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Town near Sandy Hook launches $25 violent video game buy-back
The Daily Caller ^ | January 3, 2013 | Robby Soave

Posted on 01/03/2013 11:06:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A Connecticut town thirty miles from Sandy Hook will give people $25 to incinerate their violent video games.

Southington, Connecticut is encouraging owners of violent video games to deposit them in a local dumpster near a drive-in movie theater, so that the games can be collected and destroyed. In return, the local Chamber of Commerce will give participants $25 gift cards to be used toward purchases of non-violent entertainment.

The Violent Video Game Return Program has the backing of a diverse coalition of groups, including the Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, fire department, board of education, as well as town officials and clergy members.

The program was born out of a desire to respond proactively to the recent shooting at Sandy Hook elementary that left over 20 children dead, which some say was caused in part by violent video games.

Southington schools superintendent Joe Erardi hopes the program will prompt parents to talk to their kids about violent video games...

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Government; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: connecticut; sandyhook; videogames
Insane.
1 posted on 01/03/2013 11:06:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Next will come burning violent books.
Lots of violence in The Holy Bible. The entire human race is wiped out at one point, except for a family that owned a boat.


2 posted on 01/03/2013 11:16:33 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well I have a couple of old Nintendo games that I will send them if they will give me the $25.....Lets see Duck Hunt(Violent AND has a plastic gun).....Contra(Military Comando’s killing terrorists)........


3 posted on 01/03/2013 11:26:27 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins
Well I have a couple of old Nintendo games that I will send them if they will give me the $25

Makes plenty of sense - the new Assassin's Creed had been released!

4 posted on 01/03/2013 11:33:12 PM PST by Greysard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve got some nasty old sneakers....always tempted to do a runner whenever I wear ‘em. And heck, I’ll let ‘em have ‘em for $10.


5 posted on 01/03/2013 11:45:08 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seriously, this may be a good thing if it leads to people realizing just how silly all these “buy back” programs really are.


6 posted on 01/03/2013 11:47:03 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lots of folks will be digging out all those old obsolete video games that nobody plays anymore.


7 posted on 01/03/2013 11:54:15 PM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL they can have my Borderlands 2 when they pry it from my cold dead STEAM or when a Goliath makes face gravy of me.


8 posted on 01/03/2013 11:57:52 PM PST by this_ol_patriot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Virtually every video game ever created has some level of violence or conflict. I wish I lived near there. I’d dump every old game I had, then take the money and go out and buy some ammo and magazines. lol


9 posted on 01/04/2013 12:00:33 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: this_ol_patriot

Just picked up Borderlands 2. Great game so far!


10 posted on 01/04/2013 12:10:08 AM PST by StayoutdaBushesWay (Every man dies, but not every man really lives.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>> Insane

Well, at least they’re not bitching about “Assault Weapons”. Buying a tool to protect yourself and your family and going to the range to sharpen your skills is far removed from sitting on your butt and playing a game.Read over Charles Krauthammer’s article and see if it changes your thinking any:

http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/krauthammer122112.php3#.UOaSq4YmUgQ


11 posted on 01/04/2013 12:40:28 AM PST by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Skip that!

I just bought Call of Duty Black Ops. I’m gonna kill a bunch of pixels but, would never touch another person unless threatened.

Can’t. I will even pick up bees when they are in the house and release them outside. they are just lost.


12 posted on 01/04/2013 12:43:35 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: StayoutdaBushesWay
Man, I was getting depressed since I finished Mass Effect 3, B2 brought the fun back. Did a Commando to 50 in plain vanilla, now doing a Gunzerker with the 2 DLC chapters, sometime around the 15th a third DLC chapter is coming out with Sir Hammerlock as the star. Also a max level increase sometime first quarter.

Tiny Tina is a hoot, about 200 hours on the game (PC version) and I still find and hear new stuff. Well worth the bucks, got it during the Thanksgiving sale on Steam.

13 posted on 01/04/2013 12:50:30 AM PST by this_ol_patriot
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To: StayoutdaBushesWay

I’m still loving Far Cry 3.
Killin’ pirates and all sorts of animals.
It’s pretty sweet.


14 posted on 01/04/2013 1:07:50 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: KoRn

“...then take the money and go out and buy some ammo and magazines.”

Great idea, KoRn.

I’ve been passing them up at yard sales because of my lack of interest. Quite often for as little as a buck a piece!

I’ll be loading up on them this coming summer in hopes that this ‘buy-back’ thing catches on.


15 posted on 01/04/2013 2:50:31 AM PST by panaxanax
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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16 posted on 01/04/2013 3:34:16 AM PST by wolficatZ (Hey blue states....Got Food?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL!!! I’m hearing u there. Can make quick 500.


17 posted on 01/04/2013 3:41:01 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At long last I can unload all those Atari, Nintendo 64, and ps1 games.


18 posted on 01/04/2013 3:48:53 AM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A Connecticut town thirty miles from Sandy Hook will give people $25 to incinerate their violent video games.

Wow, Gamestop would probably give you $2 on trade in. Heck, this is a no brainer. A stack of old outdated games and you could trade in for a used IPad or even a new one. Perhaps there's enough left over for a new violent video game!

Of course this resolves nothing regarding the original issue, but if it makes them feel better...

Liberalism is a mental disorder.

19 posted on 01/04/2013 4:42:34 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ah, my lovely hometown, which has a slim republican majority. I should ask my kid if he has any old “violent” games he wants to turn in for free gift cards.


20 posted on 01/04/2013 4:43:43 AM PST by surroundedinCT
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL! But, when I think about it, I like the idea. However, people are going to bring in their old NES cartridges. Double Dragon was pretty violent. I wonder if Mario Bros. would qualify. Mario (or Luigi) punched Yoshi in the back of the head, then Yoshi extended his tongue and swallowed his enemies. Frightening!


21 posted on 01/04/2013 5:24:47 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is great! I have about 20 old games that Game Stop would give me about 50 cents for...but the state will pony up $20! Sweet! Haha gotta love the smell of idiots in the morning.


22 posted on 01/04/2013 5:25:14 AM PST by Bull Man
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To: jakerobins

Aha! I should have read a couple more posts before contributing.


23 posted on 01/04/2013 5:25:28 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...to be used towards non-violent entertainment...”

LOL! I would like to see them enforce THAT! Even if they tried, what does it leave?

Movies tickets? Hrm. No. The Hobbit sure contained a lot of fight scenes.

Books? Nope. Twilight, The Hunger Games, and Harry Potter all had a lot of fighting and death.

Music? Have they even HEARD the rap and hip-hop BS lately?

Sports? Football is WAAAAAY violent! I’m not even going to mention boxing. (Oh, snap, I just did.)

Board games? Risk is about WAR!

I suppose someone *could* take a pottery class. Or a painting class.

(What idiots.)


24 posted on 01/04/2013 6:09:36 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I have been playing violent video games for decades now. Am I someone who has a predilection to acting out my violent video-game fantasies in real life? Should I check myself into "Violent Video Games Anonymous"? Last I checked, I have not a single mar on my record. No run-ins with the law.

This hogwash about violent video games causing these shootings is absolute bovine excrement.

25 posted on 01/04/2013 7:27:53 AM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly ("The putrid, metastasizing rot of liberalism consumes only the weak minded.")
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To: Kirkwood

i wonder if they consider startegy wargames as violent video games. i don’t. they are completely different from FPS games. i have nuked entire countires in some of these, turned hill 221 into hill 121 with massed artillery and run over infantry with tanks. doesn’t make me want to do it to my neighbore, well at least not the first two.


26 posted on 01/04/2013 11:18:26 AM PST by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
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