Republican Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blamed the Santa Fe High School shooting on abortion, divorce, and violent video games/movies (more video below).
During an interview on “This Week” Sunday, Patrick desperately tried to deflect the blame from the 300 million guns in the U.S.:
We have devalued life, whether it’s through abortion, whether it’s the breakup of families, through violent movies, and particularly violent video games. We have to look at ourselves, George, it’s not about the guns, it’s about us.
Host George Stephanopoulos destroyed Patrick’s claim with logic:
We also have violent video games in other developed countries. We have Twitter and Facebook in other developed countries, so how do you explain [that]… Americans of high school age are 82 times more likely to die of gun homicide than their peers in the rest of the developed world? That has to be connected to the availability of guns, doesn’t it?
Texas Lt. Gov. @DanPatrick points to violent media and desensitization as part of cause for deadly school shooting Friday, says schools need to be 'hard targets.'
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) May 20, 2018
On CNN, Patrick advised: “We need armed teachers.”
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) May 20, 2018