I finally decided to leave the state I grew up in and move to Texas. Mind you I have been active in shooting sports most of my life and it took a long time before the restrictions put on gun owners in California closed in on me.
Now I can go do a sporting goods store much like a Big Five in California and get a gun that I can could only read about while living in California. I walked into just such a store just yesterday and was impressed with the selection they had. I wanted to pick up a .45 like a Springfield Xd and they had three models. They also had the S&W .45 and several others that I couldn’t get at all. Not only that I can pick up the gun the same day I pay for it. It sort of reminds me of getting to free America in the movie Red Dawn.