Rick Perry on possible 2016 presidential run: ‘America is a great place for second chances’

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      Jamie Weinstein

      Jamie Weinstein is Senior Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and The Washington Examiner, among many other publications. He also worked as the Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper and is the winner of the 2011 "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest. A regular on Fox News and other cable news outlets, Weinstein received a master’s degree in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in history and government from Cornell University in 2006. He is the author of the political satire, "The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer."

Facing off with late night show host Jimmy Kimmel Wednesday morning, Rick Perry advised the ABC funny man that he does interviews while packing heat.

“I do interviews with a gun,” Perry said — presumably joking, but who knows? — after Kimmel recounted how the Texas governor once killed a coyote during a jog and questioned why he would carry a gun on his runs.

Perry also explained to Kimmel his position on decriminalizing marijuana and whether he is considering another presidential run in 2016.

“Why would you run for president? I mean, it didn’t go that great last time,” Kimmel quipped.

“You know, America is a great place for second chances,” Perry retorted.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” is filming in Austin, Texas this week during the South by Southwest conference.

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