Sure, when it comes to guns and sin taxes, Texans are all like "we want machine guns available in vending machines" and "if you put a tax on my soda, I'll blow up your state house with these grenades we just bought out of a vending machine a couple minutes ago." But where's the outrage when a seller with a new product wants to create his own market and the state government won't let him do it?
...if the [Tesla] Model S really is the car of the future, then why has Texas banned its sales in the state and why are lawmakers in several other states trying to do the same?
To answer that, first you need to meet Tesla CEO Elon Musk. He plans on opening 50 new Tesla stores in the next year. And taking a page from the Apple playbook, Musk is selling his product directly to consumers. No hard sell. No commission for employees. And uniform prices at every store...So Musk is declaring war on car dealers, but car dealers are also declaring war on Musk. They have already successfully booted him out of Texas and there is anti-Tesla legislation pending in North Carolina, Colorado and Virginia.
The Model S is a very safe product. Its inventor is an American success story who's trying to make it easier for consumers to buy his product. This is the sort of thing that Texas should be celebrating, but instead they're banning its sale in their state because of a corrupt government system. Where's the outrage from conservatives over this?