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[NSFW] House’s graphic montage of video game violence being blocked for some users

The White House released a video montage today of violent scenes from video games as a way to demonstrate its stance on video game violence — but not everyone can see it.

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Crazyglues224d ago

As long as were looking at everything but the real problem, God forbid we actually talk about removing guns, OMG! or even at least trying to make it a little harder to be able to just buy a gun at Walmart, Nope, let's instead address Video Games.. That's the Real killer...Right? Oh and don't forget Movies...Surprised they didn't have a montage of violent Movies. -- And this is coming from the White house..??? Please tell me these people don't make any real decisions, because if your this dumb, it's scary to think what you might do...

This would be like getting out of your car and saying, "Nope it's not that nail that is in my tire that caused the flat, it's those dam AD's on TV that are always talking about how you might get a flat... That's the real problem... if there were no ad's about getting a flat I would have never hit that nail..? Please tell me the White house is not this dumb. Please.. Then again they did just put a montage together of video games, I guess all hope is lost..

Anzil223d ago

Games don’t kill people.....
Guns don’t kill people.....
People kill people. The End.

PS you don’t blame the nail you blame the dumb MF that left that nail in the road.

Mr-Dude223d ago (Edited 223d ago )

Guns need better control... In EU they are illegal and nobody misses them. We don't have school shootings or any other mass shootings. So, gun control needs way better control.

Yi-Long223d ago

We know people kill people. Nobody is blaming the gun. We are saying it should be less easy for crazy, bad, depressed, or sick people, to get their hands on weapons of mass destruction.

HWG223d ago

@Mr-Dude how's the knife epidemic problem going for ya?

Anzil223d ago

@Mr-Dude I’m Canadian and are almost in the same position. However I am not going to stand here and say that the removal of guns was the reason for these statistics. That’s naive af. Thier were more guns years ago and almost no mass shootings......Why not cars? You know it’s a fact that they’re the #1 rising terror weapon? How many people do you think would have died if a garbage truck flew through the group in Vegas? How come most of these shootings are happening in unarmed locations? Clubs and Schools are all disarmed. That’s a lie their are thousands of EU that want guns and have them. My extended family being one of many. Liberal media says this all the time and i laugh when I actually talk to people and listen to what they have to say. The states are in a crux because of cultural/societal differences. People are now just killing people over it. Just like the unarmed ghettos in the states all have the highest gun related deaths.
So tell me how guns killed 17 children and not Crazy Cruz?

lipton101223d ago

Games don’t kill people...
Nuclear Weapons don’t kill people...
People kill people

Yeah. Pretty ridiculous when you put other instruments of death in the place of guns, isn’t it?

Ittoittosai223d ago (Edited 223d ago )

If gun didnt kill people why the hell are they so important? Because guns kill people end of story. Just because the relationship between two things is needed to end in death doesnt mean one is exempt from fault. Jesus I wish gun freaks and supporters would find something better to say, honestly you people sound retarded when you say that nonsens, its like saying rain does make floods, water does.

Mr-Dude223d ago (Edited 223d ago )

@Anzil
Cars are the new weapon sure, that is why a lot of countries including my own (netherlands) have put those big concrete roadblocks in important area's. It doesn't stop it all, but it helps. The US needs better gun control, I don't understand why people don't understand that. Are you Americans that in love with your guns? And no, in my country people don't give a shit about guns. Same as @HWG with the knife question... In my country you cannot legaly buy knives at a certain lengt anymore, even pepperspray and tasers are ilegal. And we have very low crime. I cannot speak for the rest of the EU of course. But what I am saying is, sure guns are a tool, but those tools need better restrictions. Better background checks, etc.

And I am not liberal...

moegooner88223d ago

@HWG do you even know what the term epidemic means ? Try again smarty pants.

Anzil223d ago

@lipton101 No nukes do not kill people they actually save millions of live through different means the main one being it’s a huge deterrent. Things have different purposes just like Americans having guns is a huge deterrent from tyrannical governments or tyrannical ideas.

Anzil223d ago

@Yi-lung I agree as long as it’s reasonable. Still a fine line imo that I wouldn’t want to draw.

Anzil223d ago (Edited 223d ago )

@moegooner88 Multiple definitions. It’s a fact, the way in which the word was used, is accurate. Epidemic doesn’t just define as widespread oh illness/infection. Be careful to not be so arrogant with such little information.

PS Terrible analogy

Anzil223d ago

@ittoittosai my response ^

NecrumOddBoy223d ago (Edited 223d ago )

Mr Dude,

You're an idiot.

www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/ 10/02/gun-control-in-europe-is - almost-total-it-hasnt-stopped- m ass-shooting-attacks-like-las- v egas.amp.html
https://mobile.nytimes.com/...
cnn.com/cnn/2015/11/13/world/ paris-shooting/index.html

There have been severe horrific attacks in your continent of strict gun control. There have been massive amounts of murders and rapes. Knife violence and vehicular murders are at an all-time high in Europe.

Where there is a will there is a way for evil people to conduct horrific acts of evil. The amount of dumb comments that come from countries filled with people who don't know what it's like to be truly free is astonishing.

Mr-Dude223d ago

@necrumoddboy

You call me a idiot? Cannot even speak normal..

Yeah... Done with talking to you.. Go watch your cnn and foxx

_-EDMIX-_222d ago (Edited 222d ago )

Except nobody's debating an inanimate object doing something against somebody in fact the real debate is the easy access to this type of Weaponry in the first place.

I'm sorry but the whole stupid inanimate object doing something to someone is just a dead dumb argument. The problem with guns in the United States of America is there ridiculous abundance availability in the fact that multiple weapon types are not outright banned despite them having no real function in society other than to kill a mass number of people.

@HWG-except the issue they have going on with knives is not happening every single month and killing up words to 15, 17 or 50 or anything like that.

So my biggest issue with this is who exactly do you guys even here saying that an inanimate object did it? So I don't understand the desperation to argue a point that no one's actually arguing.

_-EDMIX-_222d ago

Necro- please stop insulting people you can have a disagreement but there's no reason to try to start off something by insulting someone.

Your argument regarding that they're still murders that happen is actually irrelevant because strict gun-control was never to prevent every single last possible murder in existence ,as it is impossible for any legislation to do something like that and you would have to help me understand who exactly stated that? Where was that ever written as the goal was to prevent all murders in general? This argument I've seen many times doesnt make sense because there's nowhere in which somebody is saying the act of strict gun-control was to prevent all murders EVER.

But the reality is in the United Kingdom Japan Australia Canada and many other countries that actually have realistic gun control are not seeing mass shootings to the extent that we see over here in the United States.

So I want you to consider if people are getting knives trucks and other objects to kill people in those countries doesn't that actually prove that the gun-control must work if they're forced to have to use inferior weapons?

You're also have to consider what exactly is your point? Are you saying that it's best that we make it easier for murderers to have better weaponry?

So the whole argument that just because somebody should die means we should have no preventive measures is just a dumb argument it doesn't make any sense it would be like trying to say we should never put seatbelts inside of cars because someone can die in a car with a seatbelt so what you're saying is make it easier to die?

I mean everyone's going to eventually die anyway so don't find the cure to cancer?

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Sharky231222d ago

I love how Trump comes out day one and says it’s a mental illness issue. In his first 41 days in office congress and Trump signed a bill that got rid of an Obamacare era policy on back ground checks. It would have made it impossible for the parkland shooter to get a gun! Not to mention I can’t understand why anyone in the world would be against back ground checks for all gun purchases! It’s common sense!!

Aenea222d ago

Hand someone a game and they can't kill someone with it.
Hand someone a gun and they can kill someone with it....

It's really not that hard to understand why these types of shooting and the amount of gun deaths in the US is way higher there than anywhere else in the world....

UnHoly_One222d ago

Mr-Dude, find a girl that’s been raped and ask her if she wishes she could have had a gun.

Or anyone that’s been mugged.

Maybe a victim of a home invasion, or anyone that was at any terrorsist attack.

It’s easy to say nobody needs a gun when you yourself have never encountered a crime.

But I’ll be damned if I give up MY right to defend MYSELF because you’re too damn stupid to want to protect YOURSELF.

_-EDMIX-_222d ago

@ Unholy- except mr. Dude's comment makes zero statement about taking away guns from every single last citizen. His comment literally says we need a better "gun control" and I can't possibly see how somebody would tried to deny that considering. So what you guys need to do is stop trying to make up fake arguments to try to win a forced narrative because this is something I've seen often where there seems to be a pattern of people responding to arguments that nobody made to try to win fake battles at the end of the day you and many other posters on here have actually made arguments against removal of all guns more than anyone on here has actually proposed removing all guns.

So I agree with you I don't think anyone should take away your right to defend yourself but maybe we should have that conversation when someone actually really brings that up,😎

,, so I believe nothing is wrong with handguns in the United States but assault rifles and weapons like the AR-15 (regardless of what its classify as) don't believe they belong in this country they need to be completely banned outlawed and removed out of this country. We need better gun control so that way citizens like you and me could worry less about people attacking us with such Weaponry in the first place. Try to read the comments and actually have a conversation of how to deal with this problem instead of denying it because there's just too much evidence that very much shows the amount of guns in this country especially the amount of high-powered don't belong here in those classifications just need to be outright banned.

So before you guys make up your own stupid fake arguments I'm not proposing we ban all guns.

I'm proposing that specific caliber and classifications do not need to be inside of this country.

ZombieKiller222d ago (Edited 222d ago )

I own nothing but violent games and they've never killed anyone or even threatened me... they're mostly plastic discs anyway, how much off a threat could they be?? Theyre not even sharp!

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Godmars290223d ago

It's not about taking guns away, not at the moderate level anyway, but introducing some - any - level of regulation than what's currently on the books and largely ignored. Whereas the pro-gun side - which seems to be dominated by extremist - want to argue that anyone with a gun can be assumed to be responsible gun owner until otherwise evidence and even then. Nevermind that said evidence is usually dead bodies.

ShadowWolf712223d ago

There are laws on the books. The "pro-gun" side has been pointing that out as well as the failure of their enforcement as WELL as the failure of local law enforcement to even intervene during the shooting, instead standing around outside with THEIR guns while WEARING BODY ARMOR and ALLOWING STUDENTS TO GET SHOT.

Godmars290222d ago

The pro-gun side are the ones making current laws less effective while refusing to hear any argument other than "more guns". Also ignoring the point that sending in cops with body armor into situations where a shooter is unidentified among hostages and victims, some who may be armed, they're likely to add to the people getting shot.

Bringing up one situation the pro-gun side defended cops: the kid in a park playing with a toy gun who was immediately shot and killed by responding cops.

nitus10222d ago

@ShadowWolf712

Body armor or not a high caliber bullet can still do serious damage and I am not aware of any body-armor that completely covers the head and extremities. The police and even the military are still human and aware (or should be aware) that a high-powered bullet to the extremities can maim or even kill just as effectively as one to the heart and unless they have a death wish the number one priority in any combat situation is their own safety.

Only idiots or the soon to be dead or maimed charge into a life or death situation without assessing what is actually going on.

Of course, it does help if the weapon that a potential killer is carrying is limited to knives (at least the potential victims have a chance) and not a high powered firearm which in the US is ridiculously easy to get.

Jinger223d ago

Pretty sure you can no longer buy guns in Walmart... but that may just be California

Anzil223d ago (Edited 223d ago )

@ittoittosai So naive. Deterrence. Plain and simple. You think disarming all US nukes and letting Russia and China go nuts would be safer for the west? Guns do kill people but I’m not as naive to think they don’t save lives. I’m open minded, are you? Imo, No, you’re absolutely not.

ShadowWolf712223d ago

The only guns you can buy at Walmart are hunting rifles and smaller revolvers and handguns. And even then they don't always carry those, depending on state law.

doos_vd_kak222d ago (Edited 222d ago )

You're lying to yourself if you think easy access to military grade weapons for the general public Is not a significant contributing factor, because it sure as hell is. In fact, you are ignorant if you don't believe this to be true.

Schoolman222d ago

AR-15z kill people this shit needs to stop!

Mulletino222d ago

Cruz could’ve been stopped multiple times by the current “system” and wasn’t.

Mr-Dude222d ago

@Unholy

Where in my comments did I ever say that your guns needed to be taken away? I needs better restrictions, better background checks, maybe even higher age restrictions... Then you wouldn't have all these problems.

And thanks @ Edmix, you stated it perfectly.

Protagonist222d ago (Edited 222d ago )

I am surprised the african american community has not been blamed yet, with all their "hippity hoppity gangster" music.

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CyrusLemont224d ago

Scapegoat.

Guns don't cause mass shootings, video games cause mass shootings!

Shootings.
Shootings.
Shootings.

Just waiting for someone to pull the "restricted gun state" excuse out of their ass, I forgot how every state in the USA has 100 meter walls around them with gun detectors.

ninsigma224d ago

In terms of using this as a scapegoat for not talking about guns, it's a bunch of BS. However as a video it could be quite beneficial for parents to see what the adult rated games are actually like and think twice about buying them for their kids.

Anzil223d ago

Scapegoat? They don’t even have to open thier mouths. Your lucky for what you got. You try and take thier gun even with new laws, you die. That simple.

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Ittoittosai223d ago

As a parent if you arent reading the god damn label of the game you're buying or know what the rating is or having a discussion with your child/children about the game or whatever their into then you're not much of damn parent and likely nothing is going to matter much less a video.

ninsigma223d ago

You would think that's the case but many people still haven't realized how games have evolved to be much more realistic. Wrongly, many think of video games as a kids toy, regardless of the age rating, because back when they had even a modicum of interest or awareness of video games, that's all they were. Hence the video would be fairly well suited as an education piece to help at least some understand what it is they are actually buying for their kids.

rainslacker222d ago

It would also be beneficial for them to realize that these games aren't even mainstream. Some look quite old. I don't even know what most of them were.

I do find it rather ironic though that the white house believes that violent media somehow causes violence, then openly allows access to that to everyone.

This video was in bad tastes. It was meant to show that violence is in bad tastes, and as such correlate it to that anyone who plays them is somehow off their rocker, thus, games cause violence.

it's a shame that these talks weren't approached with real intent to learn and become informed. Agenda put front and center. Good job representing us elected officials.

Chaosdreams224d ago

I mean... I just don't understand. If Trump is a hero who'd run into a building without a gun, to stop a man with a gun, can't he do the same with those playing video games? Just run and whack the controllers out of their hand... I mean, gosh darn it why's it so hard to run? Move those chubby legs Mr!

Sigh... America, the country with a lunatic (unfortunately) in office who insights violence, thrives off of conflict and is what many would call a misogynistic, racist, lost in his own ego - moron - who doesn't have a shred of empathy in his body. He's got solutions apparently, they just aren't any good.

Now rest assured that when guns are used to kill others there are plenty of solutions!
- Arm the teachers!
- Blame porn!
- Blame video games!
- Throw mental health under the bus. (A serious topic that they only bring up as a scapegoat)
- Let the NRA decide the age limit, and issue threatening videos in retaliation (terrorist level here boys and girls)
- Pretend gun violence isn't actually happening, it's all actors! Duh.
- You need a good guy with a gun, to stop a bad guy with a gun. Here's an AR-15.

I mean just about anything is a solution in America. Just, it's not a gun problem! It's a virtual gun problem. Of course. Now, let's make sure everyone's got some popcorn ready. Small hand Trump might hit his big red button one day and kill millions of people - but video games, those are worse.

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Now in seriousness. Video games have been a popular scapegoat for a very, very long time. However rational and logic tends to show that it's blatantly obvious (along with research done) that video games are not the problem. Just don't plop a five year old down in front of Grand Theft Auto - easy.

For those who wish to insight violence, the solution is to aid them in their troubled stages (therapy / guidance / listen), keep an eye on them if they have previously bad behaviour (don't sell someone accused/guilty of domestic violence, a darn gun), increase the age limit, and stop selling semi-automatic weapons and bump stocks that increase the rate of fire.

DrumBeat223d ago

Trump against porn? Lol.

Xenophon_York222d ago

@Drumbeat you laugh, but don't forget who the Vice President is AND Attorney General. Combine that with the fact a lot of this administrations supporter base is Christian—how they claim to be so is borderline mentally ill in itself—and securing re-election could require a bold move like outlawing adult-movies. Heck, Connecticut or Rhode Island just did something where free adult content online could be blocked soon.

lipton101223d ago

The 2nd amendment was written during a time when firearms fired 2 - 3 shots / minute, max. At a time when farmers and their muskets were enough successfully revolt against an empire.

They never envisioned weapons such as AR15’s at the time. And if they did, the 2nd amendment would be A LOT different. An AR15 is a weapon of war, designed from the ground up to kill as many enemy combatants as possible within a short period of time.

An AR15 is an f’ing toy with no practical use other than mass murder of human beings. It isn’t even a legal hunting rifle. It’s a toy for big ”men” who want to feel powerful yet most were probably afraid to enlist.

Those people make me sick. Yeah, lets have mass slaughter and death, that’s the price of freedom. That’s the price of a toy.

I’d love to see the jim bobs of the world attempt a revolution in the spirit of the 2nd amendment. They’d be in there scratching their nuts and drinking Budweiser when a missile hits from miles away and blows them all, their toys included, into unrecognizeable pieces of meat.

NecrumOddBoy223d ago

You are uneducated and disrespectful. If we had M4s and 50cals in 1776, that would have been the "musket" used to free this powerful nation. America is a free and no other country truly understands that, because you're education is biased and control.

EliteGameKnight222d ago (Edited 222d ago )

The puckle gun, a machine gun, existed during the late 1700s, and was invented a century earlier. The founding fathers were also fine with people owning cannons. and the late 1700s was a time of massive technological development, to assume that the founding fathers didn't think weapons would become more powerful comes across as foolish.

I find it rather important to understand the purpose of the Bill of Rights, as to reflect the purpose of the second amendment. The Bill of Rights ensured limitations placed on the government to prevent it's tyranny. The idea with the second amendment being that to disarm the populous would allow the government to enact whatever tyrannical system it wishes and easily squash any rebellion that it may create, and seeing as the founding fathers just fought to rid themselves of a tyrannical government, this was at the forefront of their thoughts. We can see this in a quote from the co-author of the amendment where he states "To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them" It is also why guns are always the first thing to go when authoritarian governments take over.

Something else worth noting, in response to your 'lets have mass slaughter and death, that's the price of freedom', is that while statistics show that there are 300,000 violent crimes committed in the US with guns, through a survey from 2008, from which gun crimes have decreased since then; there are about 500,000-3,000,000 defensive uses with guns as well. and this statistics only includes the active use of guns, it doesn't include situations where people were scared off with the brandishing or cocking of guns.

Xenophon_York222d ago (Edited 222d ago )

Well stated. Besides the fact the second amendment was written with muskets and simple firearms in mind, there's other common sense examples. Such as: By the same assault-rifle-being-protected- by-the-second-amendment defense, is the idea of 'where's the line?' Why can't I have mini-gun? Or an Uzi? What about a tank?

The strongest argument is that AR-15s—and other military-style rifles—can help protect us against our own government if it turns on us.

First.) An AR-15 isn't going to do much against tanks, drones, chemical warfare, jet-fighters.
Second.) If the United States government goes bad(der) no amount of guns are going to save us.

nitus10222d ago

I think the following Youtube video (2013) by Jim Carrey says it all. Enjoy.

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

Oh, you should be able to find the Fox and Friends commentary on the video it's hilarious and very relevant in 2018.

Mulletino222d ago

AR15 isn’t a legal hunting rifle says the guy on the computer on the internet that wasn’t envisioned while writing the first amendment. We hunt with ARs goof. Google stuff.

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shinoff2183224d ago

Can we please just address the guns for once. Its just trying to shift focus thats all they are doing. Screw every republican and democrat that tries to side step the gun issue. Screw trump to. Screw the nra for inciting fear from its crazy ass base. Its the guns, guns, guns,. Little timmy didnt have a loaded ps4 he had a loaded ar. WTF cant these people understand.

Anzil223d ago

Games don’t kill people.....
Guns don’t kill people.....
Crazy MFs kill people. The End.

Ittoittosai223d ago

You're an idiot parroting the NRA and irrational talking point gun owners love to spout when their out of real reasons.

lipton101223d ago

Games don’t kill people.
Nuclear weapons don’t kill people.
Biological weapons don’t kill people.
Chemical weapons don’t kill people
Crazy MF’s kill people.

Sounds pretty crazy right? So does your ridiculous statement

SolidGamerX222d ago

Put two people in an empty room, one homicidal and one completely sane. Now put the same two people in the empty room and give the homicidal person an AR-15. Now tell us again how its not guns that kill people.

RacerX222d ago

Did all of you know that Murder is already illegal? So if laws will fix anything, why doesnt this law against murder stop anything?

Did you know drunk driving is illegal? And it kills way more EVERY MONTH THAN ALL MASS SHOOTINGS COMBINED. More people killed by gang members THIS WEEKEND than recent mass murders combined!

We don't have a GUN issue. We have a PEOPLE issue!

TKCMuzzer222d ago (Edited 222d ago )

One of the biggest issues is people like yourself and many politicians calling people crazy. Many are ill, not crazy, their issues are real and societies ignorance to these issues is why they are labeled crazy and therefore the problems are dismissed so guess what? they can still go out and buy a gun.
So the fact you say they are crazy and yet they can still buy a gun says it all really.
Guns are not the problem, its the ignorance to their involvement that is the real issue.

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Xenophon_York222d ago

Guns don't kill people, people do.

Wait, no, people don't kill people, their minds do.

Wait, minds don't kill people, ideas do.

Wait, wait, wait. Ideas don't kill people, social influence does.

Okay, that's not it. Social influence doesn't kill people, life does.

Wait, still wrong. Life doesn't kill people, the universe does.

Ahhhh!!! Not right! The universe doesn't kill people, the Cosmos does.

......... ... .. . . .
Cosmos doesn't, it existence.

You know what, it is definitely the guns.

Mulletino222d ago

Wasn’t an nra member until a couple weeks ago but owned guns. They didn’t instill the desire to protect myself and family, the Carr brothers did.