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To: Katechon
Not with their own species. They are being gentle with each others in their mating and territorial rituals, competitions.

Your contention is that animals don't want to kill each other naturally. You said that. It is demonstrably false.

Grossman's theory is flatulance, until proved by facts.

Facts tend to disprove Grossman's theory.

I am not threatened by it, because I recognize nature, and don't try to sugar-coat it.

Grossman is discredited until he draws a statistical link between video games and murders. And even if he does, you can't get around the 1st Amendment.

You still didn't define exactly what a 'massacre' is.

/johnny

214 posted on 01/04/2013 8:50:16 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Grossman said we should not labeled those mass-murders (defined as multiple homicides) as “shootings,” but rather as “massacres.”

One can shoot for sport and training and hunting wihout committing multiple homicide. Don’t let ‘them’ usurp the term ‘shooting,’ he said.


217 posted on 01/04/2013 8:57:06 PM PST by Katechon
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To: JRandomFreeper

“Your contention is that animals don’t want to kill each other naturally. You said that. “

No, the discussion was about the existence or not of a natural resistance among the members of one’s species to kill another.

There is, according to Grossman:

“In conflict situations this primitive, midbrain processing can be observed in the existence of a powerful resistance to killing one’s own kind. Animals with antlers and horns slam together in a relatively harmless head-to-head fashion, and piranha fight their own kind with flicks of the tail, but against any other species these creatures unleash their horns and teeth without restraint. This is an ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL MECHANISM which prevents a species from destroying itself during territorial and mating rituals.”


241 posted on 01/04/2013 9:24:57 PM PST by Katechon
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