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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  • Judester

    I’m lonesome up here in NY wishing we were a red State. Andrew bundled a bunch of old laws together with a few new laws to make it look good on his resume’ for 2016. A dozen years ago I purchased a single shot 12 gauge shotgun at Dick’s outdoor store and they did a background check on me. Last year Wall Mart checks for a pistol permit to purchase ammo, went shopping for a hand gun and I asked to see one that took my interest and the clerk asked me to show my permit in order to handle the gun. Last year I renewed my permit, $5.00. There are other little tasks necessary to carry but Gov. made it look like a BFD, now he can brag, “I was first”.

  • Fu#kObama

    As Imam Obama prepares for a gun grab, the truth about Sandy Hook is starting to emerge…


  • Lim Lynn

    Had anyone realize something different the videos of children that was chosen as poster boys to convict Gun Owners about giving up their guns through their innocent young age being indoctrinated by Traitor in Chief. GPS tracking guns

  • B/S**t

    Washed all that east coast liberal trash out to sea. Keep you liberal a** away from TEXAS!!!

  • Lady Mondegreen

    S, Wolf, you and your fellow secessionists are comical blowhards. I will believe it when it happens and it is more likely Elvis will return first.

  • Joe Blow

    Bad move for Texas, don’t let the people from other parts of the country in unless you are sure they won’t try to change the state of Texas into something “better”. Just like the immigrants that move to the USA and instead of joining us they demand we include their hateful religions and practices in our daily lives. The United States began falling apart when we were no longer a melting pot but African Americans, Hispanic Americans, muslim Americans and so on down the line. We are just supposed to be Americans. Texas, stop the riff raff from moving to your free state or they will bring their liberal tendencies with them even if they do like guns.

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg


    OT.. gun related

    January 9, 2013

    Pistol in Mexico is tied to ATF agent in Minn. gun sting

    [A semi-automatic pistol found near the scene of a gun battle in Mexico
    where five people died, including a Mexican beauty queen, has been
    traced to a former federal gun agent in Minnesota who was part of the
    government’s controversial Fast and Furious border gun-tracking


  • http://teachx3sblog.wordpress.com/ TeachX3

    Come and listen to a story about a man named Ted
    A struggling New Yorker, barely kept his family ahead,
    Then one day he was reading the local news,
    And up through his soul came a longing for Liberty.

    Freedom that is, Constitutional Living, Texas TEA.

  • American Patriot

    Texas just needs to be careful as people begin to move there, or it will become Colorado, or Vermont, or New Hampshire, or Maine. The libs who moved from California to Colorado brought their left leaning ways with them and are turning it into another cess pool blue state. Ditto for northern New England, the Massachusetts and New York limo libs invaded some of the most historically significant states in our nation and ruined them years ago.

    Liberals are like locusts, they invade a state, destroy everything in it of value, then move on. Stay vigilant Texas!

  • http://www.thelastcivilright.org MikeO

    Oh, I normally like Greg Abbott’s moxie, but I REALLY dislike this. New Yorkers move here to Texas and bring their guns?? ONLY IF THEY LEAVE THEIR NEW YORK IDEAS OF GOVERNANCE AND TAXATION BEHIND!

  • Tom Doniphon

    No one seriously believes that Texas can or will return to the days of the Republic!

    Sam Houston was the greatest Texan that ever lived! He was the first president of the Republic, Governor and U.S. Senator! He tried to talk the secessionist idiots down in 1861 and they removed him from office! What an embarrassment! I wonder if some of my fellow Texans know the sad story of brilliant Mr. Sam? Did you know that Sam Houston was the only man to serve as Governor of two states?

    I agree with all those who think Abbott (and Perry) needs to SHUT THE HELL UP! Just two more blowhard opportunist politicians running for office! Don’t come down here if your gonna try to tell us how you did it “back home”!

    As far building a fence to keep folks out, well we have actually done the opposite on the southern border, so …?

  • Sasja

    Be careful what you wish for. We’ve had a few Kalifornians move here because the cost of living is lower, taxes are lower and property values have remained somewhat steady. Problem is, they brought their lib thinking (that’s an oxymoron) with them. One couple even brought the husband’s drug dependent brother. Whoopee!

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  • John

    Be careful. Just because they own guns does not mean they are not true blue tax and spend liberals who would destroy Texas just like they’ve done to New York. Think Harry Reid

  • shadow

    He told his supporters in Ohio to go vote and get their revenge. Revenge against who? Well, obviously, the people that disagree with Obama.

    Great. He’s either ignorant or dishonest. I’m betting the latter. The “revenge” Obama was talking about was against those who tried to make it more difficult to vote – shorter hours, longer lines – hoping to sway the election.

  • Valerie

    #25 January 18, 2013 at 7:32 am
    Lady Mondegreen commented:

    Texans believe politics should be fun. Too bad you have no sense of humor.

    My Texans friends,

    When I was in school, one of my classmates was a very nice woman from New York. She was puzzled by the great contrast between the friendly welcome she got, and all the stuff she’d heard from other New Yorkers about our state. She asked me about it, and I asked her, “Well, have you ever made fun of anybody’s accent?” She looked at me in genuine bewilderment, and said “No, why would I want to do that?” I grinned big at her, and said “You see, you have manners. You’ll find a friendly greeting everywhere you go.”

    It’s alright to warn of the dumbsh!ts and self-entitled fools who have no better sense than to move to a wonderful state and then decide to try to change it to the ailing state they left. But some of those people who come are going to be pure gold. Even New York produces that kind of independent-minded person you’d be proud to have as a neighbor. They’ll come and stay because they like your attitude.

  • Valerie

    #36 January 18, 2013 at 8:59 am
    shadow commented:

    Got cite?

    That cannard about how the Repubs are into voter suppression is an outright lie, and you know it. Even the Iraqis used a form of voter id.

  • victoria in san diego

    @trapped in california

    please let me know when you depart.
    might want to be part of the wagon train if i can unload my own property in time!

  • http://! l.barney

    Texas-it’s like a whole other country-and in a GOOD way! :)

    Sorry King O, but haven’t you heard? DON”T MESS WITH TEXAS!