Guy out walking with his dog, confronted by coyote, promptly blows its head off…That guy is running for President
(Austin, Texas) Pistol-packing Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a message for wily coyotes out there: Don’t mess with my dog. Perry told The Associated Press on Tuesday 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 will carry his .380 Ruger – loaded with hollow-point bullets – when jogging on trails because he is afraid of snakes. He’d also seen coyotes in the undeveloped area. When one 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. Perry, a Republican running for a third full term against Democrat Bill White, is living in a private house in a hilly area southwest of downtown Austin while the Governor’s Mansion is being repaired after a 2008 fire. A concealed handgun permit holder, Perry carries the pistol in a belt.
This story is from back in 2010, but Rick Perry just announced that he is running for President in 2012. The Republican Texas Governor is basically everything you would expect out of a Texan. I mean, who doesn’t jog with a laser-sighted pistol…just in case. The GOP field just got a whole lot more interesting. Putin can shoot all the sharks, tigers, people, and killer whales he wants…but he should be on notice that Rick Perry could be coming for him.
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