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April 8th, 2013
10:26 AM ET

Perry: background checks a "kneejerk reaction"

In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Texas Governor Rick Perry expresses his opposition to universal background checks.

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Filed under: Guns • Politics • Rick Perry • Texas • Wolf Blitzer
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  1. Katherine Eberly

    How is this for a morning headline "Republican Club to raffle AR-15 rifle" This is being done in SC where it is not legal to hold raffles at all!! Charity organizations can not do so for fund raising because that could cost them their tax-exemption status. Only the Republican Party can get away with this...and what a PRIZE!!!

    May 10, 2013 at 4:11 pm |
  2. Jim Thomas

    All of you hotshots take weapons away from the scumbags and crooks then tell me you want my weapons.I might think about it.You would be the first person to crap your pants if a scumbag stuck a gun in your face.If you have a crazy person in your family put them in an instution where they belong Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    April 8, 2013 at 12:55 pm |
  3. Phil, Philadelphia

    Knee Jerk reaction!! How about Perry is just being a jerk! If republicans could get their face out the butts of special interests who funds their campaigns then they would be able to empathize with those little children, a lot who didn't have to die if lower clip capacity, or the dead people in the movie theatre who had no chance with all those bullets, or the woman who was able to jump on Jarred laughner because he had to reload.....what if he had to reload at 10 bullets, more lives would have saved due to those Heros. And Perry has the audacity to say that those laws won't save one Life....he's not even having an honest debate!! Criminals not getting guns from gun shows, won't save lives?? Not too long ago, in the streets, people used their fist to fight cause they had no access to guns...Now they shoot in a heartbeat,,,,take away the guns and it won't be an easy solution to resolve conflict.

    April 8, 2013 at 10:49 am |
    • cletius parish

      perry is right down sizing clips back ground checks and banining buns will not work common sense will tell you that crooks will not take a back ground check they will steal their guns the only way to stop school shootings is to arm school that my friend is common sense

      May 11, 2013 at 9:31 pm |

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