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Its all because of violent video games GTA V sniping has begun
#1
That's it, I suspect we will start hearing about video games again...

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/...-shot?lite

Quote:Oklahoma teen suspected of setting up sniper's nest after passing motorist is shot

By M. Alex Johnson, Staff Writer, NBC News
A 16-year-old Oklahoma boy was being questioned by police Thursday night after they discovered a sniper's nest on the roof of his apartment building, while investigating the apparently random shooting of a passing motorist.
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#2
If a book, movie, song, poem, etc can inspire a person to do good, why can't they also inspire a person to do evil?

It's ridiculous to think that the same form of media which can give positive motivation to people cannot give negative motivation as well.

Is it the cause? No, but to discount it completely as a non-contributing factor is just as bad as blaming it completely.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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#3
I bet he was an apt pupil.
tolerance for failure meter... LOW
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Ten*K;122993 Wrote:I bet he was an apt pupil.

Honestly, that's the first thing I thought of. Great story, the movie did it NO justice.

Funny how "Anti Gun" Stephen King made a good bit of money on this story, Rage, and Cain Rose Up which--all three--deal with school shootings before school shootings were a 'thing'.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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#5
Sorry... don't understand what this story has to do with GTA V...
NRA (Life), GOA, FOAC (Life), NAGR, AMGOA

RocketFoot's Minion since 09-07-2012
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#6
Having been a D&D player 30+ years ago, I remember some heinous crimes being attributed in part to the game.

A friend of mine was shot and came within inches of being killed. I wanted to know all I could so I could see where he screwed up tactically and therefor convince myself that it wouldn't have happened to me. I didn't find anything that he did that I wouldn't have done. It disturbed me for a long time simply because, on a different day, it could have just as easily been me.

With all of these psychotic acts, we need to understand and assign blame. Having answers makes people comfortable. You want to find the thing that made the bad guy act or the victim different from you. Then you can file it away under "not me" and move on.
He was the sort of person who stood on mountaintops during thunderstorms in wet copper armour shouting "All the Gods are bastards."
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unclejumbo;123013 Wrote:Having been a D&D player 30+ years ago, I remember some heinous crimes being attributed in part to the game.

A friend of mine was shot and came within inches of being killed. I wanted to know all I could so I could see where he screwed up tactically and therefor convince myself that it wouldn't have happened to me. I didn't find anything that he did that I wouldn't have done. It disturbed me for a long time simply because, on a different day, it could have just as easily been me.

With all of these psychotic acts, we need to understand and assign blame. Having answers makes people comfortable. You want to find the thing that made the bad guy act or the victim different from you. Then you can file it away under "not me" and move on.

Deep and philosophical. It's amazing how quickly we can rationalize things to reassure ourselves.
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#8
Good post

I didnt play d&d much but my mother made me throw away my book when that whole ridiculous nonsense was going down. People like to blame shit on something other thsn "special" psychotic morons. Nothing triggers crazy. Crazy just is. Now go smaxk a bad coworker for me. I want you to know that I have every confidence that you and 98% of all cops are guys I'd invite to dinner but I'm incredibly pissed about how bad the 2% are and the compliance of the remaining 2% who should be routinely arresting them.

unclejumbo;123013 Wrote:Having been a D&D player 30+ years ago, I remember some heinous crimes being attributed in part to the game.

A friend of mine was shot and came within inches of being killed. I wanted to know all I could so I could see where he screwed up tactically and therefor convince myself that it wouldn't have happened to me. I didn't find anything that he did that I wouldn't have done. It disturbed me for a long time simply because, on a different day, it could have just as easily been me.

With all of these psychotic acts, we need to understand and assign blame. Having answers makes people comfortable. You want to find the thing that made the bad guy act or the victim different from you. Then you can file it away under "not me" and move on.
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