The governor of the US state of Kentucky, Matt Bevin, is forthright about what he believes are the root causes of mass shootings.
A few months ago, the Republican blamed gun violence on children’s access to smartphones, video games and psychotropic drugs.
Most recently, he blamed society’s obsession with a specific genre of violent entertainment.
“Seriously, what’s the most important topic that seems to be in every cable television network for example? Television shows are all about what? Zombies,” he said in an interview with conservative Kentucky radio host Leland Conway.
Well it is true zombie TV shows often show zombies getting shot.
But if this was the cause of gun violence in the US, then surely Buffy would have led to a outbreak of stakings.