The Big Conversation:
Texas officials' response to the Newtown school shooting has incurred the wrath of a Connecticut politician.
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, a Democrat who represents a district close to Newtown, slammed Gov. Rick Perry for suggesting after the tragedy that teachers should be able to carry guns in schools.
"The notion that more Americans … in the words of Gov. Perry, 'packing heat' will make us safer is not founded in reality, facts or history," Himes said at a press conference in Washington, as Hearst reports. "It is founded in the fantasy of testosterone-laden individuals who ...