U.S. Senator: "I Think Video Games Is a Bigger Problem Than Guns"

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Jan. 30 2013 3:26 PM

U.S. Senator: "I Think Video Games Is a Bigger Problem Than Guns"

In the course of the gun control debate, gun advocates have often sought to link real-world shootings to fictional violence, albeit without much evidence. In response, those who favor gun control sometimes try to reduce these arguments to absurdity, e.g., "Real guns don't kill people, fake guns do." But in an interview today on MSNBC, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander made it clear that's pretty much exactly what he believes.

Alexander's precise words: "I think video games is a bigger problem than guns." Because why, Senator? "Because video games affect people."

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