Charlottesville, VA to be exact.
Home of the U of VA and mostly an area infested with liberals.
I'm retired and living in my daughter's basement in a house just minutes from the ancestral homes of James Monroe (Ash Lawn Highlands) and Thomas Jefferson (Monticello).
Up until this same time last year (2011) I lived in Ohio and was very active in the effort to get reasonable concealed carry legislation passed and LEOs educated WRT what those laws are and what Law Abiding Citizens (LACs) can and can not do. You can find my posts, as AlanM, on both the BFA forum
and the OFCC forum
. I got my first Concealed Handgun License (CHL) from Ohio in 2004 and a PA non-resident LTC in 2011. I now have the PA LTC and a VA Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) as my Ohio license was canceled when I reported that I had moved out of the state.
I am still keeping up with the legislation and other legal battles going on in Ohio and stick my 2 cents in on occasion.
Also, if anybody remembers The Second Amendment March that was held on April 19th a couple years ago, I was the super moderator on the TSAM forum.
Here in Virginia, concealed carry laws are pretty straight forward, open carry is legal, and both OC and CC is legal in places that serve alcohol. So the pro carry activities are, to me, a lot more low key.
Re: My avatar - That's a picture of me and Bert my raccoon taken in 2003, I think. I had him for just under a year.
Oh, guns. I have several. My EDC is a hand built 1911 that I acquired from the builder in about 1987 or 8.
I also have hand guns in .22, 38 spec +P, and .40. Also a CZ452 .22lr, accurized and set up for benchrest shooting (50 yd) with a 10-40 x50 scope.
The two ladies that live up stairs have several ways to deal with things that need shooting. My daughter has my old .22/.22mag S&W Model 48, an AR15 carbine, a 30-30, and a home defense shotgun, plus a .38 "snake gun". The other young lady has her .45 Glock service weapon, and a Glock 26 (9mm) as a BUG.
I was, for a while, an NRA Certified Instructor for Basic Pistol and Basic Rifle. Due to physical health problems I let my certifications lapse, although I'm still an NRA member.
I'm actually from Washington state and graduated high school in Spokane after which I joined the Navy. Out of the Navy I ended up in NE Ohio for over 30 years.
My only memory of Utah is from about 1952. My parents and I drove south through Idaho to Ogden to visit relatives.
Now, in the 1950's a super highway was one that was paved and had a line painted down the middle and 50 mph was FLYING!
I remember we topped a hill and on the horizon there was a board nailed to a fence post.
My mother got all excited, "LOOK! A sign, A sign! Slow down! I want to read it!"
We got up to the sign and on it in flaking paint was, 'Monotonous, Ain't it?"
Anybody remember Burma Shave signs?
About 15 years later I saw a similar sign in the Idaho desert the said, "If you lived here, you'd now be home."