In the aftermath of the post-Parkland gun control free-for-all President met with the heads of the video game industry. The antis see the move as deflection from the “real” problem of “easy access to guns.” Trump wants you to think about video games instead of guns cnn.com proclaims. I see it as a non-issue. Or is it . . .
According to the dailymail.co.uk, Lanza’s descent to madness and murder: Sandy Hook shooter notched up 83,000 online kills including 22,000 ‘head shots’ using violent games to train himself for his massacre. My take . . .
Violent video games are a welcome release of aggression for tens of millions of mild-mannered boys, men and some girls and women. I mean, how many children, teens and adults didn’t commit “gun violence” because they could get their aggression out on-screen?
While antis don’t see violent video games as a prophylactic, they share my belief that linking violent entertainment to violent behavior is a non-starter.
“You can’t take violence out of the world,” comic pundit Trevor Noah admits, “What you can do is limit the tools violent people have.”
Really? How? Gun control? Don’t make me laugh. Although I could use a good laugh right about now . . .