January 16, 2013

"Disgusts me, personally:" Statement by Gov. Perry on President Obama’s Executive Actions

"There is evil prowling in the world - it shows up in our movies, video games and online fascinations, and finds its way into vulnerable hearts and minds. As a free people, let us choose what kind of people we will be. Laws, the only redoubt of secularism, will not suffice. Let us all return to our places of worship and pray for help. Above all, let us pray for our children.

"In fact, the piling on by the political left, and their cohorts in the media, to use the massacre of little children to advance a pre-existing political agenda that would not have saved those children, disgusts me, personally. The second amendment to the Constitution is a basic right of free people and cannot be nor will it be abridged by the executive power of this or any other president." -- Office of the Governor Rick Perry - [Press Release]

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 16, 2013 5:43 PM
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Here's a plan for gun control.

Let our leaders lead.

Have Obama disarm the whoremongers of the secret service and the the dozen or so armed guards at Sidwell Friends, the school his daughters attend.

Disarm the Capitol Hill police and the D.C police.

Disarm Bloomberg's “private army” and all the rest of them.

Let's talk in ten years or so.

Posted by: Bill Jones at January 16, 2013 5:53 PM

I say I've had enough jaw-jaw. Rick Perry could just go ahead and executive action up legal open carry in Texas. It would go a lot further than yet another damn press release.

Posted by: Scott at January 16, 2013 8:59 PM

I'm with Scott. Actions speak far louder than words. Come on Gov, give us more than a press release. Get in Obama's face with open carry for Texas. Then see if he can take our guns!

Posted by: Tom at January 17, 2013 9:58 AM

I've seen some good political cartoons on the subject lately. My favorite (fortunately) can be reduced to a short paragraph...

Since Gun Control works so well, lets "fix" drunk driving by passing laws that make it very difficult to buy a car, set the maximum speed of all automobiles to 30mph and mandate that car keys be kept in a locked safe when not in use and the vehicles gas tank be emptied when parked.
These laws will only be binding on drivers who have never had an accident or speeding ticket.

After all, car accidents kill over 32 thousand a year and all firearms combined kill less than 7 thousand and thats including police shootings and single person suicides.

Posted by: John the River at January 17, 2013 10:11 AM

One of our local dickhead city council stooges in Tucson wants to ban gun shows. he also said no one needs hollow point bullets. He said they have no purpose but shooting cops. I wonder why Uncle Sugar bought 400 million .40 cal hollow points. Who they planning to shoot?

Posted by: bill at January 17, 2013 10:39 AM

Bill, I think you'll find that the correct number is 1.4 billion. The 400 million was just from one contract let out by DHS. NOAA, the Social Security Administration and a few others are also stocking up. None of them deal with foreigners. Storm clouds are brewing, I fear. Keep your faith in the Lord, and pray for America.

Posted by: Roger Drew Williams at January 17, 2013 7:23 PM

Let's register everyone who pays to see violent movies, buys violent DVDs, shooter-games, books, or artwork. While we're at it, let's register the actors who act in them, anyone who's fired a gun or participated in violent scenes - past, present, and future - and the writers, producers, directors, and cameramen and women who create those scenes.

Let's limit movies and games to no more than 3mins of violence per movie or game, and require all past films and games be altered to meet that requirement. Let's change all the guns in the American movie archives to walkie-talkies, just like Spielberg did for E.T. Because, who could possibly, and besides, why would you, need more than 3mins of violence in a movie, or a game.

But hacksaw horrors are perfectly acceptable as long as they don't use guns. They can't possibly inspire anyone to act out their fantasies the way Superman, Batman, Iron Man, or even, Luke Skywalker can.

Nobody "acts out" evil; only good.

And let's register the musicians who perform violent content music, and promote gun culture. Let's register their producers and managers. Let's limit them to just 1 minute of violent-content music per album, and per concert. Because, who really needs more than 1 minute of violent-content music, ever. Let's register everyone who goes to their concerts and buys their CDs.

Because registering isn't censorship, and registering does not, cannot, and will not violate the First Amendment, ever.

Do it. Do it now. For the Children.

Posted by: jackson at January 17, 2013 8:15 PM

I'm really starting to dread coffee and chat at work each morning as I have this anxiety that one of my co-workers (all who think Obama literally walks on water) is about to say, "Hey, did you catch the speech last night on NBC by that new Ernst Rohm commenter guy? Electrifying and so full of common sense! We need to elect him in 2016 and really stick it to the Rethuglicans."

Posted by: Big Mo at January 17, 2013 11:15 PM
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