At least, according to US Senator Lamar Alexander they will. In a conversation with NBC News’ Chuck Todd yesterday, Alexander spouted some half-conceived gibberish about video games and their relation (presumably) to guns and gun violence in particular.
In his words: “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.”
Because video games affect people…
I’d like to take a moment here to compare something for you, if I may. This is a popular video game:
And this is a popular gun:
One of these items encourages people to spend hours on their couch. I’ll leave it to you to figure out which one it is. Here’s a hint: it’s not the one that turns mothers into widows.
I’m not usually an anti-gun advocate. I love target shooting and wouldn’t mind getting my firearms license at some point in the future. But arguments like these are almost enough to change my mind entirely.
Because, at this point, if I see one more stupid person spouting off like this on TV, I might just play me some Halo 4…