Grew up in NM, then lived in SoCal for 21 years. My job brought me back to NM about a year ago, and I've been enjoying (and taking advantage of) the less-restrictive gun laws here. Unfortunately, this job is a long-term temp job, so in the next few years I'll be faced with returning to CA (where I've still got a house and a wife) or convincing the wife to leave CA (the only place she's ever lived) and moving to a state that respects 2A issues the way I do. Getting her to move is not going to be an easy task. I'm hoping it doesn't come down to a decision between the guns or the wife...I'd miss the ol' girl.
Geographically, CA is one of my favorite places on earth. Politically and socially, not so much.