Skip to comments.Rick Perry: A Near-perfect Gun Record as Governor of Texas
Posted on 11/27/2011 7:18:31 PM PST by Chasaway
Perry is nearly perfect with regards to his gun record.
That is a plus for Rick Perry.
"...As Governor of Texas for a decade, Rick Perry has shown himself to be a tough defender of the right to keep and bear arms.
In his private life, Gov. Perry carries concealed and knows how to use his weapon. While jogging with his dog last year, he used his .380 Ruger to shoot and kill a cayotte [sic] that was menacing his pet.
Don't attack my dog or you might get shot ... if you're a coyote, he told the Associated Press.
As for his public record, Gov. Perry has a near-perfect gun record, having signed dozens of pro-gun bills into law. Heres his record as governor:"
Yes and he can always target uncooperative Democrats.
Even on this thread, the spam is hitting the Keywords.
WOW! You're pretty good!
Thanks for noticing, Hoc...
He should have spoken up earlier on the 2nd Amendment. He has essentially been eliminated from the contest at this point. People think he won’t secure the border, whether he would or not.
Excellent information on Perry’s 2nd Amendment record.
Thanks for posting!
Like that would have made a difference with folks who get their feelings hurt over an artless comment.
Sorry. But I don't believe you've got it right:
1. Perry's stance on the 2nd amendment has been clear from like, forever...No one on the stage is stronger or has a clearer record;
2. Those who've decided to be against him have generally been against him for some relatively vain reasons...because he's not for amnesty, he's not pro-illegal, he's more conservative (with an actual record to prove it) than anyone on the stage, he's pro-2nd amendment, etc., etc., etc...
So anyone who's truly interested can look all that up. To make an OPPOSITE case (not a difference in opinion) is specious.
He ain't a liberal, he ain't a RINO, and he ain't anything like Obama.
Anyhoo...if he's been "eliminated from the contest", as you say...it's not because of who he is, his stances or his policies.
And that's a damn shame.
Well, he’s one-for-one on coyotes!
You’re a Santorum supporter? Interesting, because most people who come to spam on Perry threads are Cain supporters.
I didn’t know people could do that ... just found out. Go on someone else’s post and add keywords.
That ain’t right, mods. Hello?????
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At this point, Governor Perry...debate performance besides the fact....is the best and most sane choice we have. It’s a
shame that he has virtually been eliminated by the powers
that be who truly fear his conservative policies.
We’ll be stuck with another RINO or ~~shudder~~Hobamanation.
When will we learn to support the best, not necessarily the
most polished, candidate!
LOL...Perry will win the whole thang...60% are waiting for Perry...those and others will shift when the time is right.
He’s generally has a very good record, but just like the straw man in the wizard of Oz, if he only had a brain. That being said, maybe an ad blitz could save him. Or perhaps a brain transplant from Paul Ryan.
“It’d be nice to have someone who not only knows guns and the gun culture, but supports it and has a record of doing so.”
Too bad he coddles Illegals, or I might support him.
It’d be nice to have someone who not only supports gun and has a record of doing so, but does so besides the fact he has to in order to get elected in a super Republican state.
Only in your delusional minds. I haven't endorsed Cain either. Not my problem you guys put your fingers in your ears and go "lalala I can't hear you!!!" whenever someone doesn't fit your "purist Cain supporter" sterotype.
I’m not a single issue voter. I have three: Life, RKBA and borders. I’m not yet at the point in this campaign where I’m willing to accept two out of three.
What are the issues in which you disagree with Rick Perry?
A bit on illegal alien tuition in Texas, and the lack of a continous border fence but not much. He is pretty good on the issues. But, you know, he was not very articulate in the debates. If he can gain some steam ...
I would love to vote for him vs zero. He could be a very good prez.
GOA overall ratings of 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates
Ron Paul A+
Rick Perry A
Michelle Bachmann A
Rick Santorum B-
Newt Gingrich C
Mitt Romney D-
Herman Cain NR
Newtle,Mittzy,and Hermy really suck. How can you flunk the 2nd Amendment?
I like this feature. I frequently add keywords to threads in order to make them easier to retrieve. On this particular thread, I added the keyword "firearms."
NR means not rated, not flunk. GOAs ratings are based on voting records.
Just bought two Glocks, and am looking for a rifle. Hell yeah, 2A means a lot.
Perry in 1st place by default. Paul is certifiable. :)
I would love to vote for him vs zero. He could be a very good prez.
I too hope that he will gain steam. He is a good man and I believe that he will make a great President.
Based on voting records only in part and when applicable, it would seem. There's also the questionaire. So far, it appears Mr. NR is flunking.
Thanks for that link. I had no idea Newt was a C-! I’ve been turning his way big time, but now I’m going to have to hear him make some aweful big promises on a big stack of Bibles to get my support now.
I'm far more impressed by people who compile strong conservative records in a state where it's NOT trendy to do so. Bachmann in Minnesota and Santorum in Penn. being the obvious examples. Pawlenty was on the list too, until Perry shoved him out the race.
A non-Texas, non-gun, non-agriculture, non-senior, candidate from neither Tx or IW. Are any of those "other" candidates around that might pass Tea Pary nuster?I'm far more impressed by people who compile strong conservative records in a state where its NOT trendy to do so.
Tea Party said what it said. The Republican Party can boff around all it wants; a solitary fact remains.
Just to clarify...do you actually believe that Perry is strong on the 2A for political expediency? I think that’s what you said.
Do a little reading and you’ll find he’s a life-long hunter, target-shooter and self-protection guy.
Once you know that, don’t you agree it’s reaching a bit to deny that he is a “true” 2A guy?
You diminish yourself.
It would seem that Gov. Perry doesn’t just “hold that position” he practices it every day.
Is there any other candidate who hunts?
Any other who shoots at all?
Great maybe he should run for governor.
Yeah, I guess those warnings from the mods last month about keyword spamming didn't apply to all the candidates.
animals candidates are equal but some animals candidates are more equal than others.
I'll grant that the only polls that count are the ones open on Election Day but . . . Rick Perry is still way ahead of Rick "articulate, passionate, less baggage" Santorum in the other ones.
Whether you like the guy or not, Perry is pro 2nd amendment.
Yup. On the 2nd Amendment, he’s on target. Unfortunately his other negatives outweigh this IMO.
Well, Cain’s NR isn’t really damning. Just stands for “Not Rated” because he has no legislative or executive record to rate.
The worst you could say about an “NR” is that you’re buying a pig in a poke. I guarantee he isn’t as bad as The Won on this issue.
There’s more to it than that. See post #32.
Cain needs to do a better job of following through on requests for information. I look at it like a test in school. If you don’t take the test or don’t turn it in, you don’t get a passing grade.
LOL! If T-Paw let Perry or anybody else "shove" him out of the race, then he's a sissy and we're better off without him.
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