National Rifle Association blames games, music and TV for violent crimes in USA

NRA's LaPierre

By on December 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Brace yourself for another fresh wave of blame-shifting: the NRA’s executive vice president Wayne LaPierre has used a press conference overnight to blame games, music and TV for corrupting the youth of America and inciting them to violence.

“There exists in this country a callous, corrupt, and corrupting shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people,” claimed LaPierre. “Through vicious, violent video games with names like Bulletstorm, Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat, and Splatterhouse. And here’s one: it’s called Kindergarten Killers. It’s been online for 10 years. How come my research department could find it and all of yours either couldn’t or didn’t want anyone to know you had found it?”

For those playing along at home who’ve never heard of Kindergarten Killers, that’s because it’s a crude Flash game made by an 18-year-old UK dude from ten years ago. And nobody ever played it, because… see above.

But LaPierre isn’t finished yet.

“Then there’s the blood-soaked slasher films like American Psycho and Natural Born Killers that are aired like propaganda loops on Splatterdays and every day, and a thousand music videos that portray life as a joke and murder as a way of life. And then they have the nerve to call it entertainment,” said LaPierre. “But is that what it really is? Isn’t fantasizing about killing people as a way to get your kicks really the filthiest form of pornography?”

LaPierre then referred to the media as “silent enablers” and “co-conspirators” who “demonise” lawful gun owners and “fill the national debate with misinformation and dishonest thinking”. TV, newspapers, and even sites like this one are “caught up in a race to the bottom” and in fact competing with other media outlets “shock, violate, and offend every standard of civilized society.” Mmm.

I don’t even really have words for this sort of thing anymore. When the man behind the National Rifle Association thinks it’s music and video games which encourage and enable shooting in schools, and that the solution is to put more guns in schools, there’s just nothing to say. Let’s all just go back to sleep.

Source: Gamespot AU (thanks, PalZer0

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Man he has got a big mouth… I mean look at it!

 

sure blame it on games or music, even so; if that can somehow make someone that mentally unstable why sell them a gun in the first place, why make it so easy for a nutjob to get a gun? dont sell them guns IE make it harder to purchase; you bunch of muppets

 

Ah, america.

 

“Then there’s the blood-soaked slasher films like American Psycho”

Which is not only based on a Novel.. but the entire fucking point of the story is that its addressing basically the entire concept of violence as entertainment. If He actually understood the fucking story he’d know that Bateman made all the murders up in his head, that he needed prescription medication to distinguish reality from fiction.. Most importantly it was to point out that even had he done those things, none of the upper classes really gave a fuck anyway as they have no compassion what so ever for other people because they’re selfish pricks. And best of all.. NOT A SINGLE VIDEO GAME IN SIGHT.

Fucking moron.

 

Also a good re-buttle for their censorship case would be.

“FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS *holding a gameboy*”

 

Here we go again…

 
 
MagicFoozlePixxie

bennyburner,

You mean Murrica?

 

I hadn’t thought about it that way sponge, nice link. fortunately most people that support the 2nd support the 1st. it’s weird the NRA has gone this way, leaves themselves open to factual opposition.

 

Back in the days before TV, Movies and video games there was no crime. Nobody killed anyone and everyone lived happy violence free lives. The easy access to assault rifles has nothing to do with mass killings…

 

Cum hoc, ergo propter hoc, anyone?

-_-…

 

What I love is that Americans are buying and hoarding more guns than ever, in case some of them get banned. They seem to collect guns like we collect games on Steam.

 

submariner,

Despite this trend, gun ownership has been on a declining trend since about the 80′s.

And on that topic I think I will just leave this here…

 

There’s something up with these people in the U.S. In Canada, they have more guns per person, but being Canadian, far less crime. In Switzerland, they have compulsury military service (ie, conscription), and all members are required to have weapons with them at all times, but no mass shootings occur in Switzerland as far as I can tell. Even so, given the gun culture in the U.S, it defies belief that people can keep saying that guns aren’t the problem.

 

I think this video explains everything pretty well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature…&v=5uwAo8lcAC4

 

This site really needs a edit and preview button.

Hope this one works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uwAo8lcAC4

 

bennyburner:
Ah, america.

you forgot to add…’….the birthplace of AIDS’

Can you imagine if it were one of his kids in that school? The NRA is a perfect example of Americans being full of themselves.

 

Thanks for the links PinothyJ and
drunkangel! If only people like LaPierre actually read/saw these things…

 

drunkangel,

I’ve actually seen that one already. I don’t think it’s a problem with all Americans, but it’s possibly a symptom of a very relaxed attitude toward firearms, and private interest groups like the NRA, a group that kinda scares me. From a continent away.

 

It’s never been guns kill people, it’s people. LaPierre is obviously as well hinged as a certain Alaskan woman. However putting more guns about isn’t really gonna help. Being a tit and blaming Games, Music and video for the few nutjobs who really let rip is no less unhinged than some of the people who do the damage. Just American’s trying to put spin onto a topic which in the end is completely retarded.

 
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