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December 21, 2012


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NRA = No Real Answers or Blame Video Games

EbolaBearVomit 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 ^^;
EbolaBearVomit 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
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...)
EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
All good ^_^
Tapedispenser Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I heard NRA just recently gave out their own shooting game for iphones lol
EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Yes, it was targeting children
Allocer2009 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, and you know what's their target audience? 4 year olds.
Tapedispenser Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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.
EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I want automatic shotguns and flamethrower upgrades:P
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