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Rick Perry Biography

Title:
Secretary of Energy
Position:
Con to the question "Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted?"
Reasoning:

“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…

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.”

Jim Hoft, “TX Gov. Perry: The Piling on by Political Left to Use Massacre of Children to Advance Political Agenda Disgusts Me,” www.thegatewaypundit.com, Jan. 16, 2013

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • US Secretary of Energy, Mar. 2-2017-present
  • Republican Presidential Candidate, 2012
  • Governor, Texas, Dec. 21, 2000-Jan. 20, 2015
  • Lieutenant Governor, Texas, Jan. 19, 1999-Dec. 21, 2000
  • Commissioner of Agriculture, Texas, Jan. 21, 1991-Jan. 19, 1999
  • State Representative, Texas, Jan. 8, 1985-Jan. 8, 1991
  • Captain, US Air Force 772nd Tactical Airlift Squadron, 1972-1977
  • Education:
  • BS, Animal Science, Texas A&M, 1972
  • Contact Info:
    Phone
    202-586-5000
    Email
    [email protected]
    Website
    Department of Energy profile
    Other:
  • Lifetime member of the NRA and American Legion Post #75.
  • Married childhood sweetheart, Anita Thigpen, in 1982. The couple have two children, Griffin and Sydney.
  • Earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts.
  • Twitter handle: @SecretaryPerry
  • Quoted in:
    Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted in the United States? – Pro & Con Quotes