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'Dialogue' Required for Violent Video Games

Ken6565 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 10:04 AM
Video games have nothing to do with the vast majority of shootings in this country. The issue is gangs. Gangs murder to protect their turf or to seize turf. They murder to further their drug business. They murder as an initiation rite. They murder just because they feel like going out and murdering. Nothing will change in any town where gangs are present--and these days, gangs aren't just in central cities--until there is a serious commitment in communities to break the gangs. This means being willing to see your kid, your neighbor's kid, your relative's kid, go to jail if he's in a gang. It means no more demonstrations in the streets about "racist" cops picking on "our poor boys." It means stop and frisk. Get it done.

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...