■ Perry says per­mit hold­ers should be al­lowed to carry guns,

Austin American-Statesman - - FRONT PAGE - Jonathan Ti love jtilove@states­man.com

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-

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