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“We want gun manufacturers across the country to know that Texas is both a business-friendly environment and committed to protecting our Second Amendment rights,” Mr. Farenthold says. “That’s why we wrote this letter inviting them to relocate their facilities to the Lone Star State, where we’re always open for business.”

“We understand what it takes to keep jobs in our state. We respect the Constitution of the United States of America. Come on down to Texas where we love our guns and our jobs. We won’t stifle your business with burdensome regulations and we will protect your Second Amendment rights,” agrees Rep. Randy Weber.

BUMPER PATROL

“Invest in America. Buy a congressman.”

— Bumper sticker spotted in Enid, Okla.

POLL DU JOUR

67 percent of U.S. voters say U.S. government personnel who survived the Benghazi attack should be subpoenaed to appear before Congress; 81 percent of Republicans and 55 percent of Democrats agree.

61 percent of voters overall say President Obama should have been directly involved in the response to the Benghazi attack; 82 percent of Republicans and 45 percent of Democrats agree.

46 percent overall think the White House is covering up details of the terrorist attack on Benghazi; 72 percent of Republicans and 24 percent of Democrats agree.

39 percent overall think former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was aware of a cable request for reinforcements at Benghazi; 52 percent of Republicans and 28 percent of Democrats agree.

Source: A Fox News poll of 1,009 registered U.S. voters conducted April 20 to 22.

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