The Violent Video Game Debate, Why the NRA is Wrong

Well, I guess it’s that time again. Every time a mass shooting happens almost any where in the world, It is almost certain that violent video games will be blamed. The latest shooting is no exception.

The NRA has released an official statement condemning violent video games. “There exists in this country a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people,vicious, violent video games with names like Bulletstorm, Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat and Splatterhouse,” Said Wayne LaPierre of the NRA this morning.

Because we all know that video games kill people, not guns. Instead of blaming violent video games on every single violent crime ever committed, why don’t we actually do something to stop mass killings. What we need is greater help for people with mental illness and to actually enforce the gun laws that are in place. I am sick of hearing the debate on violent video games. There should be no debate on violent video games in the first place. The stats have shown over and over again that there is absolutely no link between violent video games and mass shootings. The instances of these shooting have actually gone down after peaking in the 90s. The only thing that has changed is the number of victims getting killed in these instances. While this is unfortunate, I believe that the NRA has to accept the fact that it has nothing to do with any type of media. Why don’t we start focusing on real issues with mass killers and start to change this country instead of finger pointing.

It saddens me that all the great people of our country can do is finger point to issues that have nothing to do with mass killings. What saddens me the most is that in a year nobody will remember the mass shooting at Sandy Hook and NOTHING will have changed.


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