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(KHOU Houston)   Texas A&M shooter preferred violent video games over working; is this finally the time for reasonable limits on video game violence and background checks on purchasers?   (khou.com) divider line 39
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4599 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Aug 2012 at 10:44 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-08-14 08:12:21 AM  
9 votes:
It just say he didn't live in reality. Maybe he was playing a lot of Animal Crossing and thought the real life eviction notice was from Tom Nook.
2012-08-14 08:37:57 AM  
4 votes:
Absolutely.

Why should someone be able to just walk into a store and buy a murder simulator? The only point of those is to train people to be better killers. They desensitize them to killing, and make them better shots with guns. There should be a background check and waiting list before someone is allowed to purchase one.
2012-08-14 08:35:39 AM  
4 votes:

czetie: Wait, background checks on purchasers of guns or purchasers of video games?

/I'm OK with either


You appear to be missing an "n".
2012-08-14 08:27:22 AM  
4 votes:

gopher321: I knew those video game manufacturers were putting mind-control programming in their products! This proves it!


Reminds me of the Bill Hicks bit about heavy metal bands sitting around and saying, "we're tired of all this money and pussy. Let's put subliminal messages in our music to make our fans kill themselves!".
2012-08-14 10:49:57 AM  
3 votes:
His facebook also said he supported Michelle Bachmann for president.

I'm not sure video games were his real problem.
2012-08-14 10:32:44 AM  
3 votes:
I swear to all things holy that if I don't beat this final level in Peggle, I'm gonna shank a b*tch.
2012-08-14 11:26:57 AM  
2 votes:
Not that I ever would, but if I did go on a mass murdering spree I'd blame everything on games that are so non-violent they'd be banned in a NY minute. Harvest Moon, your days are numbered.

/Because I gave that biatch the blue feather and she STILL said no!
//And my cow stopped giving milk...
///Makes a man angry...so very angry...
2012-08-14 11:15:48 AM  
2 votes:

Doom MD: Video games have no purpose other than to kill others. Of course they should be banned.


I can't really picture someone killing a person with a video game. Smacking them over the head with a disk maybe? Implanting a virus that makes their console explode? Is that even possible?

/Dear Mythbusters...
2012-08-14 11:05:53 AM  
2 votes:

trappedspirit: Freaking camper!


It's a legitimate strategy!
2012-08-14 11:05:34 AM  
2 votes:
I've been playing a lot of Tetris lately.
You better step off before I build some very unstable structures with questionable color palette choices
2012-08-14 11:02:43 AM  
2 votes:
Freaking camper!
2012-08-14 10:59:54 AM  
2 votes:
Of course it is. These senseless video games that promote the mass murder of Nazi's, hookers, mutants, zombies, and soldiers are part of the culture of violence that needs to end. We the video game buying public demand that senseless acts of aggression and mindless violence be banned from all video games and replaced with wholesome activities like sex.
2012-08-14 10:59:36 AM  
2 votes:

KidneyStone: There's a lot of evidence that violent media (not just video games) actually is a problem. Not for the strong minded players but for the weak or troubled.


Back in my day, serial killers didn't play violent video games when they were young. They went out, they played in the fields, they tortured mice and cats. America was young and proud, then.
2012-08-14 10:56:25 AM  
2 votes:
I've been playing Batman Arkham City, which is really violent, except he's always non-lethal. I guess I'm supposed to go on a sleeper-hold spree now.
2012-08-14 10:52:44 AM  
2 votes:
Video games are the root of all evil in history.

Remember Hitler? His favorite game was Pokejew, gotta catch em all

/or gas em all, don't know which edition he had
2012-08-14 10:47:26 AM  
2 votes:

Aarontology: Absolutely.

Why should someone be able to just walk into a store and buy a murder simulator? The only point of those is to train people to be better killers. They desensitize them to killing, and make them better shots with guns. There should be a background check and waiting list before someone is allowed to purchase one.


Certainty explains my Tetris obsession and my current career in bricklaying.
2012-08-14 10:44:21 AM  
2 votes:
The guy was evicted from his apartment. I think we need stricter eviction control.
2012-08-14 04:42:51 PM  
1 votes:
The Muthaship
How can hours and hours of playing a game where killing humans is the goal not have an effect on impressionable minds?


if kids minds are so easily influenced then explain to me why, despite 1000s of hours in classrooms, they watch Fox News as adults.
2012-08-14 01:15:27 PM  
1 votes:

topcon:
I actually strip mine down completely and spray them out with water, pat dry, and then douse with lubricant, then dry that off. It's simpler than it sounds. Probably not really needed to go that far, but it works.


I'd planned to do much the same. They're so pathetically easy to disassemble that it hardly seems sensible not to do a complete teardown and thorough cleaning after every visit to the range. No sense in tempting fate, and - perhaps perversely - I think it's kind of fun to do a complete weapons strip down. It makes me feel like less of a mechanical moron if nothing else...in spite of the fact that these rifles were obviously built to be moron-proof.
2012-08-14 01:00:19 PM  
1 votes:
Sure, just as long as I am the only person who gets to decide what "reasonable limits" are. I don't trust any of you other assholes to be sane.
2012-08-14 12:33:42 PM  
1 votes:
FTA: Caffall refused to work after apparently quitting his job less than a year ago, his stepfather Richard Weaver said. He said Caffall, 35, regularly played video games inside the rental home near the campus.

Weaver said Caffall played video games so much that he lived outside the realm of reality.


Sorry I'm late to this thread and this has probably already been pointed out, but where does it say violent video games? Hell, he could've been playing 'Bejeweled 3' all day long for all we know. Next time read your submissions first, subby. You fail.
2012-08-14 11:56:23 AM  
1 votes:

dittybopper: Mose: I don't think blindfolding him like that is a good idea. Certainly not safe weapons practice.

It's not a blindfold. He's trying out for the SAS. Most of the kids in his class play baseball or soccer, but he's a tad more ambitious.


Oooh. Bravo, then. Quite the little overachiever you have there. Just be sure it really is the SAS and not Spetsnaz, or we'll all be calling for the implementation of hatchet control legislation.
2012-08-14 11:53:41 AM  
1 votes:

tom baker's scarf: 7. taking a deuce.


Well, that should ring alarm bells. Normal practice is to leave them.
2012-08-14 11:51:19 AM  
1 votes:

Carousel Beast: Tigger: Use of the term "gun-grabber" immediately destroys your credibility btw.

(and I'm not even anti-guns)

What would you prefer? It's an irrational label for irrational people. Look no further than this:

trickymoo: Im just so unbelieveably GLAD that all those upstanding, armed Texans were able to prevent this nutbag from going wild with his automatic assault rifle which he clearly needed for a plethora of reasons, none of which include shooting at another human being.

Assault weapons discussion needs to start up... again.

It's 100% irrational appeal to emotion with absolutely zero logical thought. The facts on actual gun ownership, the use (including non-use) of firearms in the prevention of crimes, etc are all completely ignored because ZOMG GUNS!!!


So your plan is to stoop to their level.

Brilliant!
2012-08-14 11:26:16 AM  
1 votes:

deadcrickets: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.


I own no guns. I have kids. No money and I don't want to have to deal with keeping shiat locked up all the time. I worry enough as is.

I'd point out that if you think that sentence says only a well regulated militia can have guns, you are a moron. "A moist chocolate cake, being tasty and delicious, the right of people to own forks, shall not be infringed." That doesn't mean you can only use a fork if you're going to eat cake.

Yes, our founding fathers had terrible grammar and should have been introduced to the term "comma splice". That doesn't make the first two clauses anything more than justification for the last two. Had they meant only militias could have guns, they'd have no doubt said that directly; most likely by adding "for that purpose" to the end of the "sentence."

And people ask me why grammar is important.
2012-08-14 11:19:18 AM  
1 votes:
Zombies are socially acceptable targets. I shoot people in the head to keep them from turning. So far, I've had a 100% success rate.

You're welcome.
2012-08-14 11:18:21 AM  
1 votes:
Fish in a Barrel:
Can you imagine a rampage with one of those? You get off one shot, then you either spend the next five minutes trying to remove the case that laquered itself to the chamber, or you start using it as a pike.


Haha. In my recent research online (still haven't fired mine yet...boo hoo), I've seen people snapping off ten rounds with surprising speed and facility. Stripper clips and a good, clean rifle go a long way, it seems.

Still, there can be no doubt the Mosin Nagant was clearly designed with hand-to-hand combat in mind. The quadrangular, deeply blood-grooved screwdriv- I mean bayonet! and steel buttplate are at least as badass as the cartridge-spewing end.
2012-08-14 11:18:20 AM  
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: I'm going to be picking up Darksiders II after work.

So obviously tomorrow, I will be running through the streets on my horse with two massive scythes slicing everything I can see.

I can't wait!


I know what you mean! I've been playing a lot of Assassins Creed lately and am actively hunting for Templars in my city while I commute to work!
2012-08-14 11:11:51 AM  
1 votes:

axeeugene: I find it laughable that a 70 year old commie *bolt action* rifle could incite anything other than mild disinterest in even the most reactionary fear-mongers.


Can you imagine a rampage with one of those? You get off one shot, then you either spend the next five minutes trying to remove the case that laquered itself to the chamber, or you start using it as a pike.
2012-08-14 11:04:10 AM  
1 votes:
Video games have no purpose other than to kill others. Of course they should be banned.
2012-08-14 10:58:00 AM  
1 votes:

trickymoo: Im just so unbelieveably GLAD that all those upstanding, armed Texans were able to prevent this nutbag from going wild with his automatic assault rifle which he clearly needed for a plethora of reasons, none of which include shooting at another human being.

Assault weapons discussion needs to start up... again.


If only the cops had been armed, things might have turned out differently.
2012-08-14 10:53:54 AM  
1 votes:
Out of respect for the victims, this is just not the time to talk about restrictions on violent video games.
2012-08-14 10:53:43 AM  
1 votes:
The dude was being served an eviction notice. I blame the 1%'ers with their fancy rent and what not. Everyone should be entitled to a free place to live. Then we can background check them when they want to buy games.
2012-08-14 10:52:25 AM  
1 votes:
He played Angry Birds until he became an Angry Bird.
2012-08-14 10:51:43 AM  
1 votes:
I play RTS games. My legion of minions will overrun your base after my snipers disrupt your resource gathering. I will be nowhere near the carnage.
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2012-08-14 10:11:05 AM  
1 votes:

Tigger: I for one will not stand idly by and watch our innocent schoolchildren get harmed in these seemingly endless mass fatal beatings with pointy N-64 cartridges.


I wonder if the pointy N-64 cartridges might keep people from pointy 7.62x39 cartridges.
2012-08-14 09:39:22 AM  
1 votes:
I for one will not stand idly by and watch our innocent schoolchildren get harmed in these seemingly endless mass fatal beatings with pointy N-64 cartridges.
2012-08-14 08:38:39 AM  
1 votes:
I say we ban living with your parents after the age of....30.

/sorry newly homeless farkers
2012-08-14 08:31:41 AM  
1 votes:
I use to play a ton of fps games, primarily WWII themed ones. I have never had the urge to shoot anyone........except for Germans and Japanese.......and maybe Italians.
 
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