Bush orders team to probe games and guns

President George W. Bush organized key members of his cabinet into a team which seeks to find facts which could shed light on in the wake of the vicious shootings at Virginia Tech which saw the death of 33 people. Among the areas being looked at is videogames.

"One could blame guns. One could blame access to the media. One could blame video games," said Utah governor Jon Huntsman, as he tried to identify some of the possible factors contributing to the growing number of violent incidents involving the youth.

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nice_cuppa4250d ago

stop trying to find things to blame dude !
accept that the law was what allowed this to happen !

guns to all !
not a good idea !
if guns are available to all, all must be protected from guns !

sort it out !

Skizelli4249d ago

There's a misconception about this. The gun laws here vary from state to state.


Although I agree that we do need stricter gun laws, I believe that it wouldn't make that much of a difference. People that want a gun to do harm would only get one illegally.

This is what happens any time something bad happens. The media and politicians try to dissect it and point blame. It's clear the shooter was troubled and the intent to harm was already in place, guns or no guns. If it wasn't a gun, it could've been a bomb. If someone really wants to hurt people, there's really no way of stopping them without knowing what their intentions are.

Rooted_Dust4249d ago (Edited 4249d ago )

If guns were to be outlawed...Only the outlaws would have guns. The problem with gun laws is they only disarm the honest citizens. Criminals will not turn in their guns and they have illegal means of obtaining them. Besides the fact that our Bill of Rights grants us the right to Bear Arms, to be impeded by none, it is right to own a gun. Guns are Liberty's teeth, they are your defense from criminals and an oppresive government. In places where there are gun laws knife crimes and other crimes increase, because there is no fear of resistance from the victims. As you saw in Virginia, not the police or the government could protect the victims, and a ban on firearm on campus made the victims harmless to the killer. People have to accept that only we can protect ourselves, no one else will do it for us.

techie4249d ago

Uh. Guns are not needed. You don't need them to protect yourself. If it is EASY to get hold of a gun then deaths are going to occur. Kids can get hold of them, if you want to kill someone go and get a gun. Name a country that doesn't have guns, but has a higher crime rate than the US??? Nope didn't think so, people are safer without them. "protect yourselves" indeed.

Armyless4249d ago

Someone should have told this guy he was in a gun-free zone and wasn't allowed to carry a gun on campus. Too bad. If he'd only known it was against the law, those 30 something people would still be alive.

You can't legislate hate. Remember columbine? Those guys rigged Propane tanks and pipe-bombs. You can't regulate hate.

techie4249d ago

Continue owning guns then. I'm sure they do a lot of good.... (???)

Keyser4249d ago

People only say "people shouldn't carry guns" when you live in a place that doesn't need guns. I used to live a in very dangerous place in the states. Carrying a gun was a way of protecting yourself. There are places so bad that even the police are hesitant to come. If you don't have a gun, like the VT kids, how do you protect yourself from someone who has a gun.

Drugs have are illegal here and carry heavy jail times. Guess what, people still do drugs and it is not a problem to get it if you want without any problem. The same goes for guns. If I wanted to be malicious I would not purchase a gun legally where they make you jump through hoops and can track you. You can buy one off the streets for $300 without a trace.

9 out of 10 if you're going to do something bad with a gun you won't buy it legally. Now, what are all the good citizens to do who would only use their weapon in self defense but aren't allowed to carry? Fish in a barrel to criminals.

How hard was it for the VT shooter to go into a building knowing the only person with a gun was him. He had no fear and no reason to believe he could be thwarted. He knew he would have at least 5 min where no one could defend themselves. Imagine if someone were able to defend themselves and how it could have played out...

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techie4250d ago

Really is ther more crime? Or is there more media coverage of crime...hence increasing fear of crime even though the crime rate is going down. Countries run on fear...are dangerous.

Inasid4250d ago

It's just a PR move, he needs any he can get right now. I doubt if anything will come from this, republicans are heavily supported by the NRA.

Kyur4ThePain4249d ago

a probe into the 3,500+ soldiers you've had killed, so fu(k you GW.

BubblesDAVERAGE4249d ago

Maybe they can spend time with stuff that matters like crime, healthcare ,SS and shall I contuine. No thats good enough. Good Ole America dont blame ya self blame the world and change the world but wat do i know im only an american right.....

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