I always figured, "a gun is just not necessary for me, it's more likely to wind up in some domestic dispute or something". Spending a few months living in a busy part of Denver during the George Floyd riots changed that real quick and now I am armed.See above. Colorado is so far gone at this point its insane. Denver is like New Sodom. The Rockies are so cool but they are bought up, fenced off, or filled with lib trash these days. That why I am trying to relocate.
Now I'm in the roaring fork; yep it's expensive, but places like Grand Junction and especially New Castle are surprisingly nice, not too many meth-heads despite the reputation. In Boulder/Denver, rich people's houses are littered with BLM yard signs. At least in Aspen, it's mostly American flags, and there are zero homeless people.
Of course, now that I'm in a relaxed place, the emotional need for a firearm has really subsided.
Anchorage and Fairbanks both seemed reasonable when I visited in 2013-2015, but I have heard that in the past couple of years, Anchorage in particular has gone steeply downhill.