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Old Today, 07:56 PM
 
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No, but I think if someone is already off, violent video games can desensitize and glorify killing.
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Old Today, 07:57 PM
 
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Lack of personal responsibility, entitlement, never being told or being able to accept "no" for an answer, being over-medicated by Big Pharma from diapers onward, negative influences of social media, lack of quality parenting and lack of quality positive outlets in society are far bigger contributors.
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Old Today, 08:04 PM
 
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Anything that you put into your mind will have an effect on your perceptions. There was a time that I was shocked by ultra-violent images but I've seen so much of it now that it really doesn't phase me.

Now do violent games and movies make people more violent? It doesn't for the vast majority of people but on the margins, those people who have mental issues or low mental capacity, it probably has a negative effect.
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Old Today, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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I'm so sick and tired of whenever there's a shooting or whatever, all these old people that have no idea what they're talking about like to blame video games, like after Columbine they pointed out how the shooters liked to play DOOM. It's not even a liberal/conservative issue as all of them like to blame video games for people behaving badly, like in '93 it was the democrats who had hearings and criticized violent video games, and mortal kombat.

Well, if the whole issue is "it causes people to be violent" shouldn't we ban sports? How many times after a sports game have crazy drunken sports fans went out burning cars, getting into fights, rioting etc.? All the time! But it's the video games that are the problem...sure.

I just hate how they always want to throw their 2c in things they no nothing about.
By itself? Likely no.

It can be included in a toxic soup of variables that lead people to do harm.

I do think the totality of violent images in movies, TV, social media, and video games play a part in this this.

Do we forget that immature humans have access to all of this violence? We used to shield kids from adult situations, because they were adult situations that required maturity to process properly. Now kids can see all of this violence. Now they are growing up.
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Old Today, 08:18 PM
 
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Old Today, 08:19 PM
 
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Walmart thinks so.
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Old Today, 08:24 PM
 
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Well it's probably not good if you are addicted to it, right? Some of these guys were loners who sat in their parent's houses and played all day. Which came first, the illness or the games? At first I was going to say no, but perhaps it's a contributing factor.
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Old Today, 08:24 PM
 
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Violent games, movies, music can maybe influence gang membership in poverty areas, but I donít see it having a major impact. When it comes to mass shooting I see no impact. Mass shootings has more to do with bullying and crazy upbringing IMO.
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Old Today, 08:28 PM
 
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I know there have been many scientific studies on this topic. If one is interested in the answer, maybe that is what to look into, rather than C-D.
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Old Today, 08:29 PM
 
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I'm so sick and tired of whenever there's a shooting or whatever, all these old people that have no idea what they're talking about like to blame video games, like after Columbine they pointed out how the shooters liked to play DOOM. It's not even a liberal/conservative issue as all of them like to blame video games for people behaving badly, like in '93 it was the democrats who had hearings and criticized violent video games, and mortal kombat.

Well, if the whole issue is "it causes people to be violent" shouldn't we ban sports? How many times after a sports game have crazy drunken sports fans went out burning cars, getting into fights, rioting etc.? All the time! But it's the video games that are the problem...sure.

I just hate how they always want to throw their 2c in things they no nothing about.
Games nor guns cause it.
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