Saturday, December 10, 2022

Texas congressman alleges mass shootings over ‘dang smartphones’

Although guns are, by definition, a part of every single mass shooting, many Republican politicians are trying to blame themselves on something else, anything other than firearms.

On Wednesday, Rep. Pat Fallon (R-Texas) brought up another cause of gun violence that doesn’t actually involve guns.

If you’re reading this on his phone, you might want to sit down – because he’s blaming the smartphone.

during At a hearing Wednesday by the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Fallon rejected a call for new gun rules that suggested there were guns long before the relatively recent start of mass shootings.

Fallon told the committee, “Guns have always been readily available in this country, but mass shootings, and especially mass shootings of schools, were non-existent or extremely rare until they were a recent phenomenon.” became.”

“So what happens changed in the last 50 years?” he asked, before offering his own theory.

“There has been a noticeable breakdown of family, an erosion of trust and a massive seismic decline in social interaction due to the overuse of these dangerous smartphones and the proliferation of social media, which might be better characterized as anti-social. -Social media,” he said, holding his own device as a visual aid.

As noted above, Fallon isn’t the only person making suggestions for reducing gun violence that doesn’t include curbing guns—especially in the wake of last month’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

GOP US Senate candidate Herschelle Walker in Georgia had a head-scratching suggestion for preventing future genocide.

“What about getting a department that can look at young men who are looking at women who are looking at social media,” he said.

In addition, the supercut video below shows Fox News celebrities giving 50 tips to curb gun violence that don’t involve guns, but include better fencing and decreased phone use.

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