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Posted on Dec 21, 2012 11:14:34 AM PST
FOGE says:
This feeling that you gamers are feeling when the govt threatens to take your games. This is how gun enthusiasts feel when they threaten to take our guns.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 11:15:32 AM PST
SMH says:
Lanza shouldn't have been part of society in the first place. Had he not been in a position to carry this out, he wouldn't have. It's as simple as that. The moment someone demonstrates behavioral tendencies that show they might be able to do something like this, they should lose their privledge of living a normal life around others. We can take away guns and whatever other weapons we want, but as long as we do nothing to control the psychopaths, nothing will change.

Also - I'm all for taking away the guns. I don't own one and never will, so it has no bearing on my life one way or the other. I actually wish they would because I'm curious to see what happens when they do and nothing gets better...what will people blame next? In the meantime we can just continue to do everything in our power to make sure no one is ever actually held accountable for any of their psycho actions.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:16:28 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2012 11:17:09 AM PST
Keller says:
I have mixed feelings. I really don't play that many violent games and wouldn't protest sticter laws such as a federal mandate on carding for games. I also wouldn't care if they removed some blood and sex from games. I do think games have gone over the line a bit. Does GTA really need hookers that can be killed afterwards for your money back? I vote no, absolutely not. Though as a Nintendo fan maybe I just never grew up. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:16:30 AM PST
DVvM says:
Is anybody threatening to take anything from anybody?

Can't we just sit down and have a discussion about what's good and what's not good without threatening anybody or anything?

Mother of Chaos, you'd think this country was populated exclusively by preadolescents.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:17:18 AM PST
SMH says:
This is a good point.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:18:52 AM PST
Eeegh, I got what you're saying with the market deciding what's acceptable but I've always been really uncomfortable with that argument. I mean, child pornographers aren't making the stuff for free, you know? There are sickos out there who are unfortunately willing to buy their product as well. Not that I'm trying to compare video games to the exploitation of children, but I think you know what I'm trying to get across.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:19:05 AM PST
FOGE says:
Well, we are hearing discussions where some people see no reason for overly violent video games, high capacity magazines or assault weapons (tho they say rifles Xl)

Im open to a discussion, but everyone is a little too emotional right now after this tragedy to have a calm rational discussion it would seem.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:19:29 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2012 11:26:49 AM PST
DVvM says:
You also sort of get the sense of what gun enthusiasts feel like when outsiders criticize their hobby in a way that demonstrates the outsiders have no idea what they're talking about.

You know, like when people who don't know anything about guns start talking about banning "semi-automatic weapons."

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:20:50 AM PST
Cinema Fan says:
Last time I checked, video games didn't end the lives of 26 people in the matter of minutes.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:21:11 AM PST
Ice King says:
Did he really? Wow, what a tool. I haven't been blaming the NRA for anything and I've been thinking people who do are being dense, but now I don't care if everyone blames them for all gun violence ever.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:23:09 AM PST
FOGE says:
Well it depends who you check with, because some people do believe that they are to blame.

Nobody says guns killed Osama Bin Laden. Navy Seals killed him. Why cant we blame the person who uses the guns, if we credit the people who use them?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:23:54 AM PST
FOGE says:
Exactly! Its amazing how people can ask for bans on things that they do not understand.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:26:43 AM PST
Keller says:
Wow, excellent point. Yeah, I agree. I never thought about it that way. Thanks. :)

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 11:26:49 AM PST
Phranctoast says:
It's a shame seeing the NRA take this stance. Especially since they've been on the other side of the blame game, and both the VG industry and the NRA should just be pointing fingers at the person responsible rather than the means they used.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:27:01 AM PST
Carlito says:
Does anyone else see the irony of him blaming Natural Born Killers? A movie that takes a satirical look at media's obsession with murderers and psychopaths there-by making celebrities of them?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:30:49 AM PST
SMH says:
We better ban cars as well then.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:32:11 AM PST
FOGE says:
And cigarettes and cheese burgers and bacon. Not bacon, actually. Thats not even funny to joke about.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:33:58 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2012 11:35:38 AM PST
DVvM says:
In light of the car analogy, I have to say that as someone who is nominally "pro-gun" I definitely support a kind of certification and licensing procedure for gun ownership/use analogous to having to take a test to get your driver's license.

I received my first gun (a 20 gauge bolt-action Mossberg) for Christmas when I was 12 years old, and I was required to pass a state mandated firearm safety certification class (as well as a written and practical examination) before I was legally allowed to use it for anything. I feel that a sort of "driver's ed for guns" would certainly help, if actually done well.

Protip: If you take the Gun Safety Field Test when 12 years old, the .44 Magnum Revolver kicks much more than you expect it to (I broke my nose). Thankfully, there was only one bullet in it, which was discharged immediately before the recoil so it was safe to hit myself in the face with it and drop it on the ground.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:34:00 AM PST
Emily Sedai says:
You'll always have turkey bacon... I would strongly advise you to avoid NYC with Mayor Bloomburg's recent kick of banning stuff that is bad for you and you lack the will power to not buy.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:34:14 AM PST
SMH says:
Cause and effect...ban bacon and the violence will surely increase.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:36:54 AM PST
LiLTweaky says:
I blame mass shootings on guns.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:38:05 AM PST
SMH says:
I was really just making a statement that was as dumb as the one I was replying to, but this could be a step in the right direction.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:41:30 AM PST
Cinema Fan says:
This argument doesn't even hold water and you gun fanatics know it. A car never killed twenty six people in a matter of minutes either. Find some new material.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:41:43 AM PST
FOGE says:
It blew me away when I first bought a gun how easy it was. I agree there should be a written test and a "test drive" of sorts similar to getting a drivers license.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:42:32 AM PST
FOGE says:
Ew. Turkey bacon is not bacon. My parents tried to get me to eat that soylent green junk. Bloomburg is going full on gestapo on food out in NYC. Ive been paying attention actually.
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