I often find it amusing that people in fairly high levels of control and power in the Country are so stupid. Republican Senator Lamar Alexandar said something stupid today that caught my eye during an MSNBC interview about gun control proposals being debated right now. Apparently, guns don't kill people, video games kill people!
CHUCK TODD (MSNBC): Can you envision a way of supporting the universal background checks bill?
LAMAR ALEXANDER: Chuck, I'm going to wait and see on all of these bills. I think video games is [sic] a bigger problem than guns, because video games affect people. But the First Amendment limits what we can do about video games and the Second Amendment to the Constitution limits what we can do about guns.
Seriously? Video games are a bigger problem than guns? How many kids have been accidentally killed this year because they found their dad's video game console? How many drug involved video game killings were there in Milwaukee or any other city this year?
Here's a fact: Every other industrialized Country in the world plays the same video games as we do here in America.
I know this because they're always talking trash in foreign languages over the in game chat when I'm killing them in Call of Duty Black Ops II.
Joking aside (Although I'm not really joking, I mop up in team deathmatch) blaming video games or music or movies as the reason American's kill an astronomical number of people with guns compared to other Countries who listen to the same music, play the same video games and watch the same movies is not only a diversionary tactic from addressing the real issue, it's stupid on an intellectual level.
Maybe the very important and serious Senator from Tennessee could explain that, or the intrepid reporter could point it out. Or point out the fact that despite our media being exactly the same as the rest of the world, the one thing that they don't have is insane gun laws that allow military grade weapons in the hands of the mentally unstable.