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'Dialogue' Required for Violent Video Games

rwright Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 6:59 PM
Do you really believe that nonsense? Traditional American values spawned an age of incredible violence-- Prohibition! Gangsters ruled. This was before TV and talking movies. Why not just accept the fact that Americans are a violent people, and always have been.
David582 Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 12:06 AM
Human beings are a violent people, and always have been (at least since Cain slew Abel, or maybe since we used to need to defend our young against large predators.)

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...