August 22, 2014 2:00 am -

Horrors! Big gummint is preventing Texas Guv Rick Perry from carrying or buying guns! Whatever will we tell Wayne LaPierre?

One of Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry’s charges comes with a possible prison sentence of 99 years behind bars, but that might not be his biggest hardship. According to Texas and federal law, NRA dreamboat Perry has probably lost the right to buy guns or have a concealed carry permit during the period of his indictment. Should he get convicted, he’ll lose his right to own guns altogether for at least five years after he gets out of prison. The Perry family asks for your prayers during this troubling time.
According to an article published in the Austin American-Statesman, federal law prohibits a person under indictment from carrying a concealed weapon or from acquiring new weaponry (whether by purchase or as a gift) if their charges call for more than a year in prison – a margin Perry’s charges beat by roughly 98 years.

[su_r_sky_ad]Oh noes! How can he strut around like a manly Texas man fit to be preznit without exposing his pistol?

Austin American-Statesman writer Ken Herman explains:

It’s right there in federal law, specifically the federal law known as 18 USC 922(n), and I quote:

“It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person (1) is under indictment for, or has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.”

Thanks to last week’s indictment, your fun-with-guns governor is now in that category.

And there’s more. As an indictee, Perry’s state-issued Concealed Handgun License, assuming he still has one — his office didn’t know as of Tuesday afternoon — will be suspended until the case against him is decided.

So, for example, if fellow Texan Ron Paul wanted to give Perry an AR-15 as a gift (as Paul has been known to do) that would be a crime. So too would be receiving a rifle on stage from the NRA. How is a conservative politician supposed to do a photogenic publicity stunt with all these restrictions?

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

8 responses to Pity Poor Rick Perry: He Can’t Tote A Gun Around Anymore

  1. granpa.usthai August 22nd, 2014 at 2:55 am

    all laws stated are the built in racism designed to keep Black Americans from being able to arm themselves against white racist terrorist such as those who walked away from Nevada, firearms in hand. This stunt by Perry is to try to deceive those nations who have picked up on the real intent of these neo-fascist into there horsesh*t propaganda lies about equal justice for all.
    ARMED unregulated BLACK militia(s) in Texas be vigilant. They are merely trying to find an excuse to break your ranks up by using their tainted laws. Should they try, remember the lesson taught in Nevada! Keep wearing those AMERICAN HATS WITH PRIDE AND AMERICA WILL STAY PROUD OF YOU!

    F D neo-fascist white Republican racist any where their ugly little Nazi hat filthy heads pop up.

  2. NW10 August 22nd, 2014 at 8:14 am×401/local/-/media/Indianapolis/2014/08/20/082114a.jpg

    • EnuffBull August 22nd, 2014 at 8:58 am

      Gary Varvel is usually a very pro-conservative editorial cartoonist. I applaud him when he goes bi-partisan, for his talent should be shared as an equal opportunity offender!

    • MarcoZandrini August 22nd, 2014 at 9:56 am

      I think the cartoonist meant that the indictment is BS.

  3. olford August 22nd, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Your comments are as sick as you are in this article. God Bless Rick and over come the people who unlawfully push political strings to wrong a man doing his duties in a responsible manner. Amen

  4. shifafa September 4th, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Yeah, sure, I’ll “pray” for Fascist little ricky and his delusional, slimy, texass family! I “pray” that he dies in prison, cold, afraid and alone! I “pray” that ALL his family and Fascist bro’s and sisters like brewer, kasic, scott, lepage, palin, bachman, coulter, o,donnel, hannity, limpdick,etc, (you know ’em ALL) die destitute, cold, hungry and alone with their memories of the harm they have done to the America I fought and bled for and USED to love! Karme truly IS a bitch! FUCK “CONservetives, the “south” texass and all the misguided people who support them. Fuck y’all demented shits!

    • roccolore September 7th, 2014 at 1:59 am

      You Democrats are the fascists. You are anti-Jewish, anti-Christian, pro-abortion, pro-jihadist, and you hate our troops.

  5. rg9rts September 6th, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    He has all those school police depts to protect him.