I was incorrect in a previous article, and I'd like to post a correction. Steve Perry, the beloved singer from arena rock band Journey, is not running for the Republican Presidential nomination. I regret the misunderstanding and assure the readership that swift punishment will be meted out. There will be demerits.
As it turns out, the actual candidate is Rick Perry, shown here displaying some truly wretched muzzle and trigger discipline:
Way to set an example, Rick.
The Brady Campaign wasted no time putting the shot to good use, issuing a press release on the matter.
The Republican primary campaign has hardly begun and already it is being dominated by extremists. None as scary as Rick Perry who brazenly carries weapons — concealed and revealed. Even on the campaign trail!
Only an egotistical extremist would carry a loaded weapon into a crowd — encouraging others to do so. Is this where America is headed? Is this the America you want for our nation’s children?
Heck, why not? Let us not forget that Teddy Roosevelt was known to carry a pistol, and he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1905. He also kept a gorgeous engraved FN 1900 on the nightstand in the White House. Of course, handguns weren't banned in Washington DC in the early 20th Century. A modern President might find himself running afoul of the law by keeping and carrying a gun there.