That reminds me of the christian guy in "Bowling for Columbine" that was against Marylin Manson and said that he was bad because not eveybody that goes to see him will kill somebody, but some do just like not everybody that watches a Lexus add will buy one, but some do!Originally Posted by bhkad
That's why there should be a major study conducted on the effects of video games on the youngest generation to determine if there is a cause and effect on young people committing random acts of violence.
The 8 year old who killed his dad and the dad's friend seemed well adjusted to killing. Not just shooting, as his dad may have taught him, but killing.
That may have come from an over exposure to violent games. Just as not everyone who drinks is an alcoholic, not every kid who plays "Grand Theft Auto" is going to go on a shooting rampage.
But some may.
We need to KNOW THE TRUTH about the effects of video games and acts of violence in this country.
I think that we seriously need to study the effects of eating vegetables, because I bet the we would find that not everybody that eats vegetables goes out and kills somebody, but some do!
I have played tons of violent video games, as have many many many others that I know, and NOT ONE of us has ever even started a fight, let alone killed somebody. It is innate to the person and/or how they are raised as well as the environment in which they live... this violent nature, and it has NOTHING to do with games and such solely.
I guess for me the question I'm seeking answers to is how do we realistically, without pandering to some sort of unreachable utopian ideal, keep arms out of the hands of the criminal element who would use them for their own heinous purposes...
It doesn't matter whether the whites live in the ghetto or in the suburbs if they are falling victim to home invasions and gun violence. If the USA whites flee they can still be subject to crimes... so why are the UK whites rates of crime rising faster than those in the USA?