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WATCH: Texas lawmaker calls teachers part of a ‘well run militia’ following shooting that left 10 dead

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Dan Patrick is making his way around the Sunday talk shows, appearing both on CNN and ABC already in the wake of Friday’s horrific mass school shooting that left 10 people dead. The ultra-conservative religious extremist Texas Lt. Governor who is trying to heighten his national profile is making clear his view on guns and his interpretation of the Second Amendment.

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Guns “are a part of who we are as a nation,” Patrick told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “It is our Second Amendment.”

“You know, talking about a ‘well run militia,’ our Second Amendment, teachers are part of that well run militia, by the way,” Patrick insisted, condescendingly.

But the Republican Lt. Governor might want to re-read the Constitution.

It doesn’t say “well run militia.”

“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,” it states.

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That’s a “well regulated militia.”

And that’s a big difference.

Teachers across the nation overwhelmingly have insisted they do not want to carry guns in school, nor do they want more guns in school.

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