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Rick Perry Unwinds Before New Hampshire Debate At Texas Shooting Range
http://abcnews.go.com ^ | January 06 2012 | Michael Falcone and Arlette Saenz

Posted on 01/06/2012 9:56:29 PM PST by Para-Ord.45

Ready, aim fire. That’s apparently Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s idea of relaxation before returning to the campaign trail this weekend. Ahead of Saturday night’s ABC News-Yahoo-WMUR debate in New Hampshire Perry took a few moments to himself at an Austin-area shooting range.

“Just relaxing a bit @ Red’s Range before we leave for New Hampshire!” @governorperry tweeted Friday along with a photo of himself wearing a green sweatshirt and a baseball cap with a firearm in hand.

On the campaign trail, Perry, a staunch defender of second amendment rights, has not been shy about talking about his “long love affair” with guns.

“It was a long love affair with a boy and his gun that turned into a man and his gun, and it turned into a man and his son and his daughter and their guns,” Perry told reporters before a pheasant hunting trip with Iowa Rep. Steve King in October. “It’s, I think, one of the great American traditions is taking your family hunting.

And Perry often boasts about the time he allegedly shot a coyote who threatened his daughter’s dog while on a morning run.

“You know the second amendment allows me to go to jogging with my daughter’s dog over here and if it coyote comes out, I can take care of it,” Perry said at the Des Moines Register Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair in August.

In a 2010 KTRK interview during his gubernatorial race, Perry called the shooting range “my golf.”

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1 posted on 01/06/2012 9:56:30 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45

That’s a good idea! I am gonna go relax some tomorrow myself! Now the only question is 9mm or 38... Both!


2 posted on 01/06/2012 10:00:10 PM PST by USAFJeeper (Who Dat Nation - Loving the Manning Face!)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Confused here. I’m in, I’m out, I’m in again, I’m immediately silent, but I’m in, I’m in New Hampshire, I’m in South Carolina, but I’m in Texas. WHAT IS GOING ON?????

A crash course in debate, once and for all? I’m confused at how this looks. It can’t be good, darn it. But don’t get me started on his inept handlers from the beginning.


3 posted on 01/06/2012 10:03:30 PM PST by RitaOK (HIS FEAR FILLED ENEMIES HAVE PROVEN HIS COMPETENCE and THEY ARE LEGION / Newt 2012)
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To: USAFJeeper

I’m off this next Friday. I might go punch some holes in some paper myself. I bought a Marlin 336 30-30 a few weeks ago, but haven’t had to opportunity to put it through its paces yet.


4 posted on 01/06/2012 10:15:20 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: Para-Ord.45
"Just relaxing a bit @ Red’s Range "

Oak hill or Pflugerville?

5 posted on 01/06/2012 10:21:12 PM PST by matthew fuller ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." Winston Churchill)
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To: RitaOK

What is going on is the conservative 75% who will not permit mittens to win are aligning against him, with people and money.

This is why we must help along both Ricks and Newt until Mittens is under 20%. By uniting now, romney has no chance.


6 posted on 01/06/2012 10:21:31 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: matthew fuller

Tomorrow the Brenham range.


7 posted on 01/06/2012 10:23:15 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: txhurl

There’s a range in Brenham?


8 posted on 01/06/2012 10:27:06 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> - - -)
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To: Para-Ord.45

his grip with the weak hand needs to rotate a little


9 posted on 01/06/2012 10:35:44 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: txhurl

That’s so naive. One moderate/liberal basically garnering all of that segment of the Republican party will beat two or three conservatives splintering the conservative vote — every single time.

Ask Bush Sr
Ask Dole
Ask McCain
Ask Willard


10 posted on 01/06/2012 10:37:44 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: smokingfrog

This weekend there is. A RINO range. Plans to move together as a contingent to knock Romney down quite a few notches.


11 posted on 01/06/2012 10:38:29 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: CainConservative

Sad that Cain is not part of the calculus.


12 posted on 01/06/2012 10:39:50 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: txhurl

I agree.. Cain was my pick.. now what do I do lol.


13 posted on 01/06/2012 10:40:54 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Now if Governor Perry can take aim with good campaign strategy and bag a state for the win, I would say his target practice paid off.

Perry’s performance in the upcoming debates will need to be on target: The first is the ABC News Debate, which is scheduled for Saturday, January 7th at 9pm EST. This will, of course, be televised on ABC.

The second is the NBC/Facebook Debate on the morning of Sunday, January 8th at 9am EST. The debate will also be streaming live on MSNBC.com and on Facebook, allowing people to tune-in online.


14 posted on 01/06/2012 10:42:12 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Mmogamer

Stay with the anti-establishment. Cain will have a voice, soon.

In the meantime, think and act the 11th commandment with both Ricks and Newt.


15 posted on 01/06/2012 10:47:21 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Perry is polling about 5 to 6% in SC.. he needs to drop out and stop splitting the anti Romney vote


16 posted on 01/06/2012 10:49:59 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: txhurl

nods.. speak no ill of your party,, k. I’m not sure.. Newt or Santorum. either is better than Rommie.


17 posted on 01/06/2012 10:53:15 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Good for Rick Perry!


18 posted on 01/06/2012 10:53:48 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

good for Rick Perry what?


19 posted on 01/06/2012 10:55:31 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: RitaOK

He is only going to New hampster for the debates.


20 posted on 01/06/2012 10:55:31 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: RitaOK

The article reads like ****

It’s hit piece To make Perry seem like a rube.

I hope he kicks some ***


21 posted on 01/06/2012 10:59:10 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Para-Ord.45
Perry called the shooting range “my golf.”

I got no issue with that.

22 posted on 01/06/2012 11:01:15 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

you are smokin some good chit dude


23 posted on 01/06/2012 11:04:41 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

For not dropping out, and giving you the finger.


24 posted on 01/06/2012 11:05:36 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Para-Ord.45

He is practicing .....why? Shooting oneself in the foot isn’t that hard, and he has proven he can do it again and again without even thinking about it.


25 posted on 01/06/2012 11:06:37 PM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

Who’s your candidate?

Lets tangle.


26 posted on 01/06/2012 11:09:29 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Para-Ord.45

And yet some 2-A group is up in arms because he won’t return their questionnaire.

Somehow, I just can’t picture Romney relaxing by practicing his shooting.


27 posted on 01/06/2012 11:10:33 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: mylife

my candidate is either Gingrich or Santorum and I will vote such in SC.. ready to tangle?


28 posted on 01/06/2012 11:11:19 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: mylife

Especially this:

And Perry often boasts about the time he allegedly shot a coyote who threatened his daughter’s dog while on a morning run.

There was no alleged to it. That coyote is singing with the choir. When we stopped the coyote ear bounty, their numbers have skyrocketed and now for 5 years they’ve been eating everybody’s pets, everyday.

Coyotes disproportionately single out liberals, eating their cats and Chihuahas. But downtown RAT media wouldn’t know that.


29 posted on 01/06/2012 11:12:49 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

Santorum is hopeless, he is like a petulant little child.

Gingrich could be cool if he could get focused.


30 posted on 01/06/2012 11:14:05 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: TomasUSMC
"He is practicing

Lame. The article says he is relaxing, not "practicing"

31 posted on 01/06/2012 11:17:52 PM PST by gettinolder (Smashed lips save ships.)
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To: txhurl

Its a hit piece, we all know what happened.
They want Perry to look like a gun slinging rube.


32 posted on 01/06/2012 11:18:45 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: txhurl

I have NEVER heard Perry boast about the incident.


33 posted on 01/06/2012 11:20:27 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

unfortunately the polls have been very accurate lately and damnit Romney has taken a good lead in SC.. but I will do my part to lobby and vote against him here with a Gingrich vote.. but if Gingrich bombs here and Santorum surges here in SC it’s up to then other guys in their primaries to make sure Santorum beats Romney


34 posted on 01/06/2012 11:22:40 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: mylife

he’s polling 5 to 8% down here in Sc.. whose giving the finger to whom?


35 posted on 01/06/2012 11:24:04 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: All

Why is the Media so scared of this guy?

He’s at the bottom, why worry about Rick Perry? /s


36 posted on 01/06/2012 11:24:26 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

He didn’t boast about it. Everybody in Texas has to either end coyotes or call Parks and Wildlife and beg them to do it.

I had to not swerve to run one over the other day because another truck was heading at me.

And the varmints are breeding with not only domestic dogs but wolves, too, upping their population.


37 posted on 01/06/2012 11:25:34 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

I think we are all getting the finger if Romney/Paul/Santorum are the top of the ticket.


38 posted on 01/06/2012 11:26:20 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: txhurl

I know he didn’t boast.


39 posted on 01/06/2012 11:27:21 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

Santorum is toast.


40 posted on 01/06/2012 11:31:33 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

Can you tell me what Santorums platform is about?

He just lurks in the shadows and lashes out when he gets called upon.

Whats his stance on “right to work”?


41 posted on 01/06/2012 11:35:56 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

all we can do is do our best.. I have donated money and time to more than one anti Romney candidate.. my primary is in 2 weeks and then I’m done,, I have other major family matters and a life to be involved in after that.. it’s up to the others after I vote in the SC primary.. like I said I will do my part


42 posted on 01/06/2012 11:38:01 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

Your vote is your own.


43 posted on 01/06/2012 11:40:50 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

I guess so.. I have done my best to try to keep Romney from being the nominee.. I voted last time in SC for Thompson because I didn’t want Romney, MCCain or Huckabee


44 posted on 01/06/2012 11:44:27 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: mylife

>”They want Perry to look like a gun slinging rube”<

As a gun slinging rube, I resemble that remark. #;^) bang!


45 posted on 01/06/2012 11:45:59 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

I was a Thompson backer as well.


46 posted on 01/06/2012 11:46:18 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Pow!


47 posted on 01/06/2012 11:47:04 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

oh btw I grab my elderly father make sure we go vote in the primaries to vote against Lindsey Grahamn.. but he is in deep with the Republican party down here.. we love Senator DeMint


48 posted on 01/06/2012 11:48:56 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: mylife

ping (ricochet) LOL


49 posted on 01/06/2012 11:53:43 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: paul51
"his grip with the weak hand needs to rotate a little"

You mean drop his left elbow? I would, but, then, I shoot modified Weaver. Maybe Perry is going for an isosceles stance...

50 posted on 01/06/2012 11:55:20 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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