For some of you on UCC this is old news.
My name is Connor. I'm a Utah resident, born and raised, but haven't lived in the borders of Utah since 1/25/09. I miss it a lot and wish I could home to raise my 2 boys, but Uncle Sam has other plans. Before you get all giddy, I'm not the active servicemember, although I am a veteran of the Marines. My wife is now active duty in the Navy. I just play the roll of spouse, which is tougher than being a grunt in the Corp.
We're currently at Great Lakes, IL, and have been here since July 2012. We are moving to Philadelphia in July of this year so my wife can begin working on her Masters Degree, which the Navy will be paying. We are very fortunate for that.
As for myself, I learned a very painful lesson that I've been resisting since leaving Utah. I now understand why there are so many dependopotamii in the military community. Employers don't want to hire somebody who will be leaving in a few short years, so I've started working on becoming my own employer. My user name, Uinta Firearms, is the name of my firearms training business, Uinta Firearms Training, Inc. It is HQ'd in Midvale, but I've established foreign entities whenever I move, and discontinued those foreign entities when I leave that area. Yeah, the taxation sucks, but it's worth it for the stability.
Uinta Firearms Training, Inc is a subsidiary of Uinta Preparations, Corp. Uinta Preparations, Corp has other subsidiaries currently in the development stages. The main reason being, I understand being a firearms instructor is not going to provide a comfortable standard of living, but it does create a foundation to build upon so a comfortable standard of living can be earned. In 6 months I hope to say farewell to the last employer I ever have to work for.
Because I'm a firearms instructor and business owner, I am also politically active. Since concealed carry became a reality in Illinois I have been actively involved in elections, repealing Gun Free Zones, rallies, town hall meetings, etc. I've also fought against the AWB created by the town I live in that was a response to Illinois permitting concealed carry. Because of my work in that matter I put a very big target on my back. The antis are waiting for me to screw up.
At this point I'm looking forward to moving to the Philly suburbs. It's much more pro 2A. I could use the rest and relaxation.
Any questions for me? Ask away.