The heads of the NRA aren’t the only ones not backing away from the Obama administration’s grab at the guns of law-abiding citizens. Texas Gov. Rick Perry issued a statement today following the president’s heavy-with-children news conference, saying that the exploitation of the Sandy Hook massacre to advance an agenda disgusted him.
In fact, the piling on by the political left, and their cohorts in the media, to use the massacre of little children to advance a pre-existing political agenda that would not have saved those children, disgusts me, personally. The second amendment to the Constitution is a basic right of free people and cannot be nor will it be abridged by the executive power of this or any other president.
@GovernorPerry – SO proud to read your response to the president's gun legislation today. You're right, & I am grateful you said it!
— Billy Burleson (@billy_burleson) January 17, 2013
I'm an Okie, born in TX. Gov. Perry's words make me PROUD! Governor Rick Perry Statement on Obama’s Executive Actions: http://t.co/tXqVPMvC
— GretchenInOK (@GretchenInOK) January 17, 2013
— Brad Thor (@BradThor) January 16, 2013
— matti warren (@mattiwarr) January 17, 2013
So. Much. This. —> Statement by Gov. Perry on President Obama’s Executive Actions: http://t.co/GKvZc8WP
— Pam Swan (@pjswan) January 16, 2013
Damn shame Perry couldn't have run a Presidential campaign via press release.
— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) January 16, 2013
— Kevin Jackson (@Theblacksphere) January 16, 2013
Not everyone was impressed by the governor’s take on gun violence and its causes.
— more eaze (@MRubz) January 17, 2013
Through the magic of the Internet, Perry’s admonition that Americans pray for the children soon became … something else.
There is evil prowling in the world – it shows up in our movies, video games and online fascinations, and finds its way into vulnerable hearts and minds. As a free people, let us choose what kind of people we will be. Laws, the only redoubt of secularism, will not suffice. Let us all return to our places of worship and pray for help. Above all, let us pray for our children.
Let’s run that through the liberal translator and see what comes out, shall we? All of those people who prayed for the children of Sandy Hook and their families must be feeling pretty stupid right now, huh?
Rick Perry’s solution to gun violence: ‘Pray for our children’ http://t.co/SqLCZmZZ
— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) January 16, 2013
Gov. Rick Perry: We don't need laws to prevent violence. We just need prayer. http://t.co/zFbpz468
— David Roberts (@drvox) January 16, 2013
— Zach's Mind (@ZachsMind) January 17, 2013
Hey everybody, our prayers to the end of gun violence has been answered. It's more prayer. Thanks Gov. Perry #Idiot
— Gabriel I Luera (@astexItzcoatl) January 17, 2013
Religious psycho & known Teabagger Perry decries Obama executive orders aimed at curbing gun violence, calls for prayer http://t.co/6Ut9x4oa
— TeapartyCrasher (@VegasJessie) January 16, 2013
Yeah, remember that Bible-thumping wingnut who went to the interfaith prayer vigil in Newtown and said he’d come to “offer the prayers of a nation“? What was that guy’s name again?