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anti-video game activist just blamed the murder of 18 children on video game industry


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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 12:52:08 PM PST
Joel H. says:
I'm not saying this is 100% what i believe but why now? Why does it seem like 20 something white kids walking into a business/movie theater/school/taco bell with a gun is at an all time high? Bieber? They couldn't get hired at Big 5?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 12:53:03 PM PST
The attention may be part of it. Like how everyone is talking about it nonstop on FB.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 12:54:05 PM PST
"And I wonder if this guy really thinks this kind of thing will stop of video games cease to exist..."

Well, to be fair, no one was ever shot before video games came around. You guys are too young to remember, but the day the first Pong machine was switched on was a terrible day for mankind.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 12:56:04 PM PST
K Archer says:
That is definitely a factor; making these idiots into celebrities. We really need to stop publicizing them and turn these people into no-named murderers. No one wants to become some numbered murderer, they want fame and/or infamy. They want to be known.

The other thing I think is happening...we have one more week until the 21st...I have a bad feeling that we're going to see much worse next week.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 12:58:06 PM PST
LogJam says:
"Thompson has since stated on more than one occasion that he is "the only officially certified sane lawyer in the entire state of Florida."[19]"

Amazing. Let's get this guy to comment in the gay marriage thread. I'm sure he would react thoughfully, respectfully, and above all else, tactfully.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 1:02:01 PM PST
GarionOrb says:
I thought this too. I hope we're wrong.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 1:05:25 PM PST
GarionOrb says:
There might be more to this than just a random shooting. I just read that the shooter's mother was a teacher in that school, and that she was his first victim. The shooter died at the scene, but the police arrested his brother and held him for questioning. They believe he was also involved in a way.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 1:05:45 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 14, 2012 1:06:16 PM PST
Ice King says:
His home phone number used to be available online somewhere.
He'd even answer once in a while.
I used to call and say some immature crap to him. I did try to have a rational conversation once but he just started going off for no reason.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 1:06:22 PM PST
J. Pardee says:
I really don't understand why people think video games are causing this type of violence when you can find the same violence in every other form of media and more of it there. Why don't we ban violence in video games, movies, TV, books, music, and art. We should get rid of the military as well since they cause violence in wartime.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 1:08:12 PM PST
Bobbum Man says:
This is 'Murica we need to figure out who we can blame instead of how we can fix/prevent these things

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 1:08:13 PM PST
[G.H.O.S.T.] says:
Why can't somebody just shoot Jack Thompson?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 1:11:14 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 1:12:17 PM PST
R. Typo says:
Or better yet, just ignore him? It would seem the people he angers give him the most power, posting threads about him, while giving credence to what he says.

People blame all sorts of things for just about anything, from games to religion. Simple answers help simple people comfort themselves.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 1:14:12 PM PST
Maybe a little too soon?

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 1:14:22 PM PST
Rockhardly says:
IRT to Jack Thompson: I really don't see how gathering herbs with my cow in WoW led to mass murder with guns.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 1:16:53 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 14, 2012 1:28:51 PM PST
Maybe, if I offended anyone I apologize. I just wonder why it always has to be kids.

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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 1:19:14 PM PST
Because we have a nonstop 24 hour news cycle, thanks in large part to the internet. Violent crime has actually DECREASED in the last 30 or so years.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 1:19:30 PM PST
I agree wholeheartedly.
I'm just thinking it might be a little early to make light of the situation.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 1:27:03 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 1:30:08 PM PST
Because we'd prove him right, at least in the eyes of those who agree with him.

Also because murder is wrong.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 1:40:43 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 1:47:36 PM PST
Sometimes I can't believe that,especially when you read or see a heart breaking tragedy of twenty children barely ten years old for most of them murdered by a F@!#$#@!!@# piece of S#@#!!@ like Adam Lanza a coward and F@!##!@ garbage!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 1:50:15 PM PST
It's true.

That said, this has been the worst year in the last 30 in regards to mass shootings.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 1:51:57 PM PST
K Archer says:
I'm still scared that its not over yet...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 1:53:33 PM PST
I am worried about what crazy, stupid people may do next week.
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