I was pointed to these images by a Tim Pool video:
They are maps of gun “carry laws” by State and by County over time. From the Wiki here:
What I find interesting is that they are a very good proxy for where you will find liberty and conservative values. They illustrate the tension between the Rural California where I was born, and the urban jungle cities where Lefty Loons run the asylum (like San Francisco).
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Unfortunately, this is another of those Wiki images where the caption necessary to know that it means is NOT in the image… SO here’s what the colors mean:
Green: Constitutional carry (permitless) Dark Blue: Shall-issue Light Blue Permissive May-issue (Shall-issue in practice) Yellow: May-issue Red: Restrictive May-issue (No-issue in practice) Black: No-issue
A HUGE part of the country is either Constitutional Carry (no permit, no nothing, just stick it in a pocket or holster and go) or “Shall Issue” (meaning unless you are forbidden from having a gun they must issue a carry permit). That green in Alaska (of course) and running up from New Mexico to Canada, then wrapping around through the Dakotas and along the Mississippi River, Then three in New England: New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.
Then the Dark Blue “shall issue” in Oregon, Washington, Nevada in the N.W. along with Virginia to Florida in the South East. The expected Nebraska through Colorado and New Mexico to Texas arc. Then the big surprise of Minnesota through the “Rust Belt” to Pennsylvania. Plus a couple of islands.
Where are gun laws horrible, restrictive of liberty, and under the thumb of idiot politicians? Hawaii, Coastal Elite California, and the Bos-Wash Corridor exclusive of parts of Upstate Rural New York.
I find the ‘by county’ fascinating as it illustrates the divide inside New York and California. Both with a patchwork of light blue “permissive may issue” and yellow “may issue” along with the odd bit of red “restrictive may-issue” that is no issue in practice.
The “Coastal Elites” enclaves show up bright red. San Francisco / Silly Con Valley, Yolo County (home of UC Davis), Very Upscale Santa Barbara. Then New Jersey, NYC, 3 bits of upstate NY, and Hawaii.
Then the yellow bits in the “Mountain Retreats” of the rich and famous of California and the “mixed economic areas” of coastal Los Angeles Basin.
Looks to me like about 9 States to avoid. That leaves 41 States still embracing Liberty. Then within two of the “Avoid” States, there are a lot of counties just gritting their teeth at their imprisonment by their Elites. That light blue all through the Central Valley of California. I grew up there, and know that the folks there frequently have a WT? reaction to what happens politically in the State.
Want to “take back the country”? Just pitch out of California the Coastal strip from Marin County north of the Golden Gate Bridge down to the L.A. Basin (new country of LaLaLandia…) , add in a New Jersey / NYC / Connecticut / Massachusetts new country of “Newisancia” and the rest of us can go back to just being regular old Americans.
Nicely illustrated on one map.
This other one is an active gif so I hope it displays property. It shows how carry laws have changed over time. Either the “Gun Lobby” is being much more effective, or in reality most Americans do not want gun banning and like their 2nd Amendment and have let that be known.
So that’s the trend that the Loony Left is so rabid about. They just HAD to cheat to steal an election as they are losing in the public square.