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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blames video games, advocates arming teachers after Santa Fe shooting

May 20,2018 21:28

First he blamed doors, then he blamed video games. On Sunday, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick went on ABC's "This Week" to advocate for arming teachers, condemn video games and decry a culture that has "devalued life." "We cannot sit back and say it's the gun; ...



Photo: Michael Wyke, For The Chronicle

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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is recognized during the Houston Police Officers Memorial, held in conjunction with National Police Week, on Friday, May 18, 2018, in Houston, TX. (Michael Wyke / For the Chronicle)
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is recognized during the Houston Police Officers Memorial, held in conjunction with National Police Week, on Friday, May 18, 2018, in Houston, TX. (Michael Wyke / For the Chronicle)
Photo: Michael Wyke, For The Chronicle

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Sheri Shubert, from left, and her daughter Ryleigh Shubert, 12, place a fresh bandage on the bullet wound of Rome Shubert, 16, who was a victim of a shooting that took place in Santa Fe High School, Friday, May 18, 2018. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle ) less
Sheri Shubert, from left, and her daughter Ryleigh Shubert, 12, place a fresh bandage on the bullet wound of Rome Shubert, 16, who was a victim of a shooting that took place in Santa Fe High School, Friday, ... more
Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle / Houston Chronicle

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Rome Shubert, 16, now has two wounds on his back of his head, one is from when a bullet entered and the other one when it exit his body during a shooting that took place at Santa Fe High School where he is a student and an athlete. Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle ) less
Rome Shubert, 16, now has two wounds on his back of his head, one is from when a bullet entered and the other one when it exit his body during a shooting that took place at Santa Fe High School where he is a ... more
Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle / Houston Chronicle

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Kelly Fisher pauses while her relative, Sadie Baze, talks about Baze’s daughter, Shana Fisher, 16, who died in the Santa Fe High School shooting.

Kelly Fisher pauses while her relative, Sadie Baze, talks about Baze’s daughter, Shana Fisher, 16, who died in the Santa Fe High School shooting.

Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle / Houston Chronicle
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Flags at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Flags at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

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Host family daughter, Jaelyn Cogburn is over come with emotions when talking about her exchange student / friend, Sabika Sheikh, killed in Santa Fe High School shooting at Masjid Sabireen Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Stafford. M.J. Khan is in the background. less
Host family daughter, Jaelyn Cogburn is over come with emotions when talking about her exchange student / friend, Sabika Sheikh, killed in Santa Fe High School shooting at Masjid Sabireen Sunday, May 20, 2018, ... more
Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle

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Prayers are offered for exchange student, Sabika Sheikh, killed in Santa Fe High School shooting at Masjid Sabireen Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Stafford.
Prayers are offered for exchange student, Sabika Sheikh, killed in Santa Fe High School shooting at Masjid Sabireen Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Stafford.
Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle

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Host family Joleen, Jason and daughter, Jaelyn Cogburn support each other during a memorial service for exchange student / friend, Sabika Sheikh, killed in Santa Fe High School shooting at Masjid Sabireen Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Stafford. less
Host family Joleen, Jason and daughter, Jaelyn Cogburn support each other during a memorial service for exchange student / friend, Sabika Sheikh, killed in Santa Fe High School shooting at Masjid Sabireen ... more
Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle
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Host family Joleen, Jason and daughter, Jaelyn Cogburn support each other during a memorial service for exchange student / friend, Sabika Sheikh, killed in Santa Fe High School shooting at Masjid Sabireen Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Stafford. Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella is at left. less
Host family Joleen, Jason and daughter, Jaelyn Cogburn support each other during a memorial service for exchange student / friend, Sabika Sheikh, killed in Santa Fe High School shooting at Masjid Sabireen ... more
Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle

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Prayers are offered for exchange student, Sabika Sheikh, killed in Santa Fe High School shooting at Masjid Sabireen Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Stafford.
Prayers are offered for exchange student, Sabika Sheikh, killed in Santa Fe High School shooting at Masjid Sabireen Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Stafford.
Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle

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Iman Tauqeer Shah leads prayers for exchange student, Sabika Sheikh, killed in Santa Fe High School shooting at Masjid Sabireen Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Stafford.
Iman Tauqeer Shah leads prayers for exchange student, Sabika Sheikh, killed in Santa Fe High School shooting at Masjid Sabireen Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Stafford.
Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle

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M.J. Khan (foreground) aids in bring the remains of exchange student, Sabika Sheikh, killed in the Santa Fe High School shooting brought into Masjid Sabireen Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Stafford.
M.J. Khan (foreground) aids in bring the remains of exchange student, Sabika Sheikh, killed in the Santa Fe High School shooting brought into Masjid Sabireen Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Stafford.
Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle
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Sabika Sheikh's host family and friends comfort each other outside Masjid Al-Sabireen after funeral prayers for the exchange on Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Stafford, Texas Sheikh was killed during the school shooting at Santa Fe High School. less
Sabika Sheikh's host family and friends comfort each other outside Masjid Al-Sabireen after funeral prayers for the exchange on Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Stafford, Texas Sheikh was killed during the school ... more
Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

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Prayers are offered for exchange student, Sabika Sheikh, killed in Santa Fe High School shooting at Masjid Sabireen Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Stafford.
Prayers are offered for exchange student, Sabika Sheikh, killed in Santa Fe High School shooting at Masjid Sabireen Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Stafford.
Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle

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Students, parents and sympathizers pause after Samantha Rodriguez and her son Tavo (not pictured) hung 10 Teddy Bears with wings on the Santa Fe High School marquee for the victims of the shooting Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe. less
Students, parents and sympathizers pause after Samantha Rodriguez and her son Tavo (not pictured) hung 10 Teddy Bears with wings on the Santa Fe High School marquee for the victims of the shooting Sunday, May ... more
Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle

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Worshipers pray during a service intended to honor their victims of a mass shooting and the first responders at Arcadia First Baptist Church, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe.
Worshipers pray during a service intended to honor their victims of a mass shooting and the first responders at Arcadia First Baptist Church, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe.
Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle
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Nathan Jordan, 18, a senior student at Alvin High School becomes emotional during a service at the Arcadia First Baptist Church two days after a shooting that killed 10 people at the Santa Fe High School. Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe. less
Nathan Jordan, 18, a senior student at Alvin High School becomes emotional during a service at the Arcadia First Baptist Church two days after a shooting that killed 10 people at the Santa Fe High School. ... more
Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle

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A woman approaches Texas Governor Greg Abbott to embrace him at the Arcadia First Baptist Church, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe two days after a shooting at the Santa Fe High School.
A woman approaches Texas Governor Greg Abbott to embrace him at the Arcadia First Baptist Church, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe two days after a shooting at the Santa Fe High School.
Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott shakes hands with a man arriving to the Arcadia First Baptist Church, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas, after a school shooting at Santa Fe High School on Friday killed at least 10 people. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP) less
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott shakes hands with a man arriving to the Arcadia First Baptist Church, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas, after a school shooting at Santa Fe High School on Friday killed at least ... more
Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Associated Press

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A woman prays during a service at the Arcadia First Baptist Church, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe. The Texas Governor Greg Abbott joined the Arcadia First Baptist Church congregation to worship together two days after a shooting killed eight people at the Santa Fe High School. less
A woman prays during a service at the Arcadia First Baptist Church, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe. The Texas Governor Greg Abbott joined the Arcadia First Baptist Church congregation to worship together two ... more
Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle
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Worshipers pray during a service intended to honor their victims of a mass shooting and the first responders at Arcadia First Baptist Church, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe.
Worshipers pray during a service intended to honor their victims of a mass shooting and the first responders at Arcadia First Baptist Church, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe.
Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle

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The Governor of Texas Greg Abbott joins a congregation in prayer at the Arcadia First Baptist Church two days after a shooting killed 10 people at Santa Fe High School, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe. Eight of the people killed were students. less
The Governor of Texas Greg Abbott joins a congregation in prayer at the Arcadia First Baptist Church two days after a shooting killed 10 people at Santa Fe High School, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe. Eight ... more
Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle

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A woman approaches Texas Governor Greg Abbott to embrace him at the Arcadia First Baptist Church, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe two days after a shooting at the Santa Fe High School.
A woman approaches Texas Governor Greg Abbott to embrace him at the Arcadia First Baptist Church, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe two days after a shooting at the Santa Fe High School.
Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle

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Nathan Jordan, 18, a senior student at Alvin High School worships at the Arcadia First Baptist Church during a service meant to honor the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe. less
Nathan Jordan, 18, a senior student at Alvin High School worships at the Arcadia First Baptist Church during a service meant to honor the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in ... more
Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle
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A couple holds hands in prayer during a Arcadia First Baptist Church service where Texas Governor Greg Abbott has arrive to get to know the community after the Santa Fe shooting. Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Santa Fe. less
A couple holds hands in prayer during a Arcadia First Baptist Church service where Texas Governor Greg Abbott has arrive to get to know the community after the Santa Fe shooting. Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Santa ... more
Photo: Marie D. De Jesus

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Arcadia First Baptist Church congregation gather to worship two days after the Santa Fe High School shooting, Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Santa Fe.
Arcadia First Baptist Church congregation gather to worship two days after the Santa Fe High School shooting, Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Santa Fe.
Photo: Marie D. De Jesus

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A billboard of of I-45 near Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School.
A billboard of of I-45 near Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School.
Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

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Flags at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Flags at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle
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Television newscasters prepare to give updates newr a memorial in front of Santa Fe High School on Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School. less
Television newscasters prepare to give updates newr a memorial in front of Santa Fe High School on Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at ... more
Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

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Balloons in Santa Fe's school colors attached to a fence outside the school's baseball field on Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School. less
Balloons in Santa Fe's school colors attached to a fence outside the school's baseball field on Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at ... more
Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

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A rainbow lines up with Highway 6, near Santa Fe High School on Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers.
A rainbow lines up with Highway 6, near Santa Fe High School on Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers.
Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

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A chalked memorial on a tree saying "In loving memory" in front of Santa Fe High School where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers.
A chalked memorial on a tree saying "In loving memory" in front of Santa Fe High School where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers.
Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle
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A podium is set up outside Santa Fe High School for official press conferences on Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers.
A podium is set up outside Santa Fe High School for official press conferences on Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers.
Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

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The remains of exchange student, Sabika Sheikh, killed in the Santa Fe High School shooting is brought into Masjid Sabireen Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Stafford.
The remains of exchange student, Sabika Sheikh, killed in the Santa Fe High School shooting is brought into Masjid Sabireen Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Stafford.
Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle

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Onlookers who could not get into the mosque, look through the window during funeral prayers for Sabika Sheikh, an exchange student from Pakistan who was killed at Santa Fe High School, at Masjid Al-Sabireen, on Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Stafford. less
Onlookers who could not get into the mosque, look through the window during funeral prayers for Sabika Sheikh, an exchange student from Pakistan who was killed at Santa Fe High School, at Masjid Al-Sabireen, on ... more
Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

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Television newscasters prepare to give updates newr a memorial in front of Santa Fe High School on Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School. less
Television newscasters prepare to give updates newr a memorial in front of Santa Fe High School on Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at ... more
Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle
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