Gunfight at the
O.K. Corral Entire State of Texas
Oh, wow. Texas governor Rick Perry, tossing around ideas to prevent any Virginia Tech-type rampages in his state, came up with quite an interesting idea, which he thinks will put a stop to the unnecessary violence. He proposes that Texans be allowed to carry concealed handguns. Anywhere. Churches. Bars. Football games. PTA meetings. Confession. The guy who is sleeping with your wife’s house. Mexican Restaurants. Blackjack tables. Airports. Courthouses.
Yeah: Anywhere. Period.
“The last time I checked, putting a sign up that says ‘Don’t bring your weapons in here,’ someone who has ill intent on their mind — they could care less,” Perry told reporters. “I think it makes sense for Texans to be able to protect themselves from deranged individuals, whether they’re in church or whether on a college campus or wherever.” …
“Let me cover it right here,” Perry said. “I think a person ought to be able to carry their weapons with them anywhere in this state if they are licensed and they have gone through the training. The idea that you’re going to exempt them from a particular place is non-sense to me.”
That’s a great idea, Rick! There’s nothing safer than a bunch of Texans with pistols standing in line at the DMV. Or hey! Texas Longhorns fans carrying a gun with them to watch the Longhorns play against the Oklahoma Sooners — how many guns do you imagine would be trained on the QB if OU makes a late comeback rally? Lawyers could take their pistols into the courtroom and if the judge makes a certain decision, the D.A. could just wave that gun around a little and ask the judge reconsider. No matter, of course, because the judge would have a pistol too! Sure, there won’t be a solo-shooting massacre, there’d just be daily duels — and after all, isn’t it about time we brought back the Old West?