The Right Opinion: The Video Game Violence Connection - A Response to Matt Bevin, and those pushing the narrative that video games are the cause of violence/gun crime.
I didn’t think I’d be returning to this topic as soon as I am, I thought I’d covered the most reasoned and contentious arguments for and against gun control in a fairly recent video, and to be honest, I did. Which is why I’m not addressing gun control today.
However, there is increasing pressure on certain individuals to concede and bring in some restrictions, and that's understandable. Now, the response has been a mix, whereas some have considered such changes, and others have expressed why they feel those changes would be a detriment to public safety, or why they’d be more ineffective. A few have considered deflecting the issue completely, onto something rather unrelated, this being gaming, and I thought I’d use today to correct the misconception that many take about video games.
What was the incident in particular that caught my eye then? Well it was this little blighter of a piece, or a statement, by Matt Bevin, who, in response to the recent shooting, decided that one of the most dangerous influences of children’s feeble, impressionable minds, was the presence of violent video games. Appearing on a local TV station, he states that, there are violent video games listed for adults, but children play them, the sin. And then points out that there are games that reward players for killing other players, and that these games are being forced down our throats, under that damned free speech, and that apparently they have desensitised people to the value of human life, and so much of the strong morals that we need in the land of the free.
Perhaps my penultimate video in this style.
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www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00174/full - Study against long term effects
onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcom.12129/full - Another study against long term effects
onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ab.20301/abstract - Short-term effects
www.washingtonpost.com/national/fla-shooting-suspect-had-a-history-of-explosive-anger-depression-killing-animals/2018/02/15/06f05710-1291-11e8-9570-29c9830535e5_story.html?.f9233d103cbe - Nikolas Cruz profile, with info on him being adopted at 2
www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17571472.2015.1133012 - First two years important
Mar 7, 2018