By JAVIER MANJARRESTexas Governor Rick Perry has openly invited the rifle manufacturer PTR to make Texas its new home.
PTR has said it will move and take most of their employees with them after Connecticut’s passing of a new more stringent gun control law, after the tragic Sandy Hook school shooting in that very state.
Texas has trounced every other state in the union with jobs creation, including Florida, who Perry has had an ongoing ‘jobs-tug-of-war’ with his pal Governor Rick Scott.
But while both men have been actively courting businesses to relocate to their respective states, Perry has been the only one of the two directly engaging gun manufacturers to move to his state.
Where is Rick Scott on wooing gun manufacturers and other businesses firearm-related businesses to Florida?
Perry has also been chiming in on other key issues that politicians usually opine on, when they are looking to run for higher office. During this past Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C., Perry told the Shark Tank that he would be making an announcement later on in the year about running for President in 2016.The Texas governor also took issue with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s belief, and the belief of other Demcrats, that Texas will one day turn Democrat blue. Perry said that the hope of a purple or blue Texas is a “built on the pipe dream that the Hispanic in Texas is not interested in economic freedom.”
Perry has also suggested to Senator Marco Rubio that he should back away from the amnesty-lite “Gang of 8” immigration bill that is expected to come out of the Senate this coming week. Yeeeehawwwww!
It sure seems like he is lining up all of his political ducks to run for President in 2016. But will Perry do it?