Sittin' on my front porch, nothing gets by me. I see it all, I hear it all, and trust and believe, Miss Pearl KNOWS it all!
I agree with Penn Jillette all the way. Stop using these games as reasons why these killers go crazy. I play COd too and i dot think about killing people. People love to blame what they dont know or undertand.
I have mixed feeling about these guns but I feel that something needs to be done to get this situation under control.
I watch "Who wants to be a millionaire" and aint won a dime yet!!
I don't think there should be a ban on violent video games. When it comes to minors it's the parents responsibility to know what their child can handle and if they see that they have an issue separating reality from fantasy then you shut down the games. I have a nephew who has mental and learning issues and his mother made the decision that he wasn't allowed to play violent games at her home or any of our homes. This child is totally out of touch with reality and has a warped idea of cause and effect. As far as guns I think their needs to be stronger penalties for gun owners whose guns are used in a crime when someone from their family or friends have easily taken the gun from them. By that I mean if the gun wasn't properly locked up or if they willingly gave them the gun. There should be a ban on military grade guns being sold to private citizens.
I believe that playing violent games, watching violent movies and/or listening to violent music can have an effect on an already unstable person, but is that the REAL problem in cases such as this one? I feel the real problem is, this boy's mother KNEW he had issues, but apparently did little to nothing to get him the help he needed. When you ignore or choose to deal with an issue, you're only making matters worse. You don't place a known child molester in a classroom filled with kids. By the same token, you don't take a homicidal madman to a gun range and or make guns available to him. Had the mother not died, it is my belief that she should have been held accountable for her son's actions.I don't know if a person is born bad or if the effects of society turns one into a bad person, but I wholeheartedly believe that whatever the case is, if you do nothing to at least try to correct the problem, it snowballs. We do need tougher gun control laws, but as far as giving up my gun (if I had one), that's not the answer. How do I protect myself and my family in the event that someone should invade my space? I should have the right and a fighting chance to protect myself. Don't punish the law abiders. Instead, make it harder for the wrong people to obtain guns and hold accountable anyone who make guns available to people who commit crimes (be it the sellers, friends, family members, etc.).
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