NOTE: Clean debate zone thread here. . . . This morning I was listening to a concept put out by a military psychologist who suggests that it is not guns that are the problem in a 'violent America', but rather the changed American culture. Violent concepts are prevalent in our television programs, movies, comic books, music, and most especially in video games that are available in large quantities to very young children. His theory is that this is desensitizing young people to violence and even exalting and promoting it. Are video games conditioning kids to accept violence as virtue? As the way to get things accomplished? To win? To reach the pinnacle of success? In many/most of video games out there, it is necessary to be ruthless in order to win the game. Does this change the way people view their world in an unhealthy way? If you do see this as a problem, how do you get around censorship as being somehow better than gun control? Do you want the government to have power in that area? Or is there a way for the public/radio/Hollywood to self censor itself as it once did? And should we push for that? Or maybe you don't see it as a problem at all?