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'Games a bigger problem than guns' senator says

Not to be outdone by the Democratic senator who said violent games may have given the Sandy Hook shooter "false courage," a Republican senator from Tennessee said video games are actually a bigger problem than guns. Lamar Alexander's comments to MSNBC on the interplay of gun control and media violence were recorded by Daily Kos.


"I think video games is [sic] a bigger problem than guns, because video games affect people," Alexander said. "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."

A senior elected representative of the U.S. government (who served as Secretary of Education from 1991 to 1993) believes video games affect people more than guns do, or at least that's what he tells national news outlets.

Guns seem pretty good at affecting people, at least judging by all the first-person shooters we've played.

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.