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Nancy Pelosi: Video Games Are Not The Reason For Violence In America

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday pushed back against the argument that violent video games are responsible for mass shootings in the United States, pointing to other countries where similar games are played but rates of shooting deaths are low.

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PopRocks3591328d ago

Well hey, someone over there seems to get it.

SilentNegotiator1327d ago (Edited 1327d ago )

Even a broken clock is right once a day. Pelosi is an absolute wingnut.

EDIT: She's not even saying that video games AREN'T the problem, just that they MIGHT not be. And that the solution to realizing that there's no concrete connection between violence and games is throwing money at it.

I'm tired of one side blaming games and the other side blaming guns when the real issue is that we ostracize too much and thus don't ever seem to catch major signs. If we treated each other responsibly, we wouldn't need to ban/greatly restrict guns to feel safe or look for scapegoats for a couple of people that snap.

MasterChief36241327d ago

Sorry to go off-topic, but I never understood that saying that a "broken clock is right once a day."

Can someone explain, please? :D

Sniperwithacause1327d ago

A broken clock is right TWICE a day.

@MasterChief. IDK If your being real or not, but since there is a.m and p.m. whatever time the clock died on.... time keeps moving. everyday. Should I keep explaining common sense?

dlpg5851327d ago

@master chief
if you're serious than a clock that's stuck at say 8 will be right twice a day. at 8 pm and 8 am. if you're trolling shame on you for wasting my time.

skyblue142131327d ago

@ MasterChief3624

"Even a broken clock is right once a day." is a figure of speech and/or saying. In the political realm nancy pelosi is a joke of a politician.

The stupidity that she usually seems to display frequently on a daily basis took a vacation the day she said that video games are not the cause of violence.

The figure of speech was appropriate in which pelosi mostly messes up in her political career in which (*PopRocks359*) used an appropriate analogy in saying that she generally messes up like a broken clock yet she gets things right once in a while hence the term "Even a broken clock is right once a day.".

SilentNegotiator1327d ago

@Sniperwithacause

Broken DIGITAL clock :)

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cl19831328d ago

Title is a complete misquote. She said games may not be the cause, but still wants to study them.
""As part of your plan, you call for more scientific research on the connection between popular culture and violence. We don't need another study, respectfully," said Wallace. "I mean, we know that these video games, where people have their heads splattered, these movies, these TV shows -- why don't you go to your friends in Hollywood and challenge them? Shame them, and say, 'Knock it off?'"

Pelosi responded that Democrats wanted concrete scientific evidence in order to write the best legislation possible, and countered that Wallace's assumption about violence in the media could be incorrect. "

RememberThe3571327d ago

She wants to focus on gun laws and doesn't want the conversation derailed into conservatives blaming the media.

They have to study the issue of gun violence in this country and that should involve the media. I'm not concerned that this will limit what games can do, I actually think the contrary.

All they will find is what we all already know; when crazy people see crazy shit they go crazy, the rest of us just keep rolling along. If anything people with mental disabilities or problems will be limited in what they can buy.

cl19831327d ago

She stated legislation not referring to any groups.

adorie1327d ago

gun violence is much deeper than just guns. Think of why we want to arm ourselves. Money, protection, Rage that comes with getting screwed over... this issue is meta and is not very simple to pin down.

While I don't own a gun, I don't think pissing on the constitution is the solution (watering down the right to bare arms)

Mrmagnumman3571327d ago

@ Adorie, great post. You are right, I and millions of other Americans own guns. 99.9% of all US guns are never used in a single crime, so why should they take guns from law abiding citizens just because a minute group of crazies. Both parties are at fault here, reps going against movies and games goes against the first amendment. Dems going against guns goes against the second amendment. If anything should happen, we should get people in office that have read our constitution, and will stand up for it.

Excalibur1327d ago

Yes and her and the Dems a willing to spend billions to prove what we ALL already know.

Sp1d3ynut1327d ago (Edited 1327d ago )

And the Reps aren't willing to spend a dime, where gun rights are at stake. They just want to pass the blame, as always.

SilentNegotiator1327d ago

@spidynut

Why does the government need to do what the private sector has already done a million times over (prove only that games increase "aggression" in tests of non-violence and have no real effect on every day "violent acts")?

Mutant-Spud1327d ago (Edited 1327d ago )

Leftists hate video games because gaming is primarily a male oriented hobby and they see masculinity as a sickness, seriously these are the people who believe that testosterone is a weapon of mass destruction and that the male brain is actually just a female brain which has been damaged by testosterone.
The right on the other hand just think that grown men shouldn't be sitting around playing with what they regard as children's toys.

The Left see male aggression as horrifying and dangerous, every man is a potential rapist and murderer when his blood is up...but..
Sebastian Vettel is aggressive, it takes real masculine aggression to do what he does.
The men in Sea Shepherd are aggressive, so are the lifeguards at the beach when they're swimming out to rescue someone, so are my co workers on the construction sites when we're pushing to get things done or when we're in a potentially dangerous situation.
Yeah, video games make us more aggressive but that kind of aggression is good for men, it's how we push things forward, how we overcome problems and sometimes impossible odds.
Winning a game of team deathmatch may be small beer in the scheme of things but the aggression which comes from gaming has to be matched with self control to succeed, just like it does on the construction site or the football field.

Thirty3Three1327d ago

For once, I agree with Mrs. Pelosi

AznGaara1327d ago

Remember the days when videogames didn't exist and the world was at peace? It wasn't only until videogames appeared when the Percian War, French Revolution, American Revolution and World War 1 & 2 happened.

Fairchild Channel F1327d ago (Edited 1327d ago )

And here I thought it was all those evil comic books in the 50's that started all the chaos. Thank you good sir for edumacating me.

MattyG1327d ago (Edited 1327d ago )

Pelosi 2016? No? Too soon? Ok.

BoNeSaW231327d ago (Edited 1327d ago )

Not funny dude. Seriously, NOT FUNNY!!!

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