A Nurse with a Gun

Friday, May 04, 2007

Don't Mess With Texas

In the wake of the massacre at Virginia Tech, Texas Governor Rick Perry has chosen to stand with many free thinking gun owners. On April 30, Perry met with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt, who was traveling about the country to decide how the government can better prepare schools for these types of murderous rampages. In response to Leavitt's bureaucratic data whoring, Perry stated Texas should consider allowing licensed citizens to carry their authorized weapon anywhere in the state.

"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."

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Blogger Keith Walker said...

After reading a news article, I wrote the Gov. and expressed my support if he wants to make it law. I told him that I believe it is immoral to require people to disarm themselves, yet refuse responsibility for their safety.

12:25 AM  
Blogger Porta's Cat said...

Perry almost redeems himself with this stand. He went against his own word (pre-campaign) on some border issues, and lost my support. He hasn't neccesarily gained it back with this one, but he may be back to nuetral, if nothing else.

To give him credit, he has no trouble in pointing out the obvious, and not feeling as if he has to defend the obvious in the process.

7:46 AM  

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