■ Perry says permit holders should be allowed to carry guns,
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — Gov. Rick Perry spoke in a low voice before a hushed tea party audience Monday evening about the terrible tragedy that unfolded in recent days in Newtown, Conn., and suggested that Texans with gun licenses should be able to carry their firearms in any public place.
Perry warned, “One of the things we don’t want to see from the federal government is a knee-jerk reaction … that they can come in and think they know the answer.”
And Perry won a burst of applause from the several hundred in attendance at the Northeast Tarrant Tea Party event when he talked about a Texas school system that
‘One of the things we don’t want to see from the federal government is a knee-jerk reaction.’
Gov. Rick Perry, on gun law discussions in the wake of the school shooting in Connecticut
allows certain members of its staff to carry guns in school.
Perry was referring to the Harrold Independent School District near the Oklahoma border, which in 2008 became the first school district in the country to permit some of its teachers and staff to carry con-