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Old 07-09-2009, 06:22 PM
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New Mexico for sure.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by rnc2mbfl View Post
I'd say certain parts of Texas but not all of them.
The "not all of them" part probably applies to every state suggested that seems generally to fit the OP's criteria. Utah is an example. Northern Utah would not fit the climatic criteria--too cold and snowy. Southern Utah might be a really good possibility, so long as the OP is okay with having the religious expression be skewed heavily toward Mormonism. Arizona? Northern 'zona is another area that would probably be too cold to fit the climatic requirements. New Mexico? Parts of NM maybe, but Santa Fe, maybe Taos as well, would not work politcally. Then there was the suggestion of Hawaii. It would work as far as weather, but is waaay off from the OP's political preferences. I'm guessing that the cost of land would be higher than the OP is looking for as well.

In addition to some good suggestions that have already been made (parts of AZ, NM, UT, TX), I would also suggest a couple of large towns in southwestern Colorado: Durango and Grand Junction. Or southwestern CO in general if you're talking about a wider area to choose from.

A note on open carry: I'm not sure what you're picturing, but there is pretty much no area of the U.S. where people will routinely carry openly while walking down the streets of a town. Maybe they do this in some towns in Alaska, in areas with enough bears that they might come wandering right into town. I'm not sure, but even if this is the case, AK is obviously out for weather reasons. People in many areas of the U.S. will carry when they are out in the outdoors, because of the possibility of encountering potentially dangerous wild animals, but it's not like the Wild West these days. You won't see open carrying in towns or cities as a rule, despite the reputation the U.S. might have in some countries for being gun-crazy. Check out this website for some details about each state's laws: OpenCarry.org - A Right Unexercised is a Right Lost!.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:34 PM
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Originally Posted by extent04 View Post
Oh, I don't have the answer to "the question"; I'm looking for some input regarding what would fit the criteria.

Thanks for the suggestions so far everyone. I've had Amarillo, TX and West Texas spots pitched to me before but it doesn't fit the open carry requirement. It's my understanding that Texas is a concealed carry with permit state. I'll certainly consider it though, especially with West Texas' land prices.
Maybe you should go to Mexico?
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:04 PM
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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I think you're some sort of evangelical sunshine fantasy state that doesn't exist in reality.

You don't like the UK, you don't like Canada, and soon you won't like the US either.

Somewhere in TX probably fits your bill best -- maybe the Williamson County suburbs of Austin. Unlike Austin itself, the suburbs of Williamson County (Round Rock, Leander, Georgetown - actually the county seat and a bona fide small town sui generis) are Republican, Conservative, very Christian oriented, and with the Central Texas mild winter climate and unremiting summer heat -- enjoy!
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by extent04 View Post
Hi everyone,

I'm currently scouting potential areas to migrate to as a Canadian currently living in the United Kingdom. I'm not satisfied with either country from a social or career perspective so am looking towards our neighbours in hopes of satisfying my wants. I have the immigration and job transfer requirements taken care of, so it's a matter of finding an ideal state (or specific city) which meets the following specs:

- I don't experience the four seasons and very rarely see snow. My average temperature tends to stay above 32 F at all times.
- I am safely away from the direct impact of hurricanes but may experience other weather phenomena such as tornadoes or earthquakes.
- I don't experience “much” rainfall (as little annual precipitation as possible but no specific requirement).
- I have many plots of land, acreages and farms for private sale which can be found at low prices (equal to or less than $1,000 per acre preferred).
- My people's Christian belief is not limited solely to Sunday worship; it's a daily way of life which includes extremely socially conservative values.
- My people are armed and openly carry. This doesn't make them felons or potential mass murderers, rather they are exercising our constitutional rights and/or engaging in an enjoyable hobby which Americans ought to have the freedom to pursue.
- My people tend to be patriotic, care for war veterans and support the military in their actions.
- Terms such as “progressive”, “diverse” and “cosmopolitan” are foreign to me.

What state am I?

either arkansas or arizona
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:40 PM
Location: Chicago
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:28 AM
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Texas definitely, but not Amarillo or much of west Texas, can get very cold in winter.

Would add a belt of the south starting with Jackson MS, to Montgomery, AL, Columbus, Macon, & Augusta, GA thru to Columbia SC. Far enough south to have very, very mild winters (only the occassional dips below freezing), far enough inland that even if a hurricane comes that direction, it has weakend to a tropical storm by that time with little damage, decidedly conservative bible belt, gun friendly.

The only area that doesn't fit the bill totally is this area gets a good amount of rain during the year, but it isn't a "rainy" area, meaning you don't get prolonged gloomy gray days of nothing but rain. Rain here will come from heavy thunderstorms that will more thru. High amounts of sunshine thruout the year.

Mention this because the OP lived in England. I lived in England two years and know the feeling of it always being "rainy" even tho it actually received less annual rainfall than my home state of Georgia... yet the "feel" of it being rainy, you would think England got four times the annual rainfall.
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