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(Ars Technica)   Because Gun Control is never the answer, Trump now attempts to crusade against Violence in Movies and Video Games. There is no way the NRA is behind this   ( arstechnica.com) divider line
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2018-02-22 07:11:32 PM  
We live in a culture of death, it might not be such a a bad idea.
 
2018-02-22 07:18:05 PM  

feckingmorons: We live in a culture of death, it might not be such a a bad idea.


Never figured you for a Tipper Gore fan.
 
2018-02-22 07:36:49 PM  
This does lead to a quandary.  If video games, movies and tv shows stop glorifying guns and gun violence.  Teens won't want to grow up and buy guns because they won't be cool.

Check Mate NRA.
 
2018-02-22 07:46:27 PM  
Just wait until someone tells this Trump figure that the President of the United States has been threatening sovereign nations with fiery death and destruction. Probably better slap ratings on tweets, too.
 
2018-02-22 07:57:26 PM  

feckingmorons: We live in a culture of death, it might not be such a a bad idea.


Bevis and Butthead made that kid burn his parents trailer too!

Go to your safe zone!!!
 
2018-02-22 07:57:52 PM  

GardenWeasel: feckingmorons: We live in a culture of death, it might not be such a a bad idea.

Never figured you for a Tipper Gore fan.


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2018-02-22 08:52:13 PM  

feckingmorons: We live in a culture of death, it might not be such a a bad idea.


Yeah all those school shootings in Japan were clearly the fault of their love of blood soaked anime and violent video games.
 
2018-02-22 09:26:16 PM  
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None of those other countries have access to violent movies and video games.
 
2018-02-22 09:30:59 PM  
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2018-02-22 09:37:44 PM  

enry: GardenWeasel: feckingmorons: We live in a culture of death, it might not be such a a bad idea.

Never figured you for a Tipper Gore fan.

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Even I had to give that a 'funny'.
 
2018-02-22 09:49:20 PM  
There was only ever a certain age group who bought into the "videogame violence" story. That generation is rapidly being overtaken by a growing segment of the population who grew up with these games and resent these accusations.
 
2018-02-22 10:47:12 PM  
He has a point. Movies like Death Wish, the Dirty Harry movies, and perhaps A Fistful of Dollars have promoted fantasies that Good Guys with Guns easily stop Bad Guys with Guns. And people who are stupid enough to believe in such fantasies think that arming teachers with guns is the way to stop school shooting massacres.
 
2018-02-22 10:52:36 PM  
He also blamed a lack of mental institutions, because, of course, this sort of thing wouldn't happen if the men in white coats could come and take away anybody who acted funny.

The only solution Trump can ever come up with for any problem is to send it on a one-way trip up-state or, if it has a return address, back to the "shiathole" it came from.
 
2018-02-22 11:24:02 PM  

croesius: There was only ever a certain age group who bought into the "videogame violence" story. That generation is rapidly being overtaken by a growing segment of the population who thinks the boob armor is leading to the moral decay of our youth.


Fixed, but mostly because the "videogames cause violence" thing is kind of boring at this point, not when we could be fighting over my anime games with the rapey slimes.
 
2018-02-22 11:40:03 PM  
Hidin' in the corner, waitin' for the pain
I swear I'll never, ever wait again
You gave me your word but words for you are lies

Mommy in my wildest dreams, I never thought I'd go
But it's time to let you know, oh

We're gonna harden our schools
We're gonna wallow in fear
We know it's guns that you hold dear

All of my life I've been waitin' for the pain
I've been waiting for the gunman for when he fin'ly came
He feels so close, and the screams hurt my ears

Mommy, in your wildest dreams, you never had a clue
But it's time you got the news

We're gonna harden our schools
We're gonna wallow in fear
We know it's guns that you hold dear

I'm gonna harden my heart
I'm gonna swallow my tears
I'm gonna harden my heart
I'm gonna wallow in fear
Harden our schools, harden our schools
Wallow in fear
We're gonna harden our schools
 
2018-02-22 11:50:27 PM  
Real guns=Good
Imaginary guns=Bad
 
2018-02-22 11:53:14 PM  

fusillade762: [img.fark.net image 850x633]

None of those other countries have access to violent movies and video games.


None of those shiatholes even have electricity.
 
2018-02-22 11:55:12 PM  
Someone told him it's just a matter of time before some kid runs around with akimbo Beretta M93 Rafficas hunting for knife lungers.
 
2018-02-22 11:55:41 PM  
Trump is more than happy to blame the media because he was never accepted by them. Best he could do was reality tv and guest starring on wrestling.
 
2018-02-22 11:59:26 PM  

feckingmorons: We live in a culture of death, it might not be such a a bad idea.


true, we DO live in a 'culture of death', but the issue isn't video games, its the fact that we glorify the violence and almost nothing else.  sex is scary and often only considered acceptable only when somehow related to violence of some sort.  sex and sexuality is never given equal consideration as a stand alone subject, unless related to porn...but even there, violence is an acceptable sub culture.

we can still have violent video games and not encourage a culture of death.  violence as an organic part of a given story isn't the problem.  violence as the entire point of anything and everything - THAT can be a problem when part of a larger pattern across an entire culture.
 
2018-02-23 12:11:36 AM  
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2018-02-23 12:12:33 AM  
In California we had an anti videogame violence and anti gun politician.  Turns out he was a gun runner.  Leland yee can rot in hell, and i hope his wife goes lesbian because of him.
 
2018-02-23 12:12:48 AM  

fusillade762: [img.fark.net image 850x633]

None of those other countries have access to violent movies and video games.


And there are certainly no other factors that go into those numbers are there?

None you'll want to talk about anyway.
 
2018-02-23 12:13:28 AM  
You know, Canada consumes the exact same movies and videogames you do down there in the States and we don't have anywhere near the gun violence problem you do. And if your theory is correct then Japan should be a smoking crater filled with blood by now.
 
2018-02-23 12:15:26 AM  

Ghastly: You know, Canada consumes the exact same movies and videogames you do down there in the States and we don't have anywhere near the gun violence problem you do. And if your theory is correct then Japan should be a smoking crater filled with blood by now.


And octopus sex.
 
2018-02-23 12:15:52 AM  
Trump is just pissed his K/D is .24 in CoD
 
2018-02-23 12:16:47 AM  
You know what? No. Censoring people's first amendment rights by limiting what they can artistically create because you don't want to deal with problems caused by certain interpretations of the 2nd amendment is a no go. Put on your big boy shiatgibbon pants and do your farking job, or step aside and let us find someone who's willing to actually do it.
 
2018-02-23 12:17:01 AM  
I'd love to hear the Trump loving gamergaters' opinion on this.
 
2018-02-23 12:17:03 AM  
Yeah because Pac-Man gave me an unending craving to eat spherical objects and ... ..wait....deja vu. Didn't we have this thread before?
 
2018-02-23 12:19:00 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Trump is more than happy to blame the media because he was never accepted by them. Best he could do was reality tv and guest starring on wrestling.


Ya know, wrestling is rather violent. I guess it needs to be banned.
 
2018-02-23 12:20:21 AM  
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2018-02-23 12:20:49 AM  
You'll take my rifle for "Cabela's Big Game Hunter" from my cold dead hands.
 
2018-02-23 12:21:10 AM  
KodosZardoz

Yeah because Pac-Man gave me an unending craving to eat spherical objects and ... ..wait....deja vu. Didn't we have this thread before?

I know you are joking, but Cookie Monster is out of work because children saw binge eating as accepted.
 
2018-02-23 12:21:12 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Trump is just pissed his K/D is .24 in CoD


True story, I know a guy whose K/D was actually half that in Planetside 2.

This guy also wrote a book about videogame theory where he announced that he was the best videogame player in the world, I shiat you not.

Anyway, time for sleep, continue onward.
 
2018-02-23 12:21:56 AM  

fusillade762: [img.fark.net image 850x633]

None of those other countries have access to violent movies and video games.


Americas village idiots are much more susceptible to such things . I don't know why .
 
2018-02-23 12:23:08 AM  
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2018-02-23 12:23:58 AM  

Ghastly: You know, Canada consumes the exact same movies and videogames you do down there in the States and we don't have anywhere near the gun violence problem you do. And if your theory is correct then Japan should be a smoking crater filled with blood by now.


Anime OVAs can get horrific, but Japanese TV is mostly celebrities eating
 
2018-02-23 12:24:01 AM  
Other first-world nations have the mentally ill.
Other first-world have violent media.
Other first-world nations have every other scapegoat the NRA tries to blame for mass shootings.
But other first-world nations do not have anything approaching the levels of gun violence America has.

The one thing that America has that other first-world nations don't? A cultural fetishization of guns.
 
2018-02-23 12:24:40 AM  
Violence in movies and video games isn't the cause of actual violence; it's simply a reflection of our cultural values. And if you think Americans don't value violence, you have definitely not been paying attention for the last several hundred years.
 
2018-02-23 12:25:27 AM  
How about you start with advertising bans similar to alcohol and cigarettes ?
No more of this 'man card' rubbish. Stop equating firearms with lifestyle.
 
2018-02-23 12:25:30 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: KodosZardoz

Yeah because Pac-Man gave me an unending craving to eat spherical objects and ... ..wait....deja vu. Didn't we have this thread before?

I know you are joking, but Cookie Monster is out of work because children saw binge eating as accepted.


So true. And a very good point. But that was public television. There's much more money in the private entertainment industry. You might as well try to ban all guns. ha-Ha!

/sorry, I always turn to humor in order to remain somewhat sane...
 
2018-02-23 12:26:06 AM  
Lmao okay, somebody tell Donald he's starting to sound like Hillary in the early 2000's, he'll drop this shiat immediately.
 
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2018-02-23 12:26:44 AM  
Would it not be a better idea to give the people who work in video games stores more guns?
 
2018-02-23 12:27:54 AM  
Retard Nation
 
2018-02-23 12:29:04 AM  

LordJiro: The one thing that America has that other first-world nations don't? A cultural fetishization of guns.


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2018-02-23 12:29:45 AM  
we really are in a resurgence of the Reagan era, with a little 1950s sprinkled in for good measure.
 
2018-02-23 12:32:21 AM  

KodosZardoz: Yeah because Pac-Man gave me an unending craving to eat spherical objects and ... ..wait....deja vu. Didn't we have this thread before?


Makes sense, after I played Super Mario for the first time, I was punching bricks with my fists, eating wild mushrooms, and setting turtles on fire. Zelda made me invade peoples homes, smash their vases, and assault chickens. Don't get me started on the number of frogs I ran over after playing Frogger!
 
2018-02-23 12:33:15 AM  

meatofmystery: we really are in a resurgence of the Reagan era, with a little 1950s sprinkled in for good measure.


This era is way more stupid, venal and sinister than anything Reagan and his cronies would have even considered cooking up.
 
2018-02-23 12:33:28 AM  
 
2018-02-23 12:33:47 AM  
While You Were Out:

1993 called and they want their talking points back.
 
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