He's not really wrong though. His language is annoying, but it's a fair point. Most gamers I see talking about this issue sound just like gun hobbyists: defending their hobby to extremes because they're biased.
Media effects us tremendously. Nothing wrong with examining games' effect on kids and perhaps making it harder for them to play violent ones.
Not really, unless I missed the rash of fatal paper cuts administered via game manual or all those DVD sack beatings.
The difference is that the NRA is advocating against even the most rudimentary measures to keep the guns out of the hands of criminals. Because no measure is perfect, they would have us have none.
I haven't handled a firearm in years, but if a person requires more than 9 rounds in order to hit an assailant, they have absolutely no business handling a firearm. Those bullets don't just magically disappear if they don't hit their target. The office building I used to work in would have to replace windows at night, from time to time, when a bullet hole was discovered in one of them.
Now, when video games are actually used for a mass murder, then we can perhaps revisit the comparison. Until then it's a comparison too far.
The main difference between China and the US in that regards is that the Chinese government will throw you in jail for certain things, the US government just lets the lynch mob prevent you from having a job or any of the means to support yourself if, in many cases, you do the same things in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Shunning is a surprisingly effective tool when you control access to the good jobs and places to live.
Being in China the last year has been really disillusioning for how much worse things are in the US than I had realized. And just how incredibly hypocritical we are at the government level.
Oh no they've gotten to hedwards! Somebody save him! :)
(just in case to anybody reading this, yes I am just being silly)
One of the reasons I'm leaving is that I'm having an increasingly hard time remembering that I'm not actually Chinese.