Rick Perry Tells PTR ‘Come On Down’ To Texas To Make Your Guns


“Hey, PTR,” tweeted Texas Governor Rick Perry Friday, after learning the Connecticut gun maker had announced it would flee its home in the “Constitution” State. “Texas is still wide open for business!! Come on down!”

No surprise, huh? Governors and legislatures in Texas and other Red States in the southern and western United States have differentiated themselves from their liberal peers in New York, Connecticut, Maryland and even Colorado by rolling out very public welcome mats, all in the hope that the outbound gun manufacturers will land in their backyards.

Legislatures in most of the States whose officials have courted companies like Magpul, Colt Competition and PTR have already passed resolutions this session resolving to protect their residents’ 2nd Amendment rights from any Federal encroachment.

That may seem like idle bluster from conservative politicians who want to pander to their conservative constituents, but it’s more than that.

The Administration of President Barack Obama has urged Congress to approve a gun-control bill in the wake of scary mass shootings like those in Sandy Hook, Conn., and Aurora, Colo. And if activity in the Senate last week is any indication, the President is halfway home in getting his wish. A bipartisan agreement in the Senate has produced consensus on a bill, the “Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act,” that States like Texas have already sworn not to recognize.

Manufacturers like PTR and Magpul have said they’re leaving their gun-grabbing States on the principle that it’s not right to make and sell something in States where residents can’t buy their products, and it’s good business for the gun makers to put down roots where State governments are committed to upholding 2nd Amendment powers for the long haul.

Footnote: What is it with Obama-backed legislation and deceptive titling? First, the Patient “Protection” and Affordable Care Act; now, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights “Protection” Act? Why invoke “protection,” except as a crude branding tool designed to throw a smoke cloud over the true intent of laws like Obamacare and now this Federal gun grab?

These laws protect and enrich only those elites who make the laws. They protect no American citizen with their disgusting, subversive lip service to “Affordable Care” and “Public Safety.”

Listen to Connecticut resident Robert Steed, who explains the perversity of lawmakers stealing Americans’ freedoms by offering them the pabulum of government protection. He says it better than most:

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Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • Warrior

    When all is said and done, in the end the “busy people” produce nothing of value. Nothing, nada, zip. “Freedom” has nothing to do with “bipartisan comprehensive compromises”. Dolts!

  • Rich
  • Chuck Rogers II

    He is inviting the arms makers to come to the state and yet his police are shaking down citizens of the same state?? http://personalliberty.com/2013/04/16/vet-abused-disarmed-by-cops-because-polite-constitution-has-no-place-for-rights/
    Now keep in mind during presidential campaign he was the same governer that said tax payers should pay for illegals to go to college. So what is really going on and what does he really believe??? I’m confused

    • BarrackHussein

      It is confusing Chuck, but it does make sense in a lesser of two evils sort of way. Don’t listen to the socialist establishment RINOs that were scared of him.
      Around my town, the hispanic community operates in a out-of-the-mainstream sub culture of working jobs AND receiving welfare. Working for ‘low’ wages (more than minimum wage) when you don’t pay taxes, or pay medical, receive food stamps, free lunches at school, free tutors, etc. can enable you to live pretty well (in spite of what the libs say). America is selling a work-hard-to-get-ahead idea to mostly unmotivated culture. The problem is that their kids are moving back into their parents’ culture of government fraud… the same children that we raised for them… providing food, education, medical care, provided ‘bilingual’ teachers to improve English (guess what they speak?), diverted resources from our own kids to theirs… help which is unappreciated.
      Perry and others are trying to pull the anchor babies into the mainstream… to get them to be taxpayers and contributors. So far it is not working out real well because the lure of freebies. With the affirmative action, they have opportunity but unfortunately they have an option of the nanny state.
      I don’t agree with Perry, but only because I don;t believe that opportunity is is a “sellable” commodity. After 40 years of supporting them and their kids, I do not see any improvement.
      (…and just for the record, the US paid $18MM in gold for the land in the southwest)

  • Timothy Marvin

    Just don’t relocate to temple where the cops will arrest you for walking down the street open carrying or conceal carrying with a valid permit!!!!!