Speaking to MSNBC today, Sen. Lamar Alexander of (R-Tennessee) claimed that video games were a bigger problem than guns (video below).
When asked about proposals such as requiring universal background checks to buy guns, Sen. Alexander said: "I’m going to wait and see on all of these bills. I think video games is 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.”
Sen. Alexander did not say exactly how video games could actually harm people as guns do.
National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre has also blamed violent video games (even though the NRA produces video games) for the gun violence.