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zerocrossing  +   1128d ago | Well said
"Gov. Christie says guns, drugs, mental illness and video games need to be examined"

One of these things is not like the other.
iamnsuperman  +   1128d ago
Well said. It is just too easy to blame video games. He says he has four kids at home and he doesn't allow COD in. Well that is good pareting because they shouldn't be playing those games anyway (if they are too young). It is like taking a child to see SAW. No parent would do that and the same attitude should be applied to video games. A 10 year old told me (on a primary school placement) he wasn't going to the disco but going home to play COD. Not only is that showing he is lacking social skills because of his choice but also WTF is he doing with COD (it was black ops 2)

I agree with him and mental illness but including video games was a bad idea. Children are told to play certain types of video games (seen by the age rating). Video games (as well as films) have desensitises us but it isn't a cause for gun control or solving mental illness issues. Mental illness is the key in this gun control thing. It is impossible to solve mental illnesses and detection but better measures are needed.
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Army_of_Darkness  +   1128d ago
That's quite off..
We need to look into aids, cancer, dementia and most importantly green apples.
extermin8or  +   1127d ago
Well some parents do take/let their kids see SAW etc., but I actually agree with the guy in principle but if parents buy their kids those games what can you do? Can't have the police involved just because they have a young child and own adult games, can't prove they are letting the kids watch or play it.I mean yeah you could get social services to have words but tbh they are busy enough really aren't they? And you can't change it so that it punishes people who are entitled and overage to buy/play it.
FarEastOrient  +   1127d ago
Cars kill more people than guns, should they look into that as well?
dantesparda  +   1127d ago
well then, they should include movies to if thats the case. Stupid politicians, they dont know sh!t!
SirBradders  +   1127d ago
The only reason the blame is being shifted on games etc... is because of the incompetence of our generation of leaders instead of blaming shit hold yoyr hands up and say our current system is flawed and we need a solution i.e. parental/content controls etc....

My personal opinion is prosecute these failing parents who allow their kids from a young age to access adult content and if crazy fuckers start shooting hold the parents responsible aswell if they are deemed incompetent at being a parent young mums especially.

We have hit a point now where kids are raising kids so what do they expect. Ban pregnencies until a certain criteria is met thats the only way kids will ever be brought up in stable and good energied environment.
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upallnightgamer  +   1127d ago
I agree for the most part. My 6-year-old plays Lego LotR, but he also watches me and my wife play Mass Effect, and because we always make Shepard take the diplomatic approach instead of acting like a jackass, he's learned to be a nicer person overall as well.
awi5951  +   1127d ago
Screw these guys i love my guns and nutcases can just blow you up with a drano bomb or a fertilizer car bomb like Oklahoma city. OH gas blows up real good too. I just bought 10 AR-15 mags and a bright and shiny AR-15 to go along with my Ak-47 i bought last year.
guitarded77  +   1128d ago
And cupcakes... definitely cupcakes... they lead to so much rage!!!

Let's see how Christie likes it when we blame something he loves.
xander70769  +   1128d ago
It is a proven FACT that every serial killer, mass shooter, and child rapist has consumed water.

Also, 100% of all people who have ever died has come into contact with water. COINCIDENCE?!?!?!

Lets work together and put an end to this menace to society. Call your senators today and tell them it's time we evolve as a society and get rid of water!
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guitarded77  +   1128d ago
Hmmm.. I just heard a commercial for MONSTER JAM!!! You know, they smash vehicles with other, more powerful vehicles. I think it's a violent spectacle and symbolic of the destructive God complex of certain individuals who want to destroy everything lesser around them... or, it could just be a F'n monster truck show where people drink overpriced scrub beer and watch stuff get blowed up.

I do however believe xander is on to something with the whole water thing... it just makes sense.
SirBradders  +   1127d ago
You guys tickled me pmsl
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1128d ago
Nothing will happen to video games. Nothing dramatic anyway. This is a billion dollar industry and it's bigger than him. The corporation own these guys in "powerful positions" anyway. Activision will tell him to shut up and sit down.
ravinash  +   1127d ago
If the Games industry had similar group to what the gun industry has in the US, then you might have something.
For now, politicians still keep thinking it's little kids to young to vote who play games, so that makes the gaming industry fair game.
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awi5951  +   1127d ago
The supreme court ruling last year has put a end to this kind of crap. Any law on video games has to effect the movie industry as well. When the movie executives get involved game over for any law.
Anon1974  +   1127d ago
Yeah, it seems off to include videogames on that list. It's not like the effects of violent media in general hasn't been studied to death already. However, I'm not opposed to examining the problem from all angles. If they find something that hadn't been considered before, great! Even though I seriously doubt videogames are much of a contributing factor based on previous studies done, people should be as informed as possible.
yeahokchief  +   1127d ago
this fatty needs to examine a scale
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1127d ago
funny how they never include movies and tv shows.
unknownhero1123  +   1127d ago
or parenting(or the lack of)
ElitaStorm  +   1127d ago
trols and idiotts need to be examined aswell
Metamorph93  +   1127d ago
I think someone else needs to be examined rather than guns, drugs, mental illness, and video games.
DA_SHREDDER  +   1128d ago
I disagree with anyone who says that games like COD have anything to do with any deaths. Considering how barbaric humanity has been, and sometimes proves that it can still be as bad as the ancient days. Humans have mellowed out, and the technology will always be there. It seems to me guns aren't even the issue. Humans made guns, along with spears, knives, bombs, viruses, and other things way worse than COD. But if he was just trying to troll then he did a fantastic job. lol
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FunAndGun  +   1128d ago
Don't forget to examine fast food and lack of exercise Mr. Christie.

Apparently those are killers too.
Just_The_Truth  +   1128d ago
I guess your joking but nutrition is probably one of the most important aspects that we neglect today. We feed our kids things that we have no idea were there from or what's in it. Chicken isn't just chicken a tomato isn't just a tomato and we don't know what effects this is having on of us physically and mentally. Watch food inc it's on Netflix.
FunAndGun  +   1128d ago
I did write that as a joke, but I also do agree with you. I have seen that documentary and many others on GMO foods and how food has changed in the past 20 years. It is quite scary to think what we will become as a society 40 years from now. I mean, they can make steaks in a lab with cell cultures, in vitro meat, it is freaking disgusting. A future where all foods are made by man, not nature.

I was more just taking a jab at someone preaching on how to live MY life when they can't even control their caloric intake per day.
Metamorph93  +   1127d ago
It's not the government's place to tell you what you can and can't eat and how to raise your children. If you had a burger in your hands just about to take a bite and a government official slapped it out of your hand and told you no, there would be a problem. That's already happening just without the physical slap, which makes me wonder why people are letting minority take over majority. A revolution is not needed just yet. People can stop it by protesting in the streets. As for idiot people, you can't talk with them. An idiot will always be just that. However, some do change but most don't. Sad, but true. I believe Christie and all of the people for this gun control nonsense are idiots. If you have guys come into your house during the night with knives who are about to stab you to death and do bad things to your family, calling for help won't do you any good in that situation. A gun is needed. Criminals will not give away their guns. Only the innocent will be forced to, and crime and death will still happen. You can't regulate how a person thinks. Speeding is illegal, but what do people still do? Speed. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Just_The_Truth  +   1126d ago
@funandgun-I totally agree thanks for your reply.

@metamorph93-wow you said a lot.....the food industry is subsidized by the government and 98%controlled by groups like monsantos. There's not much choice when all the food comes from the same place.

Gun control is needed. More education and background checks before you can get one are extremely important. Rifles and (semi) automatic weapons aren't need at all. You should be able to have handguns though to protect yourself.

As for that minority taking over, protest and revolution BS, god help you.
Gr81  +   1128d ago
Video Games
Are always scapegoated, and that's unfortunate and simple minded thinking. Video games are not responsible for America's high violence problem. They've been touting this horn longer than I can remember.

I remember they were talking about Doom and Mortal Kombat being responsible for Colombine. I don't have all the answers but I don't think this line of thinking will lead to a correct conclusion.
MetalArcade  +   1128d ago
Being from Jersey, I can tell you first hand that Christie is a fat useless f*** of a governor.
Ashunderfire86  +   1128d ago
I agree with you sir lol!!! A fat dude who act like he is some Mob boss trying to be all bossy.
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Metamorph93  +   1127d ago
I think he's watched too many movies, honestly (Jersey Shore proved that). No idea how he even got in line to be governor.
cervantes99  +   1128d ago
How about examining the parents too!
guitarded77  +   1128d ago
NO!!! We Americans will NOT take personal responsibility for raising our children or making sure they get the help they need!!! /s/s/s/s/s
zebramocha  +   1128d ago
@Cervantes I don't believe ever instance a teen does something frowned upon is necessarily the parents fault,the kid could just be a bad person or there are other influences that made them do what they did.
aliengmr  +   1128d ago
No, we should support parents.

While there are some horrible parents in the world, the vast majority do the absolute best they can.

The perfect parent doesn't exist and they don't have have absolute control over their kids.

Parenting a normal healthy child is hard enough without having folks waiting to judge them for anything their kids might decide to do.

Its a thankless job but parents do take responsibility for their kids. There is no "parenting manual" so you worry all the time whether you are making the right choices.

Keep that in mind before jumping all over the parents, because there are NO guarantees when it comes to parenting.
guitarded77  +   1128d ago
He didn't say anything about NOT supporting parents... HE SAID EXAMINE!!! The mother of the POS in CT knew her child was a nut-case, and she hid it, didn't get him the help he needed, AND made assault weapons available to him.

PS: You are right... parenting is NOT a "thankless job"... in fact, it's not a JOB at all. It's a RESPONSIBILITY provided to people who have made the conscious decision to have kids.

Keep that in mind before you go acting like every parent is a saint.

And no, there is no manual, that's why it's important for parents to set an example to their children so each successive generation can do the best they can with what they are taught.
aliengmr  +   1127d ago
Pardon me, I was unaware you were privy to such an insight into this family.

Are you really going to tell me this mother had any clue her son (who had high functioning autism) would go to an elementary school and shoot a bunch of 5 and 6 year olds? Are you high?

She may have made mistakes, but I'm willing to stop short of laying this tragedy at her feet until I know more. Not like she hasn't paid a big enough price already.

and "NOT a thankless job" raise a 2 yo, then tell me if you feel the same.

I love the cavalier attitude people get when it comes to parenting. Its always the non-parents that think they know best. That its so easy to just follow certain rules and it will all turn out fine. Well let me tell you, that's not what its like at all. Not only do we have to deal with the obnoxious brats we love so much and would lay down our lives for, but also pretentious, know-nothing, douche bags that are ready to jump all over parents who make a mistake, then regale us on how it should be done.
ravinash  +   1127d ago
From my understanding, the mother was stock piling food and weapons ready for the end of the world.

Does not sound like she was a well balanced person her self.
aliengmr  +   1127d ago

There are people that believe the Earth is 6000 years old. Many people believe in crazy stuff, that doesn't mean they're murderers.

There are also crazy parents that produced good kids.

Foremost though, she shouldn't have even been able to buy an AR-15. Civilians have no business owning assault rifles designed to kill human beings.

I also think all media, even video games, have made guns far too popular. I am NOT talking about effects of violence. But hyping cool looking assault rifles has gone too far IMO. I am all for banning them.

That kid is the one responsible for SH. Did his mother make mistakes, possibly. But that kid was the one who was pulling the trigger on the children, and over analyzing everything the mother did will solve nothing. Because like it or not, parenting will only do so much and sometimes not enough. That is reality. That goes double with autistic children.
cervantes99  +   1128d ago
Those above - I'm only talking in general terms here. I know most parents do the best they can and it is a giant responsibility. But rather than point the finger at outside influences - start at home first and then move outward.

I'm speaking from an American perspective because in America the prevailing media trend is to blame all outside influences like they are pure evil - when the problem COULD BE closer to home.

No offense intended to hard working parents that do everything in their power to raise their kids to the best of their ability. In fact, I commend those parents for a job well done!
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aliengmr  +   1127d ago
What I am saying is people tend to think its as easy as talking to your kids or just setting a good example and its really not that easy.

The quality of parenting has limits. Horrible parents don't always produce bad children just like good parents don't always produce good children. The problem is we tend to overly examine everything a parent does so we can find answers to tragedies.

The only thing worse than losing my son in a tragedy like SH would be finding out he was responsible.

Parents aren't miracle workers but many tend to assume they are.
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   1128d ago
*Gun control - forget that
*Drugs enforcement - hmm another biggie
*Mental health - expensive and too elusive to define and slow to treat
*Video games- now you're talking!
BX81  +   1128d ago
Did anyone watch the video? It's not like he said games caused everything. He said he doesn't allow violent video games in his house. Sounds like a parent who cares to me.
aLucidMind  +   1128d ago
Sounds like an overly sensitive parent to me; it's been proven that children raised to see video games as a form of fictional literature rather than just handing them the game will actually benefit positively from playing it. Keeping your children from playing a violent video game makes it seem to the child there is something wrong with it and will do it anyway, which will result in the same mentallity as the kid who just had COD handed to them and sent right to the TV with no parenting.

A parent who cares would actually talk to their child about these things and educate them rather than ban something totally harmless because they're afraid or too inept to talk to their child about it.
xander70769  +   1128d ago
The problem is that he brings them up as being relevant in the discussion. As far as I know, the only video game the CT shooter was confirmed to have played was dynasty warriors and starcraft...or something. I remember with previous shooters too, before any facts get out politicians come out and say they were playing too much GTA or call of duty, only to find out that they never even played such games!

If christie is going to bring up video games, why not bring up music, television, cinema, bring up the shooters nutritional diet, favorite color, favorite sports team, I mean these are all relevant, right?

And especially to lump videogames in with mental illness and drugs...
BX81  +   1128d ago
Overly sensitive? It's his kids. It's his responsibility to decide what is appropriate for his children. Letting your kids do what ever they want is the exact reason you have all those little kids everyone keeps complaining about talking crap on cod. Any form of glorified violence is relevant in this discussion. He didn't say hey COD makes kids kill. What he pointed to is video games have violence in them so I don't allow them in my house. We have to consider all these points that contribute to violence in our society. He simply eliminates one factor that can contribute. I see 8 million people complaining about unsupervised children online but when a man stands up and says no all of a sudden it's not relevant or he's too sensitive.
aLucidMind  +   1128d ago
Children talking crap online on CoD is a result of poor parenting; the parent not sitting down with the child to talk to and educate them. The game is not to blame for the kid throwing out racial slurs, the kid is to blame for the slurs and the parents are as well for not raising him/her better.

Banning the games from a household instead of talking to your children is the same thing because you're not educating your child or trying to teach them right or wrong here. Sitting down and talking with your child will go a lot farther than banning/ignoring the issue or just tossing the kid infront of a TV with the game. Both scenarios are keys to being an incompetent parent; the competent ones actually talk with and educate their children.

A person offended by fake blood or violence enough to ban it is certainly too sensitive; especially if they won't talk to their child and allow them to decide whether they like it or not rather than forcing your own opinions onto your child.
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Imalwaysright  +   1127d ago
"Children talking crap online on CoD is a result of poor parenting; the parent not sitting down with the child to talk to and educate them. The game is not to blame for the kid throwing out racial slurs, the kid is to blame for the slurs and the parents are as well for not raising him/her better. "

Im sorry but what a load of crap. Kids are not robots and cant be programmed to do everything their parents want them to do. Im sure that many of us here have done lots of idiotic things that we werent supposed to do despite our parents telling us hundreds of times to not do them. Parents can only guide and control their kids to a certain extent.
specsmatter  +   1128d ago
Not promoting violent games and such is respected but their are too many things that kids see besides video games that can have an impact. Cartoons in general have violence all over them from Spongebob to Spiderman smacking, choking and beating up ppl but you dont see anyone pointing fingers at them. Its even worse with cartoons because kids might get the notion that if they smack or beat up someone or throw them off a cliff they'll come back the next day because they saw it happen in a cartoon. But do we see majority of kids trying to do that? No!!!!

In the end all of this is bs...... Games, guns, cartoons, etc..... dont kill ppl, ppl do. Their are various reasons for why ppl do the things they do. Murder, savagery have all happened from the beginning of time when games, media and so forth didn't exist all in the name of something. So wtf we gonna do ban the bible, the Qur'an and such because mass murders and wars happen sometimes because of this? Those religions arent killing ppl but the fanatics. Same with games and such. All this is just a scapegoat and playing politics. Its disgusting.
Ashunderfire86  +   1128d ago
Heck I got tell deal with this fat mob boss looking dude in New Jersey. I can't stand this guy, but he made a good point about mental illness, that is the main reason why these kids go nuts shooting people in masses. Adam Lanza, was on meds to due Autism. How many people knew that? Let me tell you something about Autism kids, don't train them to use a gun!!! They have the potential to go violent and commit suicide. One day at my college, I was sitting by some guy who had Autism. When we start to do school work, he suddenly stab his hand with a pen so many times it blood!!! I just back away from the guy and the teacher and his sister who was his helper, took him out of the classroom. 2 weeks later I read in the paper that the school kick him out, because they can't even help him, and feel that he will be a danger to the school. I felt sorry for the guy, he never ask to have such an illness. True story!!!

Many people will disagree on me about this, but I am going to say this anyway. I think Adam Lanza, was also a victim too, just like all people who commit such crimes due to psychotropic drugs like Ritalin, Zoloft, Prozac, and any other anti-depressant drugs. Do your own research on this. Here is a great website on this:

Look at this video too as evidence:

Games and guns should not be to blame.

Parents should do research and stop relying on psychiatrist help their kids. These people don't care, they will tell parents to give their kids drugs worst than the illegal drugs on the streets. That's why I am glad my mother took me off of Ritalin!!! Yes I was on Ritalin, so I can relate to this.
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MilkMan  +   1128d ago
His diet needs to be examined.
Beetey  +   1128d ago
At least we are taking the mature route...
MilkMan  +   1128d ago
Tzuno  +   1128d ago
Looking at his face he should consult a doctor asap.
aLucidMind  +   1128d ago
Crime rates raise every summer, ice cream trucks begin rounds in summer; WE NEED TO BAN ICE CREAM!!!
SilentNegotiator  +   1128d ago
Actually, murders go up when it's very hot. And the US had a rather hot, dry year.

So really, the solution is government subsidized ice cream. lol
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bronxsta  +   1128d ago
And one of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn't belong...

No, but seriously this is just ridiculous. One, the fact that millions play video games, violent video games, and don't go on killing sprees should be proof that this connection is minute and coincidental at best

And two, numerous studies have showed that there is no connection between aggression and video gaming
smashcrashbash  +   1128d ago
Look, if you can't tell the difference between reality and video games and television especially when you are a grown person then I think it is your mind that is the problem. And as for cartoons I watched cartoons and shows that were WORSE then the censored crap they have today. I watched Sesame Streets that were more disturbing then some of the kid shows today with the big nasty looking monsters snarling and eating parts of the scenery and chasing after others. Where Count lived in a dark dreary castle and had vampire powers that could hypnosis and freeze people in place.I watched people die in shows like Johnny Quest,Swat Kats and Batman Beyond and watched Ursula in Little Mermaid get stabbed through the chest and cartoons full of nightmarish images and blood.

And did I pick up a gun and go out and shoot everyone or beat people to death or end up going sick in the head? No.Because I knew that it wasn't real.I could tell the difference between reality and television.All of us then pretended to shoot at each other, pretended they were Spiderman and Batman and Superman and played sword fighting but never once picked up a sharp object or a real gun and used it on each other. Many people I knew pretended they were Robocop and Rambo who killed dozens of people but never grew up to be gun happy people with itchy trigger fingers.These people grew up in an age where no one made as big a fuss about these things as we do now and we turned out fine.

I agree you need to check the mental health of people if they can't tell reality from pretend but stop trying to blame the different kinds of media. Even if you banned every type of violence or censored everything it won't stop the insanity of these people.Many of them don't need television or video games to tell them to go out and shoot someone.Many people with sick minds will find a reason to do something even if it doesn't make sense, it makes sense to them and they don't need television or video games to do it. Even if you banned every violent type of media in the world people will always find reasons to do evil things.Stop with the 'video games made me kill innocent people' BS. You killed the innocent people with your own hands. The video game didn't hold your hand and tell you to pull the trigger. The blood is on your hands not on the video game.Millions of people watched the same show or movie or video game that you did and didn't take peoples' precious life away from them. In the grand scheme of the universe you will be judged along side all the other murders and 'the violent movie and/or video game made me do it' won't help you you.
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fabod86  +   1128d ago
Just about time and this shit will come in Italy too. Oh wait... our Gov is too busy with whore's parties. :/
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medman  +   1128d ago
This fat bastard can't even control his waistline and he wants to regulate everything in everyone else's life? Wow. Well, I guess it is only a matter of time before he suffers a massive coronary so we'll only have to put up with this drivel for a limited time only.
Kingthrash360  +   1127d ago
Coming from the same guy who ran with Romney and helped Obama win.... He's an idiot just for speaking let alone about video games.
gpturbo81  +   1127d ago
video games and movies are just that,video games and movies. no need to turn them into anything else. what we should really be looking into are crooked fucking polititions running this country into the fucking ground. ask anybody from a different country how much of a joke they think america is
KrimsonKody  +   1127d ago
I don't know WHY, oh why, the media always try to blame video games for these estranged massacres.
Just like how the town of Sandy Hook had a burnout of violent games. I find that to be a very inappropriate situation, especially since the kids killed, unfortunately, were way under age for that type of gaming demographic.
I feel that blaming video games is like a "lost & found" bucket for the media; situations happen, people seek understanding & closure, & blaming something that can't quite defend itself is easy, fitting & convenient.

Not to mention, I truly believe that "someone" out there reeeaally doesn't like video games...
& they attack it @ full force @ any giving opportunity.
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pennywhyz  +   1127d ago
He should worry more about a diet then something that didnt even happen in his state.Idiot looking to run his mouth for a bigger position in the future.
ZeekQuattro  +   1127d ago
Gov. Chris Crisco needs to lay off the lard. lol Mental illness is the problem and has gotten worse over the years. There are more people suffering from mental illness in prisons than there are actually getting help in clinics. They sure aren't getting it in lock-up. It doesn't help that it's harder to have people committed and even if you do in many cases they are released when the money dries up or they just sign themselves out. Did I mention many states cut what little funding put aside for health clinics they had?

I've been watching violent movies and playing violent games for years. I was a toddler when I first saw ScarFace with Pacino and around 8 or 9 when I played the first Mortal Kombat. Not to mention all those violent cartoons I grew up with. I mean who drops an anvil on someone? lol

Everyone has some kind of personality quirk but I don't go around killing or maiming people despite all the violent media I've been exposed to my whole life be it movies, TV, books, or videogames. Some people are just nuts its a simple as that.
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Kingthrash360  +   1127d ago
The only thing wrong gaming does is help me tune out my girl when she talks
..... Wait that's not Necessarily a bad thing.... I guess it has no wrong influence then.
Politicians ....smh how can he say gaming is a bad influence if he doesn't play games?
Well maybe he played angry birds and and realized how much the pigs reminded him of himself.
All the destruction thos birds caused.... Now he thinks gamers will start throwing them selfs into his house, crushing him for 5000 points.
tubers  +   1127d ago
The only thing that differentiates video games from other medias that show violence is inter-active simulated violence.

Likely to be much more stimulating in certain aspects compared to reading and watching (for most people) w/c are more passive.

I'm not saying that inter-activity makes it significantly more influential than the other media but I don't think it's fair to simply discredit the premise.

Let more and better researchers do their thing.

No need to be so defensive.
RFornillos4  +   1127d ago
if you really think about it, the media is already regulated. that's why we have age ratings for movies, video games, TV shows, etc. so the idea is simple, don't bring a kid to an R-rated movie, or have kid play an M-rated game, or the likes.

so really pointing fingers to others for something that should have been done by those close to a person (i.e. parents, family) is just being irresponsible. well, when you're pointing to others, you have to remember that you have 3 fingers pointing back.

this is not to say that the media has no fault(s), but what really needs to be examined first is the values established at home.
AO1JMM  +   1127d ago
It good and all that we should not let children play violent video games but there still is NO connection between videogames and violense. AKA you wont be solving the problem at hand.
SITH  +   1127d ago
Obesity, and consumption of food has been examined. That did Christie some good.
lizard81288  +   1124d ago
Nothing will come from this
Remember like, ALL of the other tragedies? For example, when the bridge collapsed and killed people. Then we (the nation) went into a craze on checking our bridges and stuff, and found out a mass majority need to be updated. Two years later, nobody gave a shit and little was done.

The Virginia tech guy was mentally unstable and I guess people (professors and doctors) knew about that, and recommend that he be kicked out, but did that help, nope, they (higher-ups)just put it under the rug, and then look what happened. If only they had armed guards there....oh wait, there were and that didn't help either.

They (big wigs) will just point fingers at other ideas until people forget about it (expect for the victims and their loved ones). Mentally unstable people with guns! Damn that Rap Music, Video Games, and Marilyn Manson.
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