NRA: Video Games are "the filthiest form of pornography"

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    After the horrible tragedy in Sandy Hook, the game of "Pin the Blame on the Scapegoat" continues as everyone tries to find an easy excuse. Many have argued that the United States' gun-fixation was an underlying cause; the National Rifle Association, naturally, has had to defend itself.

    In a statement for the press, the NRA went on to point the finger at the scourge of video games (along with film and music). While others have made similar gestures, the organization evidently took the ball and ran with it.

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    The NRA goes on to suggest that the United States just doesn't have enough guns; the organization states that if all schools feature heavily armed security guards, this tragedy (and others) could have been avoided entirely.

    And by the way, you know that last game it mentions? Kindergarten Killers? It was a flash game on Newgrounds from 2002. Yeah.

    This is normally where I'd make some snarky comment or pun, but really... "corrupting shadow industry." Kind of speaks for itself, doesn't it?
     
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    Newgrounds? Point invalid sir!

    Here's the thing, history is just repeating itself.

    Games<<<Movies<<< Rap <<< Rock and Roll....I mean, it could NEVER be the fact that the guy was fucked up in the head. Oh no, he could never have had a bomb waiting to go off, he could never have been a mentalcase. It's ALWAYS something else.

    For every nut job there is in the world, there's about 100k normal gamers who aren't affected. (obviously it's a random number but you get the point). To say that it's video games fault is just ludicrous. The guy was fucked up in the head, plain and simple, there's nothing to blame except him.
     
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    Guns don't kill people, but they do shoot bullets in people.

    In all seriousness adding more guns won't solve the gun problem nor would pinning the blame on video games solve it. In fact I would really like to know how many shootings are actually carried out by gamers or at least fans of violent video games?
     
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    The only reason why people go out on killing sprees is because society pushed them in a corner. They are probably unique individuals where social laws back them into corners with oppression and no one will listen to them. You have people (who think they are all high and mighty) saying these people need sever mental help and in the perspective of this person they don't see anything wrong. It's months of hatred built up from being singled out and don't even have family that will listen to them. They don't kill because they saw it on some video game, they kill because they are finally retaliating to those who pushed them in this corner.

    Look here NRA, you have millions of people who play violent video games. Out of those millions, how many of them conduct a murder spree. Then look at how many people who don't play violent video games, how many of them go on a murder spree. I haven't heard any terrorist playing black ops 2, they kill because we oppressed them and their religion.
     
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    "Video games are (...) the filthiest form of pornography" - comes from an organisation which members shoot at bambi in their spare time. Well done, NRA. :lol:
     
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    I do agree that armed officers could help in a situation like this, bit the problem is, what if they go crazy? But still prob a good choice since police don't usually just start randomly shooting ppl.
     
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    Translation:

    "Please don't take away our guns, Mr Obama, sir. It wasn't us, it was them there violent vidya games and movies."
     
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    The only way to stop a mass killer is if a good guy has a gun. So on that point the NRA s correct. No gun law is going to keep someone who's determined to kill from getting a weapon capable inflicting mass casualties . I supoort the NRA move to point the finger at games and movies. It will make the people wanting to scapegoat guns pause. It's a good tactical move.
    Here's a little fun fact. Lawful gun owners account for less that .5 of 1% of gun crime
    England's gun crimes hand gone up since their "gun bam" and when has prohibition ever worked? A gun ban or violent video have ban is just to paper over the real issues. Feel good legislation usually makes the problem worse. Does anyone feel safe in a "gun free zone" I know I don't
     
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    Mortal Kombat? Oh, please. I've played that game for years, and have never pulled another person's spine out.
     
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    It's true. Some games even teach kids how to customize their guns.

     
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    I wanted to on numerous occasions, but it turns out it's harder than the video game depiction...
     
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    Mortal Kombat is dangerous.
    I have tried the following moves on real people and it has worked.

     
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    You can't "target" guns without targeting games where you have people exposed to simulated killing for hours day in and day out. The NRA spokesmen makes a valid point. Now are we going to stand up for 1st and 2nd amendments of the constitution or are we going to loose both? Once hey get THe guns do you really think they'll draw the line at movies and games? I don't think so
     
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    And I suppose movies like Air Force One turn people into terrorists and assassins. You can't just make a claim and expect people to "study it out". I really wish folks would back up their claims with proof of what they so vehemently claim.

    Then again, that would mean a lot of politicians would lose their jobs.
     
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    ...Holy shit I totally forgot about that movie. That was a sweet ass movie.
     
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    Fuck the NRA! First its lets arm all teachers with a gun and now its "video games are porn". If these bastards spent as much time trying to have a legitimate conversation about the mental health of the citizens of this country in relation to gun violence instead of trying to make video games into a scapegoat, we might actually make some fucking human progress. -fucking assholes!
     
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    So basically the NRA are trying to pin the blame on somebody else huh? :angry:
     

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