3. Louie Gohmert
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Leave it to Louie Gohmert to come up with the lamest response to Monday’s mass shooting at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.
In an interview with Newsmax on Tuesday, Gohmert eagerly blamed violent video games and a weak mental health infrastructure for the shooting. “Mental health seems to be playing into the Newtown shooting, the Colorado shooting,” he said. “It obviously has an effect and it’s interesting that these people seem to have a common tie with extremely violent video games. And if they have mental health issues and play extremely violent video games, they seem to have trouble distinguishing between what is reality and what isn’t.”
Fair enough — if anyone would know about having trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality, it’s this guy.
But Gohmert wants to be clear about one thing: Guns are not to blame for the incident in which 12 people were murdered with a gun.
“I see a lot of problems here and blaming this on guns is like saying the big problem with obesity is we’ve got too many spoons,” Gohmert asserted. “It’s not the spoons, it’s not the guns.”
Of course, regular Gohmert followers already knew that the problem isn’t spoons or guns. The correct answer is always the Muslim Brotherhood.