Blaming video games is just as dumb as blaming the guns. I agree with many things stated in the article. I agree parenting has been replaced by mass media. BUT, I do not believe "violent" video games are to blame. I do not believe any of the "research studies" demonstrates a valid cause and effect.. Mass shootings would be everyday, multiple times per day if the millions of people play "first person shooter games" were so influenced to do so. Japan doesn't have this problem. Violence is embedded in anime and video games there. I do agree these are still not appropriate for young children. Parents are not parenting, and mental illness is not being taken seriously.