Gov. Perry responds to President Obama's executive actions - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Gov. Perry responds to President Obama's executive actions

AUSTIN, TX -

Texas Governor Rick Perry released a statement on Wednesday in response to President Obama's executive actions, which were unveiled Wednesday morning.

This is the statement from Governor Perry:

"The Vice President's committee was appointed in response to the tragedy at Newtown, but very few of his recommendations have anything to do with what happened there.

"Guns require a finger to pull the trigger. The sad young man who did that in Newtown was clearly haunted by demons and no gun law could have saved the children in Sandy Hook Elementary from his terror.

"There is evil prowling in the world – it shows up in our movies, video games and online fascinations, and finds its way into vulnerable hearts and minds. As a free people, let us choose what kind of people we will be. Laws, the only redoubt of secularism, will not suffice. Let us all return to our places of worship and pray for help. Above all, let us pray for our children.

"In fact, the piling on by the political left, and their cohorts in the media, to use the massacre of little children to advance a pre-existing political agenda that would not have saved those children, disgusts me, personally. The second amendment to the Constitution is a basic right of free people and cannot be nor will it be abridged by the executive power of this or any other president."

Copyright 2013 KLTV. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Two LCCP students named Bourque Scholars

    Two LCCP students named Bourque Scholars

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:45 AM EDT2018-04-19 11:45:55 GMT
    Jackie Garza and Tajah Wilson named 2018 Bourque Scholars. (Source: KPLC)Jackie Garza and Tajah Wilson named 2018 Bourque Scholars. (Source: KPLC)
    Jackie Garza and Tajah Wilson named 2018 Bourque Scholars. (Source: KPLC)Jackie Garza and Tajah Wilson named 2018 Bourque Scholars. (Source: KPLC)

    Two Lake Charles College Prep students earn $1,500 scholarships as this year's Bourque Scholars. LCCP awards the scholarships to outstanding juniors to help them earn college credit before starting their senior year.

    More >>

    Two Lake Charles College Prep students earn $1,500 scholarships as this year's Bourque Scholars. LCCP awards the scholarships to outstanding juniors to help them earn college credit before starting their senior year.

    More >>
  • Shorty gets a new ride

    Shorty gets a new ride

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:29 AM EDT2018-04-19 11:29:37 GMT
    KPLC-TVKPLC-TV

    Shorty Breaux is showing off his new three-wheeler and thanking those involved.  

    More >>

    Shorty Breaux is showing off his new three-wheeler and thanking those involved.  

    More >>
  • Business seeing the effects of Trump's tax cuts and job act

    Business seeing the effects of Trump's tax cuts and job act

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:23 AM EDT2018-04-19 11:23:05 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Businesses across the country are starting to see the effects of President Trump's tax cuts and jobs act. The corporate tax rate slashed from 35 percent to 21 percent, but are any of those tax savings businesses are getting being passed on to customers? Entergy Louisiana customers can expect an average rate reduction of $4.20 a month starting this May, according to Entergy senior manager Chip Arnold. The tax cuts and jobs act went into effect in January, and while business own...More >>
    Businesses across the country are starting to see the effects of President Trump's tax cuts and jobs act. The corporate tax rate slashed from 35 percent to 21 percent, but are any of those tax savings businesses are getting being passed on to customers? Entergy Louisiana customers can expect an average rate reduction of $4.20 a month starting this May, according to Entergy senior manager Chip Arnold. The tax cuts and jobs act went into effect in January, and while business own...More >>
Powered by Frankly