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Texas Official Invites NY Gun Owners to Lone Star State
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 18, 2013 | William Bigelow

Posted on 01/18/2013 4:10:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is rolling out the welcome mat for New Yorkers who would like to keep their guns—and their money.

Abbott used his campaign money to produce and place ads on media websites in New York City and Albany encouraging residents to move to Texas. Why? To avoid the severe gun restrictions put into place by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, as well as the high income taxes of the Empire State.

One ad reads: "WANTED: Law abiding New York gun owners seeking lower taxes and greater opportunities." If the viewer clicks on the ad, the link goes to a Facebook page extolling the advantages of moving to Texas, such as the lack of an income tax which would enable people to “keep more of what you earn and use that extra money to buy more ammo."

Abbott minced no words courting New Yorkers, saying:

Texas is better than New York, and New York just gave us another excuse to say that…

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TOPICS: New York; Texas; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: banglist; gregabbott; newyork; texas
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1 posted on 01/18/2013 4:10:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And the geographic polarization intensifies. Welfare queens have been immigrating to deep blue states for 70 years, while the more productive have fled.


2 posted on 01/18/2013 4:15:07 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

already tonight I am thinking about going back to Alexandria LA. Looking at property now. Good prices and just think I don’t have to pay the 10,000 a year in taxes on a 200,000 home (and this is upstate NY folks)


3 posted on 01/18/2013 4:18:45 PM PST by rstark56
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To: rstark56

10K per year on a 200K home?? you serious?? WOW, Why would anybody live there in the first place with taxes like that. No wonder they want your guns, the Sheeple should have revolted a Long time ago.


4 posted on 01/18/2013 4:30:58 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: rstark56
Whoof! I paid $728.47 on my place this year, and since it's the first year I've had it in my name, instead of the estate, I couldn't take the homestead exemption. I was torqued that it was so high...

/johnny

5 posted on 01/18/2013 4:38:49 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SampleMan

That’s actually a good thing though. Keep all the morons in blue states and keep away from red states. That’s why the TX officials should have their heads examined and not allow more yankees into red territory.


6 posted on 01/18/2013 4:42:58 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And for extra fun, invite the Remington and Kimber manufacturers to relocate to Texas. Invite Colt to leave Connecticut too. Ruger left the NE for Arizona and has had great success.


7 posted on 01/18/2013 4:45:36 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: max americana

You must be an Obama lover. After all, you are an American, and Americans elected Obama.

I hope you are happy with your presidential choice, moronic though it may be.


8 posted on 01/18/2013 4:48:08 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And for extra fun, invite the Remington and Kimber manufacturers to relocate to Texas. Invite Colt to leave Connecticut too. Ruger left the NE for Arizona and has had great success.


9 posted on 01/18/2013 4:51:17 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: max americana

Just because someone is born somewhere doesn’t mean they are going to feel at home there. I was born in New York, but I knew in my heart that I didn’t belong there. So, after I left the military, I decided to stay where I felt at home — the Great Lone Star State.

I have met more than a couple of people here in Texas that should go back to where I originally came from.


10 posted on 01/18/2013 4:51:44 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22Mrez7ahZA

“Screw you, we’re from Texas”.


11 posted on 01/18/2013 4:53:19 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Aint Texas great. I have a timber/ag exemption on 20 acres down the street and pay $228 taxes. My house with the homestead exemption is less than 350. My daughter bought a forclosure up the block and will pay 835 but come May she’ll protest her taxes on the lower appraisal value, plus the homestead exemption.
Plus no city wage tax or state income tax. What is there not to love.
Texan by choice and loving it.


12 posted on 01/18/2013 4:56:07 PM PST by Undecided 2012
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To: 3Fingas

Exactly. Bring some of your New York foods and gun factories, and leave the nanny state crap, unions, and bribery corruption behind.


13 posted on 01/18/2013 4:56:25 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino

CIDC approves deal with French auto parts maker
A French-based auto parts manufacturer looking to gain a foothold in the U.S. purchased 14 acres in Conroe’s industrial park Thursday.


14 posted on 01/18/2013 5:01:26 PM PST by Undecided 2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Texas is going to give New Yorkers amnesty I would require they bring a copy of their voting record along with their weapons and plenty of ammo.


15 posted on 01/18/2013 5:03:35 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Undecided 2012
Just keep it conservative. Don't let the yankees bring their crap down here.

/johnny

16 posted on 01/18/2013 5:06:29 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Red_Devil 232

How about a DD-214 and proof that someone worked at Reagan’s campaign headquarters....LOL.


17 posted on 01/18/2013 5:06:59 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Sayyyyy,,, not a bad idea. Ie,, “Welcome to the Lone Star State. You were registered as a republican at least, and not a union member, right?”

Of course.

“Ok, then the final test is that we need you to step over to this urinal with the Obama photo in it.”


18 posted on 01/18/2013 5:07:57 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Undecided 2012; JRandomFreeper
I have a timber/ag exemption on 20 acres down the street and pay $228 taxes. My house with the homestead exemption is less than 350. My daughter bought a forclosure up the block and will pay 835 but come May she’ll protest her taxes on the lower appraisal value, plus the homestead exemption. Plus no city wage tax or state income tax.

I really dislike you guys. I get stuck with over $4000 on 5 acres. It seems the state comptroller decided that my county is a "rich" county, so we should pay more for the other counties. Robin Hood is alive and well in Texas.

19 posted on 01/18/2013 5:08:54 PM PST by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: 3Fingas
How about a DD-214

My first experience with hard-core yankees was basic training in 1980. Lackland AFB.

I had climbed out of the bottom of a ditch where my daddy's company was doing a mechancial construction job... and it was 120F at the bottom of that ditch.

I told the foreman to drop me off at the AF recruiter's office.

I went from there to AAFES and San Antonio. It was only 105F down there that year.

Yankees were melting like butter.

During one discussion about some holes near the drill field, another Texan and I decided that yes, it was an armadillo. Yankees insisted that was just a cartoon character.

I'm not sure it's safe down here for yankees. If it ain't got a stinger in it's tail, it's got one in it's mouth.

/johnny

20 posted on 01/18/2013 5:15:22 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sarajevo

I really dislike you guys. I get stuck with over $4000 on 5 acres. It seems the state comptroller decided that my county is a “rich” county, so we should pay more for the other counties. Robin Hood is alive and well in Texas.

You must be closer to a city, probably Austin. Montgomery County is growing by leaps and bounds. Land values are still sweet here and soon will be good investments.


21 posted on 01/18/2013 5:16:54 PM PST by Undecided 2012
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To: Sarajevo
I get stuck with over $4000 on 5 acres

Get some goats and chickens, plant some fruit trees, and claim an ag exemption on the area not around the house.

I didn't realize dad hadn't done that until after he was dead. He could have saved thousands in property taxes. Sister that got that property did so, asap, but she put llamas and an alpaca on it. I discrecommend that.

/johnny

22 posted on 01/18/2013 5:19:29 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

The 3 months of 100+ degree days can surely discourage a lot recent arrivals, hard-core Yankees included I suppose. The armadillos — not so much.


23 posted on 01/18/2013 5:29:09 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: max americana
I agree.

With respect to the few conservatives that live in NYC proper, I don't want “their kind” in Texas.

Sure, they may want to keep their guns, and enjoy our prosperity, but, I don't want New Yorkers here.

I view New York folks kind of like I view Islamists. Sure, we may get along on a few points, I may even like you - but you just weren't raised right. Sooner or later, you'll want to change Texas into the same sort of cesspool you escaped.

Please remember, I said with respect to the conservatives in NY.

24 posted on 01/18/2013 5:34:27 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Sarajevo
Nobody likes RobinHood.

But we’re working on it as you well know.

It was the libs in Austin that started that BS, with the help of Dubya.

25 posted on 01/18/2013 5:38:16 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve been after the Mississippi Department of Economic Development to get after Remington Arms fast. The new laws of NY make the production of the rifles and handguns that Remington Arms makes illegal to produce and sell in NY. A move to Mississippi would bring in several hundred jobs plus the NY people that would come with Remington to Mississippi to set up and facilitate the production. Several years ago one of my clients from Mississippi went to Remington to streamline their operation and make it more profitable. Its about time for Remington to realize that in Mississippi they can be welcome and have the intelligence to produce and make a profit.


26 posted on 01/18/2013 5:40:04 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: eyeamok

$10,000 a year is the median property tax bill in Westchester county (just north of NYC). We also have some of the highest housing prices, sales tax and state income taxes.

I know plenty of people who pay at least $12,000 per year and not for a large house.


27 posted on 01/18/2013 5:51:44 PM PST by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So Texans are asking New Yorkers to take I 40 south?

Watch out for flying pigs.


28 posted on 01/18/2013 5:55:00 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: KittenClaws

Robin Hood started a long time before W.


29 posted on 01/18/2013 5:56:05 PM PST by MisterArtery
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To: NoKoolAidforMe
We also have some of the highest housing prices, sales tax and state income taxes.

Got rope?

/johnny

30 posted on 01/18/2013 5:56:32 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: KittenClaws
With respect to the few conservatives that live in NYC proper, I don't want “their kind” in Texas. Sure, they may want to keep their guns, and enjoy our prosperity, but, I don't want New Yorkers here.

Grrrrrrrrr

Grrrrrrrrrrrrr

31 posted on 01/18/2013 6:06:58 PM PST by onona (KCCO, and mind the gap)
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To: DesertRhino

We in Indiana have dibs on Remington. We’ve been good at poaching companies from Illinois and Ohio so time to expand.


32 posted on 01/18/2013 6:07:30 PM PST by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: onona
You wouldn't like it here anyway. Even the grass has burrs.

/johnny

33 posted on 01/18/2013 6:10:19 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

WoW, I’m speechless, that is PUNITIVE not taxation, Enjoy the Move


34 posted on 01/18/2013 6:11:38 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: onona
Grrrrrrrrr

Don't let it bother you, Onona.

I'm from California, and relocated to Texas seven years ago. I couldn't believe the wonderful reception my family and I got when we moved in, despite the fact that we were from 'the land of fruits, nuts, and flakes'.

Trust me, all conservatives are more than welcome here, no matter where they're from.

36 posted on 01/18/2013 7:21:14 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: onona

Diid youread the “with all respect to conservatives part”?

Really now, if you want to move to Texas, at least know when or when not to take insult. ;-)


37 posted on 01/18/2013 7:47:25 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: MisterArtery
Well, gee, I guess I take it back then. Dubya never supported Robin Hood as Governor or President.

Glad that is settled.

38 posted on 01/18/2013 7:53:37 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: max americana
I am a Yankee. But, I assure you, I am as conservative as you. Some of us Yankees are as conservative as you, we are just stuck in businesses that we own and cannot leave libtardia just yet.
39 posted on 01/18/2013 8:00:06 PM PST by hdbc (FUBO)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Texas Official Invites NY Gun Owners to Lone Star State”

They ought to be inviting the gun -makers-, such as Kimber (in the Bronx) and Smith & Wesson (in Springfield, MA). There’s a few in Illinois, too.

Entice them out of the blue states and into the red states.


40 posted on 01/18/2013 8:02:45 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: KittenClaws

“Please remember, I said with respect to the conservatives in NY.”

As long as you said with respect. Thats in the Geneva Convention.


41 posted on 01/18/2013 8:55:45 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino

So, you are a Texan?


42 posted on 01/18/2013 9:00:01 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Sarajevo

Try owning 42 sections.


43 posted on 01/19/2013 3:59:21 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Last week, my friends in Western NY decided to pull up stakes and move to Texas.

If we weren’t in our mid-60s, we’d consider Texas, too. It isn’t so bad here in Tennessee (yet). Yesterday, we could hear hunters’ guns on properties adjacent to us. Sadly, the sound of gun shots made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside — like we are still living in America. They used to be just gun shots; now it’s the sound of freedom, and remarkable.


44 posted on 01/19/2013 4:09:32 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: eyeamok

We lived in Corning, NY, for a year. $12,000/year taxes on our $300,000 home. We were amazed that people wern’t ... well ... amazed at their bills. They just paid the bills without question. Income tax was obscene. You’re right: “Sheeple”.

My mom, very low income, receives good perks (utility and medical assistance, for example) as a senior citizen in NY. We mitigate some of the shock of the taxes we paid as ultimately helping her. If we couldn’t resort to that rationalization, we still be pissed 10 years later.


45 posted on 01/19/2013 4:17:45 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Road Glide

ok I’ve been living ignorantly apparently in the Bronx NY all my life and never knew there was a gun maker here. Anyone know where? I’ve been considering relocating for a few years but job considerations keep me back. (I have one!)Been working at same place for 32 years. Right now owner is only staying in business because of me. He knows I will never get a job making the kind of money I make anywhere else. I’ve given a passing look at Tx. Been down there a few times on business and met the most wonderful and friendly people ever. Weather down there in on the Con side. Many Pros. My sister is going back to FL. She moved up to NY to get the bennies. So far she has gotten 2 knee replacements/back surgery/teeth are being done and a few other things. She plans to go back to Fl this summer after a clean bill of health! LOL! (Liberal side of family). Both my and my brother are very conservative and he also has a job he’s been at for over 30 years. We came from the projects and were taught to work for what we want. My son just retired from Marines after 13 years. He lives in NC. While I would love to move closer to him I have to consider Pros/Cons of living too close to family. Don’t want to be too close and involved in their daily lives. Tho’ he does want me down there. Don’t know how much longer I will have a job as you can’t keep milking a dry cow. Almost no business in the last month at all.I am just getting over almost losing my house to foreclosure. Had to get my Senators’ office involved but I think I am on track with that also. Any recommendations on where in Tx to look? Assume I couldn’t be too far from city for a job. I need to get away from all these leeches. I can’t stand it anymore. I am currently looking at NC/SC and TX.I have no savings and currently am living check to check. Expenses have killed my this last few years. Been supporting my sister and an Aunt who just had a stroke last week. I live with my brother in a 2 family house in the Bronx. The other house is for my Aunt and I rent out 2 apts. Suggestions would be appreciated. Please no flames. Am currently going thru a very painful family tragedy and will not know the outcome for a few weeks. Please pray for me and my sons family. We desperately need it right now! Desperately!


46 posted on 01/19/2013 4:42:23 AM PST by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I'm not sure it's safe down here for yankees. If it ain't got a stinger in it's tail, it's got one in it's mouth.

Let's not tell them about the fire ants, it's more fun to let them learn from experience.

47 posted on 01/19/2013 8:17:58 AM PST by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: JRandomFreeper
Get some goats and chickens, plant some fruit trees, and claim an ag exemption on the area not around the house.

I've got the chickens, ducks, fruit trees....what I don't have is 20 acres which is the minimum requirement for an ag exemption. Of course, if I'm wrong, a nudge in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

48 posted on 01/19/2013 4:26:33 PM PST by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: Dusty Road
You own 42 sections?????

If so, I'm impressed!

49 posted on 01/19/2013 4:30:18 PM PST by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: Sarajevo

The ranches to the east and west of us are bigger than that. This place has been in the family since 1891.


50 posted on 01/20/2013 2:50:19 AM PST by Dusty Road
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