Tennessee lawmaker says pornography is a 'root cause' of school shootings

Washington (CNN)Republican Rep. Diane Black of Tennessee recently cited pornography, along with the deterioration of the family and violent movies, as a contributing factor to gun violence in schools.

Black made the remarks during a listening session with local pastors last week, according to audio obtained by HuffPost and posted Tuesday.
“Why do we see kids being so violent? What’s out there? What makes them do that?” Black said. “Because, as a nurse, I go back to root cause. And I think it’s a couple things,” Black said, listing off deterioration of the family and violent movies, before mentioning pornography.

really it is not gun loop holes… or parents locking up their guns… or issues with mental health… it’s porn… wow just wow

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“Pornography. It’s available. 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,” Black says in the audio. “All of this is available without parental guidance.”

Just what kind of grocery stores do they have in Tennessee?


That’s what I was thinking.

Also who in the hell buys porn???


She’s only 67. You’d think she would have heard of this thing called the internet kids are using these days.

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Now this is just dumb.So tired of these excuses.
First it was the music, then TV, then Video Games, now it’s porn.
Once again, the UK, Japan, and other places are listening, watching and playing the same stuff we are and still not having these types of issues as us. I laugh when folks blame video games, hell the Japanese play way more than we do and I don’t remember one of them walking up in a school and commit a mass shooting.

Watching porn will have you doing some weird stuff and shooting people in mass isn’t one of them. Shooting up the club yes, shooting up people…nope. LOL!

AS much porn people watch, If this were true, it would be genocide. LOL!


who buys porn at a grocery store?

I’ll have a pound of liverwurst and some porn?


Its called the internet, lady.



Your “modern day” Republican party.


Porn makes people shoot up schools? Jesus that almost rises to the level of a Todd Aiken “Legitimate rape” body shutting down a pregnancy idiocy.

Some people really shouldn’t open their mouths and spew the garbage their stupid minds know nothing about.

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Someone is projecting too much, me thinks

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Funny how the party of personal responsibility can blame porn, video games, doors, and all sorts of other excuses yet cannot lay blame at the one thing that’s common to all these shootings: easy access to guns.

Everywhere else has doors, porn, and video games, and way fewer shootings.


And in addition, to adopt a favorite conservative theme: where are the parents when these Tennessee children are walking into grocery stores and getting access to porn? Why are we willing to rely on a corrupt and incompetent government to protect them from this sort of thing?


Many will actually believe this crap… only in the south folks. Lol!

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Its much simpler than that, you can say the root cause in one word………….LIBERALISM!

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what a dumb statement… pure idiotic


:rofl: this is great!

I’m sorry, did guns somehow become more available to children recently? How did that happen?

Grocery store Grandpa? Why don’t you tell us how a responsible parent can shield their kid from porn today, when any kid on the bus has it on his phone to show them?

what are you babbling about…

I suspect the deterioration of the family part is right on the money. Violent movies don’t help either.

This from your OP

really it is not gun loop holes… or parents locking up their guns… or issues with mental health… it’s porn… wow just wow

It appears you want to blame that for the rise in school shootings, so the obvious question is, when did parents stop locking up their guns and when did the gun show loophole come about? Before or after that rise? Oh and as a side note, how many school shooters bought their guns at gun shows from a private individual without a background check? Thanks in advance for your answers.