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GOP lawmaker running to be governor of Tennessee blames school shootings on PORN

Republican Representative Diane Black says ‘pornography’ is a ‘big part’ of what is behind a spike in school shootings in the United States.

Black, who is running for governor of Tennessee, made her charge in a listening session last week ministers at Safe Harbor of Clarksville, Tennessee.  

‘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 said in a recording of her remarks obtained by the Huffington Post. ‘All of this is available without parental guidance. I think that is a big part of the root cause.’ 

Republican Representative Diane Black says ‘pornography’ is a ‘big part’ of what is behind a spike in school shootings in the United States

She didn’t clarify what it is about porn that she thinks causes school shootings, other than the fact that it is readily available in the local grocery store. And she has not commented on the matter on Twitter since the leaked audio of her comments.

Black also said during the meeting that school shootings are on the rise because of the ‘deterioration of the family.’ She cited mental illness and violent movies, as well.

‘Every one of those school shootings,’ she said. ‘Their friends can actually pinpoint a time when there was a change in behavior.’ 

There have been 23 school shootings so far this year.

Black was a registered nurse before she ran for the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1998. She’s been a member of the U.S. Congress since 2011.

She is a strong supporter of President Donald Trump and wants to see his border wall with Mexico paid for with crowd sourcing.

Last week Black, introduced a bill that would create a ‘border wall trust fund,’ which would allow people to donate money toward building Trump’s border wall.

She said in a Monday tweet, ‘Tomorrow, President @realDonaldTrump is visiting Nashville, and I will be telling him how illegal immigration has hurt our state. If you believe President Trump is right to #BuildTheWall then sign on to our petition.’

Trump will campaign for Black tonight at a rally in Nashville, Tennessee. 



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