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    I want to say something about these video games to those who post here. My son was about 4 I guess when we started playing catch in the front yard. His first year in little league he was one of those kids who only played because the rules say you have to play everyone. The right fielder. His second year in little league he won most improved and team MVP in center field. There reached a point along in there that I couldn't teach him anything in the yard because he knew more than what I knew. But I could teach him more on a Sega Genesis video game for MLB. Good game for it's time for hand eye coordination. We played millions of hours of that game. Talked the game, studied the game all through that video game and of course his actual playing the game. He could take the weakest team and me the strongest and still beat me. he learned to hit a curve ball with that game.

    Next season will be his last year in Major League baseball. He was never an all star but he could switch hit and he started for a number of years until a chronic knee injury coupled with aging in the world of sports has taken it's toll.

    Anyone have a kid who turned pro from "Call of duty" and made a number of millions?
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    It's a shame that parents are not parenting. There are all kinds of excuses not to be....work, life, society! It's YOUR child(ren). "When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me." When YOU become a parent, you become a man/woman....act like it!
    Good story of a Father being a Father....thanks!
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    Media coverage was certainly irresponsible in the Newtown shooting. Funny thing when I mentioned violent video games even those I like came screaming down the pick getting in my face. And now we find out this outcast from society was influenced by video games. You can line up anytime to apologize.
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    Everyone...please proceed to apologize to jessejaymes...it will bring balance to the universe...I for one do not need to apologize...as I believe Hollywood and the video game industry play a part in the violence in America...as do parents wanting to do pacify their children on these things...
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    Well, I would apologize...but I actually agreed with you, violent video games are not
    good for kids or young adults with mental health issues. They are already a time bomb and it is just one more thing to help set them off. Sooo, No need for me to
    apologize THIS time...(:
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    Hey buddy. I gota say i am a life long firearms owner and life long video game player. Actually just last night i nuked a whole town in fallout 3 lol...I have no problem with FAKE mass killings.... most people know the difference between real and fake.
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    @AMSCountryboy Next time you're in Los Angeles give me a hollor and I'll show you thousands upon thousands who can't make that distinction. Gang members don't run the streets all the time killing people. They spend much of their time on the couch drinking and drugging and playing violent video games. I too own guns and as I stated elsewhere have my million hours logged on a video game. Nor have I ever killed anyone that I know of other than perhaps one rainy night in Nam. But I can show you plenty who do train on certain video games to kill. The military does, why do you think nobody outside the military doesn't?
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    @jessejaymes But there were gangs before video games lol. They didnt need grand theft auto to be out to do drive bys in the early 90s. Every 10 year old i know is good at Call Of Duty.... that doesnt mean they will grow up to be soliders
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    For those out there who want to kill and go out with a gun in his hands. The media coverage of Adam Lanza will just make them think they will go out famous too. Adam Lanza's name should have been left out of all news reports after he was identified, only to be referred to as the shooter. That should hold true now. In the article it does point out that violent video games was a major cause for the shootings. He had been desensitized to the reality of murder. He was trying to kill more people than the man in Norway. It was a game to him! Just like they said, counting each murder as a point in his twisted game. The violent games and the media coverage of the mass murderer in Norway gave his twisted mind the idea of his game!
    So now, is the media going to keep villainizing guns or accept some of the blame along with violent video games?
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    I still want to know why they pulled his AR out of the trunk of his car after the shooting occurred.
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    The liberal "mainstream" media has been irresponsible since day one regarding this massacre. This is nothing more than the typical schuck and jive....
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    And if we didn't get enough in coverage, now PBS is treating us to an entire "mini-series" on firearms violence, with special emphasis on Adam Lanza and the Newtown, CT Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Last night, Parts I and II aired "Guns in America" and "Raising Adam Lanza" a PBS mini-series. More to come on PBS, and they also let us know they have much more on their web site! Tell me some other psychotic freak won't see that and say "I want my PBS special too!".
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    The constant media coverage is gotten out of hand....why do we need to hear from the people in the town not even involved and the relatives of victims living 1500 miles away....just report what happened and leave it alone till the facts are known....all it does is stir up both sides of the gun control debate and keeps going and going....gun crime is here to stay...why is the sister of an audience member attending an Obama speech or a girl that attended the inauguration any more special than other crime victims....banning video games and guns is not going to make the world a safer place!!!
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    First of all, make sure you catch the SPECIALS on P.B.S.(Pearls Before Swine) broadcasting and see what sort of spin PBS will give the two (2) specials it is broadcasting tonight, Tuesday, February 19, 2013. The first one is "Guns In America"; the second one is "Raising Adam Lanza". Check your local times. In the Mountain Zone they begin at 8:00 p.m. CHECK YOUR LOCAL TV GUIDE for the correct time for your area!
    Media coverage; violent and extremely graphic video games, tv programs and movies, etc. But, make no mistake about it. These "Rampage Killings" have been around for HUNDREDS OF YEARS. It's just that NOW we have television news, the internet, etc. and you can not only watch the breaking stories, but be "treated to playbacks" over and over again courtesy of VCRs, and now VDRs, Tivo, etc. and go to the internet and watch it all over again as well. Google: Wikipedia + List of Rampage Killers, and make sure to visit ALL the different geographical areas of the world, with special emphasis on Asia and Oceania. The number of their incidents exceeded the USA's, and took place even in Red China, as late as 2010, despite a TOTAL BAN on individual gun ownership there. It's a world wide phenomenon tragically. Even Britain has continued to have them, and experienced an explosion in violent crime, after making firearms ownership just about impossible, and then even if you're a professional competitor, you are forced to keep them locked up at a government sanctioned facility when you are done practicing. Hell, it's even AGAINST THE LAW to defend yourself against a violent criminal there!
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    Dont start in on my video games too now! You know how many make believe video game people i have killed since i was 12?.... damn it has to be thousands of them!!! Yet iv never never went on a REAL killing spree, even with all the firepower i own.... weird huh?
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    "Evidence shows that his mind, sources say, Lanza was also likely acting out the fantasies of a video game as he killed 20 first graders and six adults at the school. For Lanza, the deaths apparently amounted to some kind of "score.""

    What? What evidence could show (in this kind of detail) what was likely in the mind of a dead person?
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    "Citing unnamed sources" which could mean that there are no sources, CBS speculates on what was going through the mind of a dead person and then reports their guesses as news.
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    Don't you find it odd that the media never lists the mother of this beast, as a victim?
    until they need the convenience of numbers?
  • #9
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    She was both, a victim and an accomplice. As his mother she should have had an idea of her sons inner workings and also been more careful of securing her weapons.
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    @AlexMIA So a murder victim is an accomplice, interesting, very interesting. Would you expect your children to murder you?
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    @AlexMIA How was she an accomplice, she did not hand him a gun he stold it,
    removed without permission, one can NEVER say he could not go nextdoor, and had the same outcomes.
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    @Arumizy If it was part of his mind set, yes I would. You know why? Because I am my son's father. I can tell you right now whether he is a retard or not. I know excactly what he is and isn't capable of at this very moment. That is my job. Same reason I can go to my father and say I left my gun at home or I feel like carrying something different today, lend me one of your guns. He knows who I am.
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    @wonka45ACP Fine, I'll restate, she was a wreckless enabler. If she never saw that coming, she failed as a parent and a gun owner. Now everyone else gets to pay for her stupidity, which has nothing to do with her owning assault rifles or high capacity mags.
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