Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has issued two new web ads aimed at disgruntled ‘Muricans living in Manhattan and Albany. The ads, which started running on Wednesday, invite New Yorkers to move to Texas if they’re not satisfied with their state’s new gun control measures:
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?
Another ad reads:
Wanted: Law abiding New York gun owners looking for lower taxes and greater opportunity.
Millions of Manhattanites are no doubt currently staring at these web ads this morning, mouths agape, thinking to themselves, “Wait a minute. You mean I’ve been working as an actor/waiter/personal assistant for the past 10 years, paying $3,000 per month to live in a converted walk-in closet with not even so much as a pistol to protect myself … for nothing??? I mean, I just accidentally wandered onto this island and never really considered the possibility that other places might allow me to own a gun or a super-sized soft drink. To think, this whole time I could have been an insurance agent living in a sprawling suburban ranch house with an assault weapon or seven, and I didn’t even realize it. Why did nobody tell me this before?“
The web ads direct the newly enlightened New Yorkers to click on a group sign-up page on Facebook that includes a another message from Abbott encouraging them to move to Texas:
Here in Texas, you will have the liberty and the opportunity to achieve your dreams. On top of that, we have no income tax, yet still manage to have a multi-billion dollar budget surplus. You’ll also get to keep more of what you earn and use some of that extra money to buy more ammo.