Don't Mess With Texas
"I think a person ought to be able to carry their weapon with them anywhere in this state if they are licensed, and they have gone through the training," Perry declared.
When pressed, Perry explained himself. "Whether they're in church or whether they're on a college campus or wherever they are," Perry added. "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 care less."
In Texas, all handguns, licensed or not, are currently banned from bars, 51% restaurants, schools, sporting events, correctional facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, amusement parks, places of worship, racetracks, polling places and courthouses.
"The idea that you're going to exempt them from a particular place is nonsense to me," he said, "I think it makes sense for Texans to protect themselves from deranged individuals."