Ban violent video games with guns..

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    NOT ONE video game ever killed anyone!

    NOT ONE GUN on it's own, sitting totally by itself

    1) loaded ammunition
    2) pointed
    3) fired.
    4) killed anyone.

    So what is the differential?
    Could a chimp pulled a trigger? And would the chimp be responsible?
    NO. The owner of the chimp would be responsible for having
    1) a loaded gun
    2) available for the chimp to pick up and fire.

    Who is responsible?

    Yet NOT one cry for the behavior modification that violent video games provide!

    One simple question for all you advocates for adding more to the 800 gun control laws among them the strictest in CT.. by the way...

    Tell me if nearly $700 billion a year is spent advertising to influence buying behavior,
    IS IT POSSIBLE that behavior such as the CT. killer showed was influenced by his video game obsession?

    20-year-old Adam Lanza shot his mother before heading to Sandy Hook Elementary School and killing the young children before turning the gun on himself. Kotaku first pointed out the connection between the murders and the fact that Lanza was a gamer, and others have jumped on board, including U.K. radio station, Radio WM, who this morning spoke about how Lanza played violent videogames. The radio show sensationalised the connection between Lanza’s gaming habits by exaggerating videogame violence, saying that “most videogames reward you for creative kills,” which is totally untrue.

    The Connecticut killer and his videogames connection -- PlayStation Universe
     
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    Lt. Col. Grossman, a West Point psychologist and expert in mental combat training for military/police has said the same thing; violent games are a training tool for these type incidents. Hes right.
     
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    Video games have no effect....trust me....video games to most people are just that...a game. I only see it as an objective game to compete and have fun with friends. Other then that, it doesn't inspire me to have a military career or decide to buy real guns.

    These games are just really quick and consistent first person shooters, people have fun playing because they don't have much time they play those games.

    I still have much more fun playing racing games.

    But I say it doesn't effect anyone's behavior. It doesn't inspire anyone to do these things.
     
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    When either of you play a violent video game (don't tell me you never have), do YOU have the urge to go out and kill someone?
     
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    There's the answer, BAN it from the multiple millions so the 2 or 3 that might go offside don't have that excuse.
     
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    I play Call of Duty and Medal of Honor online and have never had the slightest thought of killing anyone.
     
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    how about not worshipping guns instead
     
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    have you seen the GUN Christmas cards on right wing sites?
     
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    You don't need to ban games - you need to make children realize the difference between gaming, and reality. A school trip to the morgue may be in order.
     
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    I do I have very healthy respect for guns having been taught at early age what they are and what they can and will do when not used properly and handled with respect. Which is something most gun owners know but sadly not all.
     
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