I almost puked! Aren't there any 2nd Amendment supporters on the East coast?
Damn few this side of the 4000' contour up in the Green Mountains.
For corroboration about Atlantic Slope attitudes toward the Midwest and West and Old American values, metasearch up "Commentary" +"Sarah Palin", and then Google up "David Frum" + "Sarah Palin" or "Commentary". Commentary ran a revealing article back in 2010 about Blue State revulsion against everything Flyover America, personified and intensified in Sarah Palin, represents.
David Frum added comments on his blog, and then www.jewschool.com commented on both Frum and the original article. The commentaries are good, but the reader comments (do read) are priceless.