sometimes their smile disappears; which is hard to understand.;):)
     
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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum. KP has a good presence in the Portland, OR area, lots of facilities and lots of admin. And while I agree with what others have said about CA values infiltrating us, I hold out a meager hope that some day we may be able to turn it around - if all gun owners start working together and voting pro-gun.

    If you end up looking in the PDX area, I would recommend living further out - just stay out of Multnomah county. For my $$, Clackamas County is the more conservative/pro-gun county close in to Portland. Just my 2 cents - which is about all my opinion is worth ;)

    If you end up looking in the Clackamas County area, know that there is a nice range called Douglas Ridge Rifle Club in the Eagle Creek/Estacada area. Indoor and outdoor ranges. Pistol, rifle, shotgun. One of the few clubs with a 1,000 yard range available - which can be used each Thursday. Good place to belong if you end up in that area. You can still get out to shoot in public spaces, but you have to drive further and further as more spaces are getting shut down.

    Now only if someone else hadn't taken my multipass line...
     
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  17. korben dallas

    korben dallas PeoplesRepublikofCA New Member

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    etrain, thanks for the information. I'll look into these areas. The wife is still looking at what's available for KP in OR/WA.

    In regards to gun owners sticking together, start NOW and tell all your friends. Don't let the petty differences between collectors, hunters, competitors and tactical operators cause a rift in the fight for your 2a rights. If CA gun owners (all of them) could get their collective bubblegum together and fight as whole things would be a LOT different in this state.

    I'm actually looking forward to seasons! It's been 35 years and I miss them.
     
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    maddog Portland, OR USA Active Member

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    "We promise that we will not bring ANY liberal garbage and you all can have our compliant devices for proper destruction. In return we expect to be allowed to exercise all our rights as defined by the constitution without fear of reprisal from the state."

    As stated earlier, we are currently in a very bitter fight (google Oregon recall efforts) to keep our 2A rights. So we cannot guarantee you'll be able to exercise all of our rights as defined by the Constitution. This election in November will be crucial for freedom and liberty, not only nationally but here in Oregon especially.

    etrain 16 has recommended Clackamas County, and you might want to look at Beavercreek area there. I live in Bloomberg's new LA suburb of Washington County so you'll want to avoid that. Though not nearly as oppressive as Multnomah county.

    Join us, we need your help.
     
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    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Aboard:s0101:
     
  20. korben dallas

    korben dallas PeoplesRepublikofCA New Member

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    Maddog, thanks for the info.

    Hillsboro and Beaverton were two of our top picks due to some of the larger technology companies nearby and the light rail service into the city.

    I'll look into beavercreek as recommended.