Skip to comments.Sen. Lieberman: Adam Lanza Had ‘Hypnotic’ Involvement With Violent Video Games
Posted on 12/18/2012 10:45:21 AM PST by drewh
Sen. Joe Lieberman I-Conn. this morning addressed the tragic shooting in Connecticut, pointing out that violent video games lead some people to become killers.
Very often these young men have an almost hypnotic involvement in some form of violence in our entertainment culture particularly violent video games, Lieberman said, about people involved in mass shootings. And then they obtain guns and become not just troubled young men but mass murderers.
Liberman added that he heard rumors that Adam Lanza fell into this category.
Liberman reminded his colleagues that not everyone who played violent video games were killers, but noted that studies showed that young people involved in violent entertainment were more aggressive.
Thank God, not all of them become murderers, Lieberman stated. But some of them do and we have to ask why.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
Joe sounds like a shmoe.
Like Obama said...”bring a gun”...What a hypocrite...All part of his “I hate Whitey” agenda.
Well then....in the wake of Joe’s condemnation of excessive violence, I propose that we arrest Quentin Tarantino and tie-off his scrotsac until his gonads fall off. It is only fitting because of the gratuitious and needless violence he has endangered us with his movies.
New theory I saw on the internet today - Mom was recently fired and so went home and killed herself- son found her and in a rage went to the school for revenge
(you know its true because it was on THE INTERNET)
Guess that will turn them into pot-smoking slackers.
Just tie it all together into the “Ban Everything Act of 2013”.
Everyone will hate it, and 6 months from now it will die a quiet death in Congress.
I have heard this many times, from many places.
Those shooting games aren’t harmful to an overwhelming majority of the population.
What they are finding is that a combination of psychotropic drugs and playing those games can cause a disconnect in the brain of some individuals.
Apparently, the kid in CT was on those drugs, and also played those games.
Who will ever know for sure what made that kid snap?
This guy is supposed to be oh, so reasonable and rational. Pahlease! Joe, if you had a brain in your head, you wouldn't have stood with your corrupt party. Please just go away!
Lanza should've been in an inpatient mental institution, which the liberals dismantled years ago, and "mainstreamed" them by putting all the crazies on the streets.
Monkey see, monkey do.
When you don't believe in God, you'll believe in anything.
Well, let's just throw the Constitution into the Senate's toilet because Liberman heard a rumor.
Any white male approaching the age of 50 who wears a Kangol hat should be thrown out of a helicopter.
I think I’ve seen him in a gay looking hat...is that what you’re talking about? I’m guessing the reason he puts so much violence in his movies is that he can’t get it up anymore (maybe never could).
My grand daughters play little girl games.....one constantly has a garden making game, and the other two play games about ponies and stuff like Donkey Kong, etc.
My parents would have never allowed me to play games like that as a kid but then we used cap guns to shoot real people in real life. When I became an adult I could watch or play whatever I wanted.
My grandmother has an old photo of me at 6 years old or so sitting on the bar stool at the soda in our hometown bellied up to the bar with a glass of coke and a pretzel wearing my cowboy hat with my 6 guns strapped at my waist.
So far I haven’t killed anyone but I do listen to heavy metal so there’s always a chance.
It’s the same type of hat Samuel L. Jackson wears. White people don’t wear them. He just comes off as creepy.
Wait, so Joe lived with Adam Lanza and knew what was going on in his house..Hey Joe if you have all this info how come you didn’t try to stop him
...not to mention that it's still early in the day yet ...
Where did he get that info from hi a$$.
The kid was a veagn, that’s what caused him to snap.
Ah!-—but were you are mind altering drugs?
not everyone who played violent video games were killers
Not every madrassa student is a radical muslim but millions of them, who are forced to memorize the Koran day in and day out, become radicals after hours and hours of exposure to violence.
Video games, like Islam, reflects and justifies destruction, physical harm to others and killing as a good outcome.
When exposed to this hours every day it’s no wonder we have a screwed up bunch of youngsters. Sad.
Haha, no, but I like that one.
Snap out of it Joe! Try to focus!
What games did he play?
he is chairman of the Homeland Security Committee... http://www.lieberman.senate.gov/index.cfm/about-joe/committees
Why didn't they stop him?
As does 90 percent of the male population. I have friends whose husbands spend their free hours on this crap.
“Mom was recently fired and so went home and killed herself”
Then the woman had to be a strong person determined to live even though shooting herself in the head “several times” - it was either 3 or 4 head shots. I guess she just kept shooting herself in the brain over and over until she died. Too bad she can’t tell us how she managed all those shots to her head.
She was very wealthy and not working.
The video makers who have violent content should be required to put warning (like cig companies) on them that says “This is a sick video. Must be 28 yo or older to possess”
Who knew Joe and Adam hung out together ?
Hehe thanks for the laugh today guys:)
this is the 1980’s again.
every shrink is playing the “operational definition” game.
no context. a button being pushed is defined as a violent act. no context for the story.
If a person is playing 1776 and they are the colonists, does this mean sociopath as the media mob would want you to believe?
Why this is a stupid arguments, it does confuse congress into inaction.
Lieberman is turning a molehill of facts into a mountain of Jeane Dixon supposition.
oh- is that true?
I didnt know- i just read this new theory and hey- i believe everythign on the internet, dont you???
fort hood shooter had all those video games in his apt..../s
Yes, it’s true. Both the medical examiner and state law guy who held the news briefings, said she was shot in the head those several times.
You see, I don’t have a life except for my Yorkie,:o),and didn’t have to leave the house Friday, Sat., or Sunday, so I watched this go down from the time it started. Over those three days, I didn’t miss a news briefing. I knew this was a game changer for this country and wanted to have the straight facts as we went along.
***this is the 1980s again.***
No, it is more like 1968 after the murder of Bobby Kennedy.
Blame guns, toy guns, TV shows like Gunsmoke, comic books, pulp novels, cartoons, movies.
Yes, more like 1968.
you are right, I am talking about those videogames. There should be a variety of warnings in RED letters using much stronger wording. Using the word SICK is a start. Also, DANGEROUS is a descriptive word. Let’s get serious with media like we do about cigarettes, tobacco, obesity, being fat, drinking cokes, etc. We need regulations and rules on media like we do on our every day living. The media is ruining our youth. I’m done
The media only does what we let them.
Parents and a power button.
We need more regulations like we need a hole in the head.
Oh, wait. Never mind...
It’s good to see video games FINALLY being discussed.
I think we need less regulation on all of those things. I think we need greater personal and parental responsibility. The government is nothing but force.
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