Fox News’ Hasselbeck: Navy Yard shooting shows need for video game registry, not gun control

Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck

This sounds like a classic case of Right Wing denial

The Raw Story

New Fox & Friends host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Tuesday suggested that “the left” was trying to make Monday’s mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard about “gun control,” when what the country really needed was a registry to track video game purchases.

“You know, certainly, this topic has already taken a turn again, the left’s already making this about gun control,” Hasselbeck said.

Co-host Steve Doocy noted that 34-year-old Aaron Alexis was thought to have taken a shotgun onto the Navy Yard and then possibly used it to acquire a handgun and an AR-15 assault rifle from someone at the facility.

 

“Is this about gun control or is this about a guy who has a history of drinking a lot, playing video games a lot and a few shooting incidents?” co-host Brian Kilmeade asked.

“One thing that happens often in a situation as tragic as this is we start to spread blame where it possibly doesn’t belong, right?” Hasselbeck remarked. “I think we all know where the blame truly belongs, and that would be right in Alexis’ hands.”

“But you talk about this guy’s background, as we look into it,” Kilmeade continued. “He’s got a friend, who said, ‘Yeah, he had an obsession with video games, shooting video games. In fact, he would come over and he would be playing so long — these video games, these shooting games — we’d have to give him dinner, we’d have to feed him while he continued to stay on them.’”

“Are more people susceptible to playing video games?” Hasselbeck wondered. “Is there a link between a certain age group or [demographic] in 20- to 34-year-old men, perhaps, that are playing these video games and their violent actions?”

“What about frequency testing?” she added. “How often has this game been played? I’m not one to get in there and say, monitor everything, but if this, indeed, is a strong link, right, to mass killings then why aren’t we looking at frequency of purchases per person? And also, how often they’re playing and maybe they time out after a certain hour.”

“You go to your room!” Doocy quipped.

 

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5 responses to “Fox News’ Hasselbeck: Navy Yard shooting shows need for video game registry, not gun control

  1. Reblog: http://hrexach.wordpress.com/
    She has always been and will always be the typical, narrow-minded, Rt. winger, stupid blonde. Ugh!!!

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  2. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Stupid, Rt. winger, perfect example of the “blonde” jokes!! It’s “funny” how all the Rt. wingers have the same script. SMH …..

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  3. Ted

    Dr. Rex has summed it up nicely. I have nothing to add.

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  4. I suspect the bleach has leached any working brain cells dry.

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