What a Dick. California Senator Lee actually had the balls to say that gamers should be quiet and had no say in the topic of violence in video games and their e
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California Senator Lee actually had the balls to say that gamers should be quiet and had no say in the topic of violence in video games and their effects on people. He's like Jack Thompson, except more retarded.

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Submitted: 01/25/2013
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#480 - anonymous (01/31/2013) [-]
Reminds me of when Marilyn Manson was blamed for a school shooting because his music was just too.. deep? I don't know what to say, i guess disturbing music caused innocent kids to somehow get a hold of semi-automatic weapons, bust into their school. shoot everyone they saw, because music told them to.

Marilyn was like "So uh yeah. the same day i released my album, the government decided to bomb a country far far away. I don't see how my music is a role model for violence and hate when our own gov't is bombing others"

TL:DR Haters gonna hate, but the wrong people for the wrong reasons.
#478 - themarineelite has deleted their comment [-]
#469 - chopsaw (01/26/2013) [-]
the problem is now a days there always has to bea reason for **** to happen. as if no one could just be crazy anymore. games are just targeted right now because the older generations is obnoxious to them.
#457 - anonymous (01/26/2013) [-]
ITT: social psychologists, apparently
#455 - anonymous (01/26/2013) [-]
>against the argument that games cause violence
>threatens anyone who disagrees with violence

-said half the comments section
User avatar #454 - badgerclan (01/26/2013) [-]
In the last 15 years:
Games have been getting more realistic
Games have been getting more popular
The FPS, the genre primarily blamed for mass shootings, has become king
Youth violence rates have been steadily going down
Youth obesity rates have been steadily going up
Conclusion: Games make us fat, not violent.

But shooters can be training, right? They'll teach you how to shoot a bunch of people! What do shooters teach you? That it takes 5 hits to kill somebody, that anything without a belt takes 1-2 seconds to reload, that grenades have a kill radius of 5 feet, that you can only run for 5 seconds, that ammunition left in each mag pools automatically in one mag.
#449 - themrsnowman (01/26/2013) [-]
what a retard
#446 - blakhawk (01/26/2013) [-]
Referring to the Asian, not OP.
User avatar #443 - mooghens ONLINE (01/26/2013) [-]
I suppose economists shouldn't have a say about economy either? I suppose scientists shouldn't have anything to say about science.
No wonder America is going down the ******* *******
#438 - anonymous (01/26/2013) [-]
#430 - shadowmaul (01/26/2013) [-]

#426 - tyroneisanigger ONLINE (01/26/2013) [-]
Video games do not cause real world violence, Idiots playing violent video games, well that's another story.
User avatar #439 to #426 - supermegasherman (01/26/2013) [-]
obviously its the guns and video games that kill people, not mentally unstables handling either of them. what a perposterous idea! people killing people... *snark*
#420 - jeffthepony **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
User avatar #421 to #420 - dritz (01/26/2013) [-]
It's my arc beyatch!
#419 - oklamir (01/26/2013) [-]
Looks like this fella could use some plain ol' gaming himself. Seems to me he could be jumping off a cliff any day now.
#416 - stianx (01/26/2013) [-]
Saying gamers have no credibility in a game related discussion is like saying politicians have no credibility when discussing politics.
User avatar #424 to #416 - gigglesthegreat (01/26/2013) [-]
But politicians DON'T have any credibility when discussing politics <_<
#425 to #424 - stianx (01/26/2013) [-]
That's our opinion, but we don't decide wheter they are allowed to discuss it or not.
#450 to #425 - anonymous (01/26/2013) [-]
.....that's what voting is for. That's literally the entire purpose.
#479 to #450 - stianx (01/28/2013) [-]
To be fair, atleast in Norway the people can hardly decide anything through voting, other than which side is to rule. We don't have any say in induvidual cases, who should be in charge of what, etc.
User avatar #428 to #425 - gigglesthegreat (01/26/2013) [-]
credibility has to do with how trustworthy a person is, and how willing you will be to believe a statement from them. Please don't interrupt the men when they're talking sweetheart. It's rude, crude, and socially unacceptable... Especially when you don't ******* know what you're arguing about...
User avatar #408 - Petroleum ONLINE (01/26/2013) [-]
I think since everybody was focusing on how the ESRB rating should be enforced, kids shouldn't be able to by rated M game, etc. I just want to point out, that games have nothing to do with this, the shooter of Sandy Hook was not influenced by video games, the shooters at Virginia Tech weren't taking advice and reenacting a scene from COD. The government, or rather, this guy, is looking away from the real problem, and that is he refuses to look at the fact that the people who do this kind of stuff are crazy, they are insane, they are deranged. They have a mental problem, their mind were not thinking correctly which led them to shoot people.

Games have nothing to do with this, the "violent games make children violent" theory has been disproven so many times it's a null argument. What we need to do is try to influence these people and tell them, hey, maybe you shouldn't pick on the growing industry just because it's challenging the current market, maybe you shouldn't blame all the bloodshed onto video games. Maybe it's you not doing your job and keeping everyone safe, maybe it's you the government not helping the insane, the deranged. Maybe it's your fault. Stop pointing fingers at a people you don't understand.
#434 to #408 - tweakers (01/26/2013) [-]
They're trying to find a simple solution to a complex problem, because it's easier to have to not think.
#456 to #434 - anonymous (01/26/2013) [-]
Shut the **** up. There are a million extraneous causes for every problem you attribute to one thing. If anything, you're the one looking for a simple solution because thinking is too hard.
#477 to #456 - tweakers (01/27/2013) [-]
woah, calm it bro
I'm not saying everyone is stupid, I'm saying the exact same thing as you, there are a bunch of causes that make one problem. The people who blame videogames, because everything will be perfect after we get rid of violent games, are thickheaded.
User avatar #433 to #408 - gigglesthegreat (01/26/2013) [-]
No, because if the Sandy Hook shooter was reenacting a scene from COD, he'd be bitching about the lag rather than shooting.
#429 to #408 - anonymous (01/26/2013) [-]
Very true, a lot of people who claim that video games cause violence in children have not even read the studies, most of which say, if anything, they lead to an increase in aggression, which should be perfectly natural in a game meant to challenge you or in a competitive game. The same effects can be found on those that play sports. People prefer to ignore the fact that juvenile crime rates have decreased since 1990 (according to FBI statistics) and that for a lot of people, being able to wreak havoc in a virtual world might actually prevent them from doing it in real life. However, there are a small number that are stimulated by games and emulate the behavior they see, mainly due to mental instability or an absent moral compass altogether. REGARDLESS, they would have likely found that stimulation in some other form of violent media if video games were not around. Coming back to your point, i is not like violent games should be held responsible (in my opinion) if a kid under 17, regardless of his condition, is negatively influenced by a game meant for people over 17. It's like buying a 12 year old cigarettes and then blaming tobacco companies for him getting lung cancer after a while. That said, 12 was when I played my first violent game. At the time, I was a problem child that had a god-awful temper and got detentions every other day. 5 years later, having just turned legal age to buy these games MYSELF, I have landed myself in several advanced placement (where we have been given a research paper (this is my topic)) courses and have not seen a pink slip in years. The fact is, video games can do a lot more good than harm, but since it is so easy to target and shock the uninformed to hating them, it's going to be used as a scapegoat to avoid the harder-to-deal-with problems such as parental abuse and mental illness. Sorry this took so long, sometimes I don't know when to end my talking.
#448 to #429 - anonymous (01/26/2013) [-]
You're only 17?

I'm 23, and your point is more well written and thought out than something I could've came up with... :P
User avatar #413 to #408 - thatguywhohasbacon (01/26/2013) [-]
I think they're trying to get the effect kind of like this: You throw twenty apples into a barrel, trying to prove that most of them aren't rotten. You keep adding more and more apples until you find a rotten one and then claim all of the apples are rotten even if you added a thousand more apples.They're trying to find that rotten apple to validify their arguments.
User avatar #414 to #413 - thatguywhohasbacon (01/26/2013) [-]
trying to prove most of them *are rotten
User avatar #406 - ScottP (01/26/2013) [-]
"Yeah! Causelate the **** out of that correlation!"

#451 to #406 - anonymous (01/26/2013) [-]
correlation does not imply causality, but it does nod ************ in its direction
#404 - juggernautchunk (01/26/2013) [-]
I don't think that he's aware of the fact that shootings happened before video games.
#403 - robotrino (01/26/2013) [-]
This bothers me. Some ****** shoots up a school and he blames video games, well guess what, crazy people drive cars, couldn't the traffic have driven him insane? Crazy people eat at subway too, i bet its the sandwiches
User avatar #407 to #403 - thatguywhohasbacon (01/26/2013) [-]
Fact: 100% of ********* and rapists drink water, we should restrict the use of water to only the important people.
#423 to #407 - robotrino (01/26/2013) [-]
fact 100% of ********* wear shoes, we should ban shoes
User avatar #436 to #423 - plazmaflare (01/26/2013) [-]
What about poor people in other countries that dont know what shoes are? Pretty sure they'de kill someone while not wearing shoes.
User avatar #442 to #436 - thatguywhohasbacon (01/26/2013) [-]
They still drink water though.
#437 to #436 - robotrino (01/26/2013) [-]
well played
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