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Good Sense and Gun Control

Jeff2410 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 8:24 AM
Yeah, I'm not so sure that violent movies and video games don't have an effect. I don't think they're as harmless as Mr. Goldberg says. I think, perhaps, the bill has yet to be paid on these things. I was in a briefing from one of the Army's top psychologists. He said the Army was using first-person shooter video games so soldiers would get immune to thinking about the consequences of what they were doing. So that at the moment that the soldier needed to act, he would do so w/o hesitating. Asked what the effect on the rest of society was, the Dr was clear: We're going to pay for this.
Seawolf Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 8:57 AM
Sure they have an effect, just as porn desensitizes people. Same for abortion, it cheapens life and also has a huge affect on this issue IMO. There ought to be a study done to see if any of these wacko kids lost a sibling to that despicible practice...try to convince a lib congressman to fund THAT study.

In the early 1980s, transit officials in Washington couldn't figure out why traffic on the Beltway would grind to a near halt every day around the exact same time. The usual explanations didn't fit.

Then it was discovered that a single driver was to blame. Every day on his drive to work, this commuter would plant himself in the left lane and set his cruise control to 55 mph, the posted speed limit, forcing those behind him to merge right, and you can imagine the effects.

To his credit, this driver came forward in a letter to the editor of the...