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Default Now video games are being blamed for school shooting

It was only a matter of time really but now Call Of Duty Black Ops is being lined up in the press as a contributing factor to the school massacre in Connecticut.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...l-Of-Duty.html

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It was only a matter of who and when with tired old argument. I've got all of the CoD games, GTA etc etc and own firearms. Yet I've never felt the need to do this for real.
You've got to be wired up wrong to go and do something like that. Sure, if he's got jam for brains then Black Ops may not have helped, but surely there's already some issues beneath the surface?


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According to a plumber who once visitted the home...

Extensive, well researched journalism right there.

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According to a plumber who once visitted the home...

Extensive, well researched journalism right there.
Apparently the guy was walking around with "a machine-gun".....


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Read a great article on LinkedIn about how switching off from all televised and social media for 24 hours is a good idea when things like this happen because immediatley outlets are desperate to get the exclusives and all sorts of misinformation and incorrect reporting gets thrown in the mix.

For example: The guys brother was initially named, his mom worked at the school, he was let in by teachers. All of this incorrect, but bandied about as being the truth, I even fell for the Morgan Freeman quote in another thread which was immediatley refuted.

Therefore when a flimsy article like the one in the link is produced I'll take it with a pinch of salt and wait for something substantial to be put forward, perhaps in a months time when all the facts are in and sifted through by the right people and not sensationalist journalists.

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Someone just had to pull the old video games card out of his arse...

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Never mind the fact the guy's mom was a gun nut and took the kids to firing ranges non stop......


But hey some Texan Congressman suggested that if we just give teachers assault rifles this problem won't happen ever again........

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Violent videogames do not make non-violent people become violent. Just like watching an intricately detailed movie about rape or murder won't make somebody suddenly want to try it. You have to have a substantially weak psyche to be influenced in such a manner. Otherwise everyone watching the news reports would go do the same. The guy was messed up to begin with.

As for arming teachers, there are some serious cons to consider with the pros of it. What happens when the teacher is having a bad day, is forewarned they will be fired or is tired of dealing with that little asshole in the back? Assuming the weapons are kept secure; locked up, trigger locks and ammo stored and locked separately, how do you have the weapon ready for defense in time? A psycho won't care if there is a gun and you need to be ready to act quickly. Lastly, if the guns are not kept secure, what's to stop an abused or bullied student from gaining access?

It is a tragedy what happened. But making rash decisions will only make it worse. Hopefully, cooler heads will prevail.

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He probably read a book at some stage in his life; we should ban those evil, paper, devil contraptions.

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He probably read a book at some stage in his life; we should ban those evil, paper, devil contraptions.
As a person who reads Warhammer 40K books, I think I'm a danger to Earth by declaring it exterminatus.

Seriously, the media are absolutely fucking retarded.

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Read a great article on LinkedIn about how switching off from all televised and social media for 24 hours is a good idea when things like this happen because immediatley outlets are desperate to get the exclusives and all sorts of misinformation and incorrect reporting gets thrown in the mix.
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