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Oklahoma congressman who owns rifle factory blames videogames and lack of Jesus in schools for Florida massacre

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Oklahoma Republicans are ready to solve the school shootings—with Jesus and by eliminating violent video games.

“The first thing everybody wants to talk about is gun control,” said Rep. Markwayne Mullin.

Instead, Mullin said it was important to look at “the whole situation.”

Mullin—the owner of a successful plumbing business, who did not serve in the armed forces or in law enforcement—approaches the problem of school shootings “based experiences I’ve had in my life.”

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After the shooting, Mullin had an epiphany upon discovering that his two teenage boys played the first-person shooting game Call of Duty, which is set in World War II.

“I walked upstairs not too long ago. My two boys were playing Call of Duty with my brother-in-law and I looked at it for about three minutes and my palms were sweaty… the graphics are so real that that can’t be good. I made them turn it off and they’ve never gotten to play it since,” said Mullin in a Facebook video made after the Parkland shooting.

“Hollywood elites they always want to go on about gun control, gun control, gun control, they’re making millions and billions off exposing our kids, this generation, to violence and glorifying it,” he said. “Games that are supposed to be entertainment are desensitizing out kids to the violence, what it’s really like.”

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Fellow Oklahoma Republican Rep. Steve Russell of Oklahoma City, sent out a newsletter after the Florida high school shooting, which said that “we cannot get to a solution simply by going after the tools.”

Russell, who owns a rifle manufacturing company, also used the same talking point: Hollywood liberals are to blame for school shootings, because of video games

“It means Hollywood not getting a pass to condemn such acts while perpetuating such behavior on the screen,” he wrote. “It means our video gaming industry admitting that they may have a role in altering mental abhorrence to violence and the harming of innocents.”

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Russell also thinks that bringing Jesus into the classroom can help.

The solution, he wrote: “means our educators being willing to admit that resistance to our Judeo-Christian ethic in teaching respect and morality in the classroom has created untethered generations who struggle to identify what is right and wrong.”

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White House leaked ‘insane letter’ to Fox host — that makes Trump look ridiculously ‘dumb’

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President Donald Trump was ridiculed on Wednesday after a letter was leaked that President Donald Trump sent to Turkish President Recep Erdo?an.

The letter was sent a week ago, on October 9th.

A copy of the letter, where Trump warned Erdo?an not to be a fool, was obtained by Fox Business personality Trish Regan.

https://twitter.com/trish_regan/status/1184559361638748161

Commentary on the letter was swift -- and brutal.

Here's some of what people were saying:

https://twitter.com/chrislhayes/status/1184570895043571713

Can’t tell if parody of dumb guy trying to cover his tracks or real dumb guy who is covering tracks

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Trump blasted for flinging ‘nasty’ insults at Speaker Nancy Pelosi as he suffered a White House ‘meltdown’

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President Donald Trump reportedly suffered a meltdown during a Wednesday meeting at the White House with congressional leaders.

Trump reportedly lectured and insulted Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

"I would also say one other thing. He was insulting, particularly to the speaker," Schumer told reporters after the meeting ended because Trump was too "shaken."

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National Enquirer tried to protect Trump from allegation of forcibly raping 13-year-old girl: report

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Two of the scandals swirling around President Donald appear to have collided in a blockbuster new book by investigative reporter Ronan Farrow.

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Trump has also faced ongoing scrutiny for his longtime friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.

The relationship between the two scandals was examined in the new book Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators.

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