According to NRA, Guns don't kill people, video games do

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    According to NRA, Guns don't kill people, video games do

    LaPierre blamed video games, movies and music videos for exposing children to a violent culture day in and day out.

    Anyone with half a brain can clearly see that the CT shooter was disturbed.  Music videos weren't the problem - it was the AR-15 in his mom's bedroom closet that was the problem.  Same with the guy in Colorado.

    Video games - for crying out loud.  Video Games bad, guns good.

    Hasbro has this whole arsenal of Nerf guns.  They have one toy gun that automatically fires 3 Nerf Darts per second.  If video games are bad, then aren't toy fully Automatic Assault Rifles even worse?  And if a toy gun is bad, then aren't real guns horrendous?

    Amazing that 4.3million people are part of an Organization whose spokesman claimed Video Games caused the CT massacre. 

     
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    The same games are played from England, to Japan, to Australia, to Canada.  Basically, anywhere there are people with money to blow.  But only the US sees these shooting incidents frequently.

    Its the guns.

     
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    Re: According to NRA, Guns don't kill people, video games do

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    The same games are played from England, to Japan, to Australia, to Canada.  Basically, anywhere there are people with money to blow.  But only the US sees these shooting incidents frequently.

    Its the guns.

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    I would argue it's our culture. We've had guns in this country for centuries yet these mass shootings are fairly new. Just like those who argue that violence in movies and tv can't be to blame because there was violence in movies decades/century ago, well same thing applies....we had guns decades/centuries ago yet no mass shootings like we have today. 

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    Well, semi automatics are far more accessible to the public then they once were. That's a problem.  The success of the NRA lobby has created a culture of guns and fear. Insanity to say the least but then again the NRA's job is to help gun manufacturers sell guns. It appears they are very good at it. We are at a point where it is really about reducing body counts. If you take the semi out of the picture it saves a few lives. Even one is worth the price of tougher regulations. Wouldn't you agree?

     
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    Re: According to NRA, Guns don't kill people, video games do

    Lets say no gun was available. Here you are, with your brain squirming like a toad (respect to the Doors) and feel the need to kill some kindergarteners because they're easy marks and you're a big pu$ $ie, I don't think you could do much damage with a hand tool before someone clocked you on the back of the head with a chair. Plus, you couldn't blow the locks of doors to gain access.

     

    Take assault rifles off the street ans limit guns to single shot and small mags.

     
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    Re: According to NRA, Guns don't kill people, video games do

     

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    Well, semi automatics are far more accessible to the public then they once were. That's a problem.  The success of the NRA lobby has created a culture of guns and fear. Insanity to say the least but then again the NRA's job is to help gun manufacturers sell guns. It appears they are very good at it. We are at a point where it is really about reducing body counts. If you take the semi out of the picture it saves a few lives. Even one is worth the price of tougher regulations. Wouldn't you agree?

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    Semi-auto have been accessible for over a century. So why now are these mass killings occurring?

     

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    Modern society has stripped away a lot of the connections people had that gave them a sense of community and connection.  There are a lot of neurotic and psychotic people out there.  Many feel helpless and alone. Some turn to drugs or sex or work to gain meaning or make an escape.  Some demented few turn to guns and the violence they can cause to make a statement in a weird preverted way.

     
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    The same games are played from England, to Japan, to Australia, to Canada.  Basically, anywhere there are people with money to blow.  But only the US sees these shooting incidents frequently.

    Its the guns.

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    I would argue it's our culture. We've had guns in this country for centuries yet these mass shootings are fairly new. Just like those who argue that violence in movies and tv can't be to blame because there was violence in movies decades/century ago, well same thing applies....we had guns decades/centuries ago yet no mass shootings like we have today. 

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    They are new, you idiot, because selling assault rifles to the public is relatively new.  Christ.

     
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    Aka product placement.  And where are the NRA and its members (the industry) in this?

    Remember when smoking was prevalent in entertainment, and then at some point we learned that it wasn't in the movies because it was cool, but the reverse -- and had a lot of encouragement?

     
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    Re: According to NRA, Guns don't kill people, video games do

    Anyone with half a brain can clearly see that the CT shooter was disturbed.  Music videos weren't the problem - it was the AR-15 in his mom's bedroom closet that was the problem.  Same with the guy in Colorado.

     

    it's kind of funny to me that you correctly identified the problem then came to an absurd conclusion.

    If the problem is a disturbed shooter then the solution is to keep weapons out of the hands of disturbed shooters, yes? How about a comprehensive program to identify potentially dangerously disturbed people and get them the help that they and their families desperately need?

     

     

     
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    Re: According to NRA, Guns don't kill people, video games do

    Tax the bullets like we tax cigarettes as the public health hazard they are...through the roof.

    Use the extra tax revenue to fund the mental health needs of gun owners and to provide public service announcements to clueless Gun Nation reminding them that being the Homicide Capital of the world is not a bragging point and that countries with gun control are much, much safer places to live.

    Since gun owners think gun massacres are always a mental health issue, require mental health evaluations for all gun owners twice a year to see if they're stable enough and responsible enough to own a murder weapon; disarm the wackos who can't demonstrate sanity to a mental health professional.

    After a few years of mental health evaluations, most of the gun nuts will learn that they actually just suffer from gun, anger and violence addictions, compounded by paranoia and end-time fantasies and poor coping skills.

     
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    Re: According to NRA, Guns don't kill people, video games do

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    Anyone with half a brain can clearly see that the CT shooter was disturbed.  Music videos weren't the problem - it was the AR-15 in his mom's bedroom closet that was the problem.  Same with the guy in Colorado.

     

     

    it's kind of funny to me that you correctly identified the problem then came to an absurd conclusion.

    If the problem is a disturbed shooter then the solution is to keep weapons out of the hands of disturbed shooters, yes? How about a comprehensive program to identify potentially dangerously disturbed people and get them the help that they and their families desperately need?

     

     

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    How about a comprehensive program that takes military style weapons out of the reach of disturbed individuals?  That's a lot more within reach than your proposal: how on earth would you go about identifying all the potential crazies are?  And as if conservatives would countenance the cost such a comprehensive mental health care program would entail...  Face it: we will always have disturbed people.  But gun culture can be curbed so the crazies have less of an impact.

     
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    Re: According to NRA, Guns don't kill people, video games do

    Liberals cling to the ideology of "gun free zones" under the thought, as strange as it may be, that bad guys will pay attention to gun free zones, or that guns will magically not work in them.  It is like putting a "baby on board" sign on an entire school area.

    When we stop this insanity of these liberal feel-good ideas, maybe we can get somewhere.

     
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    Re: According to NRA, Guns don't kill people, video games do

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    Well, semi automatics are far more accessible to the public then they once were. That's a problem.  The success of the NRA lobby has created a culture of guns and fear. Insanity to say the least but then again the NRA's job is to help gun manufacturers sell guns. It appears they are very good at it. We are at a point where it is really about reducing body counts. If you take the semi out of the picture it saves a few lives. Even one is worth the price of tougher regulations. Wouldn't you agree?

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    Semi-auto have been accessible for over a century. So why now are these mass killings occurring?

     

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    Modern society has stripped away a lot of the connections people had that gave them a sense of community and connection.  There are a lot of neurotic and psychotic people out there.  Many feel helpless and alone. Some turn to drugs or sex or work to gain meaning or make an escape.  Some demented few turn to guns and the violence they can cause to make a statement in a weird preverted way.

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    Agreed.  And what allows them to act out is the breakdown of our society, driven largely byliberal policies.  Wouldn't you agree?

     
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    Re: According to NRA, Guns don't kill people, video games do

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    Agreed.  And what allows them to act out is the breakdown of our society, driven largely byliberal policies.  Wouldn't you agree?

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    It's one thing to post something this dumb and utterly unsupportable...

    ...but even worse to be such a poseur about it.

     

    Doesn't the constant whiff of your own nuts get to you after a while...??

     

     

     

     
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