First things first:
The Texas governor said his 2012 run, which ended January, was an "extraordinary experience," and that despite his loss, "I would do it again."
Rick Perry, name three reasons you "would do it again" in 2016.
One: You didn't think we pointed and laughed at you enough in 2012. Two: You have completely lost whatever loose grip on reality you might have had. And Three: ... ... ... ... Um... ... Uh... Er... ...
No stress, we'll wait.
... ... ... ... Zzzzzzzzzz.... ... ...
Now that that's out of the way, CNN is reporting Perry's disturbing take at a tea party event after the Newtown, Connecticut massacre.
"In the state of Texas, with our concealed handgun license, if you have been duly backgrounded and trained and you are a concealed handgun license carrying individual, you should be able to carry your handgun anywhere in this state," said Perry, who later added a person has the right to prohibit guns on their private property.
At least one school jurisdiction in Texas already allows teachers to carry guns [...]
"One of the things I hope we don't see from our federal government is this knee-jerk reaction from Washington, D.C., when there is an event that occurs that they come in and think they know the answer," Perry said.
And by knee-jerk reaction, he meant taking urgent measures to prevent as many future shooting spree tragedies from happening as it can. Which, by the way, is a better answer than more guns being available to more people who are not expertly trained to use them during chaotic mass murders. Teachers are not sharpshooters. Teachers shouldn't be grabbing guns in the hopes of aiming and hitting someone in body armor with an automatic weapon who is rabidly spraying bullets at kids, fellow employees, and themselves.
And where would that school arsenal be stored, exactly? Locked safely away from students, which means nobody could get to them in time anyway? Or left out on a shelf or in a drawer where a child or even a crazed shooter could get hold of them? Yeah, that'll keep classrooms safe.
Speaking of how the tea party deals with whacked-out gun violence: