The U.S. Senate can’t pass more gun control legislation because too many people value guns and Bibles — at least according to U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, who said it’s a political, and possibly, cultural problem.

Cohen said as much on MSNBC Wednesday.

Tennessee Watchdog contacted Cohen’s office Thursday hoping to ask his spokesman Ben Garmissa, what, specifically, is wrong with a person who appreciates guns and Bibles?

Better yet, are people who value guns and Bibles really the cause of so much violence in America?

Unfortunately, Garmissa did not respond to our two messages.

On the MSNBC program, Cohen lamented that Senate Democrats, and even certain Republicans, can’t dare support gun control measures for fear that voters will retaliate.