Monday, August 18, 2008

Gov. Rick Perry on the Harrold School District

Rick Perry is living up to his promise to support our right to keep and bear arms. Governor Perry's administration has been tenacious in reciprocal agreements with other states that give Texans the same ability to carry firearms as citizens of those states.

When DC v Heller was decided by the SCOTUS, Gov. Perry was quoted as saying:
"Texans have long held that it is a fundamental right of every law-abiding citizen to keep and bear arms. Affirmation from our country’s highest court should unquestionably cement this right for future generations of Texans and Americans."
Back in May Gov. Perry stated
Perry said he opposes concealed-gun-toting restrictions at all -- in a hospital, a public school, a beer joint or even the local courthouse.

"The last time I checked, putting a sign up that says don't bring your weapons in here, someone who has ill intent on their mind -- they could care less," Perry told reporters. "I think it makes sense for Texans to be able to protect themselves from deranged individuals, whether they're in church or whether on a college campus or wherever."

As reporters began listing places where concealed-permit holders face restrictions, Perry cut off the questioning and made it clear that he meant anywhere at all.
Today our Texas Governor continues to unabashidly support our RKBA.

From the Dallas Morning News:

By Christy Hoppe

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry said that he supported the policy of the Harrold school district to allow teachers and staff members to carry guns at school as long as they are adequately trained in gun safety.

"The issue with handguns is training and registration," Mr. Perry said on Monday. If those provisions, which are part of Texas' concealed weapon licensing law, are met then he said he has no problem with the policy.
Now if we could just get him off of the Trans Texas Corridor kick...

1 comment:

TexasFred said...

Win a few, lose a few, the *corridor* is one he won't ever turn loose of, but I did make a comment on the guns thing on the DMN site...