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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-28-10 07:52 AM
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Stop Rick Perry before he kills again
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Not talking about the latest death row execution. No, Our Governor AMF blasted a coyote while out on a run.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a message for wily coyotes out there: Don't mess with my dog.

Perry says he needed just one shot from his laser-sighted pistol to take down a coyote that was menacing his dog during an early morning jog in an undeveloped area near Austin.

Perry told The Associated Press he sometimes carries his pistol, loaded with hollow-pointed bullets, when he jogs on trails because he's scared of snakes and that he'd seen coyotes in that area.

When the coyote came out of the brush toward his daughter's labrador retriever puppy on a February jog, he charged it and shot it with his .380 Ruger pistol.

"Don't attack my dog or you might get shot ... if you're a coyote," Perry said.


This raises several questions:

-- Hollow points and a laser sight on a .38 caliber pistol?

-- Worn while jogging? (At the waist, or shoulder holster? Either way seems cumbersome for a run, not to mention the chafing.)

-- To protect himself against snakes and his dog from a coyote? Neither of those poses much threat to a person; in fact a coyote will typically turn tail if you so much as stomp your feet.

-- Seriously?

Even in the absence of his detail of bodyguards (several similarly-heavily-armed Texas Rangers) this sounds overzealous in its safety precaution, considering that his only real danger is the crazed Austin liberal with a gun, or the adoring throngs of conservatives that might bum-rush him Justin Bieber-style while he's outside the gates of the $9000-a-month mansion Texans are paying for him to live in (while the Governor's mansion is being rebuilt).

And I just thought he was afraid to debate Bill White.

This man is the biggest. coward. alive.
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