Rick Perry Loses His Texas Carry Permit Following Indictment Over Abuse of Power Charges
Texas Governor Rick Perry will lose his Texas carry permit following his indictment for charges related to allegations of abuse of power.
Under Texas law, if you are under indictment for a felony then your carry permit will be suspended until legal proceedings are finished.
Perry is also prohibited from buying firearms and ammunition while he is under indictment under Federal law (18 U.S. Code § 922).
Perry is known to carry a firearm. Back in 2010, Perry recounted a story in which he used a laser sighted Ruger LCP to kill a coyote that attacked his dog. From the Washington Post,
Perry (R) told the Associated Press on Tuesday that he needed just one shot from the laser-sighted pistol he sometimes carries while jogging to take down a coyote that menaced his puppy during a February run near Austin.
Perry said he carries his .380 Ruger — loaded with hollow-point bullets — when jogging on trails because he is afraid of snakes. But when a coyote came out of the brush toward his daughter’s Labrador retriever, Perry charged.
“Don’t attack my dog, or you might get shot . . . if you’re a coyote,” he said Tuesday.
Legal experts expect Perry to beat the charges, which many consider to be politically motivated.
According to Controversial Times,
Rick Perry, governor of Texas, has been indicted on two charges by a grand jury this afternoon.
Perry is now facing charges of felony counts of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant.
If convicted, Perry could face 5-99 years in prison on the abuse of official capacity charge and 2-10 years on the coercion of a public servant charge.