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Santorum: Violent Video Games, Films Should Be Part of Gun Control Debate

Santorum: Violent Video Games, Films Should Be Part of Gun Control Debate
Former Sen. Rick Santorum (Getty Images)

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Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., questioned on Sunday why liberals didn't target Hollywood and violent video games and films as a part of the gun control debate currently underway following last week's Las Vegas mass shooting.

Santorum, who also ran for president in 2012 and 2016, made the comments during a panel discussion Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

"Violence in television and the video games — there is a mountain of evidence out there, psychological evidence, about what we're doing to our young people with these video games, violent video games, and you never hear the left trying to go after Hollywood or the gaming market," Santorum said.

"Always gun control," Santorum continued. "It is never about the violence we have in our society, it is never about what Hollywood, you know, contribution to that."

"It is never involved in this discussion. Where is the solution? Here we are. Where is the solution?" he asked.

Santorum also took issue with fellow panelist former Democratic Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, maintaining gun ownership was an issue of freedom for the tens of millions of people who own firearms.

Santorum did agree with the panelists that a review of bump stocks was in order. Bump stocks, used by the Las Vegas shooter, allow semi-automatic weapons to be fired nearly like fully automatic ones.

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Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Penn., questioned why liberals didn't target Hollywood and violent video games and films as a part of the gun control debate currently under way following last week's Las Vegas mass shooting, Mediaite reported Sunday.Santorum, who also ran for...
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