Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Virginia Tech: don't blame video games you morons.

Limbaugh: Games Aren't To Blame. Via Kotaku

If you start blaming the video games, you may as well demand video game control because it's the same thing when you start trying to blame guns for this. You have here a sick individual, an evil individual who committed a random act. But if you want to start blaming the video games, this guy was this or that, weeeeell, then you've gotta maybe talk about banning them because that's the same tack that's taken with guns

Limbaugh is right.  People who are already on a Jihad against video games will try to make this about video games (if he's even a gamer, but honestly what 20 year old young guy isn't?) and the anti-gun peeps will try to make this about guns. 

The obvious truth is that the problem isn't games or guns:  hundreds of millions of people play violent games and own guns -- how many of them become mass murderers?  There's just not any evidence of causation here.

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