Another reminder that playing video games is not the cause of gun violence in America.

By |2019-08-06T12:56:23-08:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

I think most of you already know this, but in case there are a few a little slower on the uptake. 

Courtesy of Vox:

After two deadly mass shootings over the weekend in Ohio and Texas, which killed more than 30 people thus far, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said that “video games that dehumanize individuals” are the problem.

There is plenty of research debunking video games as the cause. But since McCarthy and other Republicans continue to blame video games, here’s a simple chart showing the top video game–consuming countries and the number of violent gun deaths in each of them.

There is research showing violent video games can make people more physically aggressive — but this is true of people in all countries, not just the US.

But the story isn’t that Republicans are blaming video games. Rather, it’s that they’re blaming anything other than lax guns laws and the huge number of firearms in this country.

Remember, video games don’t kill people, people with guns kill people. 

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3 Comments

  1. Maureen August 7, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    I’m not saying they are the only reason-but objects in the field take on properties of the field.

  2. nanna August 7, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    Australia has always had the exact same video games and they haven’t turned Australians into a nation of psycho killers.

  3. Anonymous August 10, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    And yet Walmart has taken down their video game displays….but they’re still selling guns.

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