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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Is the only difference between an acceptable murder weapon, and an unnacetpable massacre weapon, clip capacity? Is that the defining detail to you?
    Nope, just the most obvious, since the assault weapons are the gun of choice with gangs in the US and Mexico and with the deranged.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    No, listing the sources is your job. Especially since the actual research suggests the exact opposite conclusion.

    Harvard researchers: Violent video games OK for kids | Crave - CNET
    Harvard Researchers: Playing Violent Video Games Does Not Make Kids More Violent

    The Harvard study is the most conclusive and shows no connection whatsoever between violent media and acts of violence. Here's some more.

    Study: Kids Unaffected by Violent Games | Game|Life | Wired.com

    Literally all of the credible evidence shows no causal connection between violent media and acts of violence.

    Next time you want to make an assertion, do your homework. Otherwise you look like an idiot. And a liar, since you tried to pretend that you didn't have to back up your argument and looked like you knew it was wrong.



    Yes, consistent exposure to simulated violence will desensitize a person to future simulated violence. Oh, you meant real violence? Sorry, only real violence desensitizes you to real violence. Only people who already have serious mental issues can't tell the two apart.



    So your attempt to reduce the killings is for the government to kill more people?

    Seriously, our media depicts the world around us. It doesn't cause it.
    Eye fart. thats IS exactly what I said. NO REAL CONNECTION.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    You cant ignore factual reality and NOT see that media has an impact on SOME people. Goshin pointed it out earlier...normal, happy, healthy, well adjusted individuals that have positive self esteem and support systems are unlikely to be impacted. Those lacking...more likely to see the violence perpetrated as desirable and in some cases, actionable. The violent media does not CAUSE the problem...it certainly exacerbates the problem.

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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Lately the media, especially the liberal media has been scapegoating video games as a possible factor in the Connecticut shooting. Do you believe that violence in video games and movies are an issue and they can cause things like the tragedy we have seen recently. If you do believe they are an issue what do you think should be done? I personally believe that video games/movies cannot cause violence and blaming them is just a stupid reaction to a horrible tragedy. Video games and movies should not be censored or have enforced ratings like minors can't buy M rated video games. Please explain your opinion.
    Show me even some correlation between violent media and school shootings. You can't because there is not.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Nope, just the most obvious, since the assault weapons are the gun of choice with gangs in the US and Mexico and with the deranged.
    Then list other differences. Can't just list actual gun models, when asked to list assault type weapon characteristics.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Lately the media, especially the liberal media has been scapegoating video games as a possible factor in the Connecticut shooting. Do you believe that violence in video games and movies are an issue and they can cause things like the tragedy we have seen recently. If you do believe they are an issue what do you think should be done? I personally believe that video games/movies cannot cause violence and blaming them is just a stupid reaction to a horrible tragedy. Video games and movies should not be censored or have enforced ratings like minors can't buy M rated video games. Please explain your opinion.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Saying that violent video games are responsible for violence in the real world is like saying racing games are responsible for traffic violations and car accidents in the real world. It just isnt true. The vast majority of people understand the difference between video games and the real world.

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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Then list other differences. Can't just list actual gun models, when asked to list assault type weapon characteristics.
    They are very lightweight, have a shorter barrel for easier maneuvering, they are more accurate than other semi automatic guns available, fires high velocity rounds, and they accept 30 round magazines and higher to allow more kills before reloading.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    They are very lightweight, have a shorter barrel for easier maneuvering, they are more accurate than other semi automatic guns available, fires high velocity rounds, and they accept 30 round magazines and higher to allow more kills before reloading.
    How can the lighter weight and shorter barrel length give you more accuracy?
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    I vote other.

    It would depend upon at what age an individual is allowed access to the violent video game, the nature of the game, etc.

    I do think that they can have a desensitizing affect, however, I do not believe that that causes violent actions or inspires violent action as a means of conflict resolution.

    I do believe that allowing children not mature enough to understand the differences between reality and fantasy or the reasons why the violence was necessary can have a damaging affect and increase the chances that they will commit non-necessary violent acts in the future. This is not however the fault of the makers of violent media, it is the fault of parents/guardians to control access and to explain the difference between violence is justified and when violence is not justified.
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