Texas urges New Yorkers to move and bring their guns


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TennJed
January 17, 2013, 11:23 PM
Offical ads target New York gun owners to speak with there feet.

http://news.yahoo.com/yall-come-texas-state-official-tells-york-gun-223149333.html

Y'all come to Texas, state official tells New York gun owners

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has a message for New York gun owners: Come to Texas, and bring your guns with you.

"Texas is better than New York, and New York just gave us another excuse to say that," Abbott, a Republican, said on Thursday, after ads extolling Texas appeared on several media websites.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed sweeping gun-control legislation earlier this week expanding the state's ban on assault weapons and putting limits on ammunition capacity in the wake of last month's school shootings in Connecticut.

Abbott, a possible candidate for governor of Texas in next year's election, used campaign money to buy ads on websites of news organizations in New York City and Albany.

One ad says in classic Western script: "WANTED: Law abiding New York gun owners seeking lower taxes and greater opportunities."

Clicking on the ad leads to a Facebook page touting the virtues of Texas, including the fact that the state has no income tax so "you'll be able to keep more of what you earn and use that extra money to buy more ammo."

Abbott told Reuters the ads are a "way to tweak our liberal friends up in the Northeast."

"It is tongue in cheek, but there is a deeper message here," he said. "Texas really does stand as the last bastion of ultimate freedom in this country. Over the last decade, more than 4 million people moved to this state, and one reason is freedom and one reason is economic opportunity."

Abbott has said he will file a federal lawsuit to throw out any nationwide gun restrictions implemented by Congress.

A Cuomo spokesman did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.

(Editing by Corrie MacLaggan and Jackie Frank)

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JFtheGR8
January 17, 2013, 11:52 PM
I'm from Illinois but ready to move. How's Victoria, TX? I heard there's a Caterpillar facility opening up there. Maybe my wife could get a transfer. Waco is another option. I can get a job anywhere there's a hospital.


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allaroundhunter
January 17, 2013, 11:58 PM
JFtheGR8.... Most anywhere will be better than Illinois. Waco will be slightly more urban that Victoria, but both are enjoyable.

Waco is also a college town (Baylor University), and that can be a good or a bad to different people.

If you are an outdoors type of guy, you would probably like Victoria and the area around it more. Waco is pretty close to the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex.

They really are two pretty different places. Waco is closer to the D/FW metroplex (and there are more hospitals there).

goon
January 18, 2013, 12:00 AM
I just moved to AK but my contract will be up in the summer. I am giving Texas a good hard look and would move in a heartbeat if I could find work there (although I'd just as easily stay in AK... very gun friendly state). But I also had the luck of having spent most of my life in gun-friendly PA, in the "Red" section of the state where no one bats an eye at someone carrying a rifle to his or her car.

Trent
January 18, 2013, 12:03 AM
This made me smile and laugh.

Awesome.

JohnnyK
January 18, 2013, 12:12 AM
God Bless Texas!

MaterDei
January 18, 2013, 12:18 AM
If you like a rural lifestyle and the ocean then Victoria is for you. If you prefer a more progressive town then go to Waco.

vtail
January 18, 2013, 12:33 AM
Y'all consider coming to Oklahoma also.

Some of the nation's lowest unemployment rates.

Also very gun friendly.

nathan
January 18, 2013, 01:02 AM
Oh Jesus , they will be competing for our job market . Pls stay where you are.

JERRY
January 18, 2013, 01:08 AM
ISNT THAT HOW MOST FORMER FREE AREAS GOT RUINED, FOLKS WHO VOTED STUPIDLY IN LIBERAL BASTIONS FOR DECADES MOVING TO FREE AREAS?

LOOK AT N.C., NoVa, southern Idaho,.....

mokin
January 18, 2013, 01:12 AM
Hehehehehe....

I got nothing constructive here...

I know where the door is....

nathan
January 18, 2013, 01:17 AM
Pls dont move to Texas. We are getting all crowded in here. We got lots of illegals coming in from the border and now a surge of Northerners and N Easterners looming in the horizon.
Its hot in here so pls dont come . You might choose the midwest where the cold winters will suit your bodies fine. Thank you brothers in arms.

Fishslayer
January 18, 2013, 01:18 AM
ISNT THAT HOW MOST FORMER FREE AREAS GOT RUINED, FOLKS WHO VOTED STUPIDLY IN LIBERAL BASTIONS FOR DECADES MOVING TO FREE AREAS?

LOOK AT N.C., NoVa, southern Idaho,.....

I will gladly sign a paper stating that nobody in my new Free State home shall ever hear the words "How we do it in California" pass my lips! :D

chris in va
January 18, 2013, 01:23 AM
ISNT THAT HOW MOST FORMER FREE AREAS GOT RUINED, FOLKS WHO VOTED STUPIDLY IN LIBERAL BASTIONS FOR DECADES MOVING TO FREE AREAS?

Yup. Saw that in CO with the influx of CA types (greenies) and those d**n Yankees in TX as my mom was so fond of calling them.

I miss TX. If it wasn't so darn hot and had mountains, I'd move back in a heartbeat.

ErikO
January 18, 2013, 01:47 AM
No need to go too far, Missouri has lots of open manufacturing palces after the Big Three decided that Mexico was cheaper than the US to make our cars and trucks.

Mot45acp
January 18, 2013, 02:06 AM
The difference from a Yankee and a damn Yankee?

The Yankee goes home.

(I'm a damn Yankee)

Dean1818
January 18, 2013, 05:22 AM
God Blessed Texas.......

tarosean
January 18, 2013, 05:23 AM
The difference from a Yankee and a damn Yankee?


One plays with balls and the other guitars?

Evergreen
January 18, 2013, 05:30 AM
Please NY gun owners, if you support the 2A unconditionally, please come to the Pacific Northwest.

Many people do not realize that people leaving their states because of loss of gun rights, will be the most vigilant and proactive members for the RKBA of their state.

Considering New York is a lost cause anyway, just imagine how these fleeing refugees from New York would increase the number of gun owners in your own state. They would move to states where gun rights are still respected and where they would be not only be welcomed, but appreciated.

Sorry if I sound to be a pessimist with New York's futures, but I think it's time to call a spade a spade. New York is finished! To quote Rick Grimes of the Walking Dead, but with a slight modification , "New York Has Fallen to the zombies".

All New York gun owners are very much needed in other states that respect their constitutional rights. So, please it is only for the best of your country to leave New York. If other states can protect their rights and overcome this legislation, New York one day may have its rights restored.


I personally think most New Yorker gun owners would feel at home in Washington and Oregon. We have all that New York has scenery wise and more. Giant mountains and trees, ocean, lakes, rivers and a lot of open range when you cross the Cascades! What other two states (excluding California) can you have rain forest, high desert, prarie, canyons and alpine all within one days drive? Washington and Oregon. A New Yorker use to the trees, mountains , water would feel a bit homesick in Texas. Even though Texas is grand state, I grew up in the forest and mountains, it would just be sad to lose that.

Reloadron
January 18, 2013, 06:01 AM
Born and raised in NYC and having spent considerable time on the west coast during a long career guess which two places I never want to return to or live. Ohio is OK for now I guess. However, I really do like Texas and Arizona.

Ron

parsimonious_instead
January 18, 2013, 07:47 AM
Please NY gun owners, if you support the 2A unconditionally, please come to the Pacific Northwest.



New York is finished! To quote Rick Grimes of the Walking Dead, but with a slight moderation , "New York Has Fallen to the zombies".

All New York gun owners are very much needed in other states that respect their constitutional rights. So, please it is only for the best of your country to leave New York. If other states can protect their rights and overcome this legislation, New York one day may have its rights restored.


I personally think most New Yorker gun owners would feel at home in Washington and Oregon. We have all that New York has scenery wise and more. Giant mountains and trees, ocean, lakes, rivers and a lot of open range when you cross the Cascades! What other two states (excluding California) can you have rain forest, high desert, prarie, canyons and alpine all within one days drive? Washington and Oregon. A New Yorker use to the trees, mountains , water would feel a bit homesick in Texas. Even though Texas is grand state, I grew up in the forest and mountains, it would just be sad to lose that.

Rick's Python is one of the few guns within the new NYS guidelines. So he can stay right where he is! :)

The guys at my range are talking about moving like they never have before.

mcdonl
January 18, 2013, 07:53 AM
Pls dont move to Texas. We are getting all crowded in here. We got lots of New Democrats and Obama Supporters coming in from the border and now a surge of Northerners and N Easterners looming in the horizon.
Its hot in here so pls dont come . You might choose the midwest where the cold winters will suit your bodies fine. Thank you brothers in arms.

There... I fixed it...

Evergreen
January 18, 2013, 08:10 AM
Pls dont move to Texas. We are getting all crowded in here. We got lots of illegals coming in from the border and now a surge of Northerners and N Easterners looming in the horizon.
Its hot in here so pls dont come . You might choose the midwest where the cold winters will suit your bodies fine. Thank you brothers in arms.

Nathan is right.. Texas has a lot of democrats and liberals coming in from all over. It's hot, humid, dry , dusty.. Seriously can a New Yorker survive 105F and 90% humidity every day for 3 months? Houston and Austin are liberal meccas.. Don't believe everything you hear.

We need more freedom loving gun owners here.. Bring your guns.. Texas can have the libs.. Thank you. Welcome to the Pacific Northwest.. :D:D

meanmrmustard
January 18, 2013, 08:13 AM
Pls dont move to Texas. We are getting all crowded in here. We got lots of illegals coming in from the border and now a surge of Northerners and N Easterners looming in the horizon.
Its hot in here so pls dont come . You might choose the midwest where the cold winters will suit your bodies fine. Thank you brothers in arms.
Ummm...methinks your trying to pull a fast one on me!

Folks, I lived in Texas. Not crowded.

kyletx1911
January 18, 2013, 08:43 AM
Nathan is right.. Texas has a lot of democrats and liberals coming in from all over. It's hot, humid, dry , dusty.. Seriously can a New Yorker survive 105F and 90% humidity every day for 3 months? Houston and Austin are liberal meccas.. Don't believe everything you hear.

We need more freedom loving gun owners here.. Bring your guns.. Texas can have the libs.. Thank you. Welcome to the Pacific Northwest.. :D:D
yes go to M.O texas is hotttttttt we no longer speakie da english did i mention its hottttttttt stay put... plus iffin enough of y"all move bloomberg will follow!!! noooooooooooooooooooooooooo stay put

Rembrandt
January 18, 2013, 09:04 AM
Not sure Texas is BIG enough to hold all the freedom seeking gun refugees from these socialist states.....besides, too many immigrants might dilute the dialect.

fxstchewy
January 18, 2013, 09:09 AM
If i had to move to either Texas or ny it would be Texas for many reasons. but IMHO, some from ny would move to Texas and want to start changing things for the "better" and you know what that means........more laws. if you love the way Texas is you better not let many move there.
Reminds me of something i read a few years back in the local paper, this couple moved from Boston,Mass to my town, well the lady wanted to get voted to the town council and bring progressive ideas from Boston and get them going here....you know what that means, more laws and BS rules. she didn't get voted in.

erikk8829
January 18, 2013, 09:09 AM
Ya and when they all get there they will also bring their screwy ideas and before long have it just as messed up-just like what is happening in FL

baz
January 18, 2013, 09:17 AM
Well, I live next door to TX, and pretty much anywhere in these parts ("flyover country") we're much more hospitable to supporters of RKBA. I think the ads were probably just to tweak the NY politicos. However, I think it would be the cat's meow if Remington were to up and move to Texas, and if I were in a position of influence in Texas (like the AG), I'd be working hard to entice them to move there. Remington has an ammo plant just down I-40 a bit from where I live. They should think about consolidating their operations in more RKBA states.

jmorris
January 18, 2013, 09:38 AM
I say welcome but speak English and don't try to make it like your "old" State.

dragon813gt
January 18, 2013, 10:13 AM
An influx of New Yorkers have already ruined north east PA. I realize this would be a different type of migration. But I've seen them first hand bring all their problems with them. I don't wish that on any other state.


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Rottweiler
January 18, 2013, 10:19 AM
Just remember if you move to Texas, you must adopt Texas' ways. We don't give a damn how you did it where you came from.

MaterDei
January 18, 2013, 11:33 AM
I agree that this is just to tweak the politicos in NYS. Very few people will move, it's too much work and people are lazy. Not for RKBA, at any rate, they won't. What gets them to move are jobs.

I remember back in the late 70s a whole bunch of Michigan folks moved down here. Generally they were hard working, mostly conservative, blue-collar types. They are still here, love it, and are very welcome despite the fact that they still talk funny.

Nathan, the job market and economy in general is not a net sum game. The more productive people that come, the better. A rising tide lifts all boats and if they come and add to the economy jobs will be created, not lost.

What we don't want or need is another influx of lazy freeloaders which is what we mostly got with the Katrina refugees.

Attention New Yorkers. Want to go to a state which is more free? Want to come, become active and help keep us free? Want to come and be productive, working members of Texas society? Is so then all I can say is 'Welcome to Texas!'

Coop45
January 18, 2013, 11:52 AM
And bring a little water with you.

nosmr2
January 18, 2013, 11:56 AM
Heat, humidity, traffic and huge mosquitos; welcome to Houston.

Water-Man
January 18, 2013, 12:23 PM
You Texans best concern yourselves with the influx of Mexicans and Asians rather than New Yorkers.

gpb
January 18, 2013, 12:23 PM
Texas is making a mistake inviting people from New York. Texas will regret it.

allaroundhunter
January 18, 2013, 12:41 PM
Trust me, people coming across out northern border (invited) is much better than all the uninvited ones coming across our southern border....

KMatch
January 18, 2013, 12:43 PM
Hello?? Civil war?? How well did THAT work with carpet baggers taking over? Enjoy your visit! Just don't overstay your welcome.

Water-Man
January 18, 2013, 01:00 PM
"Texas is making a mistake inviting people from New York. Texas will regret it."


And you come from where? Cleveland?

What makes you such an expert about these things?

Water-Man
January 18, 2013, 01:06 PM
"Hello?? Civil war?? How well did THAT work with carpet baggers taking over? Enjoy your visit! Just don't overstay your welcome."


Great. Another expert Historian.:rolleyes:

MK11
January 18, 2013, 01:18 PM
Somehow I think the people moving because of the gun situation aren't the ones you need to worry about. Or are y'all convinced everything New York is just like Nuuuuuu Yerk Citaaay?

slamfirev10
January 18, 2013, 01:19 PM
as a lifelong Texan, i welcome the 2A supporting types,

the general liberal, unemployable carpetbagger types, learn to love your home where you are :D

goldie
January 18, 2013, 02:25 PM
If i move from this Stalin State of N.Y.to Texas, , just have some cold lone star beers waiting for me.:D..

skeeziks
January 18, 2013, 02:36 PM
Won't work.... We're all going to lose this one, big time!

Evergreen
January 18, 2013, 04:28 PM
Gosh.. I think I see what's going on here.. Texans are afraid of those "Yankees". Geez, haven't we got past this already? Seriously, if you guys think New Yorkers are so bad, then you should sell off all your Remington products, because they are made in part by New Yorkers. And, if all people from Illinois are so bad, please sell me your Rock River rifles. Oh yeah, while you are at it, get rid of all your Smith & Wessons, as those are produced in the heart of Yankee land in Massachusetts.

There is a lot of freedom loving, conservative , pro-2A New Yorkers who you insult with this "we don't want New Yorkers here". Obviously, if people are leaving their own state because of loss of 2A rights, they are not people who want to come to Texas to change your laws.

Why are so many Texans so naive to see how many liberals come from their own state? I personally think they will help counter a lot of the liberalism that is brewing in your state. And, no, it's not all coming from out-of-staters. Didn't anyone hear of the guy in Houston who said he wanted to shoot NRA members?

Funny enough, Texans just received their right to open carry. That is a right that Washington residents have had for decades.

Please, get over this whole Yankee thing, we are all Americans. There is a lot of freedom loving people in New York who are even more conservative than some people in Texas.

Last I checked, most New York members here speak English. Picking up the Texan dialect might take a little time, but I am sure there are training courses on it that can assist them with the effort. If I am correct you say y'all rather than you all? Right? :p

KMatch
January 18, 2013, 06:48 PM
Ah, mostly tongue-in-cheek from me. Any gun totin' yankee can't be ALL bad!

KMatch
January 18, 2013, 06:55 PM
Funny enough, Texans just received their right to open carry.

News to me. Where do I find info on THAT? A quick search didn't show anything useful but I don't have time to check further at the moment. Last I heard it was in the works.

goon
January 18, 2013, 06:57 PM
I think you Texans may have a lot more in common with those from the upstate areas of NY than you think.
I wouldn't be too worried about it if I were you.

JohnKSa
January 18, 2013, 06:59 PM
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is a pro-gun powerhouse. He recently threatened Travis County and the City of Austin with lawsuits if they tried to ban gunshows.Texans just received their right to open carry.That is not true. There is no legal way to open carry in TX except in very limited circumstances. That could change in the near future--but we'll have to wait and see.

Anyone who reads this misinformation and tries to open carry will almost certainly be subject to prosecution.

Please be careful to verify things like this before posting them as fact.

Evergreen
January 18, 2013, 07:10 PM
News to me. Where do I find info on THAT? A quick search didn't show anything useful but I don't have time to check further at the moment. Last I heard it was in the works.
Stand corrected.. I was told some wrong information. Somebody on my local firearm forums told me that a new law passed allowing Texas to open carry, but I guess it must have been wrong.

Well, if New Yorkers want the freedom to open carry, Washington/Oregon/Idaho would be a better option than Texas. Seriously, how can a state that calls itself free not allow open carry? It sounds like Texas has its own regressive liberal policies to deal with. I highly doubt any New Yorker wanting to move there for loss of 2A rights would not support open carry.

Upstater
January 18, 2013, 07:50 PM
@Jerry

Just for your information not everybody that lives in N.Y. State votes democrat for one thing for another the state has 19 million people in it, there are 13 million of them in NYC alone which votes like you dislike, then there are then other minority 6 million people that vote like you. Question what chance does the 6 million have to change anything except by voting with their feet. What would you do?

Clean97GTI
January 18, 2013, 07:57 PM
Texas is the last bastion of freedom in this country?

Clearly they have never been to Nevada.

Pat M
January 18, 2013, 08:17 PM
My company has a plant in Coppell, and I'm seriously considering a transfer from Long Island. Anybody shoot high power in that area?

89yj
January 18, 2013, 08:59 PM
My company has a plant in Coppell, and I'm seriously considering a transfer from Long Island. Anybody shoot high power in that area?

Texas State Rifle Association(TSRA) might have some information or a person to contact on their website.

MilsurpShooter
January 18, 2013, 10:45 PM
If I could get a job down there and find a place to live with my stupid skillset I'd be down there in a heartbeat. Tired of being a southerner in Bloombergs court. Born and raised NY'er don't get me wrong but never had the same ideals as the majority of my neighborhood.

But with bills and the family home I'm responsible for.. Just sadly can't see it happening as much as I want it too.

Anger
January 18, 2013, 10:56 PM
Oh Jesus , they will be competing for our job market . Pls stay where you are.

News flash. Thousands of foreigners with green cards are already doing this or haven't you noticed? I say hells ya to more gun lovers with a level anti barry mindset.

76shuvlinoff
January 18, 2013, 11:08 PM
Come to Michigan!

No wait, I wouldn't do that to anyone.......

:banghead:





.

parsimonious_instead
January 20, 2013, 08:41 AM
Stand corrected.. I was told some wrong information. Somebody on my local firearm forums told me that a new law passed allowing Texas to open carry, but I guess it must have been wrong.


The state in question would probably be Oklahoma. Not Texas, but kinda close... :)

mcdonl
January 21, 2013, 01:23 PM
Wow... I noticed I stopped getting facebook updates from one of my nieces. She is very active and I enjoyed the pictures of her children. I actively looked for her on FB and noticed I had the option to "add her" as a friend.

When I looked around her page she was posting about unfriending anyone who was pro-gun (And, as you can imagine I have adopted "liking" pro gun sites, and sharing links as part of my grass roots campaign)

Her and her friends were venomous about it.

They all live in TX. And are from back east. Keep 'em, we dont want them back here in Maine.

sleepyone
January 21, 2013, 03:01 PM
The state in question would probably be Oklahoma. Not Texas, but kinda close...

My dear sir, to make such an egregious statement, you obviously are from neither Oklahoma nor Texas.

sleepyone
January 21, 2013, 03:03 PM
We had a huge invasion of Yankees in the 70s and 80s, and I, for one, don't care to suffer another in my lifetime; gun lovers or not.

pickupman
January 24, 2013, 10:12 PM
LOL, there is a lot of truth in that ad. Especially after King Cuomo's recent grandstanding. And then he thinks he is going to be President?

pickupman
January 24, 2013, 10:14 PM
Chances are the Yankees who are moving to Texas to have more gun freedom don't have those screwy liberal ideas. Don't forget, upstate NY is quite a conservative place with a lot of gun owners. Downstate and NY City is another story.

pickupman
January 24, 2013, 10:17 PM
Just remember if you move to Texas, you must adopt Texas' ways. We don't give a damn how you did it where you came from.
That is understood. All new arrivals to Texas should have to submit to a course in Texas culture and history.

pickupman
January 24, 2013, 10:19 PM
Somehow I think the people moving because of the gun situation aren't the ones you need to worry about. Or are y'all convinced everything New York is just like Nuuuuuu Yerk Citaaay?
100% correct. All the people in NY state are not like the NY City gun haters. Upstate is full of conservative gun lovers who are disgusted with the liberals in Albany.

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