Rick Perry -- Will We Have a Pistol-Packing President?and went on to tell me
Proud and packing, Texas Governor Rick Perry’s extremist "guns everywhere" ideology is something he will insist on imposing on the whole of America if he becomes President - you can be sure of that. Over at the NRA they must be rubbing their hands with glee.First--the "guns everywhere" ideology is misleading and is really a bit of scaremongering.
WE MUST STOP RICK PERRY WHILE WE STILL CAN.
Current law forbids certain people (for instance, convicted felons) from owning firearms.
And just because a law allows the legal carry of firearms doesn't mean its mandatory. A person can choose whether or not they will carry.
No one is forcing you to do so.
And the scaremongering part? By saying "guns everywhere" Paul and Co. want you to think anybody with a gun is coming to kill you. The implication, yet again, is that only criminals have guns, therefore gun-owners are criminals and they're coming to kill you.
[Theodore Roosevelt]'s behavior after receiving his honorary LL.D. was so archetypal as to imprint itself on the eyes and ears of many observers. [Harvard president] Dr. Eliot escorted him to a guest suite to change, and watched with fascination as he tore off his coat and vest and slammed a large pistol on the dresser. Eliot asked if it was his habit to carry firearms. "Yes, when I am going into public places." *I don't recall history telling us that Roosevelt forced America into a "guns everywhere" policy around the turn of the century.
Unless there's some bit of history I'm not aware of?
* Edmund Morris, Theodore Rex, p.117 (Modern Library Paperback Edition, 2002)