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'Dialogue' Required for Violent Video Games

Stuart Koehl Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 7:01 AM
The fatal error, on the part of both the anti-gun and the anti-video game lobbies, is the belief that "something must be done". The data indicate otherwise: violent crime has been falling consistently since the mid-1990s, including both garden-variety murder and mass murder, with and without the use of firearms--despite the fact that both guns and violent video games have proliferated in this period. That would indicate a negative correlation between both guns and video games and the inclination to commit violent crimes. Both Mr. Bozell and anti-gun zealots are guilty of reductionism. Violence--particularly youth violence--is a complex phenomenon not driven by a single factor.
Fuzzy2 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 10:26 AM
I strongly agree Stuart.

We have once again been given the crisis of the moment, when there is no crisis.
Mind altering drugs, even prescription ones, seem to cause murderous inclinations in youth. The nuclear family missing a nucleus. These are real problems. Not playing XBox.

Even with these real problems, violent crimes are down.

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...