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Thursday, January 31, 2013

"I think video games is a bigger problem than guns, because video games affect people."

Posted by David Schmader on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 9:44 AM

So sayeth Lamar Alexander, Republican Senator of Tennessee:

As The Jed Report at DailyKos notes, "To repeat, those words came from the lips of a United States Senator. A Republican United States Senator, to be precise. Supposedly, he's one of the brightest bulbs in the Senate Republican conference. The first President Bush thought he was so smart that he appointed him to be Secretary of Education for the entire nation."

And as Sherman Alexie—celebrated author—Tweeted, "Blaming video games for gun violence is like blaming Monopoly for insider trading and slum lords."

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