I do get frustrated when someone posts an important question, suggestion, opinion, etc., and then the responses start to veer off in every direction. Thanks for responding to the original intent of my post. If and when I move from NJ to Virginia, I would be honored to be an addition to Free America. Although I want to leave NJ for a number of reasons (over-regulation, high taxes, anti 2nd Amendment culture, acceptance of corruption in NJ Government, etc.), I am not (in my opinion) abandoning the fight in my home State. I have written letters, sent emails, and spoke with politicians, have talked to numerous friends and acquaintances on the importance of the 2nd Amendment, and would stay in touch with those left behind.
Anyway, I believe there are good incremental steps and good substantial steps. What concerns me are those incremental steps backward eroding our hard fought for and won rights. I don't want the good guys losing site of that. As I said, my frustration is in part due to my advancing age. I won't stop defending our rights, though, whether it be a verbal response to someone, a march, an email campaign, and even a donation though that is getting harder and harder these days.
Thanks for being there, skidmark. You give inspiration to guys like me, and I mean that.
Rather than keep veering off into the real estate market, let's try to get back to the OP's complaint.
While I think he might be a welcome addition to Free america, he needs to remember he is abandoning the fight in his home state. Discretion may be the better part of valor, but if the issue is worth the fight he will hopefully figure out a way to continue working with or for the folks left behind.
There is already controversy in Virginia about incremental steps as opposed to going whole hog all at once. I admit I'm not all that happy with some of the incremental direction but after having expressed my reasons for not being happy I have nevertheless asserted my support for the proposed action. As much as I hate to admit that the anti's argument of "reasonable restrictions" requires that they take incremental steps towards their ultimate goal I also must admit that we need to pursue incremental steps towards our ultimate goal as well - as long as we do not lose sight of that goal while mired down in the munitia. The journey of a thousand miles may begin with but one single step, but it does require adding all the others to that first one to reach the final destination. Ataining one of our small steps while preventing one of their small steps is a net gain of two steps. At that rate we will get to the ultimate destination quickly enough.