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.
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."