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Earlier today, National Rifle Association (NRA) executive vice president Wayne LaPierre said that violent video games like Mortal Kombat and the Grand Theft Auto series were at least partly to blame for the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) begs to differ.
A statement by Jennifer Mercurio, vice president & general counsel for the ECA reads:
"We agree with the Supreme Court's decisions, and the volumes of scientific research, which all clearly state that there is no causal link between media violence and real life violence. As we are all learning increasingly through the news, this is a situation of the perpetrator's mental disorders, and his family's inability to adequately deal with them in time. Our hearts remain with all those suffering in the aftermath of this horrendous crime."
Last year the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association that the state of California's law banning the sale of violent video games to minors was unconstitutional. Apart from video games' protection as speech under the First Amendment, the Supreme Court found that there was no "compelling" link between violent video games and an effect on children.
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And yet it'll still keep getting blamed for everything.
I hate it when people blame violent media for tragedies such as this. I have been a gamer all of my life (29). I have also experience some of the most violent media out there. None of it has made me want to do anything remotely violent. The only thing playing video games makes me want to do is, play more video games! People who are biased towards certain things, are always quick to blame those things. Plain and simple. I'm so tired of hearing games blamed for tragic shootings. I've had to hear this all of my life and it's ridiculous.
yea the nra the same group of people that threatened the politicians there careers if they stand against them