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Old 06-22-2010, 08:39 AM
 
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June 19th 2009 I moved here. My thoughts... I like this city, I like these people, and I hate this weather. From what I understand there never is really any "adjusting" to the weather. It just is.
I don't think I'll want to move again... although my citizenship of Texas still isn't complete because I still don't own a firearm or have a truck...
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:47 AM
 
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although my citizenship of Texas still isn't complete because I still don't own a firearm or have a truck...
Me either and I've been here 15 years.
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I've lived in Texas for almost 26 years and don't even own boots. Get past the stereotypes as most don't own firearms.
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Castle Hills
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We've lived here for a year and a half now and absolutely love it. We also bought a gun. In the other state I lived in if someone broke into your house, you could not shoot them unless you tried to get away and they cornered you and you had no way out. For this reason, I never owned a gun. In Texas it is a bit different, if someone steps one foot in your house you can shoot them. Because lets face it.. if someone is breaking into your house your life is in danger.

I look at owning a firearm as insurance. If my families life is in danger I can protect them if the police do not get here fast enough. What is the big deal with owning a gun? I don't get it. I think it is down right stupid not to own a gun.
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I am another Texas native, life long resident who has never owned a gun, and has no desire to. Pickups, unless one is hauling cargo, are useless. And as I grew up here I'm used to the heat, but one can only hope you get ever so slightly more used to it as time goes on!
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Another born and raised Texan who has never owned a gun. I kinda want a pick up truck, though!
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:47 AM
 
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We've lived here for a year and a half now and absolutely love it. We also bought a gun. In the other state I lived in if someone broke into your house, you could not shoot them unless you tried to get away and they cornered you and you had no way out. For this reason, I never owned a gun. In Texas it is a bit different, if someone steps one foot in your house you can shoot them. Because lets face it.. if someone is breaking into your house your life is in danger.

I look at owning a firearm as insurance. If my families life is in danger I can protect them if the police do not get here fast enough. What is the big deal with owning a gun? I don't get it. I think it is down right stupid not to own a gun.
I agree. If someone broke into my house and was endangering my family, I would have no problem unloading it. It took meeting my husband, who is not from TX, to finally get a gun (he bought me one) and he had 15 guns already. I think we are covered.
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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Born and raised here - had a BB gun as a kid but only gun I have now is a relic of the War Between the States that my great grandfather carried and it's in the bank.
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Tx
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Been in Texas for 11 years, will NEVER get use to this weather lol Especially the heat! Welcome to Dallas
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:24 PM
 
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Weather is that bad? I hear it's like a blast furnace down there..We're from New England, no strangers to extreme weather. Wondering if we could get used to extreme heat. I tend to like it hot, makes me feel alive, but I wonder sometimes if it starts to drive you nuts after a while. Kind of like snow and ice once a week for 4 straight months does.
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