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Senator Feinstein: We Need Video Game Control 424

ducomputergeek writes "Since the assault weapons ban seems to have died in Congress, it looks like Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) now turning her attention to video games...again. '"If Sandy Hook doesn't [make game publishers change] then maybe we have to proceed, but that is in the future," said Feinstein. She went on to claim that video games play "a very negative role for young people, and the industry ought to take note of that."' Yet, as the article points out, since the introduction of games like DOOM, the crime rate in the U.S. has gone down. Dramatically. Correlation != causation, and all that jazz, but there are a lot of violent video games these days and yet crime has continued to go down."
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Senator Feinstein: We Need Video Game Control

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 05, 2013 @04:38PM (#43372489)

    I mean, with the certainty that the "leaded gasoline -> crime" study had, it should stand to reason that the only criminals left are ones who play with discarded car batteries or maybe gnaw on certain chinese made baby toys. I think the continued presence of crime can be explained one of two ways (Certainly not both) that there is secretly lead in our water supply, or that violent video games are lead infused.


  • by decipher_saint ( 72686 ) on Friday April 05, 2013 @04:39PM (#43372507)

    Thanks to banning violent comics in the 50s there was no violence in the 60s.

    Absolutely no seducing your innocents allowed.

  • Re:Duh. (Score:5, Funny)

    by hackula ( 2596247 ) on Friday April 05, 2013 @04:43PM (#43372551)
    Seriously. If we ban any games, it should be Bejeweled, Angry Birds, or Temple Runner, which have become the crack cocaine of modern society...
  • by fuzzyfuzzyfungus ( 1223518 ) on Friday April 05, 2013 @04:45PM (#43372593) Journal

    What sort of cultural dysfunction makes wrinkly old people in positions of authority so insufferable? Is it the rock and roll devil music that they were exposed to as children?

  • by Minwee ( 522556 ) <> on Friday April 05, 2013 @05:10PM (#43372961) Homepage

    Every shooting in the USA, every single one, without exception, has taken place in a state which had at least one Senator. The majority of shootings took place in states with two Senators.

    That even includes the District of Columbia, which is afflicted with two Shadow Senators even though it isn't a state.

    It's obvious even to a child of six that the problem is not video games, not guns, not even lack of access to health care for the mentally ill, it's the presence of Senators.

    Abolish the Senate and I guarantee you that the problem of shootings taking place in states with Senators will go away immediately.

  • by Feyshtey ( 1523799 ) on Friday April 05, 2013 @05:15PM (#43373011)
    Hollywood is trying to help put a stop to all the killings. They are speaking out constantly about all those nasty guns. Thankfully their movies glorifying nasty guns and cultures of hate and violence make them wealthy and influential enough to speak out about how bad those things are.
  • by Gription ( 1006467 ) on Friday April 05, 2013 @07:24PM (#43374189)
    The "Feinstein Human Hunting Season" [] is almost as funny as the pure genius of Diane DeGette's comments about high capacity magazine's as being consumable ammunition [].

    It is amazing that in this world of selection of lawmakers by popularity contest that we can get "winners" that are so willing to open there mouths and make decision's about things that they know nothing about.

    For the "scared of guns" crowd out there: "What percentage of gun related crimes involve rifles?"
    "What makes something an "assault" rifle?"
    "If it is correct to ban something that is used more then 99% of the time for legal purposes then why are you allowed to use and own a car?"

    "Oh, the poor, poor helpless victims. Our hearts go out to the helpless victims! We must do something to protect the helpless victims!!!"
    WAKE UP. "Victim" is a symptom of being "Helpless". Forcing people to be helpless by force of law [] is insane!

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