The gun laws in California may suck but...
California happens to be one of the most beautiful places in the world geographically. I can drive 2 hours in one direction and relax on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. 2 hours in another direction and I'm hitting the slopes! Throw in some cultural diversity, world class cuisine, fine arts, and $100,000/year IT jobs on top of that and you have a whole lot of great reasons to stay in Cali.
If you wanna be a hater because I enjoy Cali then feel free but your negativity won't get to me.