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  • Is it weird when gun rights people blame video games, movies, and the media for violence??

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  • #2

    Kowalski wrote:


    No, it's stupid.

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    • #3

      Kowalski wrote:


      Yes, it is stupid.

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      • #4
        I wonder how many of them also blamed Judas Priest and Ozzy for those suicides back in the 80's.

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        • RedRoadEnsemble
          RedRoadEnsemble commented
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          I cannot explain the NRA.


      • #5

        It is particularly wierd when the do so just days before releasing their own FPS.

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        • Godsky
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          It's more stupid when the NRA president claims background checks wont help....

           


      • #6

        Kowalski wrote:

        Is it weird when gun rights people blame video games, movies, and the media for violence??


        They tend to do this because they are desperate and stupid.

        I've never seen movie kill a person. I'm sure conservatives would agree with regards to the Benghazi video. The people matter most, next are the tools they use. I'm sure conservatives would agree with regards to Iran trying to obtain nuclear weapons.

        We have to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of the Iranians at any cost, right? Only sane countries should have nuclear weapons, right?

        Same with guns in this country. 

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        • Hoddy
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          willhaven wrote:

          Kowalski wrote:

          Is it weird when gun rights people blame video games, movies, and the media for violence??


          They tend to do this because they are desperate and stupid.

          Glad that I've never done it.

      • #7
        People didn't kill each other before movies, TV and video games. Not for sleeping with the neighbor's wife, not in street fights, never in burglaries or muggings, not for pure malice and entertainment, never for religious crusades, etc.
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        • kav
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          "...But research is clearly lacking on a direct causal relationship between violent video games and youth violence. Interestingly, the US has the highest homicide rate in the world.  But, as Fareed Zakaria noted in The Washington Post, the Japanese are avid video game players and have a homicide rate close to zero. He argues that the difference is the incredibly strict restrictions on firearms.  In fact, the rate of video game use of all kinds is actually decreasing in the United States, and many of the top selling games are decidedly non-violent.  (Does the NRA want to take on Super-Mario Brothers as etiologic for mass shootings?)  Furthermore, as Mr. Zakaria suggests, many comparable nations have comparable consumption of video game and violent media, but low homicide rates. The Japanese, he notes, are avid video game players, and have a homicide rate close to zero.

          The fact is that analyses of school shooting incidents from the US Secret Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime do not support a link between violent games and real world attacks..."

          "The assertion that violent video games and movies cause violent behavior has not been demonstrated by scientific research."

           

          http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/inside-out-outside-in/201212/violent-video-games-and-movies-causing-violent-behavior


      • #8

        but video games AFFECT people!!

        http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/01/us-senator-video-games-are-a-bigger-problem-than-guns/

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        • #9

          Kowalski wrote:


          Agreed. Seems like more of a Gore thing.




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          • yanktar
            yanktar commented
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            I don't get it:

            If the NRA has long said "Guns don't kill, people do" doesn't that imply that it's each individual's personal responsibility?

            And if it is, how can the NRA hit the cop-out of blaming vid game manufacturers? Long before video games, kids played "Cops and Robbers", "Cowboys and Indians", "War", "Pirates", etc.  Even a snowball fight is a form of controlled violence, as is boxing and football.  So is fencing and unarmed martial arts. Maybe the NRA should blame them.  Hell, Chess is a stylized form of war and violence.



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