I usually agree with many of your articles but have to part ways with you on this one. Blaming it on violent video games is just too simplistic when there are many other factors involved. The threshold level for violence, mayhem, and gore that today's young people not only find acceptable, but shrug off is one telling sign. I can remember covering my eyes when I tried to watch "The Exorcist," but that movie is pale in comparison to what is shown today (Saw and similar horrific fare) that provide no shock, repulsion, or disgust in today's youth. For more than 40 years we have learned there are no moral absolutes, life is not sacred, and "if it feels good.. do it." Parents also have a share of the blame here too.