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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:06 PM

calls for banning video game after mass shooting

Dressed in camouflage gear and armed with two semi-automatic rifles, Dmitry Vinogradov shot dead three men and two women at their desks before giving himself up to security guards, the Russian Investigative Committee said in a statement. Another man and a woman were wounded.

Local media said Vinogradov had gone on a five-day drinking binge after being jilted by a pharmacist at the firm. It was not clear whether she was among those shot.


Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/world/dumped-by-girlfriend-jilted-man-kills-five-colleagues-20121108-28zbk.html#ixzz2C4FRg1f7

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-first-clear-link-between-violent-video-games-and-hostility-2012-10

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-11-09-russia-reviewing-violent-pc-game-restrictions

Maybe the Russians are on to something
Anders Behring Breivik played WoW 16 hours a day
http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/19/tech/gaming-gadgets/games-violence-norway-react/index.html

A video game linked to another mass shooting in France.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2153218/Violent-video-game-Call-Duty-linked-high-profile-mass-murder.html

From what I read, violent video games are illegal in Germany and Switzerland, yet the Swiss have low violence even though they have vibrant gun culture.

The problem isn't guns or the gun culture, the problem is kids sitting in front of the stupid TV or monitor instead of riding bikes, hiking, and learning about the real world around them.





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Reply calls for banning video game after mass shooting (Original post)
gejohnston Nov 2012 OP
hockeynut57 Nov 2012 #1
Trunk Monkey Nov 2012 #15
oneshooter Nov 2012 #16
Trunk Monkey Nov 2012 #17
oneshooter Nov 2012 #18
bowens43 Nov 2012 #2
Berserker Nov 2012 #3
ileus Nov 2012 #8
gejohnston Nov 2012 #9
Eleanors38 Nov 2012 #13
petronius Nov 2012 #4
tortoise1956 Nov 2012 #5
rrneck Nov 2012 #6
ileus Nov 2012 #7
Confusious Nov 2012 #10
Remmah2 Nov 2012 #11
AtheistCrusader Nov 2012 #12
Decoy of Fenris Nov 2012 #14

Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:15 PM

1. i'm a gun owner (model 1911 and play many fps

1 agree with the premise, kids need to be playing kids games. parents should shoulder all the blame here not gun or game manufacturers

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Response to hockeynut57 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:01 PM

15. FPS? NT

 

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Response to Trunk Monkey (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:08 PM

16. First Person Shooter

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Response to oneshooter (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:31 PM

17. Gracias NT

 

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Response to Trunk Monkey (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:55 PM

18. De Nada n/t

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:16 PM

2. video games don't kill people. Guns kill people. We should be banning almost all guns.....

if there is any blame it is with the manufacturers and retailers of the firearms used.

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Response to bowens43 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:33 PM

3. GUNS

 

Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah GUNS Blah Blah Blah Blah GUNS Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah.
Now I will buy more GUNS thanks for the post.

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Response to bowens43 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:50 PM

8. Mean ole guns...always killing people.

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Response to bowens43 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:16 PM

9. if you notice the mass shooting was in Russa

one was in France, and of course Norway. I used no examples in the US. Did you read the links?

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Response to bowens43 (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:52 AM

13. Orthodox proscriptive prohibitionism: Fail. nt

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:35 PM

4. "Gun culture" isn't the problem, it's part of the solution - kids with that interest ought to be

ought with their families hunting, shooting, competing. Shooting sports are right up there with any other social activity as a better alternative to sitting in front of a monitor (says me from my perch in front of my monitor).

But I think banning video games is as weak a solution to violence as banning guns would be; the conditions that lead someone to be unduly influenced by a VG will still be there, and will manifest regardless would be my guess...

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:39 PM

5. Some more information

According to the author of the study, the type of game - violent or non-violent - didn't seem to have a significant effect on the aggression levels of the players:

http://www.brocku.ca/brock-news/?p=5955

Gee, maybe the games themselves aren't responsible for aggressive tendencies. What a concept!

I agree with you that today's children don't spend enough time outside. That's not their fault, though. Too many parents trying to protect their babies by wrapping them in bubble wrap.

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:40 PM

6. It's more difficult to ban culture than guns. nt

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:47 PM

7. We spend our Saturdays in the field.

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:34 AM

10. Nice try

It's not the guns, it's the violent video games!

Biggest load of Bullshit I've read all year.

The list of "banned" video games in Germany is pretty short

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_banned_video_games#Germany

They are also not technically "banned." A person can still order them, download them and own them. There are no penalties for owning the game, or being caught with it.

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:23 AM

11. A five day drinking binge doesen't help either.

 

TV and video games are a waste of time and energy. I'd rather be camping, hiking, working in the garden, walking the dogs.........................

I'm not sure which was worse for the guy, the binge drinking or the electronic brain nullification.

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:44 AM

12. That would make more sense if he ran around with a stick screaming "lightning bolt!"

Seriously, World of Warcraft?

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:49 AM

14. Stupid people. Stupid people everywhere. n/t

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