'Ping pong more dangerous than guns', says incoming Texas lawmaker
Incoming Texas State Representative Kyle Kacal has reportedly insisted that 'ping pong' is more dangerous than guns, just a week after the Connecticut shooting massacre that killed over 26 people.
Kacal made the remark as he insisted that new gun restrictions are not needed in the aftermath of the killing spree at the Sandy Hook Elementary school, Newtown.
"I've heard of people being killed playing ping pong - ping pongs are more dangerous than guns. Flat-screen TVs are injuring more kids today than anything," the Daily Mail quoted Kacal, as saying.
According to the paper, his remarks come just a week after 20-year-old Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook and shot dead 20 children and six adult staff members.
The massacre has led to calls for tighter gun restrictions in America where bearing arms is a constitutional right, the paper said.
Gun control has been a relatively low priority for most U.S. politicians due to the widespread popularity of guns in America and the clout of the National Rifle Association (NRA), the powerful gun industry lobby, the paper added.