Texas Governor Rick Perry: : allow Texans to take their concealed handguns anywhere"

This couldn't be any clearer.

AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry, mulling ways to stop the kind of murderous rampages that recently left 33 dead on a college campus in Virginia, said Monday there’s one sure-fire solution he likes: allow Texans to take their concealed handguns anywhere.


Perry said he opposes any concealed gun-toting restrictions at all — whether it’s 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 clicking off a list of places where concealed permit holders face restrictions, Perry cut off the questioning and made it clear that he meant anywhere at all. . . .

Thanks very much to adopted Texan Nick Trout.



Blogger Benjamin Zycher said...

It strikes me the beer hall inclusion is problematic, in that the owners of private property ought to have the right to allow guns on their premises, or not, as they deem appropriate. Anyone feeling unsafe due to a privately-enforced gun-free restriction for a given piece of private property has the right not to go there.

5/01/2007 2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe school teachers who have a CHL should be allowed to carry to school. By denying a teacher the right to carry, you are endangering that teacher on their journey to and from school and the opportunity to protect students while at school as in the Pearl, MS case and others.

5/06/2007 6:30 PM  

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