Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union," Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) echoed the argument of NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre that everything is to blame for gun violence except guns. Blackburn contended that instead of guns, we should focus on mental health, psychotropic drugs and video games–and realize that those who want to harm others could use "a hammer, a hatchet, a car." Watch:
BLACKBURN: We need to do a couple of things. Number one is to drill down on the mental health issue. Number two is to look at the psychiatric and psychotropic drugs, because that is many times linked to the individuals who carry out these crimes. They are also wanting to make certain that we begin to get in behind these video games. [...] The problem is it could be a hammer, a hatchet, a car.