After School Shooting, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Boldly Suggests... Door Control

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Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • Republicans, who have so far sought to address school shootings by offering prayers, arming teachers, equipping students with clear backpacks, and increasing security at schools, now have another strategy: limit the number of entryways (what Jezebel senior editor Joanna Rothkopf dubbed “door control”). In the wake of the school shooting outside Houston, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a staunch opponent of gun control, offered this: “Maybe we need to look at limiting the entrances and exits into our schools.” Then he went all-in with this very bad solution, which is also a serious fire hazard: “Had there been one single entrance possibly for every student, maybe he would have been stopped.” It’s amazing, and sad, how far Republicans will go to avoid addressing gun control. [Vox]
  • Donald Trump tried to coerce U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan to increase the shipping rates that the U.S. Postal Service charges Amazon.com and other businesses. [Washington Post]
  • The Farm Bill, which subsidized farmers but imposed work requirements on recipients of federal welfare programs like SNAP, has failed in the House. [New York Times]
  • Trump wants to fire the person who snitched on the person who joked about John McCain dying, but not the person who actually joked about John McCain dying. [AP]
  • A man angry about Donald Trump fired shots at the Trump National Golf Course in Miami on Friday morning, injuring an officer. The suspect was wounded by gunfire. [AP]
  • Stormy Daniels’s lawyer has released his long-awaited skincare routine. AHAs, baby! [Vanity Fair]
  • Georgia GOP gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams’ “deportation bus” peppered with slogans like “FILL THIS BUS WITH ILLEGALS” and “DANGER! MURDERERS, RAPISTS, KIDNAPPERS, CHILD MOLESTORS [sic], AND OTHER CRIMINALS ON BOARD.” has broken down and banned by YouTube, Cracker Barrel, and elsewhere. [DailyKos]
  • This White House video on Laurel vs. Yanny makes me want to cut off my own flesh and sew it into a quilt and remain under its covers until the end of time. [The White House/Twitter]
  • The House will vote on DACA before the end of June thanks, in part, to moderate Republicans. [BuzzFeed]
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Prachi Gupta is a senior reporter at Jezebel.

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DISCUSSION

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a staunch opponent of gun control, offered this: “Maybe we need to look at limiting the entrances and exits into our schools.”

Out of all the dumb ideas, this one may be the dumbest. It does not surprise me in the slightest, that a Texas republican said it. Someone should ask him why there wasn’t a good guy with a gun there to stop the massacre?

Maybe, just maybe, this one time. More guns are not the solution.