Long before there were video games, there were mass shootings and mass-killings by various means, including knives, automobiles, explosives, etc. I would suggest that the playing of violent video games could actually offer a therapeutic effect for certain individuals. Violent video games provide an individual on the precipice of mental derangement a vicarious method of satisfying his/her aggression or paranoid feelings of persecution. These games are thus more likely to prevent more mass-killing incidences than they would ever encourage. This writer, like other seekers of a blame-someone convenience, is looking at the glass half empty, instead of half-full perspective. He needs to acquire a modicum of imagination for alternative view.