Monday, March 12, 2018

80 percent of mass shooters showed no interest in video games.

Courtesy of CBS News: 

President Trump met with video game industry representatives Thursday, after saying last month violent video games may play a role in mass shootings. 

The president met with parents like Melissa Henson. "The kind of messages and images that they are putting in their minds, I think they're nightly dress rehearsals for huge acts of violence," she said. 

But psychologist Patrick Markey's research shows 80 percent of mass shooters did not show an interest in violent video games.

"It seems like something that should make us safer so it's a totally understandable reaction," Markey said. "The problem is just the science, the data, does not back up that they actually have an effect."

Keep in mind that video games are popular all over the world, including first person shooters.

And yet the ONLY industrialized country that has to subject their children to school shooter drills, or seriously talks about arming teachers in the classroom, is America.

This is not a video game problem, this is a gun problem.

And until that is recognized and addressed with stringent gun control laws, this violence simply will not stop.


  1. Anonymous4:18 AM

    Black trench coats and violent video games ... let’s look at any other cause EXCEPT the one thing that actually does kill. Guns kill, period.

    1. Anonymous6:53 AM

      people with guns kill people. guns have always been made just for that purpose. however, a fried of my used an old rifle to make a lamp. very tacky. went to Arizona with them and they didn't tell that they had about tens guns and i don't know how many rounds. lots. and they bought more. i guess we needed them in case we were attacked by injuns. i don't speak to them anymore. they gave their 6 year old a big hunting knife-no joke-and i made it very clear that it was wrong. the child's favourite game was murder.

    2. Anonymous7:53 AM

      @anon 6:53 am
      And yet you are such a lowlife that you think it's okay to use derogatory terms for Native Americans. You are in the same class, the no-class class, as your ex friend.

    3. Anonymous8:46 AM

      7:53AM,apparently you're a fucking idiot if you can't figure out that the OP used that term as a way to illustrate her former friends hateful mindset.

    4. Anonymous9:06 AM

      OT?"ELIZABETH WARREN: Let me tell you a little bit about my family. My mom and dad were born and raised out in Oklahoma, and my daddy was in his teens when he fell in love with my mother.

      She was a beautiful girl who played the piano. And he was head over heels in love with her and wanted to marry her. And his family was bitterly opposed to that because she was part Native American.

      And eventually my parents eloped and they survived the Great Depression, they survived The Dust Bowl. They went through a lot of hard times. They raised three boys, my older brothers, all of whom went off to the military.

      They raised me. They knocked around and it was tough but they hung together. They hung together for 63 years. I know who I am because of what my mother and my father told me, what my grandmother and my grandfather told me, what all my aunts and uncles told me and my brothers."

    5. Anonymous10:01 AM

      @ 8:46 am
      And apparently you are a racist fuckhead that thinks it's okay to use racist slurs as long as you have a pretend excuse.

    6. Anonymous12:10 PM

      ^ Children! Knock it off!

    7. Anonymous1:54 PM

      @anon 12:10 pm
      First of all, I am not a child. Secondly, I don't have to tolerate racial slurs, I have a right to speak fuck off.

    8. Anonymous8:03 PM

      Elizabeth Warren ain't no native American, and she knows it, no matter how many times she tells the mommy and daddy story.

      She will never run for President. Certainly not against Trump.

  2. Anonymous4:58 AM

    Facts won't stop the GOP from glomming onto video games as the root cause of all mass shootings. It's a lot easier than recognizing that the first thing that must go is the easy availability of the weapons used.

  3. Anonymous6:26 AM

    I kinda disagree. Most of these morons grew up in the video generation. Simulation is a tool used in many areas such as flight training, driving, military exercise. From boomers down to current generations simulation was used. Most of them are online communicating in someway to someone. A weak mind is easily swayed. The bad guys know that because they too are weak pos's waiting to be flushed. Shut down certain sites, apps, and hold video manufacturers accountable and responsible for their part. America is not a breeding ground for predators nor is it freedom to corrupt our society into a third world. STOP the manufacturing of violence and hate today.

    1. Anonymous7:00 AM

      IT's only a problem for weak minded people.You should most likely not play any video games. And all of that flight training you have been doing,like all of the kids do? Just stop that.The driver simulations for your drivers license,don't do it.The military exercises that those 15 year olds do on the week end? Stay away from them too.

    2. Anonymous7:04 AM

      Dimwits think video games make kids violent.Actually many of the games help with team building and strategy and learning about being responsible to do your part.
      Morons who think guns are great to put in the hands of young teenagers either don't understand that video games have ratings,and teenagers have parents.

    3. Anonymous7:07 AM

      Wasn't it a Columbine shooter's mom who spent YEARS trying to determine why her son became that person?

      Most parents legitimately have no idea why kids travel down this kind of path. And some of the time, the parents have other, normal and healthy children, which makes even less sense to them.

      Parents almost never deserve blame.

      Video games almost never deserve blame. (there was an episode of L&O where 24/7 gaming changed people's mind)

      Bullying is not to blame.

      WEAPONS are to blame. Societal circumstances are just building blocks.

      Most celebs who lash out at Paps likely wouldn't do so if the press weren't so intrusive and emotionally abusive. It builds.

      The US press is a big part of the problem. People say kids should be punished for bullying but every single day gossips sites, immoral blogs, youtubers bully, spread misinformation and lies about people many love.

      It builds.

      Guns are a problem but US society is not innocent.

    4. Anonymous7:53 AM

      You can disagree all you want but it doesn't change the research findings does it?

  4. Anonymous6:46 AM

    a lot of video games are not for young children-just like some movies. i think people with violent tendencies use games and movies as an outlet. been in therapy 30 years. still fly off the handle over lots of little things. i don't have children for this very reason.

  5. Anonymous7:47 AM

    "any Jewish person who supports Democrats “would have made a fine helper at Auschwitz,”"“the central tenet of the Democrat Party platform is now hatred and contempt for Normal Americans.”

    "It’s commitment. The Democrat threat to peace is based on its policies designed to deprive Normal Americans of their right to speak freely, to worship freely, and to defend themselves and their rights with firearms. Make no mistake – millions of Normal Americans are willing to risk death to defend those rights. In fact, many swore to do so when they entered our military and law enforcement. But who is the leftist big talker willing to die to impose the fascist dream of censorship, religious oppression, and disarmament on Normal American citizens? Is the screeching SJW at Yale going to suit up in Kevlar? Is the Vox columnist going to grab a M4? Is the Hollywood poser going to switch her gyno-beanie for a helmet?"

  6. Anonymous8:12 AM

    Not games here:

    "“‘Everything is on the table’ is fortunately not a drinking game because if it was, people would be passed out before 9 a.m.,” Ruhle said. “Betsy said that all morning long.”
    "Betsy DeVos struggled, to put it nicely,” “So is she the right person to lead something this life or death important?”"

  7. Anonymous8:30 AM

    '5:22am....On 18 to 21 Age Limits, watching court cases and rulings before acting. States are making this decision. Things are moving rapidly on this, but not much political support (to put it mildly).'<tinydjt
    "“Everything is on the table. We will be looking at this,” DeVos said, speaking with TODAY host Savannah Guthrie about the issue of raising age limits and Trump’s apparent reversal. “Everything is on the table, and the commission will be studying it and many other issues, and will be forthcoming with solutions.”"

  8. Anonymous8:47 AM

    I’ve been gaming since I was in first grade. By 11, I discovered RPGs, and have continued to play that genre ever since. If anything, games have saved me. It puts you in a different world, allows you to escape your problems for a bit and have fun.

    Occasionally even games like GTA I find helpful. There’s nothing like stealing cars and causing virtual mayhem after a tough day at work!

  9. I'll bet less than 20% of school shooters are massive porn viewers either. Florida.

  10. Anonymous11:05 AM

    Did the shooter in vegas play video games? He was over 21 also

    They are going to find every excuse in the book except for the real one the gun itself.

  11. Anonymous12:44 PM

    Of course violent video games lead to violence by their users. I have played every form of zelda since it came out. And i like nothing better than throwing bombs, shooting arrows, breaking vases and hitting people eith a boomarang. And my sons who have played gta are always standing in the middle of the street, pulling people from their cars, punching them, then driving off. That's when they're not driving to the airport and stealing a lpane


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