New to MN, moved from NV. It's a different world...

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New to MN, moved from NV. It's a different world...

#1 Post by entropy319 » Fri May 31, 2019 8:05 am

It was a lot easier to be a liberal gun owner in Nevada...

Appreciation for the 2nd amendment crossed a lot of boundaries out there. It was pretty easy to find people to go shooting with who weren't racists/homophobes/religious zealots, and it was pretty easy and non controversial to do--hop in the truck, drive across a mountain, find a patch of open desert and go at it. Rapid fire, tannerite, do your thing. Even had the cops called once (tannerite will do that), they just kind of shrugged. Didn't even tell us to knock it off.

Not so much here. Been here a few months, and haven't taken my guns out of the cabinet. And the people who agree with me on almost every other political issue get really wide-eyed when the subject of guns comes up. I don't think I'd have many friends if they saw my closet.

My trigger finger is getting oh-so itchy. Anyone in the Twin Cities want to take me out and show me the ways? I've got some fun hardware to share...

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Re: New to MN, moved from NV. It's a different world...

#2 Post by FlyGuy » Fri May 31, 2019 8:49 am

Howdy from Houston!

I don't know what I would do if I had to move to a state with stricter rules/laws then Texas. I feel for you and Good Luck!
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Re: New to MN, moved from NV. It's a different world...

#3 Post by max129 » Fri May 31, 2019 9:36 am

Entropy319, I still live in Nevada, and I can say:
I don't think I'd have many friends if they saw my closet.

Other than the gun range, I never mention guns to people I know. It has become a very polarizing issue.

In fact, I find that many issues, begin green, eating red meat, guns ... have all become polarizing issues.

Kind of a shame.

Other than your complaint, I love the Twin Cities area. Winters are rough, but the proximity to the 10,000 lakes is a beautiful thing.
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#4 Post by senorgrand » Fri May 31, 2019 10:22 am

Welcome!

Sorry you have yet to find your niche. :(

Whatchya shoot when not succumbing to peer pressure? ;)
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#5 Post by dougb » Fri May 31, 2019 10:34 am

You must live in the metro area. Most of the land in MN is in use, not sitting vacant. There are ranges and clubs and during hunting season, there are thousands of acres of state land for hunting. I live in a rural city (under 1000 population) and based on the number of hunting dogs and duck boats, about 1/3 of the houses have guns. We don't talk about them much, but we have them. We also don't spend a lot of time talking about hammers, but most of our houses have a few.
It is a different world here. We have free running water and trees. The hunting is close range and frequently with shotguns.
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#6 Post by highdesert » Fri May 31, 2019 10:38 am

:welcome: The inland West is very different from other regions of the US. Follow dougb's advice above.
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#7 Post by lurker » Fri May 31, 2019 12:53 pm

i disbelieve!

we're going to need pictures of that closet.
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#8 Post by sikacz » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:09 am

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#9 Post by YankeeTarheel » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:16 am

Never been to Minnesota but my wife goes there all the time. My younger son is going to do, of all things, a Spanish Immersion camp for 2 weeks there next month a couple of hours outside of Minneapolis.
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Re: New to MN, moved from NV. It's a different world...

#10 Post by Carl_Spackler » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:52 am

YankeeTarheel wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:16 am
My younger son is going to do, of all things, a Spanish Immersion camp for 2 weeks there next month a couple of hours outside of Minneapolis.
Concordia University? They're known for their language camps. I had a college friend do the Japanese language camp

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#11 Post by dougb » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:06 pm

Mosquito season is about to start. You can use low base 8 shot in a 12 gauge with good results. Deet is your friend. 15000 lakes, all good for breeding super mosquitos. But it's only 4 months until the possible snow season. Yes, it is a real thing.
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#12 Post by SubRosa » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:41 pm

Do the 'squitos have tail numbers like those in Alaska?

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#13 Post by onebohemian » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:57 pm

Welcome to MN. Don’t be so quick to criticize this great place and its people. There are those of us with liberal beliefs and plenty of guns living here. I don’t shoot much these days due to kids’ activities most days, but when I did I visited mostly local Mpls indoor ranges. If you want outdoors and close to metro, there is Horse & Hunt south of the metro and Beaverbrook on the northside. Although both are private, I prefer Beaverbrook. Used to be $75 for an annual membership and the place is very laid back and welcoming.

As for the language camp subthread, two of mine attended that Spanish Immersion camp a few years back. Was a great experience. Heed the mosquito repellant advice though.
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#14 Post by ZMacGirthy » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:43 am

Welcome to Minnesota :)

We have a Minnesota Chapter of the Liberal Gun Club!

Join us on Facebook and connect with like minded folks near the metro. We're planning a shoot for later this month!!!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lgcmn/

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#15 Post by Bisbee » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:22 am

Eh, hoser.
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#16 Post by JaxTeller » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:00 pm

Just saw this thread. Welcome from the Northwoods of MN.

Hope things are going well in the Twin Cities. If you are up north - give me a shout! Happy to visit, shoot and talk about guns!

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