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    I'm moving to Virginia YEAH!!!!!!!!!!

    Well as I stated last month my better half and I interviewed for employment positions. She has been hired for hers I should hear sometime about mine this week. Regardless what happens with my position we are moving to Charlottesville VA at the end of the month.

    I love my girl we have been together for two years and at the very beginning of the relationship we had an understanding I told her I love guns and will never live in a state that doesn't respect my right to carry. Don't care if we live in a mansion or a cardboard box. I am proud that she has upheld that promise and we are moving to one of the greatest states in the nation, and I am very happy to soon be calling Virginia my home.

    Anyone from the Charlottesville area sound off would love to do some OC'ing (not new to it as I currently OC all the time here up here in New Hampshire) also want to hit up some ranges in the area.
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    Welcome to Virginia

    Welcome to Virginia, Jay!

    We're all glad to have you as a new member of the Virginia gun-owner family! You'll love it here - some of the nicest people you will ever want to meet live in Virginia and carry guns. ;-)

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    Welcome to Virginia. Glad you can make it. Now visit VCDL.org

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    Welcome, and feel free to head a little ways south to Lynchburg sometime.
    When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force.

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    Just an hour to Richmond, too.

    Have breakfast one day, come down for a little fun. Welcome!

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    Charlottesville is not a bad place to live, location wise... as noted, you're about an hour from Richmond, less than an hour from mountain drives and hikes, just over an hour from Fredericksburg (one of the most historic cities in America!), just over two hours from DC (for when you feel like being oppressed while visiting the national monuments and museums...)

    Make sure you visit Tom's house (although I hear the new tenants don't allow you to carry there, for which Tom is certainly rolling over in his grave...) and his University's sporting events from time to time. Baseball is doing particularly well this spring, I hear.

    TFred

    PS: It'll be just a tad bit warmer... bring plenty of shorts...
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    Congratulations!

    Only problem is, you've gotta go through Massachussetts and Maryland to get here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by user View Post
    Only problem is, you've gotta go through Massachussetts and Maryland to get here.
    Using a movie company thinking of throwing it in a box on there truck...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf_shadow View Post
    Welcome to Virginia. Glad you can make it. Now visit VCDL.org

    Will be joining very soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    Using a movie company thinking of throwing it in a box on there truck...lol
    Check the fine print, I suspect that most moving companies won't touch firearms with a 10 foot pole... and if they're discovered, there's no telling where they'll end up.

    I'm not an expert, but I believe you can ship them to yourself. Recommend you do more research, but that may be the easiest way, especially if you may have to stop in either MA or MD along the way.

    TFred

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    Lived there for about 6 years before coming home to Louisiana a tad over a year ago. The VCDL is THE premiere gun rights organization there, if not in the US period and has some great members! I worked in C-ville but lived over the mountain in Staunton cause it was so much cheaper there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeroHog View Post
    Lived there for about 6 years before coming home to Louisiana a tad over a year ago. The VCDL is THE premiere gun rights organization there, if not in the US period and has some great members! I worked in C-ville but lived over the mountain in Staunton cause it was so much cheaper there!
    Welcome to Virginia Jay.
    All we ask is to respect our heritage and traditions.

    You may like the city but like most college communities, it can be a little trying. Lots of spruce yuppies and as already mentioned, it's expensive.

    I expect you'll love the outside areas though. The hunting's good, the fishing's good and the locals are colorful.

    If you get homesick for that New Hampshire accent, Wintergreen has plenty of transplants.
    Let me know when you get settled and we'll get together for Breakfast with Riverrat and some others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Welcome to Virginia Jay.
    All we ask is to respect our heritage and traditions.

    You may like the city but like most college communities, it can be a little trying. Lots of spruce yuppies and as already mentioned, it's expensive.

    I expect you'll love the outside areas though. The hunting's good, the fishing's good and the locals are colorful.

    If you get homesick for that New Hampshire accent, Wintergreen has plenty of transplants.
    Let me know when you get settled and we'll get together for Breakfast with Riverrat and some others.
    To tell you the truth I am not a city person at all and just for the shear fact that the area is new to us we are renting for like the first year or two in the city. Our goal is to get some decent property with some acreage horses, ATVs, a place to go outback shooting.


    I "will" let you know when we get settled would love to join you for breakfast

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFred View Post
    Check the fine print, I suspect that most moving companies won't touch firearms with a 10 foot pole... and if they're discovered, there's no telling where they'll end up.

    I'm not an expert, but I believe you can ship them to yourself. Recommend you do more research, but that may be the easiest way, especially if you may have to stop in either MA or MD along the way.

    TFred

    I was joking about the moving company thing I am going to transport myself locked and unloaded in the trunk. I can get though Mass within 45 minutes wont be stopping there, and secondly the route I am going comes in through PA so I think I have to cross into Maryland very briefly at the northwestcorner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    Well as I stated last month my better half and I interviewed for employment positions. She has been hired for hers I should hear sometime about mine this week. Regardless what happens with my position we are moving to Charlottesville VA at the end of the month.

    I love my girl we have been together for two years and at the very beginning of the relationship we had an understanding I told her I love guns and will never live in a state that doesn't respect my right to carry. Don't care if we live in a mansion or a cardboard box. I am proud that she has upheld that promise and we are moving to one of the greatest states in the nation, and I am very happy to soon be calling Virginia my home.

    Anyone from the Charlottesville area sound off would love to do some OC'ing (not new to it as I currently OC all the time here up here in New Hampshire) also want to hit up some ranges in the area.
    Congrats. Welcome to Virginia. Glad it worked out for you guys. Just make sure you don't bring any of the cold NE weather down with you!!!

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    First off let me welcome you to Virginia. I currently split my time between Charlottesville (work) and the Hampton Roads area (kids live there) on the weekends. If you need any assistance or information on the area just give me a shout and I'll be glad to help you out. Living in Albemarle County can be expensive depending on what your looking for due to UVA, however the outlying Counties are much cheaper to rent/buy. There's a few of us OC'ers around here and we are slowly acclimating the local populace to the sight of someone carrying. Overall it's a great area and I think you will like it here. Also there is a "Charlottesville" OC thread in here somewhere, I'll have to give it an update as I've been slacking lately and bump it back to page 1.

    Welcome again,

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    Jay,
    Welcome to the area.
    I live in nearby Stanardsville with my wife, 3 kids, 2 dogs and a cat that thinks she's a dog.
    If you search the C'ville thread you will locate our usual sunday breakfast spot, please consider this your invite to join us.


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    Welcome to Virginia!
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    Another "Welcome to Virginia". Be sure to look for the sign along the highway as you cross the line. Many of the folks who travel south stop along the side of the road right behind the signs, take their handgun out of the trunk, and load and holster up. It's a wonderful way of announcing to yourself and everyone else that you are in a place where you are considered a citizen and not a serf.

    There's a great range out in the Charlottesville area http://www.rrpc.org/ . Check the Virginia forum for weekly The Greater Richmond OC Breakfast or the monthly OC Dinner announcements, and come see what it's all about. Either that or just start a meet-up by announcing it and seeing who comes. You might even get to the point of it being a regular event.

    stay safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    I was joking about the moving company thing I am going to transport myself locked and unloaded in the trunk. I can get though Mass within 45 minutes wont be stopping there, and secondly the route I am going comes in through PA so I think I have to cross into Maryland very briefly at the northwestcorner.
    Yeah, just be sure to avoid Jersey.

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    Welcome...,

    you'll want to check out this website, www.rrpc.org, that's the site for Rivanna Rifle and Pistol Club. I live just North of Richmond, but that's where I have my membership. Very reasonable dues, and lots of social and club activities and contacts to be made there. Check out the VCDL E-mail alerts for the next time they have a combined membership meeting at RRPC. I think they had one just last month, food provided! I fell in love with it some years ago on my first visit. My son learned to shoot there, my wife busted her first clay there, and hopefully my youngest daughter will soon learn to shoot there.

    I'd be surprised if anyone didn't like it!

    Join VCDL, get active, I always say it's the best money you can spend on your gun rights in Virginia! At the very least, sign up for the E-mail alerts, they're free!

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    Hey guys thanks for all the great advice an offers you have no idea how excited I am to be moving down there it is long over due. I have visited the area many times and have fallen in love with it. Looking forwarded to joining www.rrpc.org looks like a great place.

    I have been a volunteer Firefighter and EMT for sixteen years so I am also looking forward to getting back into that as well. I have been losing my mind up here in New Hampshire we are in an area that is secluded from the rest of the world for the most part. Now that Bethany got the work experience she needed right out of school we can finally move down south.

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    You really need to take Agent 19 up on his offer Jay.
    He's a great guy and the area he's in is getting out of the yuppie zone and into real Virginia.
    He can show you around. If memory serves me, there's a very active group of muzzle loader shooters there also.

    God was having a good day when he made the Blue Ridge Mountains, the next day he was so proud, he created the Piedmont to match.

    He was all worn out when he made Northern Va though
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    Now this is what I like to see. Someone who is excited to move to a Southern state from the North with what appears to be good intentions and a desire to become one of us. Welcome to our fine state sir, and I hope you find everything you dream of enjoying here.

    Peter Nap wrote: "All we ask is to respect our heritage and traditions".
    I second that but somehow I suspect that with you, that should be no concern. One thing that scares most of us is the "New Englanding of Florida" syndrome. We hate to see that which we hold dear to be lost to history with the invasion of those who want all of the benefits of living in the South but are not of a mind to leave their cultural baggage at the border.

    Do contact Agent19 when you get settled in. He is one heck of a help with any concerns or questions you might have and a good friend to have on your side as well.


    Peter Nap also wrote: "God was having a good day when he made the Blue Ridge Mountains, the next day he was so proud, he created the Piedmont to match. He was all worn out when he made Northern Va though".

    He had a good day when he created Northern Virginia as well. It's just that we are so close to Maryland and DC, we quickly got "discovered" and poisoned. Now only maybe a little over 20% of us are native.
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