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Texas Calls All Gun-Toting Yanks

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Texas Calls All Gun-Toting Yanks

Jan 16, 2013 1:14 PM EST

http://www.thedailyb...ting-yanks.html

A strange new ad promises gun-loving New Yorkers their firearms will be safe in the Lonestar State. David Freedlander reports.

  • Here’s a silver lining for gun-loving New Yorkers despairing over their state’s new landmark gun-control law: Texas!

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An ad sponsored by Greg Abbot.

“WANTED,” the ad reads in a mock-up of old-style Wild West posters. “LAW ABIDING NEW YORK GUN OWNERS LOOKING FOR LOWER TAXES AND GREATER OPPORTUNITY.”

The ad is the brainchild of Greg Abbot, a three-term Republican Texas attorney general who is widely considered to be considering a run for governor in 2014 if the current governor decides not to seek re-election.

Click on the ad and you’re taken to a Facebook page hosted by Abbott’s campaign committee, with the beguiling promise that “Here in Texas, you will have the liberty and the opportunity to achieve your dreams.”

“We’ll fight like hell to protect your rights,” it intones. “You’ll also get to keep more of what you earn and use some of that extra money to buy more ammo.”

The ad comes on the same day that President Barack Obama proposed sweeping new guns laws in the wake of a mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut that left 26 dead, including 20 children.

“We believe it is never good a thing when politicians try to take advantage of a tragedy when the results is the trampling of constitutional rights,” he added.

Bearse declined to say how big of an ad buy the Abbott campaign was doing, calling it “sizeable.”

After The Daily Beast noted that it was not customary for states to try to poach residents from other states based on recently passed legislation, Bearse laughed and said, “it is certainly a statement that we value freedom down here, including the freedom to defend yourself.”

A spokesman for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo didn’t immediately return a request for comment.

The ad marks the second time in a week that the Lone Star State has taken pot shots at New York over guns and the economy. Addressing a conservative policy group in Austin last week, Texas Governor Rick Perry said that "I'm sure that I couldn't get all 49 other governors to admit that they would want to be Texans,” and then, referencing Cuomo's support for gun control said, "I'm thinking that Gov. Cuomo would not admit that he'd want to be a Texan."

"But if he were truthful," Perry added, "you could say that the economic climate that has allowed the state to grow and create jobs, he'd dearly love to be able to stand up and say, 'We did this in New York.' But he can't."

Gun-control supporters have come under fire in recent days in New York after a newspaper in the Hudson Valley region published a map featuring the names and addresses of licensed gun owners.

The Abbott ad featured a map too, only one of Texas that was painted all orange. And on the map were written the words, “Each dot represents a Texas gun owner.”

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Brilliant idea! Isolate all the gun nuts in Texas, then let them break off, and America's gun problem is solved.

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Edit: Did you notice how you've been conditioned to label every person that believes that they shouldn't give up any of their constitutional rights is a "nut"?

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Noticing that might require introspective reasoning and criticism.. good luck with that on CDC. :lol:

What's very sad is how easy these people are to train into their line of thinking, which is clearly evident every time a shooting happens and out come the predicted arguments right on cue.

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Having lived in Texas, most Texans I know do not like Yankees.

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Hardly woofwoofmoomoo....

Gun ownership rates as of 2007. Doubt they have changed drastically since.

  • 1. Wyoming - 59.7%

  • 2. Alaska - 57.8%

  • 3. Montana - 57.7%

  • 4. South Dakota - 56.6%

  • 5. West Virginia - 55.4%

  • 6. Mississippi - 55.3%

  • 6. Idaho - 55.3%

30. Texas - 35.9%

Edit: Did you notice how you've been conditioned to label every person that believes that they shouldn't give up any of their constitutional rights is a "nut"?

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not the only thing we have been conditioned to do..

Like how paying high taxes is a necessity.... yet with some better money management skill employed by the government and its employees not acting like they have and endless supply of money we could lower taxes by a huge margin.

Or that gas prices are high because of supply and demand....

or that humans are the cause of global warming (add another tax)

how about that cars have problems getting 30mpg in 2013 yet 20 years ago we had cars getting that and some even better than that.

or that conspiracies don't exist and if you believe in them you are a crazy..

any one here put all there faith in the flu shot every year..

how about that smoking is the main cause of cancer (sure everyone believes this right)

doesn't have anything to do with the chemicals in everything we touch or ingest into our bodies ie. our water, 90% of all foods, even our air.. also couldn't have anything to do with unnatural amounts of radio waves going through our bodies every second...

but it is smoking that gives you cancer because they say so. (not condoning smoking it is gross)

how about putting fluoride in our water how many time has that been said is a benefit to society.

sorry got carried away... but our society is pretty easy to train to be blind and submissive.

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Edit: Did you notice how you've been conditioned to label every person that believes that they shouldn't give up any of their constitutional rights is a "nut"?

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Hardly woofwoofmoomoo....

Gun ownership rates as of 2007. Doubt they have changed drastically since.

  • 1. Wyoming - 59.7%

  • 2. Alaska - 57.8%

  • 3. Montana - 57.7%

  • 4. South Dakota - 56.6%

  • 5. West Virginia - 55.4%

  • 6. Mississippi - 55.3%

  • 6. Idaho - 55.3%

30. Texas - 35.9%

Edit: Did you notice how you've been conditioned to label every person that believes that they shouldn't give up any of their constitutional rights is a "nut"?

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And they have plenty of Mexicans for target practice too.

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And they have plenty of Mexicans for target practice too.

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Texas stands to the left of states I'd want to move to, go Arizona!

Anyways, Texas is over half brown, nobody is using Mexicans as target practice there, except for other Mexicans.

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Texas stands to the left of states I'd want to move to, go Arizona!

Anyways, Texas is over half brown, nobody is using Mexicans as target practice there, except for other Mexicans.

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There is also inner city black on black violence.

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That's why we need to ban "assault" weapons, because a bunch of ghetto/barrio outlaws are shooting each other with handguns and shotguns!

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The media doesn't extensively cover that, so not much head of steam for the knee jerk who bandwagon on such topics.

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That's why we need to ban "assault" weapons, because a bunch of ghetto/barrio outlaws are shooting each other with handguns and shotguns!

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Got a nice little racist echo chamber going amongst your screennames in here, don't you? Is this where you get your tin foil hat conspirasies over gun control too?

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How's that old saying go? The theif believes everyone steals, Mr 64 posts.

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