I'm a bit skeptical of this award to the Texas governor. Sounds a bit like Obama's Nobel peace prize. However, under Rick Perry's watch, Texas did pass a statute explicitly making it legal for an unlicensed citizen to carry a gun in their own vehicle. Before it was ambiguous, and the police took advantage of the situation by arresting people who had a gun. The charges always got dismissed, but not before the citizens had to go through all the rigamarole with the arrest, defending it, etc.. I think a Houston police chief was quoted as saying, "You can get out of the time, but you can't get out of the ride." And you couldn't sue the police, because...well...the law was ambiguous. Now you can.