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.”

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.

But freedom-lovers? Not so much:

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

More from Malloy’s speech:

Just so long as they’re not protecting themselves.

Full text of the governor’s prepared remarks here: