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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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The_Infected1738d ago

Dude whatever your an actor and Hollywood has more violence as games. I don't hear you blaming them? Take you blame some where else.

senorwakko1737d ago

Couldn't agree with you more...

The_Infected1737d ago

Thanks I'm just tired of this game blaming for everything crap. They're a million worse things out there.

Red_Orange_Juice1737d ago

Idiots, you cant really argue with them.

Cod sells tens of millions, how many of those ppl go out and shoot others?

AAACE51737d ago

I noticed on the news that when they talk about the problems with violence they always say mental illness and then throw games in as well.

I have been playing shooter games since goldeneye and havent shot a living mf no matter how much of an @$$hole they are! or

Abdou231737d ago

How many times are we going to say that neither Video Games or Movies, not even guns kill people, People Kill People.

Fix the people first.

TongkatAli1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

Or more like the goverment kills people and makes it a spectacle with fake tears with a medical examiner who blew up the cover and photoshopped family pictures. This whole thing stinks like 9/11.


The first shooter video game stuff which – look, admittedly, I missed that generationally, so it’s not a thing for me. I’ve never played them, I don’t really get it. My kids do. And I just think kids growing up, blowing people away, blood, pulp, everywhere, and then turning it off and going to have a sandwich … I don’t think that that is good.” So why does he let his kids play them?

DeadlyFire1736d ago (Edited 1736d ago )

Why? Well personally they do nothing to the human mind. I have played DOOM on DOS and everything in between since I was 5 and my mind is not fucked up one bit.

A game is a game.
A movie is a movie.
Life is life.

The problem is some people can't see in-between. From lack of care with noone around them their mind bonds with violence as a reflection of how they feel. Nothing to do with what content they watch/play at all..............

The Newton shooting for example. Mother and then children were the victims in this case. Clearly he had an issue with his mother praising other people's children instead of him. Instead of talking about it he turned it all into violence. Some people do this. There is no way to stop that sort of thinking it develops from inside the home growing up.

Only thing people on the outside see is the things that the kids do or their activities as a reason when that is not the real case at all in any of these shootings.

Tetsujin1737d ago

Any movies this guy is in, regardless of how good or how much of a "hit" it is I will no longer watch unless its through "other" means. I'm sick of this "blame game" BS.

Ghoul1737d ago

Don’t argue with idiots. They’ll drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.

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nrvalleytime1737d ago

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

The_Klank1737d 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.

devilhunterx1737d ago

I blame Rob Lowe for bad acting.

Pinkamena_Diane_Pie1737d 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.

kayoss1737d ago (Edited 1737d 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.

vitullo311737d 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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