Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is the New York Times bestselling author of 11 books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History and Meltdown (on the financial crisis). A senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Woods has appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, FOX News, FOX Business, C-SPAN, Bloomberg Television, and hundreds of radio programs... (Read More)

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Texas Attorney General to New York Gun Owners: Move Here

18th January 2013      by: Tom Woods     

In the wake of new gun-control legislation in New York, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is urging gun owners in the Empire State to move to Texas.

Abbott, who may run for governor of Texas next year, spent campaign money on ads in New York:

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.”

Abbott told Reuters the ads are a “way to tweak our liberal friends up in the Northeast.”

“It is tongue in cheek, but there is a deeper message here,” he said. “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.”

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  • Conan the Cimmerian

    Please no, we don’t need the locusts here in Texas.

  • Anonymous

    I like the underlying message but Texas probably isn’t my kind of state. Maybe Arizona or Oregon. What’s really irritating is that those of us who live in the blue hive states have to now disrupt our lives and migrate to a free state just to exercise what’s left of our 2nd Amendment civil rights. Soon, Crazyfornia will be as bad as New Yawwk.

  • ugly american

    latest gallup poling shows the NRA has a higher approval rating (54%)than obama at 51%
    LOL saw right through their smoke and were not fooled by the mirrors , maby there is hope for wayward children of the founders of this country after all.
    do i smell a back lash coming?

  • Franklin

    How he could reach 51% just says it all. We walk among them, every day.

  • Dave in Ann Arbor

    I’m weary of people referring to the Stalinist Left as “liberal” … I think it’s time to strip them of that once honorable word. He is tweaking the “illiberal” people of Noo Yawk.

  • Rob Nabakowski

    Thank you, Dave. I had the exact same thought. The left knew that to win the war with true liberals, they would have to win the war with language. This is but one example of that. There is nothing “liberal” about statists/collectivists.

  • http://www.praxacademy.com Rothbardian

    Sure Texas has no income tax, but its hardly the ‘last bastion of ultimate freedom’. Ultimate freedom? How does Abbott explain Texans traveling to New Mexico, Louisiana, and Oklahoma to gamble. No mention is made of the draconion, useless drug war, in which Texas is a main player. Texas is more of a quasi-free police state. Its not all rosy here.

  • ugly american

    your reading it wrong the two groups are almost certaily mutualy exclusive for the most part so even given margines for error every other person saw right through the agitaprop , take that as a MINIUM

    Gallup poll finds that 73% of Americans believe the Second Amendment guarantees the rights of Americans to own guns.

    and that as a maximum ….for my self it was one thing to suspect that our numbers were being mistated it is another to see it in a publicly acknowledged poll like this, and it gives creedence to the rummer mill story from the other day that said that the admin. and the senate were “rocked back on to there heels” by the back lash and in fact obama was unable to make the move he wanted and was TOLD there would be no backing from the senate if he tried to confiscate assult weapons
    go re read his little list is there REALY any thing new there ? no , he stayed WELL with in the “safe” zone of existing policy and there is in fact nothing much for the “gun loby” to even shoot down the “high capacity” mag isue is NOT the main thrust of incrementalism it is the simi auto “action” its self that there after, an experienced person can swap mags so fast that rate of fire for a simi is not even effected and most of the large mags are not sutible for actual feild use they may be fun to mess with at the range but if they were so great the military would be using them and they dont

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