Should violent video games be banned?

Should violent video games be banned?

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Biden

United States

#1 Jan 11, 2013
Can violent shooting games turn the mentally unstable into killers the same way pornography can turn the mentally unstable into rapists?
ambrose

Powell, OH

#2 Jan 12, 2013
Nope
BatChitCrazy

South Point, OH

#3 Jan 12, 2013
No, that would violate the first amendment, there are age appropriate warnings on games and movies. Guns should not be restricted more, you have to pass a background check before you can by a rifle at walmart. The gun laws on the books need to be enforced sensibly, not putting a vet in prison because a AR-15 he let a friend, who was thinking about buying the rifle, take it to the rifle range and while he is firing the rifle malfunctions and fires a two shot with on trigger pull, someone at the range called the police and the gun owning vet goes to prison. This vet didn't need to serve prison time because his rifle malfunctioned at a rifle range. Sensible gun law enforcement would go great distances to stop public shoots, along with a campaign to reinforce morals in schools. Teach the children well. Then work on the deteriorating and abusive family units these kids grow up in. Then you can address the huge impact mental health issues play in this debate. More restrictions on firearms is not going to solve the problem, and leaves the civilian population defenseless to criminals and a tyrannical government. Some will say remove your tin foil hat, I say remove your blinders and read your history book.
Draco

Ironton, OH

#4 Jan 12, 2013
All video games should be outlawed! They are destroying our children turning them all into fat, lazy, couch potatoes. Then the adults that get hooked on these addictive games are even more pathetic. With as much time that is wasted seeing these violent images I'm sure it can warp people's minds. There are so many other productive things that could be done instead of twiddling your thumbs with these stupid little games.
Uncle Cracker

Norfolk, VA

#5 Jan 12, 2013
Draco wrote:
All video games should be outlawed! They are destroying our children turning them all into fat, lazy, couch potatoes. Then the adults that get hooked on these addictive games are even more pathetic. With as much time that is wasted seeing these violent images I'm sure it can warp people's minds. There are so many other productive things that could be done instead of twiddling your thumbs with these stupid little games.
This is coming from someone on topix what a fukkkcktard
BatChitCrazy

South Point, OH

#6 Jan 12, 2013
Draco wrote:
All video games should be outlawed! They are destroying our children turning them all into fat, lazy, couch potatoes. Then the adults that get hooked on these addictive games are even more pathetic. With as much time that is wasted seeing these violent images I'm sure it can warp people's minds. There are so many other productive things that could be done instead of twiddling your thumbs with these stupid little games.
Moderation in a good thing. Do parents let the children rule over themselves? So are you saying the government should step in parent for those who are unable? How did the Home of the Free and Brave, in just a few decades become Home of the Cowards and Wannabe Oppressed?
Draco

Ironton, OH

#7 Jan 12, 2013
A popular phrase a few years ago was WWJD. (what would Jesus do) Does anyone think Jesus would be playing video games if they were around when he was on this earth. Responsible parents need to take control of their children and how they spend their time. If you want your children to grow up and be poor then dont teach them any work ethic, just allow them to be lazy and play their little video games.
Maybe

Ashland, KY

#8 Jan 12, 2013
BatChitCrazy wrote:
No, that would violate the first amendment, there are age appropriate warnings on games and movies. Guns should not be restricted more, you have to pass a background check before you can by a rifle at walmart. The gun laws on the books need to be enforced sensibly, not putting a vet in prison because a AR-15 he let a friend, who was thinking about buying the rifle, take it to the rifle range and while he is firing the rifle malfunctions and fires a two shot with on trigger pull, someone at the range called the police and the gun owning vet goes to prison. This vet didn't need to serve prison time because his rifle malfunctioned at a rifle range. Sensible gun law enforcement would go great distances to stop public shoots, along with a campaign to reinforce morals in schools. Teach the children well. Then work on the deteriorating and abusive family units these kids grow up in. Then you can address the huge impact mental health issues play in this debate. More restrictions on firearms is not going to solve the problem, and leaves the civilian population defenseless to criminals and a tyrannical government. Some will say remove your tin foil hat, I say remove your blinders and read your history book.
If you have to pass a background check to buy a gun at wal mart, shouldn't you have to pass a background check to buy a shooting simulator too?
BatChitCrazy

South Point, OH

#9 Jan 12, 2013
Maybe wrote:
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If you have to pass a background check to buy a gun at wal mart, shouldn't you have to pass a background check to buy a shooting simulator too?
Ok, how about a law saying a customer at a bar blow a BAC of under .04 before a bartender gives them, their vehicle keys back? If not then the bartender calls them a cab, if they put up a argument the bartender calls the police for them. I played video games growing up, joined the Navy. Now I am a union welder and certified in underwater welding. I have a clean criminal record. I am don't have a mental disorder, so parents need to make the judgement call to restrict their child's access or cut it out all together. Do you ban those with mental issues from playing the game? How would you enforce it?
Maybe

United States

#10 Jan 12, 2013
BatChitCrazy wrote:
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Ok, how about a law saying a customer at a bar blow a BAC of under .04 before a bartender gives them, their vehicle keys back? If not then the bartender calls them a cab, if they put up a argument the bartender calls the police for them. I played video games growing up, joined the Navy. Now I am a union welder and certified in underwater welding. I have a clean criminal record. I am don't have a mental disorder, so parents need to make the judgement call to restrict their child's access or cut it out all together. Do you ban those with mental issues from playing the game? How would you enforce it?
If we could ban those people diagnosed with mental issues, who can't tell fantasy from reality from buying violent video games, books, pornography, and guns, do you think it would reduce the number of rapes and shootings and robberies?
An executive order requiring retail outlets to perform mental history checks before selling could easily enforce it.
BatChitCrazy

South Point, OH

#11 Jan 12, 2013
Maybe wrote:
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If we could ban those people diagnosed with mental issues, who can't tell fantasy from reality from buying violent video games, books, pornography, and guns, do you think it would reduce the number of rapes and shootings and robberies?
An executive order requiring retail outlets to perform mental history checks before selling could easily enforce it.
They would just pay someone to get it for them, or buy them on a blackmarket. I commend you tho, your thinking, I like that.
Uncle Cracker

Norfolk, VA

#12 Jan 26, 2013
Draco takes it in dat azz beeotch
PaperBack

Ashland, KY

#13 Jan 26, 2013
BatChitCrazy wrote:
No, that would violate the first amendment, there are age appropriate warnings on games and movies. Guns should not be restricted more, you have to pass a background check before you can by a rifle at walmart. The gun laws on the books need to be enforced sensibly, not putting a vet in prison because a AR-15 he let a friend, who was thinking about buying the rifle, take it to the rifle range and while he is firing the rifle malfunctions and fires a two shot with on trigger pull, someone at the range called the police and the gun owning vet goes to prison. This vet didn't need to serve prison time because his rifle malfunctioned at a rifle range. Sensible gun law enforcement would go great distances to stop public shoots, along with a campaign to reinforce morals in schools. Teach the children well. Then work on the deteriorating and abusive family units these kids grow up in. Then you can address the huge impact mental health issues play in this debate. More restrictions on firearms is not going to solve the problem, and leaves the civilian population defenseless to criminals and a tyrannical government. Some will say remove your tin foil hat, I say remove your blinders and read your history book.
Should there be age appropriate warnings on violent books?
wwjd

United States

#15 Jan 28, 2013
Draco wrote:
A popular phrase a few years ago was WWJD.(what would Jesus do) Does anyone think Jesus would be playing video games if they were around when he was on this earth. Responsible parents need to take control of their children and how they spend their time. If you want your children to grow up and be poor then dont teach them any work ethic, just allow them to be lazy and play their little video games.
Jesus wouldn't play video games cause there weren't any then. He also wouldn't drive a car. So take that sticker off your back window and grab some sandles and start kicking rocks. Stop blaming gaming,movies,books and music for bad kids. If its not one thing u fkers btch bout its another. What about the fact if u bust ur kids butt ppl call it abuse? Well when I was a kid I got whipped when I did something wrong and guess who hasn't shot anyone? Oh and I play video games, love horror movies and death metal. Start blaming parents instead of entertainment.
Confusing

Ashland, KY

#16 Jan 28, 2013
wwjd wrote:
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Jesus wouldn't play video games cause there weren't any then. He also wouldn't drive a car. So take that sticker off your back window and grab some sandles and start kicking rocks. Stop blaming gaming,movies,books and music for bad kids. If its not one thing u fkers btch bout its another. What about the fact if u bust ur kids butt ppl call it abuse? Well when I was a kid I got whipped when I did something wrong and guess who hasn't shot anyone? Oh and I play video games, love horror movies and death metal. Start blaming parents instead of entertainment.
If video games and music have no affect on minors, then why are there parental advisories and content ratings on them?
Why does Wal Mart card for them?
If violent and pornographic video games and music and movies are restricted from minors, why are violent and pornographic books still unrestricted, without as much as an advisory sticker or rating?
Why can a minor just walk into the paperback exchange or kroger and pick up 50 shades of grey, sleeping beauty, Lolita, and the anarchist cookbook without anybody blinking an eye, but can't buy a little Wayne cd or call of duty without a warning to their parents on it?
What is this big difference between music and animations and literature?
Negligent

Ashland, KY

#17 Jan 28, 2013
BatChitCrazy wrote:
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Moderation in a good thing. Do parents let the children rule over themselves? So are you saying the government should step in parent for those who are unable? How did the Home of the Free and Brave, in just a few decades become Home of the Cowards and Wannabe Oppressed?
Parents who didn't want kids, but were forced to have them due to restrictions on birth control and abortions might just need a step in parent.
Do you think this should be a community responsibility or a Government responsibility?
Not a Vet

Ashland, KY

#18 Jan 28, 2013
BatChitCrazy wrote:
No, that would violate the first amendment, there are age appropriate warnings on games and movies. Guns should not be restricted more, you have to pass a background check before you can by a rifle at walmart. The gun laws on the books need to be enforced sensibly, not putting a vet in prison because a AR-15 he let a friend, who was thinking about buying the rifle, take it to the rifle range and while he is firing the rifle malfunctions and fires a two shot with on trigger pull, someone at the range called the police and the gun owning vet goes to prison. This vet didn't need to serve prison time because his rifle malfunctioned at a rifle range. Sensible gun law enforcement would go great distances to stop public shoots, along with a campaign to reinforce morals in schools. Teach the children well. Then work on the deteriorating and abusive family units these kids grow up in. Then you can address the huge impact mental health issues play in this debate. More restrictions on firearms is not going to solve the problem, and leaves the civilian population defenseless to criminals and a tyrannical government. Some will say remove your tin foil hat, I say remove your blinders and read your history book.
Can I take this to a rifle range?
http://m.youtube.com/index...
BatChitCrazy

South Point, OH

#19 Jan 28, 2013
Negligent wrote:
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Parents who didn't want kids, but were forced to have them due to restrictions on birth control and abortions might just need a step in parent.
Do you think this should be a community responsibility or a Government responsibility?
What restrictions? Can't you walk into your local health department and get condoms, or did they stop giving them out? I seen lawyers on tv looking for women who used the birth control YAZ, so they could collect money through lawsuits. I am all for a woman's right to her body, you have to use your intellect when it comes to these medications they say are safe, they years later turns out not so much. I think a person should take personal responsibility before they have sexual intercourse, and think about making a child they don't want. I don't have any kids, I don't want to bring any into the world that is as messed up as it is today. I got a vasectomy at 19, if they world changes later on down the road I can always have it reversed. Point is I took personal responsibility for myself.
BatChitCrazy

South Point, OH

#20 Jan 28, 2013
PaperBack wrote:
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Should there be age appropriate warnings on violent books?
There is age appropriate warnings on movies, music, and video games now. I have no problem with warnings on books, but most people get books these days by epub format and read them on their smartphones and tablets. Also young kids today can download any ebook they want from a torrent sharing site. Stephen King once wrote a book called "The Rage" it was about a school shooting. I have the first hardback edition, signed by King himself. After Columbine, King took "The Rage" out of publication. Do I think the book made these kids do what they did, no. Massacres have happened through out history for various reasons, sometimes people are born without empathy and can't identify with the pain of others, and see themselves as the center of the universe. Taking away movies, books, video games, or banning the tools they use to commit their atrocities is as insane as their acts. These people need to be identified early on and something done.
Friends

Grayson, KY

#21 Jan 29, 2013
BatChitCrazy wrote:
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What restrictions? Can't you walk into your local health department and get condoms, or did they stop giving them out? I seen lawyers on tv looking for women who used the birth control YAZ, so they could collect money through lawsuits. I am all for a woman's right to her body, you have to use your intellect when it comes to these medications they say are safe, they years later turns out not so much. I think a person should take personal responsibility before they have sexual intercourse, and think about making a child they don't want. I don't have any kids, I don't want to bring any into the world that is as messed up as it is today. I got a vasectomy at 19, if they world changes later on down the road I can always have it reversed. Point is I took personal responsibility for myself.
My 17 year old neighbor got condoms from the health dept and used them until her mom found them and got rid of them.
When she got pregnant, her mom refused to sign the paper allowing her to choose to have one, so the doctors refused to take her money and give her one.
Now she has a baby she hates.
Welcome to this world.

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