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Your State’s Gun Control Just Got Stricter? Come on Down! [Texas]
The New York Times ^ | March 30, 2013 | Reeve Hamilton

Posted on 04/04/2013 12:01:52 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Gov. Rick Perry speaks wistfully — almost lovingly — about a rifle he recently fired while he was at a range in Leander owned by the manufacturer LaRue Tactical. “I’m incredibly passionate about a well-made piece of equipment,” Mr. Perry said in a phone interview last week, “whether it’s an automobile or a weapon.”

After the visit, LaRue posted Mr. Perry’s results online. From 100 yards away, the governor took three shots and grouped them — two shots hit the same spot — mere millimeters from the center of the target.

“That was pretty good, wasn’t it?” Mr. Perry said, though he gave most of the credit to the machinery. “If you don’t have a very well-made weapon, then I don’t care how steady your aim, how controlled your breathing or how smooth your trigger pull is.”

As debates over gun control intensify across the nation, Mr. Perry and some of his colleagues in the Texas Legislature are pushing to have more weapons of that sort made in the state. Mr. Perry said his office had sent letters to 34 different firearms and accessories manufacturers in other states, particularly where stricter gun and ammunition laws are being considered or passed, encouraging them to relocate to Texas....

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Hobbies; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; daviddewhurst; economy; employment; guncontrol; magpul; mossberg; rickperry; secondamendment; tedcruz; texas; unemployment
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Keep passing those draconian gun laws, fools.

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1 posted on 04/04/2013 12:01:52 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This Coloradan is thinking about Texas and Idaho.


2 posted on 04/04/2013 2:32:19 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I lived in Colorado from 79 to 84.

Living in Texas since then, I have been able to see what the Californian influence has done to a once free state.

Perry please stop trying to bring Californians to Texas. Yes they have money from their over inflated property values there.

Yes there are talented people there.

But once they arrive, since they are the smartest people in the room, they want to make it just like California.


3 posted on 04/04/2013 3:32:21 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (Forget Mexico. Put the border fence around California.)
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To: hadaclueonce

The cancerous tumor that is California is destroying the west in the same fashion that New York/New England is ruining the southeast...


4 posted on 04/04/2013 3:36:45 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: hadaclueonce

The liberals should take in a serious manner the old saying, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do.” In other words, please put your liberal values out into the trash where it belongs.


5 posted on 04/04/2013 3:49:12 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Liberals who think “only the smart people” can be Liberal cannot admit that they are wrong. In their little brains that would be they were wrong and therefore not smart.


6 posted on 04/04/2013 4:06:28 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (Forget Mexico. Put the border fence around California.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stop teasing me...would move in a heartbeat if I coulg get a job there.


7 posted on 04/04/2013 4:09:31 AM PDT by GP100
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To: hadaclueonce

That is why it is they who need the education about their new homes, not the residents.


8 posted on 04/04/2013 4:10:29 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go to Alaska, but not Anchorage. Even insane compassionate liberals hate the cold if they have to go through 6 months of winter. They do survive like ravens sitting on top of hot streetlights in -40 temps liberals in Alaska tend to congregate in Anchorage.

But head out to Wasilla you have plenty of workers, land is cheap, easy to ship products out and a virtual promise the state will never convert to blue.


9 posted on 04/04/2013 4:22:40 AM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Feels like 1860, with the country choosing sides.

That's why I moved from very pretty San Diego to not so pretty N. Florida.


10 posted on 04/04/2013 4:25:44 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When that crap comes to PA - and the bills are already circulating in the State Senate - I’m moving to Texas.


11 posted on 04/04/2013 4:34:24 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: carriage_hill

When my “season citizen” mother passes on, I am considering moving out of CT.


12 posted on 04/04/2013 5:37:24 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: hadaclueonce

That’s why I left Virginia. The entire Northeast slid down the coast, and invaded. Couldn’t swing a dead cat without hitting yet another carpetbagger in Va. working for DHS, or seizing control of local politics. Now the state faces the real possibility of Terry MacAuliffe as governor, backed by New York money.


13 posted on 04/04/2013 6:09:27 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

From the TEXAS Declaration of Independence from Mexico..

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/texdec.asp

“It has demanded us to deliver up our arms, which are essential to our defence, the rightful property of freemen, and formidable only to tyrannical governments.”

THE RIGHTFUL PROPERTY OF FREEMEN! Even Texas understood it!


14 posted on 04/04/2013 7:36:49 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The murals in OKC are destroyed.)
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To: Biggirl

Treasure the time you have remaining with her. Then GTHO of that nutcase state. I lost my Mom last May; until Dad passes on, I’ll be staying here in PA. Or maybe I’ll throw him and my firearms/ammo in the truck and just go to Texas. Or somewhere else, if it ever gets bad here.


15 posted on 04/04/2013 1:03:12 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: GP100

What do you do? I was a career counselor for over 20 years. If I can’t find you a job, it’s hard or me to think of someone who could.


16 posted on 04/04/2013 2:28:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In these times of destructive and coercive government, I find myself often dreaming about Texas.

Can any Texans tell me if there are any mountains/forests in Texas? I have this odd prejudice - probably from watching too many cowboy movies - that the whole state is nothing but endless range and prairie lands.

I’d love to live in a small town near the mountains/forests with other conservatives.


17 posted on 04/04/2013 5:27:53 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Jack Hammer

There are hills and forests in many parts of Texas. We have many nice lakes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and Austin is nice but very liberal. Are you working, retired or on disability?


18 posted on 04/04/2013 5:30:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We have open carry here in Michigan, do you?


19 posted on 04/04/2013 5:34:10 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m retired on a decent, but not liberal, pension.

I don’t have a fortune to spend, but I could buy a middle class house. I’d like to look out the windows and see trees, that’s all - maybe a mountain or two - and not absolutely fry in the summertime.


20 posted on 04/04/2013 5:35:24 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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