Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa's Statement on Perry’s push to weaken gun safety regulations
Gov. Perry recently said,“(if) you are a concealed-handgun-license-carrying individual, you should be able to carry your handgun anywhere in this state.” To call Rick Perry’s recent statement ridiculous and offensive would be an understatement. As Chairman of the Texas Democratic Party, and as a father, I could not be more revolted by his harmful suggestion. Perry thinks that the answer to horrific violence is to have more guns in schools, and at soccer games, and frat parties, and large scale public events where alcohol and emotion already lead to too many fist fights. Twenty children have died, and Perry sees it as an opportunity to push his own radical agenda. Nothing could be sicker and more of an abuse of power. It is 2012, and we have a Governor who thinks the answer to our societal problems is a Wild West shoot out.