"Guns require a finger to pull the trigger."That's true. Sadly, Ricky's fingers are gonna have to itch themselves for at least another year—maybe more. Turns out there's federal law (and Texas law) that does not allow someone under indictment to carry arms. As the Austin American-Statesman points out, the law–18 USC 922(n) says:
It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person (1) is under indictment for, or has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.But, it gets so much better:
As an indictee, Perry’s state-issued Concealed Handgun License, assuming he still has one — his office didn’t know as of Tuesday afternoon — will be suspended until the case against him is decided [...]Teehee.
And, he noted, Perry can no longer carry a handgun while jogging on public property, as he was doing when he famously gunned down a menacing coyote in 2010.