Skip to comments.Dave Grossman: First-Person Shooter Videogames Should be Banned
Posted on 01/04/2013 5:43:51 PM PST by Katechon
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First person shooter games, are cartoons.
Movies are real life imitations of violence.
How come no one else sees this ?
Don't tell people in New Mexico that. William Bonney was a teeny-bopper when he started his killing spree that led to lots of officers trying to track him down.
Ridiculous. Calls for yet more bans. What game was at fault in the late 70s—Pong?
It's also only recently in recorded history that we classify teenagers as juveniles rather than adults.
Maybe the core problem is something else. My parents are still married. For all their flaws, I thank them for giving me a level of certainty in my childhood.
Ban single motherhood, ban dads working more than 40 hours a week, ban day care, ban high taxes, ban atheism, ban, ban, ban, ban, ban. Then, when the next nutjob goes psycho, ban some more stuff! Put every American in a small cell and feed us all bread and water. No stimulation. No extra calories. No energy consumption. Handcuff us to our cots at night, escort us to our work during the day.
Maybe then, we can finally be SAFE!
Ban guns. Ban video games. Ban movies.
What nobody is asking for is to ban mentally damaged people (from little monsters in middle school to toothless hobos on the streets) who barely blocked by chemical doses from going murderous/suicidal. There are millions of mentally damaged people who can snap and kill a lot of people.
That’s not his point.
Grossman argues that videogames are producing a whole generation of potential mass killer; that the exceptions of yesterday are becoming the norms of today.
Same problem as banning guns, except without the explicit Constitution recognition of the right: freedom.
People need to get this through their heads: IT IS NOT GOVERNMENT'S PLACE TO TELL THE PEOPLE WHAT TO DO! If it doesn't harm someone else, leave us alone!
By Grossman’s standards I should be locked up for life. Probably killed hundreds of thousands over the years...:)
He does not want to ban movies.
And this is not mutually exclusive to restrict gun access to users of psychotropic medication.
He never, ever promoted the preventive detention of FPS videogame users.
FPS are as realistic, on their own way, as movies; both are “real life imitations of violence.”
But with videogames, ‘you’ are doing the killing, not the cool dude on the screen.
>>What game was at fault in the late 70sPong?
The kid next door beat me in Pong every afternoon, so I stole my dad’s shotgun and killed his whole family.
Oh wait...no I didn’t. We got into a fight and sent to the principal’s office. We didn’t get expelled. We didn’t get arrested. We didn’t get drugged into a stupor. We just got sent home to our fathers.
Then, we made up the next day and were best friends..until the next time we decided it was time to fight and we repeated it all over again.
If you stop letting boys be boys, they will store up all their energy and it will be released explosively. Look at how feminine these young adult shooters look. That’s what’s wrong with them.
When this man explains the millions of people who daily play FPS and other games involving violence and don’t go out shooting puppies, babies and the elderly puppies and babies, I’ll buy his BS.
I never killed anyone so am I the sole exception on the planet? Are the other millions the individual sole exceptions too?
Does anyone see the stupidity of where this fool is headed?