1. Audioboxer

    Audioboxer
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    More @ https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018...-blame-for-school-shooting-says-kentucky-gov/

    In the aftermath of a tragedy clearly Jesus says porn and violent video games are to blame.

    https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-eve...no-evidence-to-link-violence-and-video-games/

    Matt, stop being an asshole and do your homework. Take a look at guns, not porn and games.
     
  2. catvonpee

    catvonpee
    Member

    I was waiting for this to come up again. There's always a scapegoat to blame.
     
  3. Viking Jesus

    Viking Jesus
    Member

    UuuuuuugggggggGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH
     
  4. Fuck this dude. Can't believe they are going after video games; AGAIN. Guns are the problem but fuck school children apparently. Gotta go after them damn video games!
     
  5. m_dorian

    m_dorian
    Member

    Your gun culture is to blame for school shootings.
     
  6. kosanu

    kosanu
    Member

    Ah yes let's blame virtual guns instead of real guns.
     
  7. JJH

    JJH
    Member

    Video games aren’t causing mass shootings in any other country around the world.
     
  8. HockeyBird

    HockeyBird
    Member

    I'm sure a hefty donation to his campaign by the ESA can change his mind about videogames real quick.
     
  9. SolidSnakex

    SolidSnakex
    Member

    Thankfully Bevin has a fantastic solution to violence in general

    https://www.courier-journal.com/sto...ly-members-murder-victims-thursday/360136001/
     
  10. Aurc

    Aurc
    Member

    Always some new scapegoat, lmao
     
  11. BriGuy

    BriGuy
    Member

    There's only one common denominator in all of these tragedies.
     
  12. ElMexiMerican

    ElMexiMerican
    Member

    Literally hate this argument so much that I used it for two persuasive essays during my first couple years in college. Can't stand this line of thinking.
     
  13. When will y’all learn?! Gamers are bad! Not good! Rescind your gamer culture and identity!
     
  14. Mechanized

    Mechanized
    Member

    "At what price? At what price?"

    I don't know, how much does an AR15 cost these days?
     
  15. Kai Dracon

    Kai Dracon
    Member

    Don't laugh, I bet they're gonna load up the T&P Squads with some serious bruisers.

    They're gonna pray the shit outta you and think real, real hard while they do.
     
  16. I’m surprised it took as long as it did.

    “where you get extra points for finishing someone off who's lying there begging for their life."

    What games do you think this guy has played to come to this conclusion. Also, do we even know if the shooter played video games?
     
  17. Phantom Thief

    Phantom Thief
    Member

    No, America, having a gun crazed culture is responsible for your shootings. The rest of the world plays video games too, why is this not a problem there?
     
  18. Audioboxer

    Audioboxer
    Member OP

    I thought as much. Not that I want to bring Jesus into the OP for no reason, but I had a feeling he'd be a gun loving Republican evangelical or similar. The kind that would say Jesus told him sex before marriage and games cause school shootings.
     
  19. frankxiv

    frankxiv
    Member

    if that's true it's a huge argument for digital over physical
     
  20. daniel77733

    daniel77733
    Member

    It's NOT video games.
    It's NOT guns.

    It's the MOTHERFUCKING ASSHOLE who did the shooting that's to blame.

    A video game can't kill anyone. And guns don't load and fire themselves. Seriously, never blame what's actually responsible. The PERSON!!!
     
  21. God, this is awful. I wish people didn't use tragedies to push agendas.
     
  22. Windu

    Windu
    Member

    Did I just step out of a time machine and back into 1999? I thought we moved past this nonsense.
     
  23. Cess007

    Cess007
    Member

    If videogames are to blame (spoiler: they're not) why aren't other countries that also consume them filled with school shootings?
     
  24. Phantom Thief

    Phantom Thief
    Member

    That MOTHERFUCKING ASSHOLE having wanton access to guns is in fact the problem
     
  25. Audioboxer

    Audioboxer
    Member OP

    Care to list all the school shootings in Europe over the past decade?

    We suffer from mental health problems as well.
     
  26. Korigama

    Korigama
    Member

    Politicians and talking heads scapegoating violent video games for society's ills?

    whatyearisthis.jpg
     
  27. Village

    Village
    Member

    This

    Also he got the gun training at a white supremacist rally so, also racism
     
  28. adj_noun

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  29. Clusterdreams

    Clusterdreams
    Member

    Lmao they will really do anything to protect their GUNZ
     
  30. StoveOven

    StoveOven
    Member

    There's an interesting discussion to be had about violence in games, what it says about our culture, and the ways it might affect us.

    Matt Bevin doesn't intend on having that discussion.
     
  31. I don't understand this North American obsession with guns either, Lord knows I wouldn't even trust myself with one.
     
  32. Crayolan

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  33. John Wick

    John Wick
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    The gun industry is a massive money making machine. The weapons industry makes the USA mega bucks. No way they ever gonna let that money go. All the people in power have a slice of that pie.
    Guns and the cunts in charge are the problem.
     
  34. Cuboid 64

    Cuboid 64
    Member

    Oh don’t worry, it’s definitely not a new scapegoat. Never mind loads of studies have come out saying that there’s barely a link, if any.
     
  35. enkaisu

    enkaisu
    Banned Member

    Easy access to guns is to blame. Not video games, not movies, not any bullshit scapegoat you can think of. Fuck guns.
     
  36. Samus37

    Samus37
    Member

    Come to think of it I haven't played School Shooter Simulator yet, is it any good? There's actually no video game that 'literally replicates the ability to do the same thing that these students are doing inside of schools'. Absolutely ridiculous but that's the point. The point is to deflect people from looking at the real problem.

    This guy would rather regulate video games and let children die than regulate guns. It's a crime against humanity.
     
  37. tiebreaker

    tiebreaker
    Member

    Why not blame movies too why you are at it?
     
  38. Salty Rice

    Salty Rice
    Member

    That piece of shit and his access to guns is to blame.

    Shit like this makes me so angry and thats not because video games are blamed but because innocent people die without end because America prefer their fucking guns over making people lifes safer and everyone and everything else is to blame but the culprit and their holy guns.

    Theres is a reason why this shit happen so much more in the united states than in the rest of the world. arghh
     
  39. Pascal

    Pascal
    Member

    Thoughts and prayers are the only reasonable solution to this problem. And more guns, can't forget that.

    /s

    America is a fucking joke
     
  40. VariantX

    VariantX
    Member

    Yeah, it's the pixels and polygons that are to blame, not the unbelievably easy access to weaponry. Let's just blame everyone and everything else but our virtually non existent laws and barriers to getting guns.
     
  41. Audioboxer

    Audioboxer
    Member OP

    He pretty much is

    At what price? Ask that same question about gun culture.
     
  42. John Wick

    John Wick
    Member

    Don't forget the USA says this wasn't an act of terrorism. The kid had mentle issues.
    We know that terrorism is reserved for Muslims and people of colour
     
  43. Acerac

    Acerac
    Banned Member

    That's why all these shootings only happen in America, because it is the only country in the world with youth that plays video games.

    I guess it's nice to have a scapegoat, but even the tiniest bit of critical thinking could see past it...
     
  44. ASaiyan

    ASaiyan
    Member

    "Ban video games!

    ...okay, but can we at least ban assault video games?

    ...okay, but can we at least agree that civilians don't need high capacity magazines or bumper stocks for their video g- oh, really? Still no?"
     
  45. Timewarp

    Timewarp
    Member

    Thank you. That is really all that needs to be said on this tired scapegoat argument. Ridiculous.
     
  46. TheBeardedOne

    TheBeardedOne
    Member

    Oh fuck off with this ignorance.

    1) Studies have been done that disprove this.
    2) It's just scapegoating
    3) Other countries play video games and don't have shootings and gun control issues
     
  47. MotionBlue

    MotionBlue
    Member

    The only appropriate response.
     
  48. Strings

    Strings
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    [​IMG]

    These kind of hottakes are so insanely frustrating.
     
  49. Zombegoast

    Zombegoast
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    The same state that has Mitch McConnell?
     
  50. shiba5

    shiba5
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    How much did Bevin receive from the NRA?