Rick Perry hit the nail on the head when it comes to personal protection.
In a very recent interview on CNN, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry had a few choice words to say in wake of the tragic movie theater shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana in regards to guns.
Given all of the controversy in America on both sides of the aisle when it comes to the Second Amendment, what Perry says in this interview should ring true no matter what political stance you take.
As presidential candidate Perry stated, in response to a question from Jake Trapper as to to whether or not allowing guns inside movie theaters would curtail random acts of violence, his response was solid.
“I think that it makes a lot of sense to send a message across this country,” Perry said. “If we believe in the Second Amendment, and we believe in people’s right to protect themselves and defend themselves, and their families.”
Perry also thinks that gun free zones are an overall bad idea.
“I will suggest to you that these concepts of gun-free zones are a bad idea,” he said. “I think that you allow the citizens of this country, who have appropriately trained, appropriately backgrounded, know how to handle and use firearms, to carry them. I believe that, with all my heart, that if you have the citizens who are well trained, and particularly in these places that are considered to be gun-free zones, that we can stop that type of activity, or stop it before there’s as many people that are impacted as what we saw in Lafayette.”
As presidential candidate Perry suggested, the way the shooter in Louisiana was able to buy his guns in the first place was due to the fact that, somewhere down the line, a law was not enforced that was already on the books.