Being in the military I unfortunately do not have much say on where I live.
That said, I have lived all over the U.S. and overseas during the last 25 years and there is definitely is a big difference on the restrictions and the views on guns in different states. I am currently stationed overseas which really complicates gun ownership matters. However, I own a home in Texas and I have kept my Montana residency so when I finally do retire my plans are to live in a “gun friendly” state, if any still exist by then.
Elker, I did manage to live in Idaho several years ago and I would agree you picked a pretty good place to live.