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Rob Lowe blames “first shooter” games for gun violence

Actor Rob Lowe jumps on the NRA bandwagon, going on Piers Morgan Tonight this past Monday, blaming “first shooter” games as a reason for gun violence.

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1955d ago Replies(5)
nrvalleytime1954d ago

If you're talking about most of Rob Lowe's worldview, yes. He is from space and doesn't really know much.

The_Klank1954d ago

I wonder what games he played before being convicted of statutory rape. I mean it must all be connected right? This is how it works in his world?
The game probably was Space Invaders btw.

devilhunterx1954d ago

I blame Rob Lowe for bad acting.

Pinkamena_Diane_Pie1954d ago

The people who play violent video games then go out and commit violent atrocities were already VIOLENT to begin with.

If violent video games do anything, it's either quelling violent behavior as a means of release or simply fuels the individual's already violent nature to the point they go out and commit these heinous crimes IRL.

So lets finally forgo using scapegoats and get to the real problems, 1: Parents not taking care of their kids and 2: People who are mentally ill and exhibit a lack of compassion for life in the first place.

kayoss1954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

I totally agree with you. When a lot of these analyst and experts come out and blame the situation on video games, what they are doing is providing a scape goat for the tragedy that occur. The problem is that they steer the issue away from the main focus. That focus is the person who is responsible for the tragedy. I used to play a lot of fps and other shooters but never once have I encountered a game that promoted the shootings of little children. If games really did promote violence in our society then we are in big trouble. There are 70 million PSN subscribers, 50 million XBL subscriber and i can guarantee you that 85% of those subscribers are teens who have access or have played violent video games. If this is true we would have millions of teens acting out the violent they see in video games.
A lot of experts are forgetting something called "Common Sense". The Majority of the public who play or watched violent materials have common sense that prevent them from acting out what they see. Those who dont have common sense are those that have mental or psychological issues and should be looked at.

Arming law abiding citizens with guns to protect the school and the neighbor hood is not the answer. How do you define a law abiding citizen? how do you know when a law abiding citizens will make the right judgement? What do you do when a law abiding citizen decided to become a criminal? Who regulate these law abiding citizen? What happen when a law abiding citizen take the law into his or his own hand? Another reason not to arm law abiding citizen is because you will just introduce more guns into the society and you are just telling your kids that if someone do you wrong its ok to carry a weapon to protect yourself. This is not the days of the wild wild west where we can just solve problems with a gun.

Sorry for the Rant and kind went off topic.

vitullo311954d ago

I played GTA 3 when I was like 12 years old and many violent games since then. im 21 now..howcome im not a violent psychopath...

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