Perry speaks out against gun control hysteria, approves carrying in schools!/ScottGordonNBC5/status/280857066711683073

Local news reporters in Texas are buzzing about Gov. Rick Perry’s appearance before a Tea Party group in the city North Richland Hills. Commenting on the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., the governor expressed his condolences, but would not budge on the issue of Second Amendment rights.

TX Gov Perry asked by audience about increased calls for gun control. Said he hope fed government does not have knee jerk reaction

— Jason Allen (@CBS11JasonAllen) December 18, 2012

Not only is Perry not joining the sudden rush to ban guns, he’s doubling down and talking about the need for armed school staff to protect our children.

The Governors mention of schools interested in staff having access to guns, drew applause from room

— Jason Allen (@CBS11JasonAllen) December 18, 2012

Perry also said localities should decide their own regulations regarding gun permits and schools.

Perry just clarified he supports “local control” for deciding whether permit holders can carry guns in schools. @nbcdfw

— ScottGordonNBC5 (@ScottGordonNBC5) December 18, 2012

Our friends on the Left were none too happy with this development.

@scottgordonnbc5 Do we really want to allow complete strangers to be able to carry a gun in our schools just because they have a permit.

— James Rowland (@jamesrowland91) December 18, 2012

@scottgordonnbc5 @nbcdfw Rick Perry is a moron.

— terri neal (@mrstlneal) December 18, 2012

Ugh. Rick Perry can kiss my Texas ass.

— Kelley (@Budini) December 18, 2012

He may not be popular with the media right now, but we applaud Gov. Perry for his willingness to confront this issue and stand up for our children’s safety. At least one governor is not willing to leave our kids vulnerable to violence.

Perry: “There is still a place in America that is free… And that place is Texas.” Just wrapped speech. Now taking questions from audience.

— ScottGordonNBC5 (@ScottGordonNBC5) December 18, 2012

Some of those questions involved Perry’s future in politics.

Rick Perry says she still has the “burning desire in my heart to see this country led by a God-fearing conservative patriot.”

— jonathantilove (@JTiloveTX) December 18, 2012

Texas Gov. Rick Perry tells tea party group in Tarrant County that he will make a decision about his political future when the session ends.

— Gromer M. Jeffers (@gromerjeffers) December 18, 2012

Perry on running for president in 2016: “I would do it again.” @nbcdfw

— ScottGordonNBC5 (@ScottGordonNBC5) December 18, 2012

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