Mainstream Republicans have basically, either intentionally or by accident, adopted Alex Jones’ pro-gun talking points, complete with the stuff about psychiatric medications. I don’t know which is worse: intentional or accidental overlap. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN):
We need to do a couple of things. Number one is to drill down on the mental health issue. Number two is to look at the psychiatric and psychotropic drugs, because that is many times linked to the individuals who carry out these crimes. They are also wanting to make certain that we begin to get in behind these video games. [...] The problem is it could be a hammer, a hatchet, a car.
Blackburn didn’t go all Cuckoo’s Nest, but she’s basically saying the same things as Jones said last week on CNN — Jones definitely blamed anti-depression meds and he definitely made the hammer argument.