Televangelist Pat Robertson claimed that antidepressant drugs, not guns, caused the worst mass shooting in Texas history, which left 26 churchgoers dead on Nov. 5.
Robertson also prayed that people would stop talking about gun control, which he said was not necessary, reports Media Matters:
[The shooter is] mentally unstable. But I hope and pray they don’t politicize this thing and start talking about gun control and all that because it won’t be necessary. But I do think there’s got to be a thorough investigation into the effect of antidepressants on these [inaudible].
And they’ve been so many of these mass killings and almost every one, as I said before, has had some nexus to antidepressants. So, we need to see what we are giving people. But my goodness, our prayers are with those people from that small community in Texas. The worst shooting — church shooting — in the history of the United States of America.
(Source: Media Matters)