Diane Black Says Porn Causes School Shootings

I’m reasonably sure the ready availability of free pornography leads to a lot of bad sex between consenting adults, but I can’t figure out how it could possibly cause a school shooting, let alone explain why there have been 23 school shootings already this year. But porn is what Tennessee Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Diane Black says is driving all this bloodshed.

Does anyone know what kind of porn Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) is watching?

Whatever it is, the 67-year-old Black, who is running for governor of Tennessee, said it’s a “big part” of what is driving the spike in school shootings.

During a meeting last week with local pastors, Black raised the issue of gun violence in schools and why it keeps happening.

“Pornography,” she said.

“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 continued. “All of this is available without parental guidance. I think that is a big part of the root cause.”

Someone should tell Rep. Diane Black that the internet has free porn because she’s apparently the last person in the country to think that people still buy the magazines.

Also, someone could explain that this internet porn is available to people who don’t live in Tennessee or even in America. Yet, we’re the only ones suffering approximately one school shooting per week.

We could have a lot of fun coming up with things that explain gun violence that have absolutely no relationship to guns or bullets: too many movie trailers, not enough free syrup at the Waffle House, insufficient parking at the mall, grown men playing softball, the way first graders take too long to queue, the Confederate Flag, non-white people attending religious services.

It works for other things, too, like the causes of lung cancer and the acidification of oceans.

Give it a try.

Martin Longman

Martin Longman is the web editor for the Washington Monthly and the main blogger at Booman Tribune.