Perry: Children need extra care in shooting's wake
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling on the state's parents to take extra time with their children in the wake of the Connecticut school shootings that left 20 children dead.
Perry's voice broke and he stopped for several seconds during his remarks Monday before a tea party meeting in the Fort Worth suburb of North Richland Hills. He began a speech about the upcoming legislative session by addressing the Friday massacre in Newtown, Conn.
Perry says the thought of parents dropping off their children at school, never to see them again, "is not right."
He didn't address, however, whether new laws are needed to address gun control or other issues. He says "there's going to be plenty of time to have conversations about this or that."
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