The inspection and property rights laws are the only reason I am looking into other "more free" states to move to. I think a state that small can have pros and cons especially with laws. I think for some the inspections are not an issue.
I don't think you'll run into any inspection issues, unless you choose some particular town that is annoying like that. NH is like the US in micro - individual towns can have dramatically-different ways of doing things, just like NH has dramatically-different laws than CA. Do some research and choose a town that doesn't hassle folks. For example, I live in Grafton, where there are no building permits, no inspectors, only two cops (who are certainly cops, but closer to Andy Griffith than the current crop tends to be), etc. If you were to choose a town like Barnstead, for one example, they would want to micro-manage every last thing you try to do, and expect you to be grateful to them for being gracious enough to tell you what to do with your own property.
It blows my mind to think that Cali is actually more free than the live free or die state.
It isn't, in general. There are a couple small areas where it has better laws, but the overwhelming majority of laws in CA are far, fare worse than in NH.
And, remember, the idea here isn't to move to someplace that is already free... the idea is to move to someplace that can be made free. NH has the most-accessible government of any US state. Major changes can be made here, very quickly, because things are set up to allow ordinary individuals to participate and change things (eg, we have one of the largest legislatures in the world, so the ratio of residents to legislators is very low, and they are only paid $100/year, so they have to campaign by actually meeting their constituents, rather than buying millions of dollars in TV ads).
Sure you can carry guns but getting concealed weapons permits here in Cali is actually pretty easy it just takes a couple months to actually go through.
Let's see... according to the NRA fact sheet:
All sales in CA must go through a dealer and be registered with the state, with a mandatory waiting period.
A CA-approved safety course is required for anyone wanting to purchase a handgun (and must be repeated every five years).
You can only purchase certain "approved" firearms.
"Assault weapons" are banned.
Open carry is banned.
Concealed carry is banned without a license (so, between the two, you cannot carry at all without permission from the government).
Carry is banned in all manner of buildings, including the legislature (so you cannot even go there to complain about the gun laws, without giving up your freedom).
You can only get a license if they choose to issue one, at their discretion.
And those are just the highlights.
In NH, you pay $10, fill out a form with your name, address, and such (no fingerprints, photographs, or training requirements), and you get the license within 14 calendar days, or you can sue them (and the individual who wrongfully denied it is personally
responsible for court costs). License information is stored with the individual police department that issued it, and may not be released even to other police departments without cause (so any statewide registry of licenseholders would be illegal, and cops certainly don't know it if they run your driver's license or such).
And if you don't want to, you can always carry openly.
No places other than courthouses are off-limits.
Yeah, no, there's not any comparison between the two.