Apparently games are more dangerous than guns


According to yet another misguided US Senator those video games you enjoy so much are more dangerous to society than a proliferation of guns and automatic weapons.

Yes a current sitting Senator, Lamar Alexander, had this to say

I’m going to wait and see on all of these bills. I think video games [are] a bigger problem than guns, because video games affect people. But the First Amendment limits what we can do about videogames and the Second Amendment to the Constitution limits what we can do about guns. So the details matter to me. I’m going to be skeptical of any of these proposals and examine them in light of the Second Amendment to the Constitution.”

I think someone needs to point out to the good Senator that small projectiles of lead hitting the body at high speed can also “affect people”. It affects people so badly that many of them die from their first experience with this phenomena while I’m not aware of anyone dying from their first experience with gaming.

But have no fear it’s not like there is any corruption or anything going on here at all, it’s not like Mr Alexander is being funded by the National Rifle Association or a large security company by the name of Guardsmark… oh wait maybe he is

Hell and I have a problem with private blogs selling out for a couple of grand where in America it seems to be par for the course to sell your entire constituency out for whatever opinion the money wants to back.

It scares me witless that people with absolutely no understanding of the medium have the power to shape laws that could harm the worlds ability to experience gaming.

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Author:Gavin Mannion

I'm cranky, arrogant and ever so amazingly annoying but when you get to know me you will also realise I'm honest and incredibly good at describing myself... now pass me that beer

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