Gov. Perry: Let teachers, administrators carry concealed weapons
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — Texas Gov. Rick Perry told a TEA Party group Monday that he supports allowing teachers and administrators to carry concealed handguns in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead.
When asked about making gun control laws stricter he said that he believes, although local school districts should determine their own policies, if someone has obtained a concealed-handgun license, they should be able to carry their hand gun anywhere in Texas.
He received loud applause from the crowd when he said he had read about one district allowing teachers, administrators and others to carry weapons at school.
Perry added that he believed lawmakers should consider mental health issues, as well, to make schools safer.
By J.J. Smith