You can’t make this stuff up. Then again, why would you want to?
This morning on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” with host Chuck Todd, Republican Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) claimed that video games were worse than guns, stating, “I think video games is a bigger problem than guns, because video games affect people.”
Granted, Senator Alexander is a fairly old man, and video-games have gotten pretty life-like in the past decade. Does he think every time you kill a prostitute in “Grand Theft Auto” that a real hooker dies?
Nevermind that there is no proven link between video games and “real life” gun violence, (Just like there was no correlation with heavy metal music 40 years ago) the fact that a sitting U.S. Senator said out loud that essentially, “Video games kill more people than guns do” is something everyone should pause and digest.
I guess technically he’s correct: Video games probably do affect more people than guns do. Bullet-ridden corpses aren’t considered people anymore, right?
–Sean Kemmerer is a freelance writer, administrator of Politics Without The Crazy Pills, can be followed @Walkofshameband, and thinks Pong was way too violent with the ball being slammed back and forth and such.