Here is a video report on Texas Gov. Rick Perry showing off his shooting skills at the range, and summing up the Left’s Gun Control agenda perfectly – “Trying to make law-abiding citizens jump through more hoops.”
Perry grew up with guns. He’s familiar with them and suspects if everyone knew what he did, they’d see this divisive issue his way.
“When’s the first time you shot? Do you remember?” we asked Perry.
“I would’ve been 4 — whenever you could get around the stock of a gun,” he said. “To me this is no different than any of those other types of hobbies.”
His hobby involves weapons a decreasing but still majority number of Americans want banned. Perry says assault weapons are critical for personal protection from criminals, and extending his argument, even wild game.
“Do you really need this to get a feral hog?” we asked him.
“You obviously have not been around a 350-pound boar feral hog,” he replied.
Now he is enticing gun makers fleeing new restrictions to come to Texas. It’s good for jobs, he says. A gun gear manufacturer just announced a move to Texas on Wednesday. And he calls the recently defeated background check bill an ineffective waste of time.
“They’re so focused on the wrong issue. They’re trying to make law-abiding people jump through more hoops. And I think that a lot of this is those on the left, they just want something so they can say we won a battle here,” Perry said.
So if not a weapons ban or a background check, what would Perry support to somehow slow 30,000 American gun deaths each year?
“What’s a gun rights reform that you think you and the NRA could support?” we asked him.
“I am not sure there is any gun reform that’s needed in this country,” Perry replied.
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