Indeed but at least in Cali we don't have mandatory inspections ( yet )...
I doubt that CA has any fewer mandatory inspections than NH. Probably more. If you're in an area where you can actually get a CCW, then you are not in one of the large cities, correct? Check the big cities, and I expect they have the same sort of inspections that Manchester has.
I can still get a concealed weapons permit here in Cali and do not see how open carrying makes any sense at all except to assert power or to at least LOOK powerful just as the oinks tend to do.
Rights not exercised are easier to infringe. Sometimes concealed makes sense. But it's also important for ordinary folks to see other ordinary folks carrying guns, so they realize that it's not
something that only a few crazies do, which is how the media tries to portray it.
If ordinary upstanding members of the community were able to publicly smoke marijuana, wouldn't it be harder to get traction for bans? "Oh, pot? My banker smokes pot. What's the big deal about it?" As long as they can make folks hide what they're doing, they can make it look shameful, and get others to support banning it.
I would like to be able to choose when people know I have a weapon. Once you are known in town to open carry you will soon be known as "that open carry guy" and not too smart in my book.
In NH, you won't have that sort of stigma. I can walk into a restaurant in Concord openly carrying, and the most that's likely to happen will be someone will ask me what I'm carrying, and why I chose that particular gun, and do I have any opinion on the gun that his brother was looking at buying.Because
it's seen, it's part of the culture, and is no big deal.
Especially since all we were able to do here was open carry UNLOADED, wtf is the point of that?
Yeah, we don't have that sort of nonsense.
...that doesn't bother me as much as city/state coming into my house or rental properties.
You were talking about buying a large chunk of land and living off-grid. You ain't going to be doing that inside the city limits of Manchester, anyway, and you're not likely to find such inspections anywhere else. As was noted earlier in the thread, they can ask
to enter your home for a tax assessment, but you can just turn them down, and they have no recourse to try and force the issue.