Video games, not guns, to blame for school shooting, says Kentucky gov.

Oct 25, 2017
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In the wake of a shooting that left at least 17 dead on Wednesday in a high school outside Boca Raton, Florida, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R) focused on violent video games as part of a "culture of death that is being celebrated" and leading to these kinds of incidents.
"There are video games that, yes, are listed for mature audiences, but kids play them and everybody knows it, and there's nothing to prevent the child from playing them," Bevin said in an interview on WHAS' Leland Conway show Thursday morning. "They celebrate the slaughtering of people. There are games that literally replicate and give people the ability to score points for doing the very same thing that these students are doing inside of schools, where you get extra points for finishing someone off who's lying there begging for their life."

"These are quote-unquote video games, and they're forced down our throats under the guise of protected speech," Conway continued, seemingly referring to a 2011 Supreme Court decision that prevents content-based restrictions on games. "It's garbage. It's the same as pornography. They have desensitized people to the value of human life, to the dignity of women, to the dignity of human decency. We're reaping what we've sown here."
When Conway asked if Bevin was interested in a ban on these types of games or merely more parental oversight of children's access, Bevin asked for media producers to take some responsibility for their works. "I think we need to start by having an honest question about what value any of these things add," he said. "Why do we need a video game, for example, that encourages people to kill people. Whether it's lyrics, whether it's TV shows, whether it's movies, I'm asking the producers of these products, these video games and these movies, ask yourselves what redemptive value, other than shock value, other than the hope you'll make a couple of bucks off it. At what price? At what price?"
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.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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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?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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?
 
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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!!!
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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!!!
That MOTHERFUCKING ASSHOLE having wanton access to guns is in fact the problem
 
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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!!!
Care to list all the school shootings in Europe over the past decade?

We suffer from mental health problems as well.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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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.
 
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"They celebrate the slaughtering of people. There are games that literally replicate and give people the ability to score points for doing the very same thing that these students are doing inside of schools, where you get extra points for finishing someone off who's lying there begging for their life."
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.
 
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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
 
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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.
 
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Why not blame movies too why you are at it?
He pretty much is

Bevin asked for media producers to take some responsibility for their works. "I think we need to start by having an honest question about what value any of these things add," he said. "Why do we need a video game, for example, that encourages people to kill people. Whether it's lyrics, whether it's TV shows, whether it's movies, I'm asking the producers of these products, these video games and these movies, ask yourselves what redemptive value, other than shock value, other than the hope you'll make a couple of bucks off it. At what price? At what price?"
At what price? Ask that same question about gun culture.
 

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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...
 
Oct 25, 2017
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"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?"