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Perry Backs Gun Rights After Texas A&M Shooting

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 10:22 AM

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Texas GOP Gov. Rick Perry spoke out against increased gun control after a gunman killed two people near Texas A&M University Monday.

More gun control simply won’t be an improvement, he told Fox News Monday, Politico reports. “When it gets back to this issue of taking guns away from law-abiding citizens and somehow know that’s going to make our country safer, it’s just I don’t agree with that,” Perry said.

“I think most people in Texas certainly don’t agree with that, and that is a state-by-state issue, frankly, that should be decided in the states and not again a rush to Washington, D.C., to centralize the decision-making, and them to decide what is in the best interest for the citizens of Florida or for Texas.”

Perry appeared on Fox with Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott. “That’s for the people of these states to decide,” Perry said.

He said citizens need to have guns for self-defense. “Texans, I will suggest to you, by and large a majority of them, a large majority of them, believe that law-abiding men and women should be able to have their weapons,” Perry said.

“Criminals are never going to listen to the laws. They’re always going to have weapons or whatever source they want, whether legal or illegal, and I think it’s wise for the people of the state of Texas to be able to defend themselves when there is a law breaker that comes into their midst with a weapon.”


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