Texas AG Greg Abbott invites New York Gun owners to move to the Lonestar Star State

“Is Governor Cuomo looking to take your guns? Sick of the media outing law abiding gun owners? Are you a lawful New York gun owner seeking lower taxes?” Then move on down to Texas, says the Lonestar State’s Attorney General Greg Abbott.

In response to a law passed by the New York state Legislature Wednesday at the urging of New York’s Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo that bans ammunition magazines that hold more than seven bullets, Abbott’s campaign issued two ads in the Empire State inviting lawful gun owners to move to the state of Texas, where their Second Amendment rights would be respected. Abbott posted both of the ads on his Facebook page and asked supporters to “LIKE” their favorite one.

The first ad is a “WANTED” ad that seeks “law abiding New York gun owners looking for lower taxes and greater opportunity.” The second ad directly attacks New York’s first-term Governor and rumored 2016 presidential candidate Andrew Cuoumo and makes mention of the now-infamous decision by a New York newspaper to print the names and addresses of local gun owners last month. Two gun owners’ homes have since been broken into and robbed as a direct result of the publication of the interactive gun map. Abbott’s “WANTED” ad is currently winning the contest with nearly 4,500 likes, and nearly three times the amount of likes as the Cuomo ad, which has just over 1,600 likes.

Abbott  has also posted several memes on his Facebook supporting Second Amendment and a picture of him and his daughter with two dead dear, a dead elk, and a dead boar that the photo’s caption says was taken the previous weekend during a hunting trip.

“It is tongue in cheek, but there is a deeper message here,” Abbott said of the ads. “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.” The Texas AG told Reuters he would expand his crusade to protect Second Amendment rights beyond New York if Congress passes new nationwide restrictions on firearms, saying the government could expect to see him in court.

New York’s latest regulation of firearms is widely seen as an attempt by Cuomo to bolster his liberal credentials ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Prior to the passage of Wednesday’s law, New York already had “the toughest gun laws in the United States,” CNN notes. Abbott’s response to the laws are likely part an attempt to put his own political aspirations in the national spotlight, however, as he is a likely candidate for Governor of his home state in 2014 when current Texas Governor Rick Perry’s third term ends should Perry choose not to seek reelection.

 

 

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  1. Harold Kirkpatrick says:

    Dear Sir, please get behind the Fire Arms Protection Act, We need to stand up for our rights.
    Thank you,
    Harold Kirkpatrick

  2. ckehoss says:

    Headline: Millions of rapists, vandals, gangs, murderers are set to arrive in Texas shortly after receiving invite from Texas Attorney General, Abbott. When asked where they planned to live, all replied, anywhere we want cause we have our guns with us. LOL Poetic Justice in motion.

    1. CGVet says:

      ckehoss

      Did you read the ad? It says “law Abiding”. I know you consider rapists, vandals, gangs,and murderers law abiding in New York because they are the only ones you allow to own firearms. So keep them there with you BORG were they belong. Besides if that type moves to Texas they will not last long. You see the law is different there and thier behavior is not tolerated as it is in your socialist democrat utopia of New York.

    2. OldTech says:

      At least in Texas when they get arrested they will serve their sentence unlike NY where they just keep letting them back on the street. They will also learn real quick that the people in Texas are not afraid to stand up to bullies and thugs

    3. Hello says:

      The ad invited “lawful” gun owners. I think you are just using uneducated stereotypes to mock people. Im sorry you weren’t afforded a correct and civil point of view on the matters of gun ownership and rhetoric.

    4. Gdrake says:

      The rapist, vandals gangs and murderers will stay right where they are so that they can have a fields day with you defenseless idiots. You see no one is coming after guns that the Feds don’t know you have psst! they are usually illegal!!!

    5. K Hoot says:

      Our people are not sheep, we defend our own against what you describe. Our legal system also has an injection to prevent repeat offenders, we use it often.

    6. JackPaige says:

      “Law abiding” citizens were given invites. There is nothing poetic about illiteracy…get help in a reading comprehension class. Have a nice day!

    7. K Hoot says:

      Ma’am

      We are not sheep in Texas, we are allowed to protect ourselves. Our system of justice seems to work slightly more effective than what is to be had in NY. We have an injection that prevents repeat offenders and we use it regularly.

      1. K Hoot says:

        Apologize for the double tap. I was beginning to fear the moderator was a liberal democrat :-)€

    8. Bobhall says:

      Dumb C-T

  3. Freedom says:

    Texas, Missouri Join Other States Looking To Block Gun Bans
    Posted by Mike Maharrey Jan. 16, 2013

    http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2013/01/16/texas-missouri-join-other-states-looking-to-block-gun-bans/

  4. Gene says:

    I think the Attorney General should to rethink his invitation. Here in Florida we have a large “Snowbird” population who fraudulently vote both at home and in Florida and dilute the gene pool to the extent the state went for Obama.

  5. Austin Green says:

    Way to stand up to these small minded big government bigots in New York. This is more of the current trend of the big city politics. Liberals preach the tolerance but can’t really tolerate the freedoms that matter to people other than themselves. So goes the big soft drink, the standard capacity magazine, the semi-automatic rifle, the ability to protect one’s self… This is just the beginning for the tyrants- just one more cobblestone on a path to enslaving the constituents they were intended to serve and represent.

    1. ckehoss says:

      Sorry Austin:
      The last time I checked we were still in a majority rules government. Go out and vote this time and if you lose, shut up. Keep it simple or help your state learn how to be self sufficient without using America to bail you out of your drug cartel and borer problems.

      1. Trigger says:

        Funny. I don’t see Texas as a drain on the Fed. Seems to me it is the Liberal states (NY included) which continue to run deficits and ask for federal monies. In Texas we run a budget surplus and use the death penalty. We do not ask or require the Federal governments assistance. You keep Chicago, NYC, Detroit, LA, and all the other “enlightened” liberal bastions. I will keep my guns, religion, and God Bless Texas!

        1. ckehoss says:

          All I have to say about Texans is that the nut does not fall far from the Pecan Tree! LOL

          1. Pryal says:

            This ckehoss lady is a real idiot. Please just stop talking lady.

          2. ckehoss says:

            yes, born and raised in Texas, I believe I should know a nut when I see one. My maiden name is Abbott as well. LOL Sam Houston High class of 1975. I have lived in California where gangs practically invented the assault rifle. I lived in Michigan where the Michigan Militia has decided that that they are the new mafia and now I live in Connecticut where 20 helpless first graders were shot like they were little video game icons. And you want to tell me that I don’t know what I am talking about? Please share your plans to fix these problems and I will do more than shut up.

          3. K Hoot says:

            Ma’am

            We had a police station in our high school, they occupied one class room with communications equipment. This worked rather well back in the early 1980’s.

            Tie mental health screening into the instant background checks (just flag it denied, we dont need to know why). Notify police of failed backgroung checks for follow up and possible arrest if the attempt is a violation of law.

            If a family has a deranged member require security for all unattended weapons. You don’t teach the deranged member to shoot and leave him access to even a dull butter knife. She go the Darwin Award for that being the victim that enabled the crime.

            I have worked the east coast from New York to Miami and as far west as Chicago. My experience is that the most damgerous places to work have the most oppressive gun restrictions.

            My weapons are simple machines that can take no action without a human involved. The problem has always been a human one all the way back to Cail & Able.

            If you want to give up your freedom for an illusion of security you have that right, but a wiser man than me said you deserve neither freedom or security. As for me I will not give up my freedoms due to the actions of the deranged or their politics :-)

  6. juan says:

    thank you for posting now that’s journalism ! you are awesome! francesca

  7. Rich says:

    Gee, that’s a great offer Mr. Abbott is making, but since I’m three times more likely to be shot dead in Dallas or Houston than I am in New York, I think I’ll stay here where it’s safer.

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