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US Senator calls video games "a bigger problem than guns"

"Because video games affect people."

An actual US senator claimed that video games are a bigger problem than guns earlier today on MSNBC (via DailyKOS).

When host Chuck Todd asked about universal background checks, the inexplicably elected Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander abruptly changed the topic to video games.

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

Well, sure, video games do affect people - I was quite affected myself by that thing that happened at the end of The Walking Dead season one - but I'm not sure it was as affecting as a bullet in the lungs would be.

At least not all US senators are this delusional. An avid World of Warcraft player won the election for State Senate in Maine last year after a hilarious smear campaign against her gaming ways.

Cover image for YouTube videoRepublican senator says guns don't kill people, video games do