That's right. The NRA points to 1992's Mortal Kombat, 1997's Grand Theft Auto, and 1988's Splatterhouse. Sure these titles have been remade as recently as 2010 but the NRA fails to understand one simple fact - video games are not responsible for these acts of violence. How would the NRA explain shootings that happened before the era of graphic video games? Did Donkey Kong make those people do it?
And the NRA's solution? More guns.
That's right. The lobbying giant that represents gun owners wants to increase their membership, and subsequently their lobbying power so they are promoting greater gun usage to prevent gun crimes. This line of reasoning is very reactionary. Instead of preventing these crimes and finding the root cause, the NRA just wants to put guns into more hands and hopes that when someone starts killing people there is a armed civilian around to try and prevent that, and as we have witnessed over the years that is not the case.
These games are played all over the world and almost everyone on earth watches american films and media without carrying out massacres afterwards. It can't explain why there are more mass shooting deaths in america than the uk or canada or australia or the EU. It is worth noting that the shootings in Norway were carried out by some who played world or warcraft a lot but don't know of any evidence that this was a cause ~ not much gun control in norway eitherReplyDelete
The nra statement that the best way to stop a bad man with a gun is a good man with a gun is probably true. But surely better to stop the bad man getting the gun in the first place.
By nra logic every country in the world should be allowed nuclear weapons
If I lived in the us I would probably buy a gun.
I see no problem with gun ownership. The problem I have is that these gun fanatics believe military weapons should be allowed to be purchased and that a school resource officer and their hand gun is an equal match to a high powered rifle. They don't care about finding a solution. They only care about selling more guns and they have done an excellent job in convincing large swaths of the nation to believe in unrestricted firearm access. This latest tragedy has opened up a lot of eyes and hopefully something meaningful comes form the deaths of these small children.ReplyDelete