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The problem with that is people say that every time there is a shooting, time passes and nobody talks about it.
Very true, however a couple of hrs after the incident is not the right time either.
I don't think this event will be allowed to fade from memory. I cannot tell you how sick it has made me, and I haven't even watched a minute of the news coverage.
Ok what i am saying is there needs to be a "Gun control" debate, it does NOT have to be a few hrs after the incident, my wife and I were christmas shopping (took friday off) and stopped toe at lunch, and this came on the television, and the thought I had was "My kids are in school right now, and the car is loaded with their Christmas gifts".
There is a time and a place for everything, that is all I am saying...on that note here is my .02:
I own 5 guns, 4 for hunting (shotgun, rifle, .22, black powder) and a handgun (for home defense, and hobby shooting).
I have no explanation on why that woman, with an obvious mentally handicapped son, needed to have a Bushmaster semi in her home. You own the gun, you do not need to keep it in your home, and certainly not under those circumstances.
This country is just extremely violent, we were at a Christmas party saturday, and some kids were in another room playing one of those shooter games, and there is my 5 yr old (we have things like mario kart and Wii sports for them to play) sitting there watching, I made him move to another part of the house.
Anyone of us with kids were sickened...and good call, do not watch the media coverage, or read idiotic FB postings, I do not need to see a picture of 26 candles with their names, or 30 postings of the picture of that teacher...enough is a friggin nuff.
wtf. How could anyone allow kids to play those games one day later?
Then they don't have to parent. They can stay holed up in the room while the parents spike the egg nog.
You tell me...we left shortly thereafter.
People were playing first person shooter games seconds after news broke of the story. I don't see the issue with it, for crying out loud, the weekend after 9/11 there were football games being played across the country. So is there a problem with that as well? Everybody deals with news and events differently, it does not mean that those people playing video games after Newtown are sick or insensitive but it is a way for them to escape reality.
Penn and Teller's show did a commentary on video games and violence. Disclaimer: language might be viewed as offensive .
I forgot to mention that if you don't want to watch the whole video that is fine with me but at least watch the video from minute mark 25:25 to the end. Thanks
A little reactionary bullshit for your enjoyment! In my opinion, one of Penn and Tellers nothing wrong with buying a bigger pai...
This post was edited by RaidingNole 19 months ago
I just to not allow my kids to play violent first shooter video games.
I have two reasons, one is obvious, the other private.
If you want your kids to play them, that is your business.
A difference between "people" playing the games and kids playing them at a Christmas party. No, not everyone who plays the games is a prick. And I find it hard to believe that the games do not contribute to some of the desensitization in our culture, but I know what the studies have shown.
Videogames may contribute to densensitization, but there are also movies and tv shows doing the same thing and which reach a much wider audience. I hope this doesn't turn into yet another witch hunt blaming all the worlds problems on videogames. For the record, I've been playing videogames since the days of the Atari 2600.
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Its all bad, problem with video games, the person playing is doing the actual killing.
I don't disagree with you.
Parenting plays the biggest part, but there are many contributing factors.
So you would ban such games for all because some parents aren't responsible enough to monitor and restrict what games their kids are playing? I am fully able to distinguish the real world from a game world and know things that I do in the game world I should not do in the real world.
I don't have kids, but if I did I would not let them play the games I play myself. I have nieces and nephews and won't let them play my games either, and would probably question their parents (at the risk of incurring the "are you telling me how to raise my kids??") if I saw them playing games like that.
This post was edited by 303nole 19 months ago
No of course not, first of all I am awful at video/computer games, but on point, as a parent you should be able to monitor what games your kids play, their conduct and what they watch on television.
Of course we have the typical friends, who allow their kids to do most anything, and get their kids everything, to make up for some other shortcoming I suppose. One of these people was who was having the party I referenced, tbh I don't really like them, but my wife has a need to be nice to everyone all the friggin time, even people who I can't stand.
All that said, I am at a party socializing, and know both my kids are okay, because they are in the house, after 40 mins or so, I go check, and I find my 5 yr old, sitting on the floor while 4 teenagers are killing soldiers on the big screen TV.
My fault for thinking he was okay because we were inside.
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