- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s indictment on felony corruption charges means he can no longer carry a concealed weapon under state law.

Federal law also prohibits him from being able to buy more guns or ammunition, as long as the indictment is pending, Reuters reported.

The 2016 GOP presidential hopeful is an avid gun rights supporter and has said he used a pistol he carried under his concealed weapons permit to shoot a coyote while jogging in Austin in 2010.

Mr. Perry was indicted after following through on a threat to veto $7.5 million in funding for the state public integrity unit run from the Travis County District attorney’s office if the district attorney, Rosemary Lehmberg, did not resign.

Mr. Perry has entered a not guilty plea to the charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public official.

• Kellan Howell can be reached at khowell@washingtontimes.com.

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