The Liberals pounced like greased lightening on this one. He meant to say 'incident' but it came out 'accident'. According to his press secretary he misspoke. I can buy that. Of course the MSM is going to make a big deal out of it. They tried to put it in the same context as their favorite presidential candidate who infamously claimed she was shot at by snipers in Bosnia and later said she misspoke. Little different don't you think?
Perry's right, Obama wasted no time blaming it on gun control. It's now all over Twitter… the "right wing" and the NRA are responsible for the shooting.
(Raise your hand if you think the NRA endorses this?)
Using this logic... a fork is responsible for Michael Moore's morbid obesity. The AMA was the culprit when Helen Smith died on the operating table. Ford Motor Company is to blame for building the car which Pedro Rodriguez (here illegally... arrested and released 4 times) drove drunk killing a family of four in ahead-on collision.
Liberals claimed the same crap in the Gifford shooting. Did you know the Colorado shooter (Holmes) great-grandfather was a Republican? I just made that up. But if I posted it somewhere liberals would line up to buy tickets.
I read an article recently which claimed there are about 350 million guns in America. I'm not trying to minimize the tragedy in Charleston but when you look at that huge number those killed by guns is relatively small. For comparison every 2-hours, three people are killed in alcohol-related highway crashes.
Not to mention most people killed by guns are killed by someone in procession of a gun illegally. How will more restrictive gun laws be effective for those who don't follow the law? And of course we all know before the advent of the firearm no one died as a result of violence. Yet if it was up to Barry decreeing another Executive Order he would hunt down these guns and get rid of them. It would not be problem, but getting rid of 12 million illegals is an insurmountable task.
What I am saying here is this. Lets suppose Roof 2 hours before the service placed a pipe bomb underneath one of the pews setting it to go off during the service. In the explosion 9 innocent people died.
Would any of us feel any better now... whether you're a Republican or Democrat?
Presidential candidate Rick Perry called this week's Charleston Church shooting an "accident" in a recent interview — an apparent slip of the tongue, his spokesman said later.
Perry entered the topic by calling President Obama's gun control message in the wake of the South Carolina tragedy, a "knee-jerk reaction," when prompted by a Newsmax reporter.
"This is the M.O. of this administration, anytime there is a accident like this," Perry told Steve Malzberg. "You know, the president's clear. He doesn't like for Americans to have guns, and so he uses every opportunity — this being another one — to basically go parrot that message."
Shortly after Perry's remark became a headline of its own, as well as a trending topic on social media, the politician's press secretary Travis Considine claimed the former governor misspoke. "From the context of his comments, it is clear Gov. Perry meant incident," Considine said in a statement.
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Also on topic, Perry said that he wasn't sure if the shooting was an act of terror, but that it was indeed a "crime of hate."
He also suggested that confessed shooter, 21-year-old Dylann Roof, may have been "medicated." One of Perry's platforms is the issue of opioids he alleges are being handed out too easily to ex-military members.
"I know for a fact, being a substantial supporter of our military and our veterans, that the Veterans Administration, for instance, is handing out these opioids in massive amounts," Perry said. "And then people question, 'Well then why can't these young individuals get work?' or 'Why is the suicide rate so high?'"
This isn't the only time Perry has made a public political gaffe while running for the nation's highest office. During the 2012 debate, Perry was unable to remember the third federal agency that he planned to eliminate if elected president.
Roof is accused of killing the nine victims at the historic black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston on Wednesday night.