Tennessee Rep. Diane Black -- who is currently running for governor -- is making headlines for having said that pornography is a 'root cause' of gun violence in schools. Audio of the conversation was shared by Huffington Post.
During a meeting last week with local pastors, Republican Rep. Diane Black raised the issue of gun violence in schools and why it keeps happening.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 29, 2018
"Pornography," she said.
"It’s available on the shelf when you walk in the grocery store." https://t.co/BkG2wRad7y
After raising the issue of why the United States has seen such an unprecedented level of school shootings in recent years, Black pointed to pornography and the 'deterioration of the family,' stating:
"Pornography, it’s available on the shelf when you walk in the grocery store. Yeah, you have to reach up to get it, but there’s pornography there," she told ministers at Safe Harbor of Clarksville. "All of this is available without parental guidance. And I think that is a big part of the root cause that we see so many young people that have mental illness get caught in these places."
"I think that is a big part of the root cause that we see so many young people that have mental illness." https://t.co/ztbSkKBaIm— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) May 30, 2018
Well, @DianeBlackTN, as someone who has watched a bit (👀) of porn and a lot of violent movies and video games - I’ve had exactly 0% inclination to go shoot up a school or shoot anything anywhere. Also, things called “studies” with “facts” also say there’s no correlation. https://t.co/5J8dU3Qb0w— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) May 30, 2018
Republican Rep. Diane Black, who is running for governor of Tennessee, believes pornography is a "big part" of what is spurring the surge in school shootings.https://t.co/hJl9FGC6k1— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) May 30, 2018