by Worthington Daily Globe
May 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm in Worthington Daily Globe
I am so sick of hearing about all the fighting in Washington about gun control. Continue Reading
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I agree that small children shouldn’t be playing games like Call of Duty or Modern Warfare, but I’d rather the parents take more of an active role in their children’s lives and act like.. well, parents, instead of relying on the federal government for assistance. Calling these games weapons of mass destruction is a stretch, and it seems like another witch hunt to me. I’m not saying guns and responsible gun owners are to blame either, rather I’m saying that when a person commits a crime then it is that person’s fault. We need to stop with the finger pointing, treat criminals like criminals and stop portraying them as victims of society.
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(Unlike Obama I am all about full disclosure. I will say up front I play “call of duty”)
I agree that violent video games, movies, and TV will likely desensitize people at some level to violence. However, I don’t believe it will lead them to violence. As you pointed out, an astonishing amount of people play these games but there is not factual correlation to an increase in gun violence or crime. Plus, video games have done more to reduce petty crime than anything else. I believe most crimes committed by the younger generations are caused mostly by boredom. And it may be sad to say, but video games have given people of all demographics something to do and are keeping them from criminal acts of boredom.
It may be true that people who commit horrible crimes have played these games, but its a question of the chicken vs the egg. I personally believe those sociopaths searched out the games instead of being created by them.
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So dont better regulate the thing that actually kills people, but stricter regulations of a thing that may or may not increase the chance someone may want to commit a violent act? How many people have died directly by a video game vs died from a gun shot wounds? (And dont even include parent control or the fact that these games arent made for children)
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So you want to regulate people then, right…..
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The gun is merely a tool used by a mentally ill person; Much like the hammer used by the carpenter. Work on the mental health issues, the normal common denominator in the shootings.
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“So you want to regulate people then, right…..”…yes…regulate peoples access to guns…federal background checks on gun sales and denial to those with criminal or mental illness would be a more effective idea than targeting video games
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