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Disturbing Video Game Has Players Shoot NRA Leaders
http://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1239566&p=39218703 ^ | 1/15/2013 | Pete McNamara

Posted on 01/15/2013 12:42:46 AM PST by PeteMcNamara

I saw something today that upset and deeply disturbed me. I was walking past my son's bedroom, where he spends all his time on his computer playing those damn games of his. I stopped when I heard the sound of Wayne LaPierre's voice as he gave his speech about the Newtown massacre. I was surprised my son, who is just 14, was getting involved in anything political, but I was glad he was exposing himself to the right people. I opened the door, intending to tell him how proud I was, when the image on the screen stopped me cold. It was not, as I suspected, a video of Wayne LaPierre's speech, but was in fact a virtual recreation of the event, a video game. And in the game was a virtual Wayne LaPierre, standing at his podium, giving his speech... with a crosshair over his head. Before I could even utter a word to scold my child, he clicked his mouse. And the virtual Wayne LaPierre's face disappeared in a spray of blood.

I was horrified. I must have yelled at him for hours. I demanded to know where he got this game, and he showed me the thread on a website called "facepunch". You can see it for yourself here: http://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1239566&p=39218703

My son has since been banned from all video games and I had my computer-gifted daughter set up blocks on his machine so he can no longer access his game sites, at least for the time being.

The media in this country is out of control, and this is a perfect example. Movies and music and games have been getting more and more violent, and now we have game-people making threats against real leaders who speak out against this trend, and in defense of our right to bear arms. This needs to be held up as an example of what's wrong with our country, and what we need to change about our culture.

Now I'm a simple man. I love my God, my country, and my family. Heaven for me is a plate of mashed potatoes and a slice of corn-fed Iowa steak. I don't know much about computers and I don't usually involve myself in politics. This is my first time "posting" anything in fact; my daughter has been helping me write this. But seeing that horrible game brought something out in me. I don't know what, but something has to be done about this. This culture of violence corrupts our kids, and could very well cause the next Newtown. I'll be damned if I'm just gonna sit by and watch it happen.


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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Things must have changed ,then.
Okay, Thanks; it was worth a try.


61 posted on 01/15/2013 4:33:55 AM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. The Fiscal cliff has a spectacular view.)
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To: Toadman

Six-fer, not a record, but close!


62 posted on 01/15/2013 4:36:09 AM PST by jughandle
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To: GraceG
I remember when they did this to Glenn Beck a few years ago...

Maybe someone should do it to them. Pick a few of the leftist idols and create a "disturbing" video game around them...

Just sayin'...

63 posted on 01/15/2013 4:40:42 AM PST by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: PeteMcNamara

Why does your 14 year old have a computer with internet access in his room. That’s just asking for trouble.


64 posted on 01/15/2013 4:46:28 AM PST by BuddhistConservative
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To: PeteMcNamara

I wouldn’t get too worked up about video game violence. Kids have been playing some version of cowboys and Indians long before there were cowboys and Indians and video games. People who commit mass murders are generally sick in the head - it’s something they’re born with (much like autism) that doesn’t always translate into violence, but occasionally does. It’s a force of nature you can’t really control. I wouldn’t worry about your son becoming a serial killer. Worry about him becoming a rabid liberal who blames killings on the desire of law-abiding gun owners to own guns to defend themselves rather the criminals who commit these killings.


65 posted on 01/15/2013 4:49:09 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: PeteMcNamara

66 posted on 01/15/2013 4:49:17 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: PeteMcNamara
I was walking past my son's bedroom, where he spends all his time on his computer playing those damn games

Could be worse.

At least he wasn't fapping to pictures of Anthony Weiner.

Again.

67 posted on 01/15/2013 5:04:06 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: PeteMcNamara

I think the best bet for this is to let them taste their own medicine. Not by creating an equally vile game featuring individuals of the left, but by creating a rumor that this website has done so.

This plays of the ignorance and bile of those leftists not particularly Internet savvy, so their knee jerk response would be to attack these people, without confirming that such a “game” was in fact real.

I can well imagine such a “rumor of a game” pushing all sorts of liberal buttons, such as racism, homosexuality, abortion, Obamacare euthanasia, you name it. No limits to how grotesque or profane it could be, as it is imaginary, just a rumor.

Many years ago, there was a real such game, called “Custer’s Revenge”, and liberals had dog-strokes ranting against it, though few had actually seen it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custer%27s_Revenge

The amusing thing is that once a rumor is planted suggesting something of this sort, some twisted individual is likely to actually create such a game, distributing it anonymously.


68 posted on 01/15/2013 5:17:11 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: PeteMcNamara

Welcome to FR.


69 posted on 01/15/2013 5:29:20 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-Defense is The First Human Right.)
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To: PeteMcNamara

Sorry, I’m sure you are upset about the children in Newton but, violent video games aren’t the problem.

I play several versions of World at War and various other “violent “ video games

My level of violence is thus:

I won’t even kill a bee that somehow made it into my house or car. Poor little thing is dangerous but, not presently dangerous to me.

I’ll pick the Lil’ fellow up and free him from a place that is dangerous to him and take him outside. I do this barehanded and to this day I recall the 1st time I saw my Dad do the same and the lesson instilled on and in me.

That is “All life is precious and should be regarded as so. All things wish to live desperately so. I wish to live the same and should treat all life as I wish to be”.

All tthings and man himself are dangerous but May not be “presently” dangerous to me. As such, it my duty to respect their life unless or until the make themselves a clear and present danger and will cause me serious injury or end my life. Then upon evidence of danger to my continue existence here on earth and only then am I compelled to defend my life by any and all means to save myself and those I love, including other people I May not know.

The violence in video games is just play acting for boss and big boys and 99.999999% of us cannot act in violation of of our conscience. It’s a moral thing and we don’t have the capability to violate that moral law.

Hope this helps.


70 posted on 01/15/2013 5:36:53 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: PeteMcNamara

Pete:

I apologize for many of the comments that have been posted here. Free Republic used to be a serious posting board, but obviously that is no longer the case. I applaud your taking action and hope that your son learns that violence is not a game and that guns are a serious matter.


71 posted on 01/15/2013 5:41:56 AM PST by Boomer One
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To: shibumi

I responded but forgot to include you in my ping....


72 posted on 01/15/2013 5:43:27 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: PeteMcNamara

Been going awhile now... Just plain ol’ IBTZ.


73 posted on 01/15/2013 5:51:21 AM PST by OKSooner ("The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people. Amen." - Revelation 22:21)
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To: PeteMcNamara; little jeremiah; wagglebee; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; ...

HOMESCHOOL PING

This ping list is for articles of interest to homeschoolers. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping List. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added or removed from either list, or both.

The keyword for the FREE REPUBLIC HOMESCHOOLERS’ FORUM is frhf.

This is not the usual homeschool related topic but since it is available online, it is something homeschoolers need to be aware of.

Also pinging the Moral Absolutes list holders.

The moral decay in this country is way past acceptable and stuff like this website mentioned is not only a symptom, but feeding it.

Welcome aboard Pete, and thanks for sharing that with us. There will be parents grateful for the information.

74 posted on 01/15/2013 6:01:37 AM PST by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Norm Lenhart; Slings and Arrows; Windflier; TheOldLady

75 posted on 01/15/2013 6:02:13 AM PST by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: PeteMcNamara; little jeremiah; wagglebee; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; ...

HOMESCHOOL PING

This ping list is for articles of interest to homeschoolers. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping List. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added or removed from either list, or both.

The keyword for the FREE REPUBLIC HOMESCHOOLERS’ FORUM is frhf.

This is not the usual homeschool related topic but since it is available online, it is something homeschoolers need to be aware of.

Also pinging the Moral Absolutes list holders.

The moral decay in this country is way past acceptable and stuff like this website mentioned is not only a symptom, but feeding it.

Welcome aboard Pete, and thanks for sharing that with us. There will be parents grateful for the information.

76 posted on 01/15/2013 6:02:31 AM PST by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: PeteMcNamara

Greetings.

I have an offer for you or your heirs.
I represent one Tunde Demmende of the Royal Bank of Nigeria....


77 posted on 01/15/2013 6:04:06 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Vendome

“The violence in video games is just play acting..”
Joe Camel is rolling over in his grave. Well, he would be if he were dead...


78 posted on 01/15/2013 6:08:47 AM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: Norm Lenhart; shibumi

I gave a 14 year old my coffee.
Haven’t seen him since.
He quit bugging me though.


79 posted on 01/15/2013 6:10:32 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Darnit.. Sorry Normie, just realized I messed the verses up by not separating them :/

Think I am a bit out of practice, lol.. will do better next time ;)


80 posted on 01/15/2013 6:12:57 AM PST by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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