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MORE shootings ... this time in El Paso and Dayton

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by melock, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    For fuck's sake.
  2. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    That's what I say. But, I guess it's the same thing as focusing on video games and background checks (which are already done) instead of approving a ban on assault weapons. Anything but doing the thing that would actually be most effective in helping stop the madness.

    In Walmart's case, I still say that is to stop selling guns and ammunition.
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  3. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    I was an Electronics Technician... mainly took care of antenna maintenance because I wasn't real hot on the electronics side of things and was good at the mechanical part. Plus, I was one of the few guys not afraid to climb up on the mast of the ship to service radar antennas. I was also ship's security force and helped land helicopters.

    I was in the CIWS control room, I guess it was. And like I said, all I did was push a button. I couldn't see anything or control anything. I might as well have been making microwave popcorn.
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  4. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    I am firmly on the record that the problem in America is too many guns. But I also see violence a little like climate change. With the latter, I'd argue that even if we're somehow not the cause (Narrator: We are), what's the harm in less pollution? I don't see a problem with kids being surrounded by a little less violent imagery in a place like Wal-Mart.
  5. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    This shooting will do to the video game industry what Janet Jackson's boob did to the Super Bowl halftime show. Overreact ridiculously and fix nothing.
  6. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    I don't go to Wal-Mart, mostly because I don't like their business practices. But at least at Best Buy, I've never seen Call of Duty or any other first-person shooter game out on demo display. It's always sports games or racing games or the like. The video game thing is a bogeyman, a diversion from the real problem. It's Republicans protecting the NRA. Video games have fuck all do with increased gun violence.

    Not to dispel your point that a little less violent imagery isn't a bad thing. It's just that this is a direct response to Fox News talking points, and fuck that noise.
  7. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    Except we're not over-reacting. No assault-weapons ban, no stoppage of sales of guns and ammunition...We're not doing anything that actually needs to be done.
  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    So there's no future in Up With People: The Video Game?
  9. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    Oh, back to the good old days of playing Leisure Suit Larry.
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  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    El Paso shooter tells the cops he was specifically targeting Mexicans. So video games made him racist?
  11. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

  12. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    And the NRA has been speaking to him.

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