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    Aaron Alexis: Washington navy yard gunman obsessed with violent video games.

    Not that this had anything to do with anything.



    Exclusive: The Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis played violent video games including Call of Duty for up to 16 hours at a time and friends believe it could have pushed him towards becoming a mass murderer.


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...deo-games.html

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    Re: Aaron Alexis: Washington navy yard gunman obsessed with violent video games.

    Honestly I think its tough to blame the video games in these cases considering millions of people enjoy them and don't go on killing sprees. Unfourtuntly some people are just broken and yes maybe a game like call of duty triggered this attack but it could of also been a number of other things.
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    Re: Aaron Alexis: Washington navy yard gunman obsessed with violent video games.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Not that this had anything to do with anything.



    Exclusive: The Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis played violent video games including Call of Duty for up to 16 hours at a time and friends believe it could have pushed him towards becoming a mass murderer.
    Video games do not cause someone to go out and murder multiple people. There are MILLIONS of people that play those games and they don't go on a mass shooting spree.

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    Re: Aaron Alexis: Washington navy yard gunman obsessed with violent video games.

    ZOMGZZZZZOOMGOGMOGOMO!!!!!!! TEABAGGERS111111

    BAN ALL GUNS!!!!!!!!! NRA, GOP, RACISISM.......BLAH BLAH BLAH

    However, lets never ever consider the culture we are raising our children in & the complete lack of respect for human life it now seems to have.........it would be EASIER to just take away protected freedoms, our dealing with mental health issues for that matter

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    Re: Aaron Alexis: Washington navy yard gunman obsessed with violent video games.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Video games do not cause someone to go out and murder multiple people. There are MILLIONS of people that play those games and they don't go on a mass shooting spree.
    You never know. I play bejeweled for hours and sometimes get this insane urge to go into a jewelry store and match up all the stones. I never act on it of course but you could imagine if I did.
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    Re: Aaron Alexis: Washington navy yard gunman obsessed with violent video games.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Video games do not cause someone to go out and murder multiple people. There are MILLIONS of people that play those games and they don't go on a mass shooting spree.
    And there are millions who own guns who don't go on a mass shooting spree.

    However, there is a common connection to these mass murders, and the murderers who commit them.

    The connection is becoming quite obvious and difficult to refute.

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    Re: Aaron Alexis: Washington navy yard gunman obsessed with violent video games.

    I also think people do not understand the lack of information and biasm that scientist have with regards to psychotropic medicines. What I am interested in finding out is whether or not the perpetrators of these crimes are taking psychotropic medicines. There is some evidence that suggests that these medications actually induce the conditions they are trying to treat. I am wondering if they may have an influence on mentally ill people becoming violent. These medications are serious business; they change the actual brain chemistry and a lot of finding the right cocktail of these medications is educated trial and error.

    I think violent video games is similar to the gun phenomenon. The majority of players do not do any violent acts. However there is a few percentage that might be affected by the constant violence in these games. Should there be regulations put into place on these games? Whether or not it is right or wrong is besides the point, because the video game industry is more lucrative than even the movie industry. It brings good revenue for the government and is a good stimulant to the economy. Financial reasons always out weigh any action for anything else in this country. Therefore I do not think anything is going to be done in regards to violent video games.

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    Re: Aaron Alexis: Washington navy yard gunman obsessed with violent video games.

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    You never know. I play bejeweled for hours and sometimes get this insane urge to go into a jewelry store and match up all the stones. I never act on it of course but you could imagine if I did.
    I often walk into candy stores smash candy up the candy and throw it around after playing a few rounds of candy crush
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Aaron Alexis: Washington navy yard gunman obsessed with violent video games.

    Guess we should have a background check, waiting period and maybe ongoing registration (by the NSA) of video games?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Not that this had anything to do with anything.



    Exclusive: The Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis played violent video games including Call of Duty for up to 16 hours at a time and friends believe it could have pushed him towards becoming a mass murderer.


    Aaron Alexis: Washington navy yard gunman 'obsessed with violent video games' - Telegraph

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    Re: Aaron Alexis: Washington navy yard gunman obsessed with violent video games.

    I have an automatic response to stomp on anything resembling a goomba and avoid hammer-throwing turtles like the plague.

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