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Re: Want to join soon hopefully
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2006, 05:56:54 am »

The winters are not that bad and when you think of it....is a little cold worth your freedom?!

We are now a little over a year in the Freestate and it was the best decision we ever made, that is the truth!

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Re: Want to join soon hopefully
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2006, 02:38:29 pm »

Hello Morey, Rebel

Morey, I have no problem with who has sex with who, not my business.  My reference to the Mayor of Providence speaks more to the liberal (re: anti-gun) culture of the state.  Liberal enough to elect the ONLY homosexual big city Mayor in the country.  In turn, liberal enough to have oppressive gun policies that would make Stalin proud.  Sorry if it came across as homophobic.  I would gladly support any elected person who upholds the law, whatever their sexual orientation is.

Your ok in my book, live and let live as I always say, welcome to the FSP!
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Re: Want to join soon hopefully**insane thread resurrection**
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2013, 01:10:33 am »

UPDATE

Well, we're a little closer to making it out of PRRI.  My wife had an interview in Pittsfield last week, we're waiting to hear back.  We visited her Aunt in Rochester afterwards, ate some lunch at this place called the 103 I believe it was.  Great place. 

Sure felt good to be in NH.  Felt like home.

Anyway, we're keeping our fingers crossed.

Well here I am again, 7 years later.  I stopped posting here because I made it out of Rhode Island when we moved back to Arizona.  I've loved the freedom but wouldn't you know it, we went and had ourselves a set of twins, and now the wife can't bear for them not to grow up near her family.  So it looks like once again we are headed back to New England.  This time I am armed with experience however, and told her RI is pretty much a no go.  If we have to move back I am pushing hard for NH.  VT and ME would be ok, but CT/MA are absolutely prohibited and RI will come with major concessions that she probably won't want to live with. 

Been a long time.  What's the mood like?  Still doing the whole FSP thing?  I saw where NH has all female reps in Congress now and went heavy for Obama, and I seriously hope it isn't long term trending progressive.  Just interested to hear what's going on in NH.  Still pretty free?  I read about the local town rep in Keene that was very anti FSP and trying to keep them out of town or something.  I really like Portsmouth.  Wouldn't mind living near there.  Talk to me people, I'm back :)  Seriously if we move back and 5 years from now NH is just like CT/MA I will be super pissed.
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Re: Insane thread resurrection
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2013, 10:09:25 am »

NH moved a notch more Republican between 2004 and 2012, but it's still pretty much a right-up-the-middle centrist state on the left-right spectrum. But it's still just as free as ever and the only state with substantial economic and personal freedoms.
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Re: Insane thread resurrection
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2013, 04:38:42 pm »

Think of NH as a place with fewer border patrol checkpoints than AZ.:-)
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Re: Insane thread resurrection
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2013, 04:49:17 pm »

Think of NH as a place with fewer border patrol checkpoints than AZ.:-)

But more hoops to jump through to carry a gun.  AZ went constitutional carry a few years ago.  NH has the massholes to deal with but AZ has the Cali transplants so that's a wash.  AZ...no winters to speak of, NH snows what, 10 months out of the year?.  Sales tax is rough here though, it's almost 10%.  It's definitely a step down in my opinion, moving to NH, but best option in New England I guess. 

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« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2013, 06:28:20 pm »

You are from RI right?
10 months of snow? Not even in Alaska:-)
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Re: Insane thread resurrection
« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2013, 08:26:49 pm »

But more hoops to jump through to carry a gun.  AZ went constitutional carry a few years ago.

NH almost went that route, but the NRA worked hard to get all sorts of gun control nonsense added, so it was killed by anti-gun and pro-gun folks, alike - the amended bill would have been a major step backwards for NH.  The original bill is back again, this year.

In any case, $10 for four years, name, address, and three references (who will almost certainly not get called).  No fingerprints.  No photo.  No training requirement.  It's harder to sign up for a prepaid cell phone.  They have 14 calendar days to approve or deny.

I notice that Arizona has a minimum age on carry (21), which NH lacks (there are, by my own knowledge, 12 year olds who have carry licenses, and I'm sure there have been ones issued to younger individuals than that).

Arizona also has a list of places you cannot carry.  Polling places, for example (you can't exercise your rights while exercising your right to vote?), certain bars, etc.  In NH, the list is: courtrooms.

And, if you want reciprocity with any other state, getting an Arizona license has all sorts of ridiculous requirements (training course, fingerprints like you're some sort of criminal, etc.), can take a couple months.  And then you're in a database of gun owners; NH license information is stored with the local police department where you reside, and any statewide database would be illegal (I'm sure one exists, but cops can't get access to it when they pull you over on the side of the road, since they can't exactly connect an illegal database to the cruiser compuers - someone would talk).

Machineguns are illegal in Arizona, unless registered with the Feds.  NH stands moot on the subject, so you're not in violation of any NH law if you choose to ignore the Feds on that.  We also have the highest rate of machinegun ownership of any state, by a wide margin (7.48 per 1000 residents, versus 2.58 per 1000 in Arizona).

While Arizona technically has open carry, there's also a law that can make carry into a "disturbing the peace" violation.  In NH, the Attorney General has issued an opinion (which, if you rely on it, is an automatic defense to prosecution) that no reasonable person ever fears the presence of a firearm, so the presence of a firearm cannot constitute disturbing the peace.

NH also has interesting laws like a ban on destruction of firearms by the state.  So, no "gun buy-back" nonsense being run by police departments.  Seized firearms must be sold at public auction - even ones that are seized due to use in a crime.  Additionally, police departments are prohibited from requiring you to undergo a background check in order to get your gun(s) back if they seize them, unless they can demonstrate actual cause to believe that you have acquired a felony conviction or such in the interim (and the caselaw which established that involved someone who was actually convicted of a gun crime - the cops were still required to return the pistol without a background check, so when they say, "cause," they mean it).

Yes, NH has a license requirement (for now), but it's trivially-easy to get, and the other issues far outweigh it.

AZ...no winters to speak of, NH snows what, 10 months out of the year?.

Serious snow?  Not more than a month or two.  And we never have ridiculous heat.  There's no such thing as bad weather - just improper clothing choice.  Unless it gets too hot, in which case there's a finite limit on the amount of clothing you can remove.  If you're still too hot, then, you're screwed.  If you have decent gear, even 20 below zero isn't bad.

Sales tax is rough here though, it's almost 10%.

That's horrific.  Even Mass, Maine, and Vermont, known for high taxes, aren't up there.  NH, of course, has an excellent general sales tax rate (0%).
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Re: Insane thread resurrection
« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2013, 09:29:50 pm »



Thanks for the info MS.  What do you think about Portsmouth?  I really like that city.  I'm sure we are looking to be as far south NH as possible, for the shortest trip possible to the grandparents.  We stayed a night in Salem, NH last summer, seemed like a nice town. 
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Re: Insane thread resurrection
« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2013, 09:32:25 pm »

Portsmouth is pretty cool. Definitely a lot to do, although it's also an expensive town. Depending on your interests and your jobs, if you want to be as south as possible, Nashua could be a good choice too and isn't really expensive. Give us more info so we can help you better!
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« Reply #40 on: February 24, 2013, 09:48:12 pm »

Portsmouth is pretty cool. Definitely a lot to do, although it's also an expensive town. Depending on your interests and your jobs, if you want to be as south as possible, Nashua could be a good choice too and isn't really expensive. Give us more info so we can help you better!

Well my wife and I are both school teachers, although I am seriously considering leaving the profession, definitely at a crossroads in my professional life.  Access to an airport decreases as a factor the further south we end up, since it's only about an hour to Providence from the bottom of NH.  I like to shoot, so I would like to be somewhat near a local club or range.  I'll miss pulling off the side of the road and shooting in the desert :-\  I like to play poker, so the closer to Foxwoods the better, unless there is a casino closer?  I like to workout so I'd need to have a quality gym to workout at.  Wife is more of city girl, born and raised Providence, she likes to shop, eat at nice restaurants, stuff for the kids etc.  Coast isn't that big a deal, I'm sure if we ever went to the beach it would be down in RI anyway. 
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« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2013, 10:16:08 am »

Portsmouth is pretty cool. Definitely a lot to do, although it's also an expensive town. Depending on your interests and your jobs, if you want to be as south as possible, Nashua could be a good choice too and isn't really expensive. Give us more info so we can help you better!

Well my wife and I are both school teachers, although I am seriously considering leaving the profession, definitely at a crossroads in my professional life.  Access to an airport decreases as a factor the further south we end up, since it's only about an hour to Providence from the bottom of NH.  I like to shoot, so I would like to be somewhat near a local club or range.  I'll miss pulling off the side of the road and shooting in the desert :-\  I like to play poker, so the closer to Foxwoods the better, unless there is a casino closer?  I like to workout so I'd need to have a quality gym to workout at.  Wife is more of city girl, born and raised Providence, she likes to shop, eat at nice restaurants, stuff for the kids etc.  Coast isn't that big a deal, I'm sure if we ever went to the beach it would be down in RI anyway. 
Salem would likely be your best choice.  Low property taxes, easy access to head south, a current charity funding poker room that has tons of no-limit tournaments and limit cash games (low stakes as compared to Foxwoods), and is also a very likely location for a casino if a bill to legalize full casinos ever becomes law.
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« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2013, 03:04:10 pm »

I like to play poker, so the closer to Foxwoods the better, unless there is a casino closer? 

People play poker (blackjack, roulette) in Keene, Milford, Salem, Seabrook and other towns and cities in NH for money to help charity. It is low stakes but a bill to increase the stakes is expected to pass the NH House any day now. I think ME might have some casinos now. MA legalized big casinos last year and is now working out the details. A few are likely within a few years. The NH Senate and governor are working hard to get a big casino in NH but I doubt it will pass this year.

As for guns, yeah, I'd say both NH and VT are less regulated than AZ.

As for taxes, you should save a lot of money.

Portsmouth is kinda expensive.

The population of New England is growing much slower than the Southeast or Southwest so teaching jobs are a little harder to come by.

If you don't like Winter storms, CT/RI/the Cape have perhaps had a worse Winter, weather wise, than NH this year.
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« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2013, 03:25:31 pm »

I like to play poker, so the closer to Foxwoods the better, unless there is a casino closer? 

People play poker (blackjack, roulette) in Keene, Milford, Salem, Seabrook and other towns and cities in NH for money to help charity. It is low stakes but a bill to increase the stakes is expected to pass the NH House any day now. I think ME might have some casinos now. MA legalized big casinos last year and is now working out the details. A few are likely within a few years. The NH Senate and governor are working hard to get a big casino in NH but I doubt it will pass this year.

As for guns, yeah, I'd say both NH and VT are less regulated than AZ.

As for taxes, you should save a lot of money.

Portsmouth is kinda expensive.

The population of New England is growing much slower than the Southeast or Southwest so teaching jobs are a little harder to come by.

If you don't like Winter storms, CT/RI/the Cape have perhaps had a worse Winter, weather wise, than NH this year.

I live in CT currently and can vouch for this... NH got about 20 inches in the "Blizzard of 13" but CT got 36 - 40.
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« Reply #44 on: February 25, 2013, 05:50:23 pm »

I like to play poker, so the closer to Foxwoods the better, unless there is a casino closer? 

People play poker (blackjack, roulette)

Wow I had no idea there were poker rooms in NH.  That's a big bonus.  I know it's tough to get teaching jobs in pretty much all of New England but like I said I'm looking to get out anyway, I figure I can just sub until I figure out what to do next.  My wife actually turned down a job in Lawrence, MA  last summer and she has some ties to northern MA so I think she'll be able to get a teaching job.  So far I'm liking Salem, Hudson, Nashua, Portsmouth and we have some family in Dover so I'll check that out as well.  Looking at house prices is a little concerning, not cheap avg price I am seeing is $250k for comparable to what we have now which we paid 175k here plus the property tax there good lord, ours are barely 1,000/yr here, not sure we can afford NH even on two teachers salary?
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