Straw mania: Gov. Malloy says ‘Freedom is not a handgun on the hip of every teacher’

Actually, what Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy said during his 2013 State of the State address today was, “Let me be clear. Freedom is not a handgun on the hip of every teacher.”

Gov. Malloy: “Let me be clear: Freedom is not a handgun on the hip of every teacher.”

— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) January 9, 2013

Why won’t anyone let these Democrats be clear? Evidently his message was clear enough to get AFT president Randi Weingarten’s stamp of approval.

Gov Malloy in SOTS: “Freedom is not a handgun on the hip of every teacher&security should not mean a guard posted outside every classroom”

— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) January 9, 2013

But freedom-lovers? Not so much:

BURN THAT STRAWMAN. BURN IT WITH FIRE. RT @mikememoli: Gov. Malloy: “Let me be clear: Freedom is not a handgun on the hip of every teacher.”

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) January 9, 2013

Banning it, isn’t freedom either. MT @mpoindc: RT @jonbcnews: Malloy: ” … Freedom is not a handgun on the hip of every teacher.”

— MJ (@MJ_GOP) January 9, 2013

Asinine quote – “Freedom is not a handgun on the hip of every teacher and security should not mean a guard posted outside every classroom.”

— redinbluestate#5 (@redinbluestate5) January 9, 2013

Which no one is suggesting. Good grief. “@mikememoli: Gov. Malloy: “Let me be clear: Freedom is not a handgun on the hip of every teacher.””

— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) January 9, 2013

What, you don’t remember the cries of “Force them to arm themselves for FREEEEEDOOOOOM!!111″?

More from Malloy’s speech:

When it comes to preventing future acts of violence in our school, more guns are not the answer.

— Governor Dan Malloy (@GovMalloyOffice) January 9, 2013

Today, our focus will be first and foremost on protecting #CT families

— Governor Dan Malloy (@GovMalloyOffice) January 9, 2013

Just so long as they’re not protecting themselves.

Full text of the governor’s prepared remarks here:

Text of Gov. Malloy’s 2013 State of the State address: governor.ct.gov/malloy/cwp/vie… #ctgov

— Governor Dan Malloy (@GovMalloyOffice) January 9, 2013

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