Violent games can enable would-be mass murderers, say CA Senator

Democratic California Senator Dianne Feinstein has again spoken out against violent video games. Today on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Feinstein said these games can be enablers for would-be mass murderers.

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GribbleGrunger1561d ago

But giving people guns doesn't.

Wenis1561d ago

She hates those too, dontcha know

Mounce1561d ago

You know what she doesn't hate? Blueberry Pie.

Well, she apparently hates Meat Pie and Meat Eaters and Men and Monopoly and homosexuals and atheists.

omi25p1561d ago

If she hates everything that kills people she must really hate religion.

nix1561d ago

i wonder what games Hitler played? o:

oh wait he played WWII.

Gaming1011561d ago

Another know-nothing out of touch politician who's old as the hills is coming out against all this new dag-nabbit new technology. Now get off her lawn hippies!

hay1561d ago

Using Sandy Hook hoax to support her claims? Damn, she must really hate those games to support nonsense with lies.

dcbronco1560d ago

She does seem to love herself some hair dye.

She needs to realize that the biggest enabler is our government not doing it's job and dealing with our mental healthcare deficiencies. When the majority of the homeless people on the street were former soldiers for years(and may still be, enabling thieves to steal so many homes might have changed that) and have mental issues, it's clear that it's the government that has allowed this problem to get out of hand.

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Ezz20131561d ago (Edited 1561d ago )

yes , when you see a man with a gun coming at you......don't be afraid

but if you see a dude with videogame in his hand ....RUN LIKE HELL

Be Warned!!

Pushagree1561d ago

It really doesn't matter what any politician says. Video games are protected as free speech; Guns are protected through the second amendment. These are things we legally decided a long time ago and we have to deal with the positives and negatives that come along with it. Freedom isn't always pretty.

Conzul1561d ago

Our forefathers would rather have been dead than give up their freedoms, and I'm sure their descendants share the paradigm.

But that won't stop people from trying. One can never be too vigilant.

SilentNegotiator1561d ago (Edited 1561d ago )

I think we've seen enough attacks on both in the past 13 years to know that politicians don't care about either amendment and Americans' passiveness to defending their own freedoms won't save us when they're taken away.

CEOSteveBallmer1561d ago

Agreed dude. But If ever games or guns are banned WW3 and all hell will break lose I will tell you. Since So many heroes fought for this so called "Freedom". And some Old People are really ridiculous like this senator here. Out of touch conservative disciplinary type stuck in the Old past.

HammadTheBeast1561d ago

@ Conzul

You sound like Comstock.

Conzul1561d ago


Probably because I deify the founders almost as much as Comstock did. Well - that's an exaggeration, but you get the picture. America was such an unlikelihood. When you get into the history, our mere existence is quite amazing.

Bioshock Infinite does more for me than any 4th celebration or Rah-Rah speech or whatnot: Highly imperfect, but they say you love something for its flaws, not its good side.

BlackCarrot1561d ago

America is to be congratulated for staying steadfast to these principles but constitutional interpretation is always a matter of construction and that is exactly why you can still be sued for libel in America.

The point is, your rights aren't as protected as you might think. Let me give you an example. In Australia, our constitution is constructed quite narrowly at times. For instance, the right to a jury is only for indictable offences; all parliament has to do is say that an offence isn't indictable and they've limited your right to a jury.

Dirtnapstor1561d ago

Agreed, but if we say or do nothing countering their rhetoric, we will suffer because of our own apathy. This can be applied to most issues relating to the governance system. We cannot assume "it won't happen here"...that's what the Germans thought prior to Hitler.
Food for thought... If you look into our (USA) ever constantly changing gun laws, they happen to mirror those that were drafted and put into order way back from the 30' Germany. What's say you?

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adorie1561d ago

The bitch is either ill informed, has an an agenda or both. I've never liked her, even when I was living in cal

DeadlyFire1561d ago

What is wrong with people having guns to stop mass murderers?

People in general are fine with guns. Its criminals and the clinically depressed that can't be trusted with them.

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caseh1561d ago (Edited 1561d ago )

Oh this old chestnut again eh, I guess playing Madden will become an 'enabler' for me to play for the Bears then yah?

Seriously, what a joke.

Blastoise1561d ago (Edited 1561d ago )

Well, she sure looks like someone who has a good understanding of the game industry /s

HarryMasonHerpderp1561d ago (Edited 1561d ago )

If you murder people or want to murder people then you're insane. Whether you play videogames or not is irreverent. The way to tackle the issue is to get the crazys help BEFORE the killings. There are always signs.

SpiralTear1561d ago

Wow, this discussion is never going to end, will it?

sithsylar1561d ago

Shit no it won't end. You got to save those children!

SilentNegotiator1561d ago

It's been going on for 30 odd years. Why break the streak now?

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