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NRA = No Real Answers or Blame Video Games

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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
The National Rifle Association's answer to the recent mass shooting that claimed the lives of children was pretty simple:

Militarize schools with armed guards. (Costing tax payers 5 billion a year)
Create a national data base of mentally ill people.(Not weapons)
Blame video games.(Because the 11,000 gun deaths in 2012 were a direct result of video games, not bullets)

"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun" - Wayne LaPierre

"How many more copycats are waiting in the wings?"
"How can we possibly even guess how many, given our nation's refusal to create an active national database of the mentally ill?"
- Wayne LaPierre

LaPierre announced that former Rep. Asa Hutchison, R-Ark., will lead an NRA program that will develop a model security plan for schools that relies on armed volunteers.

He blamed video games, movies and music videos.


LaPierre went on to say the video games industry is a "shadow industry"
and mentioned games like Mortal Combat, GTA, Bullet Storm, and of all things, Splatterhouse.

That's right, bullets do not kill people, video games do.
The same video games that have time after time been proven to NOT
create psychopaths.

No mention was made of a national data base of registered firearms.
There were no talk about the 'need' for semi-automatic weapons in society.





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Lumdrop Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I know that the NRA is like some big scary bogeyman to lots of people that is totally evil and devoid of any humanity whatsoever, but if the phrasing you gave their claims is accurate, then I have to agree with 2 of the three claims.

First, armed security guards at school.
I know it makes it look scary and militaristic, but these people are [ideally] trained professionals set in the schools for the sake of "guarding" "security".
I went to Leuzinger high school which was pretty much, for lack of a better word, "totally ghetto" and they had lots of security guards (male and female).
They didn't feel like some dark, evil presence on campus though, and even the kids who got in trouble all the time seemed to get along with them.
Sure, that was high school, but maybe an armed presence at elementary schools would teach kids the right attitude to have toward police: if you're not doin' anything wrong, then they don't have to be scary.
Basically, I'm saying that security guards, even armed ones, can be beneficial to both the safety of the school and to the growing worldview of the students.

Second, guns don't just get up and discharge themselves into crowds.
They have to be picked up, loaded, aimed, and the trigger has to be pulled.
That old cliche about "guns don't kill people, people kill people" ia a true one, so having better background and phychological tests for people trying to get permits to own a gun seems much more effective.

The thing about video games, I don't really agree with.
I know lots of gamers who play violent games (I myself am a huge survival horror fan) that aren't violent people.
I haven't done a lot of study on the issue though...

I don't personally own a gun, but I know people who do that aren't criminals, who don't think that life is expendable, and who aren't the cold-blooded monsters that gun-owners are made out to be lately.

But anyway, here's a PBS article about how most criminals get their guns: [link]
Most of them are bought illegally.

Sorry, I didn't mean to ramble on so long ^^;
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
We all know how criminals get their guns.

Posting guards at all schools is a multi-billion dollar issue.

The expired assault weapons ban was total bullshit and the upcoming new bans will also be stupid and superficial.

You didn't ramble because you used the space bar:P
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Lumdrop Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry, I didn't mean to sound like I was talking down to you ^^;

But there really are a lot of people who still think that criminals get their guns through legal means.
(Our pres and VP for example...)
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
All good ^_^
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Tapedispenser Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I heard NRA just recently gave out their own shooting game for iphones lol
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Yes, it was targeting children
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Allocer2009 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, and you know what's their target audience? 4 year olds.
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Tapedispenser Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yea......
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Trorbes Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
To ratchet up the hypocrisy, the NRA just yesterday released a shooting game.

One can only hope they soon release an AR-15 DLC to the app store.
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I want automatic shotguns and flamethrower upgrades:P
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Allocer2009 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mortal Kombat is too violent because of the Martial Arts and blood

God of War is violent because, ugh. ... SPARTA!

Halo is violent because of illegal Aliens.

But I'm sure the NRA knows how to set the standards in games :roll:
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WalkingRen Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
NRA is stupid, I remember a guy from the NRA found a game that involved killed children, but he didn't know it was a joke crude and stupid flash game mocking the NRA...
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
They don't care about facts. As long as it's something they can puke out in a soundbyte it's good to go. Because they already know the majority of gullible, fat, lazy Americans are not going to do any research.
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WalkingRen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
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WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been thinking about this topic for while and I came to a conclusion. The NRA is so rabid in the defence of their right to own a gun is because guns make you feel powerful and power is a very addictive drug. Pick up a hand gun and tell me you do not feel powerful.Just like a junkie tries everything to get more drugs or tries to justify its use of the drugs, the NRA is justifying its right. There is no diplomatic way around this. The fight is going to be a hard one but gun control has to be made stricter.
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
I have firearms. I don't feel more powerful, I feel more pressured to make sure I am responsible as all hell because all guns must be treated as if they're loaded.

You know what's power?
Buying a case of condoms two days before Spring Break.:P
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WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why do you own a gun and what type?

Nope, that is not power, that is wishful thinking :D
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
I own many, mainly for hunting, some for target shooting. I also have swords, knives, and chainsaws. Because chainsaws are not only for clearing dead trees, they're awesome!:headbang:
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WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why do you hunt?
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Because venison is awesome. Deer herds need culling. I like food!
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Crotale Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I am not sure if this has been mentioned in this huge thread, but the Obama Administation's gun control committee (re: VP Biden) has urged video game developers to stop putting violence in their games.

Not to mention that Senator Boxer, D-CA, has suggested to Biden that the government should go with arming our public schools. Sorry bro, but it ain't just them rightwing hicks espousing these ideas.
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Trorbes Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Citation, please.
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PSOWILL Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Call me crazy but last I checked Biden was asking Videogame companies ADVICE.
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Crotale Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Really? You can't be bothered to seek this out for yourself?
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Sheepy94 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because it's YOUR argument, YOUR claim, that YOU'RE making which YOU'RE obligated to post the source of. Telling someone to "just go look it up" is the first sign that you're just making this up and have nothing to back it up.
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Crotale Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Would it actually mean anything to you or change your stance on the topic if I provided sources?
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Sheepy94 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Depends on how compelling your source is, if it exists of course. Of course it would mean something if you provided a citation! Every claim needs something to back it up. It's essential to debate.
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Crotale Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Hey, if you feel that I am making this stuff up, prove me to be a liar. It doesn't get any easier than that.

Let me ask, do you stop to conduct research in the midst of a conversation?
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Trorbes Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Why would I do research just to support your claim?
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Crotale Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Is it forum policy now to provide citations for everything we say? If so, please provide the source.

If you do not know about what the President's council has been conducting on gun policy, then you should better inform yourself. This information is provided on mainstrean news outlets and is not hiding on some obscure blog.
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
One Dem says it and now the field is even? Not really.

The video game industry is not going to reduce gun action in their games at all. So it's a non-issue.
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Crotale Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
It doesn't matter if it is one Dem or many, you now have it in bipartisan form.

You do realize the conflict you now have with your original post and thread title regarding video games, right? You lambasted the NRA for making a public statement but fail to acknowledge that your precious Dear Leader and Company are actually attempting to influence the video game industry, right?
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Dragonflae Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
:stare: I think I lived next door to one of these guys, at one point.
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
You survived:hug:
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
My god. Exactly!
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
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meanus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
why does liberal hollywood glorify gun violence and all other manner of horrific violence in every one of the shitty movies it produces aimed at teens?????> Liberals talk gun control but they promote gun violence with billions of dollars spent on incredibly violent movies...what gives? Producing tons of women degrading porn isn't good enough for the liberals????
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Sly's new movie, have you seen the ads?

It's awesome.
The title is <b.Bullet to the Head!</b>

No fucking way! OMG! Awesomist title ever!
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meanus Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Arnold's new movie looks like it would be more fun
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
But it's not titled Bullet to the head :P
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meanus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Im gonna make a movie called I'LL Cut off Your Balls. Hopefully I can get Rachel Maddow to star in it Sean Hannity will be the bad guy and Ann Coulter his bad guy chick
I think Hollywood will jump on this if I promise to make it as graphically violent as possible
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I'm not sure any of the three mentioned could actually do violence in their physical states. You'll need stunt doubles
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meanus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
when they talk bullets and poison gas could shoot out of t heir mouths...computers effects could do that easy The big selling point would be when Ann Coulter is forced to eat Hannitys severed nuts and she asks Maddow for some taco bell sauce first
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Maddow is full of taco sauce
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
And?
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Why-did-Kenji-die Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Armed school guards rock
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Why-did-Kenji-die Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Armed school guards rock
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PSOWILL Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
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