Senator To Emanuel: 'Keep Your Efforts To Diminish The Bill Of Rights North Of The Red River'

January 29, 2013 - 2:52 PM

In a letter mailed today, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) took aim at Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his "anti-gun crusade."

The letter, addressed to the CEO's of Bank of America, TD Bank, Smith & Wesson and Strurm, Ruger & Co., includes Mr. Emanuel on carbon copy and states:

"To Mayor Emanuel...Your continued anti-gun crusade may well cause some to wonder if the interests of the citizens of Chicago are being sacrificed in pursuit of a partisan agenda.

"Regardless, directing your attack at legitimate firearms manufacturers undermines the Second Amendment rights of millions of Texans.  In the future, I would ask that you might keep your efforts to diminish the Bill of Rights north of the Red River."

Addressing the bank CEO's, Sen. Cruz discusses the recent letters sent to them by Emanuel in which the mayor urges each bank to cease transacting business with American firearms manufacturers.

Cruz writes: "Both of your companies do considerable business in the City of Chicago, and you may be understandably concerned that there are risks to refusing to comply with the demands of a politician who has earned the nickname, 'The Godfather.'

"We do not accept the notion that government officials should behave as bullies."

The Senator welcomes both CEOs to do more business in Texas writing, "In light of the reception you have received in the Windy City, please know that Texas would certainly welcome more of your business and the jobs you create."

In the letter, Senator Cruz also thanks both the CEO of Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger & Co. for their commitment to the Second Amendment and invites each company to come down to Texas.

He writes:

"Attempts to put law-abiding gun makers out of business hardly qualifies as 'modest common-sense gun control'...Should Mayor Emanuel's bullying campaign prove successful, I am confident that there are numerous financial institutions in Texas that would be eager to earn your business."

Read letter here.

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