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Thread: Violent Games Legislation Introduced to US Congress

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    Quote Originally Posted by DisturbedShifty View Post
    The only reason video games is in the cross hairs again is because the NRA put it there.

    As for violent video games, movies, cartoons, books, what have you. It all boils down to the environment the child is raised in. Which I am sure this has been brought up.

    If the child sees a fictional person beating someone up,or killing them, and doesn't have a parent around to tell them that is is not right to do that, yeah, they are going to mimic what they see on the screen. Or even worse, they see these things on screen, and then also see them at home because of an abusive parent, again, they will mimic it.

    But so long as you have a parent that actually loves and cars about their child and pays attention to rating systems. Then kids can play these games, watch these movies, so on and so forth, without turning into a psychopath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DisturbedShifty View Post
    The only reason video games is in the cross hairs again is because the NRA put it there.

    As for violent video games, movies, cartoons, books, what have you. It all boils down to the environment the child is raised in. Which I am sure this has been brought up.

    If the child sees a fictional person beating someone up,or killing them, and doesn't have a parent around to tell them that is is not right to do that, yeah, they are going to mimic what they see on the screen. Or even worse, they see these things on screen, and then also see them at home because of an abusive parent, again, they will mimic it.

    But so long as you have a parent that actually loves and cars about their child and pays attention to rating systems. Then kids can play these games, watch these movies, so on and so forth, without turning into a psychopath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoFinz View Post
    LOL....cant single out JUST video games...but as an ingredient in the overall recipe, its a fair assumption.

    Kids knew there was no magic ACME company, or a piano dropped on your head would kill you...but it was so over the top and ridiculous, it came off as amusing. Now, you can actually be a recon marine or a desert op specialist, use the same type of weapons and go on patrols just like them. Just something to think about.

    And man i miss saturday morning cartoons......it sucks getting old fellas. Dont do it
    Well if we are talking about ingredients in an overall problem, we can include pretty much anything and everything in our current society. You can't use brush strokes that broad. As to your second point, what's the difference between that and kids pretending they were the allied forces killing Nazis back in the 1940s? Studies show they are about equally as likely to convince someone to be violent, so why aren't people raising hell about kids pretending to kill each other with tree branches as guns?

    Saturday morning cartoons these days suck balls. I tried watching them a few months back because I was too hungover to get off my couch. They were bad enough that I actually got up and risked vomiting instead of being tortured with that junk...
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    I canít believe that all of you who were applauding the Democrats when they were wiping their butts with the 2nd Amendment (after all, who really needs an assault rifle?) are now all up in arms when the same Democrats start wiping their butts with the 1st Amendment (after all, who really needs a violent video game?). I am sure the reason for this is that none of you actually own assault weapons, so the 2nd Amendment doesnít mean anything to you, but you all play these sorts of video games so now you pretend to care about the Constitution. Itís pretty disappointing you all only care about preserving the Constitution when it directly affects you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Statler Waldorf View Post
    I canít believe that all of you who were applauding the Democrats when they were wiping their butts with the 2nd Amendment (after all, who really needs an assault rifle?) are now all up in arms when the same Democrats start wiping their butts with the 1st Amendment (after all, who really needs a violent video game?). I am sure the reason for this is that none of you actually own assault weapons, so the 2nd Amendment doesnít mean anything to you, but you all play these sorts of video games so now you pretend to care about the Constitution. Itís pretty disappointing you all only care about preserving the Constitution when it directly affects you.
    Thankfully Statler has arrived to show us the error of our ways and clear up confusion.

    Its clear the only amendment we should trample is the first, not the second. In order to preserve liberty, we must murder the first amendment, preferably with assault rifles. The first amendment was only meant to take up space before getting to the real meat of the article, the second amendment.

    Everyone who has actually read the Constitution understands that our founders intended for us to live in complete silence while training our scope on everyone around us. Thanks again Statler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spesh View Post
    Thankfully Statler has arrived to show us the error of our ways and clear up confusion.

    Its clear the only amendment we should trample is the first, not the second. In order to preserve liberty, we must murder the first amendment, preferably with assault rifles. The first amendment was only meant to take up space before getting to the real meat of the article, the second amendment.

    Everyone who has actually read the Constitution understands that our founders intended for us to live in complete silence while training our scope on everyone around us. Thanks again Statler.
    And he knows this because he went to law school and is a well-respected Constitutional Lawyer, with a focus in the first amendment and roundhouse kicks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spesh View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spesh View Post

    Its clear the only amendment we should trample is the first, not the second. In order to preserve liberty, we must murder the first amendment, preferably with assault rifles. The first amendment was only meant to take up space before getting to the real meat of the article, the second amendment.

    Everyone who has actually read the Constitution understands that our founders intended for us to live in complete silence while training our scope on everyone around us. Thanks again Statler.


    Sometimes I seriously wonder about you, where did I ever say I support the video game legislation? I certainly do not. I care about both the 1st and 2nd Amendments unlike you; please donít hate me for being more consistent in my views than you are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Locke View Post
    And he knows this because he went to law school and is a well-respected Constitutional Lawyer, with a focus in the first amendment and roundhouse kicks...
    You donít need to be a lawyer to see the obvious inconsistency in your reasoning, but apparently you have to be smarter than a PhD candidate in Psychology in order to catch it lol. You can thank me later for pointing it out to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Statler Waldorf View Post

    Sometimes I seriously wonder about you, where did I ever say I support the video game legislation? I certainly do not. I care about both the 1st and 2nd Amendments unlike you; please donít hate me for being more consistent in my views than you are.
    I understand the point you are making, but I in my opinion its not an even comparison.

    Video games do not kill anyone. Assault rifles do. They kill more people faster than a handgun or a shotgun can. The "you dont need video the same as you dont need assault rifles" argument doesnt work because the argument isnt to ban them just because they arent needed. The argument is to ban them because they are both unnecessary AND dangerous. Same reason we arent allowed to own a military RPG.

    Now if you want to argue that you are OK with whatever inherent risks there are with keeping assualt weapons legal because its the price we pay for that freedom, thats a valid argument. To compare them to owning a video game...not so much IMO.




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    Quote Originally Posted by tylerdolphin View Post
    I understand the point you are making, but I in my opinion its not an even comparison.

    Video games do not kill anyone. Assault rifles do. They kill more people faster than a handgun or a shotgun can. The "you dont need video the same as you dont need assault rifles" argument doesnt work because the argument isnt to ban them just because they arent needed. The argument is to ban them because they are both unnecessary AND dangerous. Same reason we arent allowed to own a military RPG.

    Now if you want to argue that you are OK with whatever inherent risks there are with keeping assualt weapons legal because its the price we pay for that freedom, thats a valid argument. To compare them to owning a video game...not so much IMO.
    First of all, guns don't kill people, the people holding them do. Aside from that, I really see no issue with putting an age limit on buying games in the same way they do on rated R movies. The big problem is that we keep expecting the government to fix our parenting mistakes and responsibilities for us.

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