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'Dialogue' Required for Violent Video Games

jkdjr25 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 1:05 AM
Many game commentators have talked about this issue and the conclusion that they've come to is the same one that I've come to and is as follows. Fake violence doesn't desensitize you to real violence. It only desensitizes you to fake violence. If it were true that playing all these games numbed you to real violence then the gaming community, as a whole, wouldn't have cared at all about the Sandy Hook shootings. But that's not the case. We were just as horrified as the rest of the nation. Instead of a pointless dialogue about video games we should be teaching kids the two Commandments that Christ gave us; to love God and to love one another.

The Obama administration's assault on the Second Amendment in reaction to Newtown is not a serious solution. It's a Band-Aid on cancer. The NRA's call for armed guards in every school also misses the point. When is anyone going to get serious? The problem is violence, a violence of monstrous and horrific proportions that has infected America's popular culture.

The Hartford Courant reported on Sunday that during a search of Newtown grade-school killer Adam Lanza's home after the shootings, "police found thousands of dollars worth of graphically violent video games." Detectives are exploring whether Adam Lanza might have been emulating the...