US Senator, Someone Who Was Actually Elected, Says Video Games Are More Dangerous Than Guns
By Joseph Christ on January 31st, 2013 (19 comments)
Let's not get into the gun debate cause -you know- we're a video game website...not a gun website. We 'Pew Pew' here, not 'Bang, Bang'.
Having said that however, I can't just let this one go. I first saw this on the Political blogs but it was also picked up by Kotaku as well. This is a video of an actual United States Senator, someone who was voted into office and probably makes more money than you could ever hope to, saying that video games are more dangerous than guns.
Yes, your fake, pixelated toys -the ones that do not even have a weight or mass in the real world- are more dangerous than actual guns that shoot actual bullets that go into real people.
This is a thing in American politics now, and as the gun-control debate continues, this will be presented as the safe-harbor argument for those who really don't want to add anything to the discussion, and are instead more interested in protecting the gun manufacturers who are surely spilling money into their campaign coffers like the Exxon Valdez.
Over the next few months you should steel yourself for becoming an ardent defender of your favorite hobby. Rational voices are needed in this discussion.
Joseph Christ is the Reviews Editor and a Podcast Personality at 4Player. Specializing in reviews, editorials, drinking, and saying inappropriate things about gaming franchises that are beloved by millions, his satirical and sometimes edgy style offsets a more serious and penetrating substance lurking below the surface. He is also the host of the Cocktail Time Podcast. You'll follow his Twitter if you know what's good for you.
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