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As I write this, the initial police reports say that the alleged killer, Adam Lanza, used his mother's guns, which she had legally registered. He used two ordinary handguns. One was said to be a 9mm Sig Sauer -- which is the same gun that I have at home for self defense.

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Rick Perry Will Not Run
For Governor in 2016

What lies ahead for Texas?

In a press conference in San Antonio, TX, today, Gov. Rick Perry announced he would not be running for governor next election cycle. Perry, who launched a failed bid for the White House in 2012  ruled out a 2016 presidential run.

Perry won the Texas governorship over a decade ago, when then-Governor Bush departed to run for, and win, the 2001 Presidential election. He has since served three terms, the longest tenure of any governor of the state.

The debate now turns to how Perry will continue to serve the state for his last 18 more months and who Texas will turn to next term. One theory has Attorney General Greg Abbott taking  the position, and according to The Texas Tribune, he has been planning to do so for some time already.

Abbott is collecting résumés and assembling a gubernatorial campaign team. He??s shaking hands, giving speeches and edging his way onto the covers of small-town newspapers across the state. He also just opened a new campaign headquarters ?? an entire floor of the Texas Association of Broadcasters building in downtown Austin, according to a Republican consultant familiar with Abbott’s campaign.

On Sunday, Perry spoke on “Fox News Sunday,” about his political future and reacted to Public Policy Polling’s results that indicate over 60 percent of Texans didn’t believe he should run for a fourth term. See the full video below.

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