Following Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s pressure on banking institutions to cut off lines of credit to gun manufacturers, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) criticized the politician — and invited the banks and gun manufacturers to come to Texas instead.
Cruz wrote a letter to the CEOs of TD Bank, Bank of America, Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc., outlining the reasons Chicago is not a friendly place for their companies and welcoming them to move to Texas instead.
“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,” Cruz wrote to the financial institutions.
Cruz also thanked the firearms manufacturers for their support of the Second Amendment, and offered to introduce them to financial leaders in Texas should they desire to relocate.
“Should Mayor Emanuel’s bullying campaign prove successful, I am confident that there are numerous financial institutions in Texas that would be eager to earn your business,” the Senator wrote.
The Texan also had harsh words for the Chicago Mayor, pointing out the high Windy City crime rates and asking him if the citizens of his city are being sacrificed for a partisan agenda. He told Emanuel to stop infringing on the Second Amendment rights of Texans by bullying gun manufacturers and their banks.
“In the future, I would ask that you might keep your efforts to diminish the Bill of Rights north of the Red River,” Cruz wrote.
This isn’t the first time Texas has welcomed gun advocates with open arms. In the wake of new gun legislation passed earlier this year, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott also invited New York gun owners to move to the Lonestar State.
For those who hold the Second Amendment — or limited government — dear, Texas is apparently the place to be.