'Call of Duty' and Mass Murders: Are Video Games Too Violent?

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    'Call of Duty' and Mass Murders: Are Video Games Too Violent? ​


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    Call of Duty and Mass Murders Are Video Games Too Violent ​


    Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian man currently on trial for the terrorist attack that resulted in the death of 77 people on July 22, 2011, in Norway, admitted to playing violent video games like Modern Warfare to plan for the killings. Predictively, the media has overemphasized the impact violent video games had on Breivik’s behavior before his attack, using it as a scapegoat for many other issues that lead to the heinous attack.

    Video games, movies, TV shows, and music are mediums used for casual entertainment. Yet, one has to wonder why video games are commonly attributed to violence, even when they are only tangentially related to a case of violence.

    One major reason why video games are commonly attributed to violence in comparison to cinema is age: Video games are one of the youngest mediums to surface in the consciousness of the modern mainstream public. New forms of artistic expression and new technological advances often come under attack from skeptics, who may attribute a perceived rise in societal ills to the new style or advance.

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    Oh good back to this bullshit.
     
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    No. If violent games and movies caused sociopathic killings, Japan would be a killing field.

    I'd say the values that our parents teach us would have more of an impact. Adam was home schooled by a paranoid gun nut.
     
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    Odd analogy here. Video game. Play the game moving up levels until you lose, or there are no more targets. Game over. Blank screen.

    Real life. Kill until there are no more targets available, or the police show up. Game over. Pistol under the chin. Blank screen.
     
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    Rampage Shootings: It's the Moral Decay of Society, not Guns


    By: Rachel Alexander
    Dec 15, 2012

    It should come as no surprise that the rate of mass shootings at schools and in other public places is increasing. The surge has nothing to do with guns, which have been widely available in the U.S. for years. Gun control laws have been increasing. Instead, there is a direct correlation between the increase in violence and the gradual degradation of morals, ethics and parenting. We are cultivating mental illness in our society.

    Parents are allowing television and video games to increasingly babysit their children, even though both have become full of gratuitous violence. A New York Times study of rampage killers found that six of them were into violent video games. Research shows that violent video games and television desensitize people and promote aggressive behavior, despite claims to the contrary. A research scientist at the University of Michigan found that television was responsible for 10% of youth violence. Parents today are neglecting their children, and when things don't go well, rushing to get divorced instead of trying to work things out first. Children suffer emotionally when their parents fight or split up. Parents are ignoring their children so much they don't even see the warning signs that something might be wrong. The New York Times study found that 63 of 100 rampage killers had made threats of violence before the event.


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    I wouldn't go as far as to blame video/films/media for violence. however, I am fairly certain that the desensitization is a contributor.
     
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    Only if one can not distinguish between a game reality and if that's the case you already have a much more serious problem than the game.
     
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    Without the availability of the weopons of war, these shootings would be far less severe. You are not going to be able to fire 30 shots in under 10 seconds with a lever hunting gun that I own.

    If you cannot pass the requirments to own a fully automatic weopon, you should not be able to own an assault rifle.
     
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    Isn't that exactly what we are talking about? That, and the availability of these war weopons so the extremely mentally ill can do maximum damage.

    Time to get the Assault Weopons off the streets. Period.
     

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