According to a recent poll from Public Policy Polling, 67 percent of Republicans believe that video games are a “bigger safety threat” than guns. Only 14 percent of Republicans believe that guns are more dangerous than video games.
However, there is no scientific evidence showing that video games are more dangerous than guns or that video games somehow control people and force them to commit murder with guns.
The Violence Policy Center reports that states with high gun ownership numbers and weak gun control laws have the most gun deaths. Those states are Louisiana, Mississippi, Alaska, Alabama, and Nevada.
Ever since the tragic Sandy Hook School mass murder, Republicans and the NRA (which donates heavily to Republican candidates) have tried to shift the debate away from gun control by drawing attention to violent video games and mental health problems.
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Source: Public Policy Polling