Governor Rick Perry of Texas told a gathering of Tea Party faithful that he felt bad about what happened in Connecticut but warned that people should not have a “knee-jerk reaction” by trying to restrict guns. he made clear that Texas had no intention on changing its gun laws, which allow a person with a license to carry a handgun anywhere in the state.

The meeting was picketed by 30 members of the Save Texas Schools group protesting the cuts of $5.4 billion in state funding in the last legislative session.

In the new session this coming spring, the Legislature plans to restore some cuts but will increase the burden of testing and will take up vouchers.

Save Texas Schools plans a massive rally at the state Capitol in Austin on February 23.

I will be there to speak as will the great Texas superintendent John Kuhn.

If you care about public education in Texas, please join us.