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Cruz invites S&W and Ruger to move to Texas

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MaterDei, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. MaterDei

    MaterDei Well-Known Member


    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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  2. Lateck

    Lateck Well-Known Member

    Ruger just needs to bring their east coast production to Arizona. With the rest of their plant here :neener:
    Arizona is gun friendly.

  3. nathan

    nathan Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. BemidjiDweller

    BemidjiDweller Well-Known Member

    Why does Ruger have to move? They are in NH and AZ, both firearm friendly states. If I am missing something, please inform me.
  5. nathan

    nathan Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Dang they need to stop inviting people here. We already have bad enough traffic as it is...
  7. docnyt

    docnyt Well-Known Member

    Why ARE many firearms manufacturers located in some of the gun-averse states?
  8. GKR333

    GKR333 Member

    They werent always anti gun states, it`s just that those states have been infected
  9. foghornl

    foghornl Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee Well-Known Member

    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 :).
  11. nathan

    nathan Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. InkEd

    InkEd Well-Known Member

    Obama won Ohio. I think they should skip going there. Move to decisively pro-2a states.
  13. Nico Testosteros

    Nico Testosteros Well-Known Member

    Tarosean has it right. Too many people not from Texas in Texas already. Secede and fix the borders!
  14. Texshooter

    Texshooter Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. P5 Guy

    P5 Guy Well-Known Member

    Forget Texas

    Come join Colt in the GunShine State!
  16. JustinJ

    JustinJ Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. pseudonymity

    pseudonymity Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    True, but gun manufacturers should always be welcome here.

    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.

    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.

  19. MaterDei

    MaterDei Well-Known Member

    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?
  20. CharlieBT

    CharlieBT Well-Known Member

    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)

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