By Corrie MacLaggan
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday said a gun manufacturer that has decided to leave Connecticut should “come on down” to the Lone Star State.
PTR Industries, a maker of military-style rifles, threatened to leave Connecticut after the passage of one of the toughest gun-control laws in the United States. Connecticut enacted the measure in the wake of the Newtown school shooting that killed 20 first-graders and six adults.
“Hey, PTR,” Perry posted on Twitter on Friday. “Texas is still wide open for business!! Come on down!”
The Connecticut law bans high-capacity ammunition clips of the kind used in the December school shooting and adds to the firearms covered by the state’s assault-weapons ban.
A second Connecticut gun company, Stag Arms, a maker of AR-15 style rifles, is also threatening to leave the state. The companies are being wooed by officials from gun-friendlier states such as Florida and Arkansas, as well as Texas.
“We want to send a message that Texas is wide open for business, whether you’re a weapons manufacturer or whether you’re a tubular steel manufacturer,” Perry told reporters in Austin on Friday.
“There is still a place for freedom that is very much alive and well,” the Republican governor added. “That place is called Texas.”
Let’s be clear; Texas is turning into the economic powerhouse that Fornicalia used to be. It is doing so by lowering taxes, minimizing regulations, and wooing businesses from states possessing more onerous tax and regulatory rates.
The only kind of jobs built by government are impermanent and enslave people. Blacks, Mexicans, Caucasoids and the like, believing that they deserve more Free Cheese, are simply subjugating themselves and cannot think themselves out of their plight. Unfortunately, they are either too greedy or too ignorant to aspire to higher planes.
I can only hope that Texas possesses the infrastructure to handle the additional businesses and economic expansion, such as electrical generation, water and so on.