On MSNBC today, U.S. senator Lamar Alexander (a Tennessee Republican) set a new benchmark for insanity by claiming that games are worse than guns.

"I think video games is a bigger problem than guns, because video games affect people," he told host Chuck Todd.

Once again, this is an actual U.S. senator. An actual senator from the United States. That was elected to an office. This is a person who has a significant amount of power in this country, and he believes that video games are a bigger problem than guns.

This is a good time to remind everyone that there is no scientific evidence linking video games to violence.

Lamar Alexander says guns don't kill people, video games do [YouTube via DailyKOS]