I have a question about guns

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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 12,406
    mace1229 said:
    Halifax mentioned parenting. I would agree that has to be part of the problem. Parenting is completely different now than it was 50 years ago. In the 50s and 60s most families had one parent (the mom) always at home. There is no way I can be convinced it doesn't have an impact when most kids go home to an empty house compared to one with always one parent.
    Other factors would include number of broken homes on the rise compared to several decades ago. Again, this causes a lot of conflict and stress on the children. Its commonly knowledge there is a direct correlation between broken homes and crime, it only makes since this carries over to gun violence too.
    Internet plays a role with social media and bullying that is 24/7. Social media is linked to depression and anxiety and isolating kids. 
    Number of kids on antidepressants has increased, probably linked to all of the reasons above. The home is o where near where it was when my parents grew up.
    One of the only things that is the same are guns. Guns were readily available then, and actually easier to get. They've only become more difficult to obtain, you can't go to the local hardware store and walk out with a gun anymore. Kids grew up with gunslingers as heroes. Instead of dancing puppets, kid shows were cowboys shooting bad guys. So I don't buy into this gun culture being new either. Its been around. The kids and homes have changed.
    All that being said, I've said before I'm for gun control. I just don't think gun are the root of the problem.
    I often see this "broken home" defence, but I don't think it holds water. if a family should be broken, it should break. back then, people stayed together because of societal pressure. The stress THAT puts on a child is immense. arguments, possible abuse, and even just unhappiness between parents kids pick up on. My wife can attest in her career, and so can my sister, to how much better and happier a child is once a marital split that was a long time coming actually comes. 

    my parents are still together, so i can't speak from experience. all I know is that when they WERE having issues back in the lean 80's, sometimes I WISHED they'd split up just so they'd stop fucking fighting, and they weren't even that bad. and that was a marriage that was WORTH saving. 
    There significant research that supports that the notion of ‘staying together for the kids’ is actually unhealthy for the kids. 
    I’d also fathom that the rates of domestic abuse and child physical and sexual abuse, along with murders committed with guns, were higher in the 50s-70s and 80s. The Leave It To Beaver and Ozzie and Harriet depictions of the ideal family unit are and were a myth.
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 13,662
    mace1229 said:
    Halifax mentioned parenting. I would agree that has to be part of the problem. Parenting is completely different now than it was 50 years ago. In the 50s and 60s most families had one parent (the mom) always at home. There is no way I can be convinced it doesn't have an impact when most kids go home to an empty house compared to one with always one parent.
    Other factors would include number of broken homes on the rise compared to several decades ago. Again, this causes a lot of conflict and stress on the children. Its commonly knowledge there is a direct correlation between broken homes and crime, it only makes since this carries over to gun violence too.
    Internet plays a role with social media and bullying that is 24/7. Social media is linked to depression and anxiety and isolating kids. 
    Number of kids on antidepressants has increased, probably linked to all of the reasons above. The home is o where near where it was when my parents grew up.
    One of the only things that is the same are guns. Guns were readily available then, and actually easier to get. They've only become more difficult to obtain, you can't go to the local hardware store and walk out with a gun anymore. Kids grew up with gunslingers as heroes. Instead of dancing puppets, kid shows were cowboys shooting bad guys. So I don't buy into this gun culture being new either. Its been around. The kids and homes have changed.
    All that being said, I've said before I'm for gun control. I just don't think gun are the root of the problem.
    I often see this "broken home" defence, but I don't think it holds water. if a family should be broken, it should break. back then, people stayed together because of societal pressure. The stress THAT puts on a child is immense. arguments, possible abuse, and even just unhappiness between parents kids pick up on. My wife can attest in her career, and so can my sister, to how much better and happier a child is once a marital split that was a long time coming actually comes. 

    my parents are still together, so i can't speak from experience. all I know is that when they WERE having issues back in the lean 80's, sometimes I WISHED they'd split up just so they'd stop fucking fighting, and they weren't even that bad. and that was a marriage that was WORTH saving. 
    There significant research that supports that the notion of ‘staying together for the kids’ is actually unhealthy for the kids. 
    absolutely. 
  • Kev - Coat and KeysKev - Coat and Keys EarthPosts: 296
    Pong was popular once and I doubt America suffered from too many people playing tennis like games.
    Did Mario make people eat mushrooms and stomp turtles?
    As has been pointed out American exceptionalism these days is just attempting to have all the guns (because fear?).
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  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 13,780
    Pong was popular once and I doubt America suffered from too many people playing tennis like games.
    Did Mario make people eat mushrooms and stomp turtles?
    As has been pointed out American exceptionalism these days is just attempting to have all the guns (because fear?).
    I ate mushrooms as a teenager and in my early 20's... but I didn't stomp turtles lol
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    The old magic mushroom capsules used to be a great one. I would get such vivid dreams. The Mario film was one I probably should've watched.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 22,722
    Pong was popular once and I doubt America suffered from too many people playing tennis like games.
    Did Mario make people eat mushrooms and stomp turtles?
    As has been pointed out American exceptionalism these days is just attempting to have all the guns (because fear?).
    LOL.  Yeah, that Mario is definitely tripping on something.

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  • LongestRoadLongestRoad Posts: 113
    Pong was popular once and I doubt America suffered from too many people playing tennis like games.
    Did Mario make people eat mushrooms and stomp turtles?
    As has been pointed out American exceptionalism these days is just attempting to have all the guns (because fear?).
    If you don't want to blame violent video games and make light of those games then don't blame guns either. You can't tell me that desensitizing children to all that violence hasn't caused this or at least helped create it. How many people are in the gaming industry that don't want the finger pointing at them so they don't lose billions in revenue.
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 3,666
    Pong was popular once and I doubt America suffered from too many people playing tennis like games.
    Did Mario make people eat mushrooms and stomp turtles?
    As has been pointed out American exceptionalism these days is just attempting to have all the guns (because fear?).
    If you don't want to blame violent video games and make light of those games then don't blame guns either. You can't tell me that desensitizing children to all that violence hasn't caused this or at least helped create it. How many people are in the gaming industry that don't want the finger pointing at them so they don't lose billions in revenue.
    I agree that the video gene industry has capitalized on what the NRA was able to propagate into a huge revenue maker. I'd actually argue that games like Call of Duty help increase gun sales and military enlistment. Where I disagree is that video games cause gun violence.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 11,077
    Why would someone ask a question for which they already have an answer?

    That’s an actual question. I honestly don’t know or understand why someone would do that. 
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  • LongestRoadLongestRoad Posts: 113
    dankind said:
    Why would someone ask a question for which they already have an answer?

    That’s an actual question. I honestly don’t know or understand why someone would do that. 
    ? Are you meaning my asking why we're not protesting against violence in video games and television? I have an answer. I'm asking everyone else. Is that what you're asking? 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 22,722
    How come there were no school shootings when guns have been around in America with access to them and in the past
    before violent television and especially video games with lots of guns and gun fights, that we have no problem
    whatsoever buying for and allowing our children to play??
    Kids go on emotions and they don't fully understand death yet we give them access to this violence. How come no one is protesting this?
    This is a rhetorical question.
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 12,406
    How come there were no school shootings when guns have been around in America with access to them and in the past
    before violent television and especially video games with lots of guns and gun fights, that we have no problem
    whatsoever buying for and allowing our children to play??
    Kids go on emotions and they don't fully understand death yet we give them access to this violence. How come no one is protesting this?
    Here’s your answer.

    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/06/video-games-violence-guns-explainer/
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  • LongestRoadLongestRoad Posts: 113
    How come there were no school shootings when guns have been around in America with access to them and in the past
    before violent television and especially video games with lots of guns and gun fights, that we have no problem
    whatsoever buying for and allowing our children to play??
    Kids go on emotions and they don't fully understand death yet we give them access to this violence. How come no one is protesting this?
    Here’s your answer.

    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/06/video-games-violence-guns-explainer/
    How about it's up to parents to keep violent games, tv and guns  out of their childrens lives. Target shooting with adult supervision, not machine guns. Tv without violence. Video games without killing people. 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 22,722
    How come there were no school shootings when guns have been around in America with access to them and in the past
    before violent television and especially video games with lots of guns and gun fights, that we have no problem
    whatsoever buying for and allowing our children to play??
    Kids go on emotions and they don't fully understand death yet we give them access to this violence. How come no one is protesting this?
    Here’s your answer.

    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/06/video-games-violence-guns-explainer/
    How about it's up to parents to keep violent games, tv and guns  out of their childrens lives. Target shooting with adult supervision, not machine guns. Tv without violence. Video games without killing people. 
    Not altogether a bad idea but only one major catch- you'd have to isolate your kids from other children or live in a religious commune in the far reaches of Utah or something like that.  Normal kids will have access to this stuff.  It's almost futile to keep them from it.  Probably the better choice would be to educate your kids, get them interested in reading and being creative.  Offer them better alternatives.  Help them to become savvy about how lame these games are.
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  • vaggar99vaggar99 San Diego USAPosts: 2,360
    How come there were no school shootings when guns have been around in America with access to them and in the past
    before violent television and especially video games with lots of guns and gun fights, that we have no problem
    whatsoever buying for and allowing our children to play??
    Kids go on emotions and they don't fully understand death yet we give them access to this violence. How come no one is protesting this?
    cowardice is in fashion 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 22,722
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    vaggar99 said:
    How come there were no school shootings when guns have been around in America with access to them and in the past
    before violent television and especially video games with lots of guns and gun fights, that we have no problem
    whatsoever buying for and allowing our children to play??
    Kids go on emotions and they don't fully understand death yet we give them access to this violence. How come no one is protesting this?
    cowardice is in fashion 

    Here's what I have to say about that:  I've been assaulted twice in the last year and a half.  The first time was by being hit in the head by a kid playing "knock out" game.  I was not knocked out so I turned on the guy just long enough to get him to back off a bit and then jumped in my car and sped off.  The guy that hit me had three buddies in the wings to back him up. 

    The second time was a few weeks ago when a guy came at me with a truck tire thumper (basically a heavy club).  I had enough of a lead to get away by running to the nearest store instead of confronting the  guy with a club.

    I suppose in both cases my responses could be consider "cowardice".  Well fuckin' A, I'll take cowardice over dead any day!
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 12,406
    How come there were no school shootings when guns have been around in America with access to them and in the past
    before violent television and especially video games with lots of guns and gun fights, that we have no problem
    whatsoever buying for and allowing our children to play??
    Kids go on emotions and they don't fully understand death yet we give them access to this violence. How come no one is protesting this?
    Here’s your answer.

    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/06/video-games-violence-guns-explainer/
    How about it's up to parents to keep violent games, tv and guns  out of their childrens lives. Target shooting with adult supervision, not machine guns. Tv without violence. Video games without killing people. 
    How about it? 
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  • vaggar99vaggar99 San Diego USAPosts: 2,360
    How come there were no school shootings when guns have been around in America with access to them and in the past
    before violent television and especially video games with lots of guns and gun fights, that we have no problem
    whatsoever buying for and allowing our children to play??
    Kids go on emotions and they don't fully understand death yet we give them access to this violence. How come no one is protesting this?
    cowardice is in fashion 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 22,722

    Here's what I have to say about that:  I've been assaulted twice in the last year and a half.  The first time was by being hit in the head by a kid playing "knock out" game.  I was not knocked out so I turned on the guy just long enough to get him to back off a bit and then jumped in my car and sped off.  The guy that hit me had three buddies in the wings to back him up. 

    The second time was a few weeks ago when a guy came at me with a truck tire thumper (basically a heavy club).  I had enough of a lead to get away by running to the nearest store instead of confronting the  guy with a club.

    I suppose in both cases my responses could be consider "cowardice".  Well fuckin' A, I'll take cowardice over dead any day!
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 22,722

    Here's what I have to say about that:  I've been assaulted twice in the last year and a half.  The first time was by being hit in the head by a kid playing "knock out" game.  I was not knocked out so I turned on the guy just long enough to get him to back off a bit and then jumped in my car and sped off.  The guy that hit me had three buddies in the wings to back him up. 

    The second time was a few weeks ago when a guy came at me with a truck tire thumper (basically a heavy club).  I had enough of a lead to get away by running to the nearest store instead of confronting the  guy with a club.

    I suppose in both cases my responses could be consider "cowardice".  Well fuckin' A, I'll take cowardice over dead any day!
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  • vaggar99vaggar99 San Diego USAPosts: 2,360
    brianlux said:

    Here's what I have to say about that:  I've been assaulted twice in the last year and a half.  The first time was by being hit in the head by a kid playing "knock out" game.  I was not knocked out so I turned on the guy just long enough to get him to back off a bit and then jumped in my car and sped off.  The guy that hit me had three buddies in the wings to back him up. 

    The second time was a few weeks ago when a guy came at me with a truck tire thumper (basically a heavy club).  I had enough of a lead to get away by running to the nearest store instead of confronting the  guy with a club.

    I suppose in both cases my responses could be consider "cowardice".  Well fuckin' A, I'll take cowardice over dead any day!
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 22,722
    vaggar99 said:
    brianlux said:

    Here's what I have to say about that:  I've been assaulted twice in the last year and a half.  The first time was by being hit in the head by a kid playing "knock out" game.  I was not knocked out so I turned on the guy just long enough to get him to back off a bit and then jumped in my car and sped off.  The guy that hit me had three buddies in the wings to back him up. 

    The second time was a few weeks ago when a guy came at me with a truck tire thumper (basically a heavy club).  I had enough of a lead to get away by running to the nearest store instead of confronting the  guy with a club.

    I suppose in both cases my responses could be consider "cowardice".  Well fuckin' A, I'll take cowardice over dead any day!
    not at all.  sick of pussies with weapons
    Didn't know what you meant.  I'm sorry!

    Unfortunately, a lot of people with guns seem to equate that with "bravery". 
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 22,722
    vaggar99 said:
    brianlux said:

    Here's what I have to say about that:  I've been assaulted twice in the last year and a half.  The first time was by being hit in the head by a kid playing "knock out" game.  I was not knocked out so I turned on the guy just long enough to get him to back off a bit and then jumped in my car and sped off.  The guy that hit me had three buddies in the wings to back him up. 

    The second time was a few weeks ago when a guy came at me with a truck tire thumper (basically a heavy club).  I had enough of a lead to get away by running to the nearest store instead of confronting the  guy with a club.

    I suppose in both cases my responses could be consider "cowardice".  Well fuckin' A, I'll take cowardice over dead any day!
    not at all.  sick of pussies with weapons
    Didn't know what you meant.  I'm sorry!

    Unfortunately, a lot of people with guns seem to equate that with "bravery". 
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 22,722
    vaggar99 said:
    brianlux said:

    Here's what I have to say about that:  I've been assaulted twice in the last year and a half.  The first time was by being hit in the head by a kid playing "knock out" game.  I was not knocked out so I turned on the guy just long enough to get him to back off a bit and then jumped in my car and sped off.  The guy that hit me had three buddies in the wings to back him up. 

    The second time was a few weeks ago when a guy came at me with a truck tire thumper (basically a heavy club).  I had enough of a lead to get away by running to the nearest store instead of confronting the  guy with a club.

    I suppose in both cases my responses could be consider "cowardice".  Well fuckin' A, I'll take cowardice over dead any day!
    not at all.  sick of pussies with weapons
    Didn't know what you meant.  I'm sorry!

    Unfortunately, a lot of people with guns seem to equate that with "bravery". 
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 22,722
    vaggar99 said:
    brianlux said:

    Here's what I have to say about that:  I've been assaulted twice in the last year and a half.  The first time was by being hit in the head by a kid playing "knock out" game.  I was not knocked out so I turned on the guy just long enough to get him to back off a bit and then jumped in my car and sped off.  The guy that hit me had three buddies in the wings to back him up. 

    The second time was a few weeks ago when a guy came at me with a truck tire thumper (basically a heavy club).  I had enough of a lead to get away by running to the nearest store instead of confronting the  guy with a club.

    I suppose in both cases my responses could be consider "cowardice".  Well fuckin' A, I'll take cowardice over dead any day!
    not at all.  sick of pussies with weapons
    Didn't know what you meant.  I'm sorry!

    Unfortunately, a lot of people with guns seem to equate that with "bravery". 
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 22,722
    vaggar99 said:
    brianlux said:

    Here's what I have to say about that:  I've been assaulted twice in the last year and a half.  The first time was by being hit in the head by a kid playing "knock out" game.  I was not knocked out so I turned on the guy just long enough to get him to back off a bit and then jumped in my car and sped off.  The guy that hit me had three buddies in the wings to back him up. 

    The second time was a few weeks ago when a guy came at me with a truck tire thumper (basically a heavy club).  I had enough of a lead to get away by running to the nearest store instead of confronting the  guy with a club.

    I suppose in both cases my responses could be consider "cowardice".  Well fuckin' A, I'll take cowardice over dead any day!
    not at all.  sick of pussies with weapons
    Didn't know what you meant.  I'm sorry!

    Unfortunately, a lot of people with guns seem to equate that with "bravery". 
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  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 2,192
    Not cowardice at all.. intelligent i would say
    And games do cause children to behave differently even if not with a gun with anger and violence ive seen it first hand. If not for GTA or C.O.D kids under the recommended age that are playing them would have no concept of hookers or going up behind someone and cutting their throat. The games have an age limit that is not adhered to. That is a problem and that lies with the parent. What do you think is the average age of a player on cod or gta. It sure is not over 18 as the game suggests as an age limit
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  • tweedyfanjentweedyfanjen Posts: 866
    brianlux said:

    Here's what I have to say about that:  I've been assaulted twice in the last year and a half.  The first time was by being hit in the head by a kid playing "knock out" game.  I was not knocked out so I turned on the guy just long enough to get him to back off a bit and then jumped in my car and sped off.  The guy that hit me had three buddies in the wings to back him up. 

    The second time was a few weeks ago when a guy came at me with a truck tire thumper (basically a heavy club).  I had enough of a lead to get away by running to the nearest store instead of confronting the  guy with a club.

    I suppose in both cases my responses could be consider "cowardice".  Well fuckin' A, I'll take cowardice over dead any day!
    Where the hell do you live? Geez. 
    I'm through with screaming
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 13,662
    brianlux said:

    Here's what I have to say about that:  I've been assaulted twice in the last year and a half.  The first time was by being hit in the head by a kid playing "knock out" game.  I was not knocked out so I turned on the guy just long enough to get him to back off a bit and then jumped in my car and sped off.  The guy that hit me had three buddies in the wings to back him up. 

    The second time was a few weeks ago when a guy came at me with a truck tire thumper (basically a heavy club).  I had enough of a lead to get away by running to the nearest store instead of confronting the  guy with a club.

    I suppose in both cases my responses could be consider "cowardice".  Well fuckin' A, I'll take cowardice over dead any day!
    Where the hell do you live? Geez. 
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 13,662
    I watched violent tv and played violent video games as a kid. I loved WWF wrestling. did I hit my friends over the head with a steel chair? Jump off a fence with a flying elbow onto my dad? no. 

    remember how bugs bunny used to have violence, and they edited it out for syndication? gimme a break. we all watched that shit growing up in the 80's and none of us shot up a school. 

    next deflection. 
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