Texas AG Runs Ads in New York Urging Gun Owners to Load Up Their Gun Racks & Move to Texas

(Village Voice)

Terrfic! Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is running ads on New York websites urging law abiding gun owners to pack up their guns and move on down to Texas.


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.”

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  • Lady Mondegreen

    Is this the pre-secession state or the post-secession country doing the inviting?

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  • Rock

    Bad idea, then you have a bunch of big government lovers looking for the same in your home. Something like the intrusive in-law who criticizes everything in your house. We have had a couple in our small town. The first thing they did was get involved with the local Dems and start making big city noise. They didn’t stay long.

  • Patty


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  • 10gallonhat

    Hey, ALL hard-working, liberty-loving folks are welcome in Texas! Deadbeats and criminals might wanna think twice.

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  • AuntieMadder

    #3 January 17, 2013 at 10:38 pm
    Rock commented:

    Bad idea, then you have a bunch of big government lovers looking for the same in your home.

    That’s what I was thinking. They need to leave their big government ideas in New York.

  • Ed

    Very bad idea!!!! It’s always as””””les from other states who come here and want to change Texas into what they left.

  • Time

    Happy trails to you, until we meet again… NEVER LOL LOL… SEE YA…. Best relocation ad I ever seen..

  • 8 My Foot

    NO! The LAST thing we need here in Texas is more of you rude *ss Yankees!!!!

  • mg

    God Bless his heart.

  • http://www.southernwolf.net S. Wolf

    Lady Mondegreen #1

    We’ve always been a country. Texas was founded as a Republic in it’s own right and we can revert to that status if we choose. A few extra shooters don’t hurt. 😉

  • Palace_Gypsy

    And, we don’t hold our handguns sideways in Texas.

  • American Woman

    Did you hear Limbaugh on 1/16/13?

    RUSH: Obama is literally pushing people to snap, attacking the very sanity of the country. To what end? Aside from wanting everybody’s name on a list of some kind, why is Obama doing all of this? I mean, all of this is so in our face. Everything that people hold dear is under assault, deliberately making people upset. This is not what presidents do. Deliberately making people upset.

    Maybe this is about revenge. You know, Obama used that word when he was on the campaign trail prior to the election. He told his supporters in Ohio to go vote and get their revenge. Revenge against who? Well, obviously, the people that disagree with Obama.

    But who are those people? He clearly knows who they are, and I think the root of this, I think the answer to my question can be found in the comment that Obama made when he thought he was off the record at a fundraiser in San Francisco, when he talked about the bitter clingers. These are people that the liberals all know. These are the not very bright people that want life to never change. They don’t want any progress…. None of this should come as a surprise

    (Mooch audio here): Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.

    It’s his model. Push. Complain about you. Push. Complain about you. Push. Complain about you.

    He who values the right to privacy as a basis for aborting fetuses does not value your privacy, your right to be left alone.

    “The right to be left alone—the most comprehensive of rights, and the right most valued by a free people.”— Louis Brandeis, dissenting, OLMSTEAD v. U.S., 277 U.S. 438 (1928).

  • JPL17

    Unfortunately for all the New Yorkers who want to move + bring their guns to Texas, they first have to figure out how to legally get their guns from their house to their car without violating New York’s ridiculous gun laws!

    Maybe the Texas A.G.’s next ad can provide instructions on how to do that…

  • mg4us

    Keep those Liberal NYers and Californians OUT-OF-TEXAS lest these Libtards try to do to TEXAS what they did to California. . .ruin it!

    These bleeding hear liberals have sold out their communities to political hacks who tax, tax and tax them some more while also over-regulating their lives. . .

    Amazing all those billions of dollars on the phony war on poverty spent in NY and other large urban areas (Philly, Detroit) since the 1960’s only to see more people on the government dole. . poorer than before with more single parent broken households. .

    Keep these Libtards far, far away.

  • Lim Lynn

    @Lady Mondegreen
    It’s post recession country inviting. It’s an earlier plan before worse case scenario hits the fan. Great more sharpshooters for Texas from New York.

  • RedBeard

    If Texas becomes the Republic of Texas, its biggest problem is gonna be putting up a secure border fence to keep the hordes of freedom-seekers from over-running the place.

  • Trapped in California

    Dear Texans,

    Thank you for the kind invitation. As a registered Republican & a retired San Francisco Biz owner I have been wanting to leave CA for many years. Elderly family members & our Biz kept us here longer than we ever imagined. The first of our CA homes goes up for sale this summer & as soon as it sells we will be out of here, we figure we can sell the others from out of state. We are patriotic, hard working and long to live among like minded conservatives. We will bring our own money, guns and dogs. We promise never to be a financial drain on your state and to treat with respect and good manners. The last thing we would ever do is try & change you into the moronic Californians we are fleeing. For us, moving to TX will be like moving back to America, where we long to be.