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Hi All,

Just a courtesy introduction from me. I live on the island of Maui in Hawaii. I am a retired police officer and was a part-time gunsmith/FFL holder many years ago. My gunsmithing was more part swapping than actual "smithing" since I did not have the tools then.

Hawaii is not a very gun-friendly place and I am hoping to relocate to WA or ID if I can convince the wife that the weather there is the same as here.... :)

I'm really looking forward to learning from everyone here.

Ken
 

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Now that is funny - you got us all beat with the weather. Not surprised to hear you have it bad due to gun laws in Hawaii. It is so nice where you live I think I'd "tough it out." Besides we need as much input from Hawaii as possible especially from someone with your knowledge and background.
 

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Welcome to the board, Imau -

Primary rule is to be nice to others and to join the discussions as possible.

Understand the desire to relocate to the mainland. For one thing, the cost of living will greatly swing in your favor.
 

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Greetings! I lived in Kailua, Oahu for 4 years and understand the gun thing. We had to keep our private handguns locked up on base. Good luck on convincing the wife!
 

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Ohio??

I have been there and loved it!!! maybee we could swap houses for 6mos. at a time that way we can have the best of both worlds... I do have a backstop you could use.:D
 

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Thank you all for the welcome.
@jmortimer, I would trade perfect weather for a higher standard of living any day! It's really expensive here.
@kdub, Absolutely. That's the only way I operate.
@JpaulF, locking up your handguns was a military rule, but I get the point. You can't travel here with a gun at all unless it is to go from point A to point B; no concealed carry and no Class III allowed.
@GerstnerUSA.com, I have been stuck on this rock for 22 years, so I'll try anything. It is a wonderful place to visit, but the nice weather and perfect sand beaches get old after a while...lol. Where do you live and we can look into it.?
 

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Welcome to the forum. I don't think I could live where my guns were not welcome. Hope you get the relocation thing worked out. I am sure WA and ID have the same warm breezes blowing year round.....
 

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Aloha

LIVED A COUPLE PLACES IN HONOLULU,ABOUT 40 YEARS AGO.DIDN'T BRING ANY GUNS WITH ME.DIDN'T HAVE MUCH TIME WITH THE AIR FORCE TRAVEL I DID OVER THE PACIFIC.THE ONLY STATE THAT WOULD MEET YOUR WIFE'S DESIRE FOR THE CLIMATE WOULD BE FLORIDA.lUCKILY IT HAS MANY GUN CLUBS AND SHOOTERS.i LIVED THERE FOR A YEAR AND SHOT ALOT OF SKEET.COSTAL SOUTH CAROLINA,WOULD BE MY SECOND CHOICE.ON THE WEST COST,THE STATE FOR ME ,WOULD BE OREGON.IF THE OCEAN IS NOT A FACTOR,IDAHO.
 

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Perhaps coastal Texas and it's beaches would be easier to convince your wife to move to.:) Supposedly they, and the other gulf states, have great beaches. And most are quite gun friendly.
 

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Joe O - Please lower case your fonts on the board. Thank you.
 

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Welcome Aboard!!!!! Great place to hang out and have some fun. By the way, I was in Hawaii about 43 yrs ago when I was on my way to Viet Nam. They wouldn't let us out of the airport. Anyway, Glad your here.:cool:
 

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Spent my last 4 months in army stationed on Oahu at Schofield Barracks late 1969. I happened to have been in the first troop withdrawal from Vietnam. Chuckle, remember standing in line at base movie theater after being at Scholfield for about a week. Guy in line about 10 men in front of me turned around and darn if it wasn't a guy who'd graduated from high school with my older brother. We chatted briefly, he'd been stationed at Schofield for most of his two year time in army. I commented, what a great place to be stationed.....LOL, he replied, yea I thought that at first too, wait a few months. Then you'll think like me, its just a rock in the ocean you can't wait to get off of. Darn if he wasn't right about that. But, I did enjoy my short time there. By the way, after beaches of Oahu and the blue water, have always hated our Texas beaches ever since then. Least ways those on or near Galveston Island which is closest to me to visit. Beachs a lot further south are nicer as is the water.
 

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Well, I will finish my MBA this summer and will look for a job. There is really no need for this higher level of education here, so we may move, using the "job" as the requirement.
 
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