This US Politician Just Blamed The Latest School Shooting On Too Many Doors
If only the shooter hadn't had such easy access to... a door.
As the United States comes to terms with yet another school shooting, a conservative politician has gone to astounding lengths to come up with an alternative to gun control, suggesting instead that tragedies like the one in Santa Fe could be avoided if schools had fewer doors.
On Friday, nine students and one teacher were killed after a 17-year-old gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School. It is the country’s 22nd school shooting for the year, which comes out to more than one per week.
Naturally, the attack sparked fresh calls for gun control, but the militantly pro-gun Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick had a different suggestion.
“We may have to look at the design of our schools moving forward, and retrofitting schools that are already built,” Patrick told reporters just hours after the shooting.
“What I mean by that is that there are too many entrances and too many exits to our over 8000 campuses in Texas.”
“There aren’t enough people to put a guard at every entrance and exit,” he added. “Maybe we need to look at limiting the entrances and exits into schools, so that we can have law enforcement looking at the people who come in.”
“We’re gonna have to be creative. We’re gonna have to think out of the box.”
For those of you playing at home, you can now add “getting ridding of doors” along with “giving teachers guns” and “arming students with rocks” to the list of things gutless politicians would rather do than risk pissing off the NRA.
Even if it means more kids getting murdered.
WATCH: After another school shooting, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says designs of schools have to be reviewed, looking at ways to limit entrances and exits, and perhaps limiting to a single entrance for students: “We’re going to have to be creative.” https://t.co/4XyS5FT1UN pic.twitter.com/HZ8Vea5gru
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 18, 2018
Guns don’t kill people. Doors kill people. https://t.co/uFQ5WiEIMl
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) May 18, 2018
curious that Dan Patrick is anti-door when he is clearly a knob
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) May 18, 2018