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67% of Polled Republican Voters Say Video Games Are a ‘Bigger Threat to Safety’ Than Guns

Want proof that the maddening campaign to make video games a scapegoat for gun violence is working? Just check out these poll results where the vast majority of people essentially say that video games are scarier than guns.

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majiebeast1262d ago (Edited 1262d ago )

Republican's the angry old white men party. NRA seems to be succeeding with their videogames scapegoat campaign.

Abdou231262d ago

In other words: " 67% of Polled Republican Voters are idiots "

AKS1261d ago

That's a very cautious estimate. I think it's probably much higher than that.

Eyeco1262d ago

Annual number of video game related deaths = 0

Annual number of gun related deaths = 11'000

(the actual number is much higher when you factor in suicide)

morganfell1262d ago

The only thing being scapegotaed are the guns. People want to lay the blame on the one thing that has remained relatively unchanged and say "That's the cause of the violence."

And of course people willing to blame anything that doesn't affect them, their livelihood, or their self righteous attitude will agree. They'll claim any ideas are untrue just because it comes from their enemies and cannot fathom a situation where the other side could be correct. There is a word for people like that.

If you think Republicans are just angry old white men then you will never be free from the people on BOTH sides of the aisle that manupulate everyone. All it proves is the otherside is playing you like a sock puppet. Both sides are fiull of people, white, black, young, and old and they have taken from everyone what was the original gift this country promised and that gift didn't involve a giant government with it's hand in your pocket telling you what to do.

If you think the Democrats, Republicans, or any President including Obama are on the right track then you are a modern day, real life case of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Yeah, they got to you.

I think the individual is to blame for violence. Hard to believe isn't it but this is a cowardly society full of lilly livered yellow bellied trash that always want to blame someone else for their actions. They want to find some study that absolves them while ramming their political views down the throats of others.

A friend of mine posted this before. Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

insomnium21262d ago

The only problem is that how in the hell do we reach these individuals before they commit their crime?

I can fully understand what you or mr Ong (was it?) are saying but what would be the solution to this problem then?

IMO internet is even more dangerous to the people who are effed up. Internet is the place where they get ideas and help from forums and such. Hell they even get admiration for their actions from some other screwball on the other side of the planet.

AKS1261d ago

"If you think Republicans are just angry old white men then you will never be free from the people on BOTH sides of the aisle that manupulate everyone. All it proves is the otherside is playing you like a sock puppet. Both sides are fiull of people, white, black, young, and old and they have taken from everyone what was the original gift this country promised and that gift didn't involve a giant government with it's hand in your pocket telling you what to do."

What both major corporate political parties are full of is crap. Expanding your thinking beyond consideration of dichotomous polar extremes would help set you free. The "two sides" are superficial; they both represent one side, and that is the side of big corporate interests.

In this case, the NRA does everything it can to protect gun manufacturers, who fund them. Nearly 75% of the NRA's funding from what they call "corporate partners" come from gun manufacturers. The modern day NRA (as opposed to what it originally stood for) is essentially just a collection of corporate lobbyists for gun manufacturers, not some sort of Constitutional freedom fighters.

Regardless, this gun debate is close to irrelevant in my view. If big corporate money is not removed from politics, particularly campaign funding, none of these debates about smaller issues (including the gun control debate) are going to mean anything and nothing will change.

Old McGroin1262d ago (Edited 1262d ago )

Here's the stats for gun deaths in the US since the tragedy at Newton: http://www.slate.com/articl...

Roughly 1,686 people have been killed by guns since December.
Yeah, GAMES are dangerous. Idiots.

joab7771261d ago

I am a conservative and they are wrong. The reason that they do is because there is a concerted campaign to take their guns. The NRA looked for something to blame and video games are it. Yes, it is true that video games can trigger violence in some ppl, just like movies, books, relationships and on and on. Yes, there are many christians that have jumped on board b/c they fight against anything that isnt Godly. But, at least Christians have been fighting all mediums for 2000 yrs.

I can guarantee you that if guns were not made the focal point of rare and tragic instances and impotent laws were not being written for political gain, we would no be talking about this because it wouldnt be an issue. Leave guns alone and they will leave video games alone.

MadMax1261d ago

Your avatar says it all! Loser!

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Son_Lee1262d ago

LOL Republicans think everything is a bigger threat than guns. They're too dumb to realize their own stupidity.

WeAreLegion1262d ago (Edited 1262d ago )

Interesting... It's like an entire group of people (almost half of America) are collectively stupid.

As a moderate, I think I need to post this.

http://www.thedailyshow.com...

They aren't dumb. They just don't understand video games. It is foreign to them. (Yes, there is an obvious foreign policy joke there, but I'll be nice.) People need teaching; not punishment for ignorance.

joab7771261d ago

There is only one thing more threatening to our freedom and safety than guns, not having the right to bear them.

cl19831262d ago (Edited 1262d ago )

Update: As pointed out in comments, 72% of respondents to that poll are older than 45. Also, only Republican voters were asked the video games question, which might explain these breakdowns.

This poll is bogus due to them only asking one party this question.

torchic1262d ago

that's the whole point of the poll, no?

cl19831261d ago

No, to have an accurate poll all persons whom were questioned should of been the same, and the pollsters also should of tried to have a mixed demographic.

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