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Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Conn. gun manufacturer: ‘Come on down!’
Texas Governor Rick Perry assured gun manufacturer PTR Industries that it was more than welcome in the Lone Star State, after the company threatened to leave Connecticut when lawmakers banned high-capacity clips.
“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,” Mr. Perry told the media Friday.
“There is still a place for freedom that is very much alive and well. That place is called Texas.”
Reuters reports Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, a possible Republican candidate for governor next year, bought ads on websites of news organizations in New York encouraging gun owners there to move to Texas.
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