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Old 04-25-2010, 03:12 PM
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:09 PM
 
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Default In light of AZ's new laws this year

Does anyone have any advise on a state that has good gun control laws, good education, is socially conscious of all of it's citizens? Maybe a democrat or two in the government? Some social services? I use to think MA, but now that they have two republicans in office I'm afraid their laws will soon resemble AZ's. Thanks
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:56 PM
 
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I think you would really love California most of all.
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:03 PM
 
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Yep

Arizona has all of that.
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:20 PM
 
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Does anyone have any advise on a state that has good gun control laws, good education, is socially conscious of all of it's citizens? Maybe a democrat or two in the government? Some social services? I use to think MA, but now that they have two republicans in office I'm afraid their laws will soon resemble AZ's. Thanks
You should be quite happy in Washington, DC, or CA. Oh yes, for a city: NYC has very strict gun laws that apply only to law-abiding citizens.

On the serious side, Vermont, a very liberal State in all issues you have mentioned has very lax gun laws, and a very low rate of crime. Years ago in VT, if one didn't have gun at one's home, one was supposed to pay a $100.00 tax. I don't know if it's still in effect, however.

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Old 04-25-2010, 05:39 PM
 
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Education- Arizona you must be kidding
The state is bankrupt and we worry about finding a scapegoat
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:51 PM
 
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I'd say California, or the Northwest.
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:09 PM
 
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Does anyone have any advise on a state that has good gun control laws, good education, is socially conscious of all of it's citizens? Maybe a democrat or two in the government? Some social services? I use to think MA, but now that they have two republicans in office I'm afraid their laws will soon resemble AZ's. Thanks
Vermont?
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:12 PM
 
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You should be quite happy in Washington, DC, or CA. Oh yes, for a city: NYC has very strict gun laws that apply only to law-abiding citizens.

On the serious side, Vermont, a very liberal State in all issues you have mentioned has very lax gun laws, and a very low rate of crime. Years ago in VT, if one didn't have gun at one's home, one was supposed to pay a $100.00 tax. I don't know if it's still in effect, however.
Hehe, the Constitution in VT says those against bearing arms should pay compensation to the state for not doing so. The legislature pretty much ignores that. One legislator proposed a bill some years ago to enforce it but it never passed...
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:17 PM
 
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I would say somewhere like Oregon or Washington.
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