Guns and Video Games?
Since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut there’s been a call for gun control and to study what the possible causes of this kind of violence are. One of the possibilities being raised is the role video games may have. But how can we argue against something controlled by a someone? Put it this way, video games are…just that…games. To say a game could influence a person to go out and kill is rather odd because who or what should really be put into question…the person playing the game or the game itself? And if either is the case then who’s responsibility is it to discipline?
How can we argue against something controlled by a someone? We can’t, because there’s no sensible argument that can be / to be made. Who or what should really be put into question…the person playing the game or the game itself? The who because those who decide to play should know the difference between what’s reality and what’s not. Who’s responsibility is it to discipline? Easy. Moms and Dads, parents. Not government.
Guess what, we have failed to use common sense to answer these simple questions and have begun the process of turning our government into a nanny state. But we won’t know this because “lamestream media” has and will protect “their guy” in President Barack Obama from any form of criticism. He himself knows this, so he uses media as an advantage over the Conservatives and Republicans and Vice President Joe Biden as fish-bait by appointing him to lead a “gun violence task force,” wordy term meaning gun control. This way he doesn’t look like a liberal ideologue, which he is.
Obama and his drones are playing a game themselves. Politics. And by doing so they’re walking a fine line by playing with real people and real people’s lives. (I wonder at times, do they even realize this isn’t a game.) There’s a big difference between reality and entertainment. Government is meant to “macromanage” itself, while the states and the people micromanage itself and themselves, although New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, feels differently, and his feelings probably cost him the presidency he craves so much for:
All of this back and forth is unwarranted because “we the people of the United States of America” are protected by an often forgotten document. The U.S. Constitution.