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Violent Videogames, Mental
Health and Guns — Today’s
Q’s for O’s WH — 12/18/12

ABC News, by Jake Tapper

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/18/2012 3:22:06 PM

TAPPER: The president’s close friend and adviser, David Axelrod, on Sunday evening, after the — watching the president’s speech, was watching a football game, and an ad came on for a violent video game. And he tweeted, shouldn’t we quit — he tweeted an expression of support for banning a certain kind of weapons or regulating certain kinds of weapons, but then he said, shouldn’t we also quit marketing murder as a game? And this touches on the cultural aspect that you seem to be alluding to also being part of the solution. And I’m wondering if the president

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: plex, 12/18/2012 3:31:11 PM     (No. 9073064)

Why do they bother asking this twit anything. He never has any answers.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rpool, 12/18/2012 3:38:13 PM     (No. 9073075)

Jake should simply write a blog of questions the president should be asked. That would be infinitely more readable without the interspersed blather of Carney. The questions won´t be answered anyway, so why not deep-six the wheezings of his spokesman.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 12/18/2012 3:40:46 PM     (No. 9073081)

#2 - Bet the White House ´spokesman´ doesn´t know this - (or more accurately, wishes *we* didn´t know it...)

As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned...

Yeah well...what do you expect from an administration that hustles guns to Mexico illegally in order to try and make US gun ownership look bad?



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Reply 4 - Posted by: Dante, 12/18/2012 3:51:26 PM     (No. 9073095)

Tens of millions have played these games without consequence. There is only causality in the minds of those predisposed against this kind of entertainment for their own personal reasons.

The "occupy" movement has provoked more violence and destruction than these games ever will.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: yuban, 12/18/2012 3:59:02 PM     (No. 9073105)

So, there were no murders prior to video games? A handful of evil folk (4 or 5) out of 300 mill good folk means we must penalize the millions for the evil of a couple. Wow!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jimboendaatl, 12/18/2012 4:01:50 PM     (No. 9073113)

The point is (to follow liberal logic) that if the NRA is to blame, than the entertainment industry is also to blame.

I don´t think for one minute either is to blame of course, I´m just following the liberal logic of correlation equals causation.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: killerbee, 12/18/2012 4:31:27 PM     (No. 9073165)

You know what else coincides with these mass murders? Two income households (I know they´re a necessity for many people, but they weren´t always), a 50% divorce rate, anti-humanist environmental movements, florescent lightbulbs throughout the home (that´s right, I´m goin´ there), the closing of mental hospitals, huge upswing of hormonal birth control (possibly affecting our water supply and chemically infesting all of us) ... see how it works? Something exists and something else exists. Therefore, the first must cause the second. Sheesh.

I guess it´s a conversation they can try to have, but the reality is the same as guns. The games do not seem to result in violent behavior in the vast majority of those who play them.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/18/2012 4:37:03 PM     (No. 9073172)

There are a lot of mentally ill people in the USA, but only a small percentage of them pose a danger to other people. All those mentally ill people can vote, and most of them most probably vote for the liberal Democrats, because of their support for expansive social programs.

Like all Democrat constituency groups, mentally ill people have a place in Democrat identity politics, and are considered to be part of the disabled community. For those reasons you rarely will hear a Democrat politician blame an individual mentally ill person for committing even the most heinous crime. Instead the Democrat will go off in left field and blame a gun, the lack of gun control, or some past statement made by some Republican or conservative, that will be flipped out of context to use as a basis to demagogue the issue in an attempt to gain political advantage.

Guns have been around in great numbers since colonial times, most of the time completely unregulated, but only after the advent of violent movies and especially very violent video games have mass shootings come about.

Most Democrat politicians, because of the major support that the entertainment industry gives to the Democrat Party, will not admit that those movies and video games clearly over time have a very disturbing and unpredictable influence upon the small percentage of the mentally ill who at anytime could jump off the reality cliff and quickly murder a lot of people. It´s pretty clear that if those violent moves and games did not exist, the mass shootings might not have occurred, and gun ownership would not be an issue.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: LAW428, 12/18/2012 7:57:04 PM     (No. 9073442)

The dimwit Dems think of themselves as gods who need to micromanage the masses to create an ever elusive Utopia. They are the disgustingly delusional ones who need a reality check. A few years from now no one will remember their names.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 12/18/2012 10:27:00 PM     (No. 9073562)

The violent games and violent movies probably affect some of our unstable citizens but we don´t need any laws regulating them.

We especially don´t need another government agency meddling with the First Amendment. I can easily see them picking and choosing which games and movies to ban for politically correct reasons.



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