Cruz invites S&W and Ruger to move to Texas


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MaterDei
January 30, 2013, 01:27 AM
http://freebeacon.com/cruz-to-rahm-dont-mess-with-texas/

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) has a message for firearms manufacturers and banks under attack from Chicago Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Texas welcomes you.

Cruz pilloried Emanuel’s gun-control efforts and invited executives to consider the warmer, friendlier climes of the Lone Star State in a Tuesday letter to the CEOs of Bank of America, TD Bank, Sturm & Ruger, and Smith & Wesson.

Emanuel pressured banks to stop extending lines of credit to firearms manufactures in a letter sent Friday.

Cruz responded that such actions “call into doubt the claims of President Barack Obama and Washington Democrats that they do not seek to strip Americans of our Second Amendment rights.”

You may be understandably concerned that there are risks to refusing to comply with the demands of a politician who has earned the nickname, “The Godfather.”

In Texas, we have a more modest view of government.

We do not accept the notion that government officials should behave as bullies, trying to harass or pressure private companies into enlisting in a political lobbying campaign. And we subscribe to the notion, quaint in some quarters, that private companies don’t work for elected officials; elected officials work for private citizens.

In light of the reception you have received in the Windy City, please know that Texas would certainly welcome more of your business and the jobs you create. Texas value jobs and value freedom, and over 1000 people a day are moving to Texas (often from cities like Chicago), because Texas is where the jobs are.

Cruz also thanked the firearms manufacturers for their commitment to the Second Amendment and wrote that he would be “happy to personally introduce” firearm manufacturer executives to leaders of Texas financial institutions, should they wish to relocate.

Cruz also noted that Chicago was recently forced to pay more than $1.1. million in legal fees “due to your unsuccessful assault on the Second Amendment.”

“Your continued anti-gun crusade may well cause some to wonder if the interests of the citizens of Chicago are being sacrificed in pursuit of a partisan agenda,” Cruz wrote.

“Regardless, directing your attack at legitimate firearms manufacturers undermines the Second Amendment rights of millions of Texans,” Cruz concluded. “In the future, I would ask that you might keep your efforts to diminish the Bill of Rights north of the Red River.”

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Lateck
January 30, 2013, 01:56 AM
Ruger just needs to bring their east coast production to Arizona. With the rest of their plant here :neener:
Arizona is gun friendly.

Lateck,

nathan
January 30, 2013, 02:09 AM
Let me see, i got two Ruger .22 pistols, the Mk2 and Mk 3 hunter. Im looking to get a 22/45 soon. Or a Ruger 556 AR is nice too.

Pls Ruger moved to Texas, y'all most welcome here. Summer is the best time to feel the heat but thats about it.

BemidjiDweller
January 30, 2013, 02:16 AM
Why does Ruger have to move? They are in NH and AZ, both firearm friendly states. If I am missing something, please inform me.

nathan
January 30, 2013, 02:19 AM
All firearms makers do move to Texas if you are harassed . If Springfield Armory comes along, so much the better. That be good for Texas , for America and the 2 A.

tarosean
January 30, 2013, 02:28 AM
Dang they need to stop inviting people here. We already have bad enough traffic as it is...

docnyt
January 30, 2013, 02:29 AM
Why ARE many firearms manufacturers located in some of the gun-averse states?

GKR333
January 30, 2013, 02:32 AM
They werent always anti gun states, it`s just that those states have been infected

foghornl
January 30, 2013, 09:30 AM
I would love to see some arms makers move here into Northeast Ohio. We are probably not quite as gun-friendly as Texas of Arizona, but we do have an over-abundance of empty factory space, as well as an incredible pool of machinists, CNC operators/programmers, etc.

SouthernYankee
January 30, 2013, 09:45 AM
WhoaHo! The Pan Handle of FL. would represent an EXCELLENT choice. Lower taxes, wage friendly, no state income tax, excellent logistics support capabilities and the weather! C'mon down and take a look :).

nathan
January 30, 2013, 10:13 AM
The big ammo makers like Olin Winchester and Remington, pls come to Texas. We got plenty of lands for you to set up and crank ammo production as much as you want.

InkEd
January 30, 2013, 11:09 AM
Obama won Ohio. I think they should skip going there. Move to decisively pro-2a states.

Nico Testosteros
January 30, 2013, 01:25 PM
Tarosean has it right. Too many people not from Texas in Texas already. Secede and fix the borders!

Texshooter
January 30, 2013, 02:40 PM
Why does Ruger have to move? They are in NH and AZ, both firearm friendly states. If I am missing something, please inform me.
Believe they have offices in the non-Free state of Ct, but could be wrong.

We just need to make sure we don't buy weapons from Manf in non-Free states and let them know why.

Sure it is expensive to move a plant, but there are a TON of tax (etc) incentives from pro 2nd and pro-capitalist states to move there.

P5 Guy
January 30, 2013, 06:52 PM
Come join Colt in the GunShine State!
:cool:

JustinJ
January 30, 2013, 06:56 PM
He needs to invite HK. They would feel right at home in some of our towns, such as New Braunfels or Fredricksbug, as they started out as Germany settlements to begin with.

pseudonymity
January 30, 2013, 07:21 PM
Why ARE many firearms manufacturers located in some of the gun-averse states?

Location, location, location ;)

When S&W started, native tribes were a real problem in the western states and the expansion of slavery was still in question.

When Sam Colt got started, he would have to setup in an independent republic if he wanted to work in Texas.

When Eli Remington got started, the flag had 18 stars and the Louisiana Territory was still being explored. Remington had a factory on the same land that they still occupy in Ilion almost 10 years before Texas gained independence.

Walter
January 30, 2013, 08:24 PM
Dang they need to stop inviting people here. We already have bad enough traffic as it is...
True, but gun manufacturers should always be welcome here.

They werent always anti gun states, it`s just that those states have been infected
True, maybe we should start inoculating all immigrants into Texas to make sure they act like native Texans. But then if we could do that, we should inoculate the whole rest of the country.

Tarosean has it right. Too many people not from Texas in Texas already. Secede and fix the borders!
Not gonna happen, been tried once, BIG Fail. This country has been through some big problems before, we'll get through this one, too. Without coming apart at the seams, I hope.

Walter

MaterDei
January 30, 2013, 08:39 PM
Dang they need to stop inviting people here. We already have bad enough traffic as it is...

Your profile says you live in Madisonville. I've been to your fine town MANY times. Do you honestly think you have a traffic problem?

CharlieBT
January 30, 2013, 08:40 PM
This is a greatly appreciated and hopefully effective counter to this virulent political strong arming. I would think our friends in other states could help us by following suit -- publicly welcoming the gun industry and customers to their states, while refocusing Feds on the economy. The federal tax hike eliminated raises I earned over the past three years. I could buy several firearms a year for what the Feds have taken. And wait until we get the bill for Obamacare -- if you're lucky enough to have benefits, the vale of the company's provision will be subject to ordinary income tax. (Disclaimer: like congress, I didn't read the bill but that's what I heard. YMMV)

joeschmoe
January 30, 2013, 09:06 PM
Too many people not from Texas in Texas already.

Sam Houston was from Tennesse.

jmorris
January 30, 2013, 09:15 PM
I will say it again, God bless Texas.

I am one that will welcome you to our State, just leave the laws that messed up where you came from at the State line.

breakingcontact
January 30, 2013, 11:46 PM
Because? Texas!

jim243
January 30, 2013, 11:57 PM
Secede and fix the borders!


You tried that once and it did not work.

Jim

Zardaia
January 30, 2013, 11:57 PM
Come join Colt in the GunShine State!
:cool:
2nd! Gulf coast/gun coast, close enough. Just pls leave the rest of Chicago behind.

Browning
January 31, 2013, 12:03 AM
You tried that once and it did not work.

Jim
Well...'If at first you don't succeed, Try, try, try again.'

jim243
January 31, 2013, 12:08 AM
Just pls leave the rest of Chicago behind.

Wait a second, we make and use more guns here in Illinois than you do in Texas. Bring the jobs here. Our governor will be gone in the next election. And Illinois is a gun friendly state, just not people freindly. And yes, stay away from Chicago too many of your products are misused there because the mayor is too stupid to arm the citizians there except for the drug dealers and gangbangers that voted for him.

Jim

tarosean
January 31, 2013, 01:34 AM
Your profile says you live in Madisonville. I've been to your fine town MANY times. Do you honestly think you have a traffic problem?


LOL One of the main reasons I moved there was because of Traffic.

When I first moved to TX I started in Webster, got over ran by the plague that is the city, moved to Spring and got over ran again. Finally I said Im moving far enough out of town that the city wont engulf me in my life time.

I love the fact that a "traffic jam" now consists of a tractor and one or two vehicles..

Ragnar Danneskjold
January 31, 2013, 01:42 AM
Originally Posted by Nico Testosteros
Too many people not from Texas in Texas already.
Sam Houston was from Tennesse.

Quite true. Davy Crockett was also from Tennessee. Jim Bowie was from Kentucky. William Travis was from South Carolina. I would say all of those fine men died defending Texas as well as anyone today could hope to do. You Texans were lucky to have them.

nathan
January 31, 2013, 01:59 AM
Set up close north of HOuston like the towns of New Waverly and Huntsville. THat is one nice place , close to Houston and Dallas. Remember Houston is the biggest metropolitan in Texas and we have the 2nd busiest port in USA.

Fishslayer
January 31, 2013, 04:38 AM
Tarosean has it right. Too many people not from Texas in Texas already. Secede and fix the borders!

Y'all'd think Tejas would welcome the huddled masses fleeing the tyranny of the tofu curtain...

...oh wait. You're in Austin. Isn't that where all the Californians go that want to "fix" things?:evil:

Deltaboy
January 31, 2013, 08:31 AM
I am proud the Cruz invited them to move to TX. I do agree Ruger needs to move everything to AZ.

Texasrpbrock
February 1, 2013, 01:07 PM
Just read this post. I was thinking the same thing last night. Let all gun manufactures move to Texas. We've got our own electric grid, shipping out of the gulf, we have oil and gas and lots of tax incentives to bring new job to our state. Would be a boom to our economy and create more jobs. Probably a lot less red tape to do business here and no snow or harsh winters to deal with. I'd like to see Windham move here as well. The North Eastern States wouldn't have to deal with the problem anymore. I've got a 200 acre cotton farm that would be a perfect place to set up shop.

What a great idea! Go Ted!

breakingcontact
February 1, 2013, 04:31 PM
Quite true. Davy Crockett was also from Tennessee. Jim Bowie was from Kentucky. William Travis was from South Carolina. I would say all of those fine men died defending Texas as well as anyone today could hope to do. You Texans were lucky to have them.

I'm one of the people who moved to Texas. I don't like the "I got here 5 minutes before you so you're not welcome" attitude.

I was in the military, went to Ft Hood, liked the area and decided to move here. With all of my conservative beliefs, I escaped from a slave state to a free state. I hope more people do the same.

Why Austin, the liberal paradise? It's where the jobs are and it's a very nice city.

I am very interested in the western/mountain states as well. Beautiful country out there.

lopaka
February 1, 2013, 06:40 PM
I laud Senator Cruz for his pushback on the proposed numbnutz legislation from blue states and have written to him in thanks.

On this gun-friendly site (and others) there has been a lot made of Texas not wanting individuals trying to relocate from blue states --- some kidding, some not.

Some are stuck in their situations. They chafe under the burden of hypocritical laws and oppressive taxes, but are held by the ties that bind. I'd suggest my fellow Texans give them a break. Support them in their efforts to turn things around. And don't think it can't happen to us.

This is still a country allowing folks to vote with their feet. I hope folks that choose to relocate to Texas, Florida, Arizona, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, Wyoming, .... (might be easier to just say relocating from New York, California, ...) are willing to spend time learning about their new homes. Just speaking for myself, I'd expressly welcome anyone who works, wants to build a future, and minds their own business.

For folks considering the move, here is a litmus test: collective responsibility vs personal responsibility?.





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orionengnr
February 1, 2013, 10:50 PM
Our new Senator, Ted Cruz rocks.

Our governor will be gone in the next election.
As in, gone to prison, like your last two...or was it three? :neener:
(yes, I am a former Illi-noid :))

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