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Rick Perry canít carry concealed weapons after indictment

Reports the NY Post:

A felony indictment for abuse of power will hit Texas Governor Rick Perry, an avowed gun enthusiast, where it hurts Ė by curtailing some of his rights to bear firearms.

Perry, a possible candidate in the 2016 Republican presidential race, has sought the spotlight since his indictment last week, holding news conferences to denounce the charges as politically motivated and turning his booking into a campaign-style event where he spoke to cheering supporters.

Under state law, Perry, a staunch supporter of gun rights who said he shot a coyote to death with a pistol while jogging in Austin in 2010, is no longer allowed a license to carry a concealed handgun because of the indictment.

He’s not a convicted felon. Just someone that someone else decided to be indicted. Of course, the charges against him are utter bullshit. But that doesn’t matter.

7 Responses to “Rick Perry canít carry concealed weapons after indictment”

  1. KM Says:

    BS or not, felony indictment = prohibited possessor.
    Shouldn’t be any big deal, he can and probably does have a security detail around him at all times.

  2. lumpy Says:

    Can he open carry?

  3. divemedic Says:

    @ lumpy: No, he is now a prohibited person.

    @ everyone else: I know how BS one accusation can be:

  4. mikee Says:

    As an immigrant to Texas, I support Governor Perry’s upcoming pardon, soon to be received from the governor of Texas, ending this farcical process.

  5. PJ Says:

    What is BS is the entire notion of a “prohibited person”. If there are rights, then even felons have a right to life. If they have a right to life, then they have a right to defend that life.

    What is truly dangerous, is a government with the power to deny people the means to defense.

    All the BS and confusion goes away when you specify that only actual “mala in se” crimes ought to be punished, not just the potential to commit them (which all of us have). The mere owning of things should never be punished.

    The film “Minority Report” is not a future we should be aiming at.

  6. Cargosquid Says:

    Is Texas. No open carry of pistols.

    Thus….. he’ll just have to carry a rifle.

  7. Geodkyt Says:

    Cargosquid — if you’re under indictment for a felony (or any crime punishable for a year or more in prison), you are prohibited from POSSESSING firearms as long as the indictment is in force.