Video game industry defends its practices and cites lower violence amid gun-control discussion

  • Article by: JULIE PACE and ERICA WERNER , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 11, 2013 - 8:48 PM

WASHINGTON - The video game industry, blamed by some for fostering a culture of violence, defended its practices Friday at a White House meeting exploring how to prevent horrific shootings like the recent Connecticut elementary school massacre.

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jimdogJan. 11, 13 2:56 PM

You can't stop video games that promote gun violence. The NRA will oppose it. The video games are training future gun owners.

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mplsjimJan. 11, 13 3:17 PM

This is interesting technology -- in no way does it infringe on the right to keep and bear arms.

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BVMannJan. 11, 13 3:39 PM

I suspect this is window dressing / posturing for whatever they want to do. Government via fiat rather than via constitution. I thought many of our ancestors left this in europe?

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hawks88Jan. 11, 13 4:20 PM

Good luck. A personal signature on a gun via bio print technology is a fantasy. Heck, the military doesn't even think it's a good idea. 1. You need a power source. What happens when your battery is dead and you can fire to protect yourself. Guess what? You now dead. 2. Like all electronics, they have a life span. Gun's don't. 3. You can easily over ride the bio-mechanism through basic machining. Remember, the munition is fired via a mechanical pin. For those anti-gun nuts, this is all posturing and will have ZERO chance of passing in the House.

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lostinstpaulJan. 11, 13 4:25 PM

""You can't stop video games that promote gun violence. The NRA will oppose it. The video games are training future gun owners. jimdog" @@@ I guess you'd be shocked to learn that our Military ALSO uses those same games to teach soldiers field tactical skills...... I guess its good to not know, than to know

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crystalbayJan. 11, 13 4:37 PM

I wonder how many gun lovers are even aware of where the 2nd amendment came from and why it was written into the constitution? I highly doubt it and urge people to get educated. A well-researched book called "The Hidden History of the Second Amendment" clearly unearths its origins. When the founders were attempting to get the constitution ratified in the 1700s, the southern states had what was called "negro patrol squads" (later called "militias"). These militias roamed about the southern states, making sure that the slaves were in place and unarmed. The southern states refused to ratify the constitution UNLESS the language of the 2nd amendment was written into the constitution. In other words, pro-gun people, this amendment was written strictly for the protection of the slavery trade and had nothing to do with self-defense or guarding against a tyrannical government. These are the facts, easily found by researching history.

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utopiaJan. 11, 13 4:46 PM

Studies say... Udder nonsense. One year a study says wine or meat is bad, the next year it says its good. How can we trust the people doing studies anymore. I highly doubt games cause violence unless the person is mentally unstable to begin with. In which case, squashing a bug could be considered violent.

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lostinstpaulJan. 11, 13 4:47 PM

"The Hidden History of the Second Amendment" was written by a guy names. . . . BOGUS A known Socialist, with history of trying to re-write the constitution. . . Please everyone, look it up!!!

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probsolverJan. 11, 13 5:24 PM

Crystal "The Hidden History of the Second Amendment" " ----- hear it on tom hardman today and run over to the ipad to parrot it? Wow

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callmeronJan. 11, 13 5:32 PM

It is both sickening and hilarious to watch the Democrat geniuses blame everything and everyone except themselves. Video games are to blame? Funny, isn't it, that mass shootings have skyrocketed since Obama became President? Why would that be? Bad economy? Obama's "you are entitled to what others worked for and it isn't fair" philosophy? Here's a convenient FACT Democrats like to ignore: gun crimes are by far the highest in Democrat communities. The higher the Democrat vote in an area, the higher the gun crime. Minneapolis and several other Democrat strongholds have had to install "shot spotter" gunshot sensors around town because of the high number of shootings. How many Republican communities have to do that? None.

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