Coronavirus Infects Stock Market: Part XLVII
You worry about where you live in retirement. I get it. You hate the idea of leaving your kids behind. I’m here to tell you: Don’t despair, they’ll visit!
But if social distancing is your concern, consider snowy Maine or New Hampshire in January. You might see a bear or two, but they’ll be back asleep before you know it. You’re going to love your new-found freedom.
Thumbing through my 2020 copy of the Traveler’s Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty States, Maine stands up strong. Want to drive a gun to your home? Fine. Just be sure to leave from New Hampshire or Vermont.
Stay away from gun-hell Massachusetts, Connecticut and to a lesser degree Rhode Island.
In New Hampshire, you can live free or die, baby. You have constitutionally protected rights to carry a concealed handgun without a permit. In nanny state Connecticut, a handgun left in an unattended vehicle must be in a “locked” compartment, or else! (my words).
I like Utah’s strong self-defense “no duty to retreat” statute. Same for Florida (remember your kids will visit), but I have concerns about its “stand your ground” law holding up in court. Better to not let the courts decide your future.
South Carolina? Love it (again the kids may visit to play golf), especially when it’s snowing in New England in May. Just sayin’. South Carolina is open for business. It has a right to work, pro-business stance, and is welcoming First Solar to its stable of businesses.
Rhode Island’s governor is excited to announce summer camps will open in late June, if everyone behaves. Yippee! But no more than ten kids per pod. And sorry, the Fourth of July fireworks are postponed. No fun for you!
The governors gone wild would be wise to fall in behind the leadership of President Trump. While supplies were left barren by the likes of Obama and Cuomo, Trump is leading the charge to overhaul our medical stockpile. The WSJ reports: “When the new coronavirus first began to spread in the U.S., the Strategic National Stockpile contained one to three weeks of most equipment and didn’t carry several supplies that have proved critical in combating the virus, including critical-care drugs and testing equipment, the officials said.”
RIP Jerry Stiller aka Frank Costanza
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