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Texas Attorney General Wants New York Gun Lovers to Move to Texas

Even for Texas this ranks about a 9.8 on the "YEE HAW, WE'RE FROM TEXAS" crazy shit-o-meter. Attorney General Greg Abbot has launched a quasi campaign to encourage people in commie states like New York, who feel like their liberties are being infringed upon because they can't own a garage full of assault weapons, to move to Texas. They have a Facebook page and everything.

"You'll fit right in here in Texas!" is the banner tagline on the page lifting our rootin', tootin', gun shootin' status to Yosemite Sam-like levels. Facepalm-worthy Web banner ads like the one above have been running all over New York (including on the New York Times Web site) with quotes like, "Is Gov. Cuomo looking to take your guns? Sick of the media outing law abiding gun owners? Are you a lawful NY gun owner seeking lower taxes?" and "Wanted: Law abiding New York gun owners looking for lower taxes and greater opportunity" no doubt causing New Yorkers to chuckle and many Texans to say, "Oh, for fuck sake!"

According to TalkingPointsMemo.com Abbott ran the ads because he doesn't believe political leaders should "take advantage of the [Newtown] tragedy to trample on Constitutional rights."

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