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Newtown gunman's classmates say he enjoyed violent video games

Discussion in 'General Gaming News' started by GaryOPA, Dec 26, 2012.

By GaryOPA on Dec 26, 2012 at 3:30 AM
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    GaryOPA Master Phoenix Admin Staff Member Top-Dog Brass

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    Video Games get the blame again...


    That's right, VG's are blamed again as some of the classmates of the gunman in the horrible Newtown school massacre recall a silent teen who enjoyed computers and 'violent' video games.

    As expected, Video Games are getting the blame again in the case of the horrible Newtown school shooting, which happened a few days ago.

    Now, according to High school classmates of gunman Adam Lanza, he was an awkward kid who wore the same clothes to school every day, liked computers and other gadgets, and seemed to enjoy playing a 'violent video game' (related to Counter-Strike), choosing a military-style assault rifle as one of his weapons...

    There you have it. As you may know, even the NRA blamed video games, music and videos for exposing children to violence. And, it looks like the same pattern will continue for the following days/weeks.

    What do you think?

    NEWS SOURCE: Details emerge about Newtown gunman mother week after Connecticut (via) EdmontonJournal

    Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news item!


Discussion in 'General Gaming News' started by GaryOPA, Dec 26, 2012.

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      Xenogears V Senior Helper Staff Member Clean-Up Crew

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      Usual story. There is alawys a matter to justify an act so horrible. The true explanation and that there is no motivation to madness.
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      Ursac Loyal Member

      Sep 19, 2005
      As per the norm people always come up with these elaberate stories. Weeks after the act has been done. How well he remembered the exact weapns though. To bad he couldn't remember the guys actions were becomming more erradict towards the end. That might have been helpful.
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      billysastard MaxConsole Co-Admin Staff Member Top-Dog Brass

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      strange its videogames when the gunman who shot those firemen the other day used the same weapon but looked like he barely knew how to turn on a lightswitch surely its time to suspect a different reason, like the easy availability of auto / semi auto weapons and the lack of free mental health care.
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      DEDDOA Loyal Member

      Sep 30, 2005
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      It's things like this that feed the "American Idiot" stereotype, maybe it was video games, movies, music or books all of which have been excuses in recent years, but without the guns they would have likely been non events. I guess so long as the US decide that they can't change the early amendments in the same way they insist other countries do, gun related death is still going to ride high with everyone and everything else being blamed for it. As much as I loathe Peirs Morgan, if an idiot like him can see the truth and speaking it gets a petition to the white house to get him deported, kind of shows how much denial there is, not to mention it also proves the people signing it show their hypocrisy in their desire to deny the 1st amendment.

      If the first amendment can be worked around so you are free to only say what you are told you are allowed to say then, surely the 2nd can be worked around in the same way.
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