For those of you too young to remember, let me take you back to a time where video games and music were the root of all problems. Video games, specifically Doom, were blamed for Columbine in 1999. Disbarred and perpetually disgraced lawyer, Jack Thompson, also blamed violence on video games. Some specific targets of Thompson included Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Bully, Manhunt, and Mortal Kombat. Before the suspect was ever even identified in the Virginia Tech shooting, Thompson quickly proclaimed that the shooter must have trained in Counter-Strike.

Last week, Republican Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin blamed the recent school shooting tragedy on video games.

And now today, in remarks made at the White House, Donald Trump blindly echoed many of those remarks shared by Bevin.

This is of course nothing new to Trump, who back in 2012 tweeted out, "Video game violence & glorification must be stopped - it is creating monsters!"

And for those who play games, seeing them become a convenient scapegoat is nothing new. It doesn't matter that there have been numerous scientific studies that have found no link between video games and real-world violence, one of which came out just this year.

It also begs the question, "What about those shootings that took place before video games were ever even invented?" Understanding that the first ever video game wasn't even invented until 1958 is key to this next fact: School shootings date back to 1764. In fact, there were at least a few dozen school shooting cases prior to the mid-1950s. These are, of course, only including the ones that are verified. I suppose someone must have traveled back in time to make those people play video games.

In 2005, Democrat Leland Yee attempted to pass a law in California that would criminalize that sale of violent games to minors. It was struck down by the Supreme Court as a violation of First Amendment rights. To those who love to cry about how their video games are censored, it's important to actually realize that if the 2005 law was passed that would be what real censorship of free speech looks like.

It's easier to blame everything other than the real issue, especially when it comes to our current government. A government with a wayward leader that actually made it easier for those with mental health problems to procure firearms. A government that seems content with making it easier to buy an AR-15 than a pistol. Instead of looking at gun control issues or mental health issues throughout the States, it's easier to simply wave them away until the next mass shooting or the next school massacre.

At that point, they will offer up another figurative and literal bag of thoughts and prayers, and dismiss the real problem. A cycle that will undoubtedly go on ad infinitum until people finally begin to pull their heads out of their ass and remove organizations like the NRA from their wallets.