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Texas Senator Tells Chicago Mayor To Back-Off Gun Manufacturers (Cruz Tells Off Emanuel)
Inquisitr ^ | January 29, 2013

Posted on 02/01/2013 10:38:17 AM PST by Red Steel

Texas Senator Ted Cruz wants Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to back of gun manufacturers. The Republican senator issued a response to Emanuel’s letter to banks which do business with gun makers.

The Lone Star politician considers the former Obama administration official a bully. Cruz told gun companies that Texas banks would welcome their business and offered to personally introduce them to leading lenders.

Senator Cruz’s response to Rahm Emanuel stated:

“Your city’s longstanding policies stripping citizens of their Constitutional rights to keep and bear arms have, in turn, produced some of the very highest murder rates in the nation. Regardless, directing your attack at legitimate firearms manufacturers undermines the Second Amendment rights of Texans. In the future, I would ask that you keep your efforts to diminish the Bill of Rights north of the Red River.”

The Texas Senator’s Rahm Emanuel response also maintained the Chicago mayor was trying to deprive law-abiding citizens of the right to bear arms, the Washington Examiner notes. Mayor Emanuel’s letter was sent to both the Bank of America and TD Bank. Both banks extend a massive line of credit to two major American gun manufacturers.

Ted Cruz also told the two gun manufacturers targeted in the Chicago mayor’s letter not to hesitate to call him for assistance in relocating their funds. The Texas elected officials made note of Rahm Emanuel’s alleged nickname, “The Godfather” in his letter to the banks.

Cruz, a new senator, has garnered a plethora of positive response to his Rahm Emanuel letter on his Facebook page. Constituents are referring to the Texas Republican as a patriot and applauding his courage to speak out in support of the Second Amendment. The entire Ted Cruz letter can be read by clicking here.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Illinois; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; attackballerina; banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/01/2013 10:38:25 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Kudos to Cruz


2 posted on 02/01/2013 10:40:27 AM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: Red Steel

I’m finding more reasons every day to admire Senator Cruz! Wish we had 50 more just like him!


3 posted on 02/01/2013 10:43:10 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red Steel

Ted Cruz 2016


4 posted on 02/01/2013 10:44:02 AM PST by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: Red Steel

Man I like this guy Cruz!!!


5 posted on 02/01/2013 10:44:25 AM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: penelopesire; LUV W; BuckeyeTexan; TADSLOS; Sarah Barracuda; 2ndDivisionVet; Jim Robinson; ...

If he’s not the very best in the US Senate, who is?

Senator Ted Cruz ROCKS!


6 posted on 02/01/2013 10:46:33 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Red Steel

Awesome. Finally someone with actual character.


7 posted on 02/01/2013 10:46:47 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: piytar

I do too, given the caveat that’s it’s easy to look like John Wayne when you’re facing off with a fairy in a tuu-tuu. Who had that picture, anyway?


8 posted on 02/01/2013 10:47:23 AM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Red Steel

I like this Ted Cruze guy ! Can he run for POTUS in 2016 ?


9 posted on 02/01/2013 10:47:55 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: Red Steel

Wow, a politician with a spine!


10 posted on 02/01/2013 10:50:31 AM PST by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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To: Envisioning

yes...yes...YESSSSSSS!


11 posted on 02/01/2013 10:55:42 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Red Steel

I was beginning to think Rand Paul was the only conservative in the Senate with some balls. Cruz 2016!!!


12 posted on 02/01/2013 10:57:14 AM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Red Steel

Why any sane gunbuilder stays in a blue state is beyond me.


13 posted on 02/01/2013 10:59:45 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: stuartcr

Rahm Emmanuel is the embodiment of “chutzpah”. He is a disgrace for presiding over one of the most violent cities in the world. If he were a true leader, he would clean the city up like Rudy Guliani did. Instead he is spending his time bullying gun manufacturers instead of cleaning up the gang violence in his backyard. Here in San Jose, citizens were outraged when murders doubled to 42 last year compared to a few months ago. Forty-two homicides is a slow MONTH in Chicago.


14 posted on 02/01/2013 11:01:14 AM PST by Conservative Vet
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To: Red Steel

If Chicago has a Violence problem they Chicago needs to declare war on Gangs and go after them like Elliot Ness did!! I mean if you see a gang member you pull them aside and frisk them if armed arrest them since most of them have records and don’t have a permit to carry. I mean do this every day until the problem is fixed!!!


15 posted on 02/01/2013 11:02:34 AM PST by tallyhoe
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To: Red Steel

Confucius say man who shoo bees away from flowers get stung many times


16 posted on 02/01/2013 11:02:48 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Maybe for tax reasons or to not have to move their employees.


17 posted on 02/01/2013 11:04:05 AM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: CORedneck
I like this Ted Cruze guy ! Can he run for POTUS in 2016 ?

No. From what I understand, he's not an NBC. I guess that doesn't matter to most folks any more though. I voted for him for senator. He was one of the very few reasons I even bothered going to the polls this past November. It certainly wasn't the presidential ticket.

18 posted on 02/01/2013 11:05:46 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Gerish

Yep, it’s good to see a conservative who has spine and, if I can say this, has “balls” to stand up to liberal bullies such as Rahm.

Remember how Rahm tried to intimidate Chick Fill A during that controversy, saying they aren’t welcome unless they support homosexual marriage??? It’s the same Saul Alinsky modus operandi. And the liberal media laps it up. We need strong voices such as Cruz to call out liberals on their blatant actions such as this.


19 posted on 02/01/2013 11:18:04 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: zeugma

I think he was born in Canada.

As far as I’m concerned, that’s close enough—LOL! (Damn sight closer than Kenya, at least!)


20 posted on 02/01/2013 11:18:06 AM PST by basil (basil)
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To: stuartcr

What a marketing opportunity for the Texas banks.


21 posted on 02/01/2013 11:22:30 AM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: Red Steel

“In the future, I would ask that you keep your efforts to diminish the Bill of Rights north of the Red River.”

Ted Cruz - proud to say that’s the guy I voted for! If Dewhurst had won, I doubt we would have heard a peep out of him.


22 posted on 02/01/2013 11:22:59 AM PST by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: pgkdan

“I’m finding more reasons every day to admire Senator Cruz! Wish we had 50 more just like him!”

Why only 50? There are 100 senators.


23 posted on 02/01/2013 11:37:18 AM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: stuartcr

Can’t imagine any good tax reasons to stay in IL ,but can imagine not wanting to make employees move.

Funding the beast to they can screw you even harder makes no sense,but republicans are adroit at feeding the crocs so they’re eaten last.

Talking to a friend with a tree service here in MN last night. With the new taxes coming courtesy of Marx Dayton ,he is considering moving to WI.


24 posted on 02/01/2013 12:02:33 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Red Steel

“Your city’s longstanding policies stripping citizens of their Constitutional rights to keep and bear arms have, in turn, produced some of the very highest murder rates in the nation.

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So true.


25 posted on 02/01/2013 12:02:54 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

Really, must you describe courage with such a crude term. There are ladies present, you know.


26 posted on 02/01/2013 12:04:48 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Can we please stop using that crude term to describe courage?


27 posted on 02/01/2013 12:06:40 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Bigg Red

maybe he's a juggler...

28 posted on 02/01/2013 12:18:26 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Red Steel

“Your city’s longstanding policies stripping citizens of their Constitutional rights to keep and bear arms have, in turn, produced some of the very highest murder rates in the nation. Regardless, directing your attack at legitimate firearms manufacturers undermines the Second Amendment rights of Texans. In the future, I would ask that you keep your efforts to diminish the Bill of Rights north of the Red River.”

Better put some ice on it, Dead Fish.

Kudos, Cruz.


29 posted on 02/01/2013 12:44:29 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Bigg Red

This lady just told Rob Portman’s office that he better find his....


30 posted on 02/01/2013 1:38:07 PM PST by mom4melody
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To: mom4melody

This lady just told Rob Portman’s office that he better find his....

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Well, since you are a lady, I assume you finished that sentence with the word “spine”.

It is up to us ladies to elevate the discourse and get our language out of the gutter. Restoring our culture starts with small steps.


31 posted on 02/01/2013 2:38:17 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Red Steel
Not being a lawyer, I have to wonder if the mayor's efforts could be considered tortious interference with the business of firearms manufacturers? It seems to be precisely what's described below:
Tortious interference with business relationships occurs where the tortfeasor acts to prevent the plaintiff from successfully establishing or maintaining business relationships. This tort may occur when a first party's conduct intentionally causes a second party not to enter into a business relationship with a third party that otherwise would probably have occurred. Such conduct is termed tortious interference with prospective business relations, expectations, or advantage or with prospective economic advantage.
Wikipedia reference

Can anyone in the FReeper legal community confirm (or debunk) what I'm thinking? Hasn't Rahm opened himself up to lawsuits over his statements?

32 posted on 02/01/2013 2:52:11 PM PST by Bob
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To: Red Steel

Cruz is getting off to a great start! I noticed he was one of the 19 who stood with Rand Paul to vote against sending F-16s to Egypt. It would be nice to double that number of Senators next election.


33 posted on 02/01/2013 4:42:18 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Bigg Red

You assume incorrectly.

I told Portman’s office EXACTLY what I meant...that he better find his, and he better stop patronizing the bastard in the White House.

And then I mentioned the troops, budget cuts, and the First Fatass and her vacations and fine dining.

I make no apologies whatsoever.


34 posted on 02/01/2013 5:32:07 PM PST by mom4melody
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To: Red Steel

“I would ask that you keep your efforts to diminish the Bill of Rights north of the Red River.”

I’m starting to really like Senator Cruz.


35 posted on 02/01/2013 6:39:42 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: mom4melody

I repeat:

It is up to us ladies to elevate the discourse and get our language out of the gutter. Restoring our culture starts with small steps.


36 posted on 02/01/2013 6:48:53 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: zeugma

He can run. He was born in Canada, but to American parents. So he was a cotizen “at birth.”. This effectively became the consensus after McCain ran (Panama Canal Zone).


37 posted on 02/01/2013 7:00:33 PM PST by Texas Federalist (DeMint 2012!)
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To: Bigg Red; mom4melody

“I repeat: It is up to us ladies to elevate the discourse and get our language out of the gutter. Restoring our culture starts with small steps.”

I agree with you about civil discourse and all, but it ain’t working. Maybe you should try the opposite approach whenever they use crude words such as “balls.” Fight fire with fire. After all, if they don’t get called out by the Admins for crudeness, neither should we, right?

It’s simple, really. Once you’re done reading the offensive thread and ready to move on, throw out this magic little phrase at them and then leave. They won’t be able to resist. The crudest among them will all congregate on that thread, sitting around jabber-jawing, burping, and scratching their privates. And while they’re all preoccupied with their “manly activity,” you can read the OTHER threads in peace, thus keeping your delicate sensitivities intact.
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“Shutup, you p*ssy.”


38 posted on 02/01/2013 7:44:49 PM PST by Nita Nupress
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