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Reader Discussion: What Do You Think About The NRA's Violent Media Accusations?

by Tim Turi on Dec 21, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Earlier today, the NRA pointed its finger at violent media for causing real-life violence such as the recent rash of highly publicized shootings. The debate has been waged by politicians, lawyers, and reporters almost since gaming's inception, but we want to hear your opinion.

The NRA says that the creators of violent media are complicit in acts like the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut. They also say that these tragedies could be prevented by having armed guards in schools. 

What do you think about the NRA’s assertion that there’s a link between violent media and real-life violence, and what are your thoughts on their proposed plan to put more armed personnel in schools?

Remember to keep your responses tasteful, everyone. The victims of these events are real people with families that are mourning an unbelievable loss.