Later in the interview, he clarifies that he believes in the same number of EXITS but fewer ENTRANCES. Does Dan Patrick know how doors work
— erin ryan (@morninggloria) May 20, 2018
Oh fer fuck’s sake:
Texas GOP Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said after the nation’s latest school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, that teachers need guns, parents should secure firearms safely at home, and schools should eliminate some of their entrances.
“We need our teachers to be armed,” Patrick said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Patrick also called for “gun control at home,” with firearms out of childrens’ reach, but declined to say whether he would support requiring that by law, saying Texas holds gun owners “very responsible.”
“Be sure that your kids and grandkids or anyone who might have access to your home cannot get your guns,” Patrick said.
The latest school shooting in Texas on Friday left 10 people dead and 13 others wounded. In the wake of the shooting, Patrick blamed the deaths in part on “too many entrances and too many exits.”
Patrick repeated his argument about entrances on Sunday.
“We need to get down to one or two entrances into our schools,” Patrick said, adding, “You have the necessary exits for fire, of course, but we have to funnel our students into our schools so we can put eyes on them.”
Texas, being Texas, will probably make this guy their next governor.
One of my wingnut friends from the Army who resides in Texas had a comment thread on Facebook about the shooting, and one of his fellow travelers blamed the shooting on liberal laws, stating that if teachers had been allowed to spank the guy for wearing a trenchcoat every day, this never would have happened. Which is only about as dumb as blaming this shooter on the wide availability of… doors.