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Should first person shooter video games be more restricted?

There have been many attempts to create statutes in many states to curtail the sale and availability of violent video games to those under seventeen. Possibly even increasing the age to twenty-one. This would appear to be a low risk way to reduce the desensitization of youth to gun violence but the courts time and again refuse to allow such statutes to exist or be enforces on grounds of constitutional freedom of speech.

So what is the solution?
xSharp · 31-35, M
lmao its funny because some 9 year olds parents letting them play gta 5 got mad at me for using heinous language in the same lobby as their child, i told them they are irresponsible for letting their child play a game where a main character rapes a biker while on meth and started saying even worse more disgusting things until they finally started swearing themselves, hypocrites. :)

they can protect their own children its not societies responsibility its theirs.
xSharp · 31-35, M
[@391032,Tastyfrzz] yes, because it is impossible not to pay attention to a little child who wants to tell you everything that happened to them everyday, a child who is full of questions and eagerness to learn from their parents or guardians, i know from experience as an ignored child and as an adult that is forced to care for his niece because of her moms irresponsibility.

this shows disinterest and if they are not interested in being parents they should have their children taken by the horrible shit system that kill more than they helped and the parents should be charged with every crime the child suffers at the hands of foster parents
Tastyfrzz · 56-60, M
I've seen this before. I think it's the parents too. The guns are just an outlet for their frustration.
xSharp · 31-35, M
[@391032,Tastyfrzz] or lack of both parents, the kids need balance, coddled and babied they get smashed in life, to aggressive and they still fail due to lack of agreeableness

they want to destroy the society that destroyed them, which is why most kill themselves after their rampages, they want to show just how little they care, and how much they hate what they have been made into
UndeadPrivateer · 26-30, M

No, there is no legitimate link between play of violent video games and violent crime. In fact there's an inverse relation in the statistics, meaning playing violent video games may [i]reduce[/i] violence in some cases(assumedly by giving alternative outlets that are non-physical), but that could be unrelated and relatively meaningless correlation. Regardless, many studies have found that far fewer mass murderers even play video games compared to the general population so it's a rather foolish lead to pursue.
Do we REALLY have to nanny everyones ass now ? Violent games have been around since the early 80s and we never had a problem. But then again. Parents were PARENTS and not pals. And we didnt have a big leftist agenda at work
Tastyfrzz · 56-60, M
Had a kid staying with me after her mother died. Woke up one night. Her and her friend had gone out. Went out to the kitchen to make sure she was ok. Sounded fine. Went back to bed. Got up and she was out cold on the floor with a BAC over 2.0. Three boys and her girlfriend were downstairs. I kicked them out. Took her to the hospital to figure out what had happened to her. Left her there, went home and found over twenty empty vodka bottles downstairs stashed in her undie drawers. Had no idea she was an alcoholic. Got her into AA. She stayed another year then got her own place. She was over eighteen and had a car and a job. She's still alive.
[@391032,Tastyfrzz] Well im glad it turned out well. But in cases like that. Although hard. Tough love often works best.
Salix75 · 46-50, F
[@582038,FelixLegion] You seemed to have missed my sarcasm / humour. Clearly Operation didn't make me a surgeon. Likewise I don't believe video games breed violence
Salix75 · 46-50, F
I don't see that this will make much of a difference
[@327737,Salix75] censorship
Have we shown that playing shooters makes anyone more likely to be violent?
Tastyfrzz · 56-60, M
[@360493,Celine93] for children it is one of the risk factors according to the American psychological Assiciation per a 2015 article. A similar study in York England did not find any increased aggression in adults so apparently it's just an issue for undeveloped minds. Wonder what the road runner cartoons did to me?
Tastyfrzz · 56-60, M
I wonder if some of this is do to low wages. Parents don't have the time to spend on their kids because they're to busy trying to pay bills. Or is it the internet or cell phones keeping them preoccupied. If people can't drive without texting what about their parenting skills?
Bean17 · 46-50, F
Honestly I don’t think video games are what we should prioritize restricting.
Tastyfrzz · 56-60, M
[@387209,Bean17] ok, then what do we do?

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