While people across the country have called for gun control in the wake of Virginia Tech, Gov. Rick Perry called for gun freedom Monday.Governor Perry and Attorney General Abbott have worked very hard for gun rights in Texas. Even prior to signing the Castle Doctrine/Stand Your Ground Bill, they worked to get reciprocity for Texas licensed CHL's with quite a few other states.
Perry met with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt, who is traveling the country to decide how the government can prepare schools for these types of situations.
Perry said Texas should consider allowing licensed, law-abiding citizens to carry their authorized weapon anywhere in the state.
"Whether it's on a college campus or wherever, and frankly, I think it's time for our citizens to be able to protect themselves," Perry said. "The last time I checked, putting up a sign that says, 'Don't bring your gun in here,' for someone who has ill intent on their mind, they could (not) care less."
This statement is frosting on the cake. I look forward to holding him to this in the future.
Now if Perry would just forget about that pesky Trans Texas Corridor, and attempting to require HPV vaccines for all school girls in Texas, he could have quite the legacy.