Lawyers are already going on TV news stating that the Virginia Tech shooter played video games and their impact was a cause for the shootings. After years of denying statements like these, I finally agree with them. Video games probably did help train the Virginia Tech shooter. They probably taught this shooter to be fearless in the heat of battle. They taught him that headshots earn him the ultimate score.
We should also blame his stressful life. His parents that didn’t nurture him. The school system that said he was average. His girlfriend who wouldn’t have sex with him.
With no way else to express himself he gave up on life and wanted to go out with a bang. The culture of gangsters drew him in and sucked him dry.
The question that I have is why should the media even try to draw its own conclusions to why the killer murdered members of his student body? Being able to cope with society is what allows humans to survive. Occasionally there are those whom do not gain this skill for whatever reason. To say that a $10 billion industry is to blame, when violence has been a form of human action since the dawn of mankind is a little ridiculous.
It’s during our life that we grow intellectually and spiritually in which we learn how to best interpret the things around us. To even try and begin to ask why a killer does what he does is pointless.
Death will happen whether it’s murder or a heart-attack. The solution is to ask, in what ways can we protect ourselves? Banning video games or even the sale of guns won’t fix the problem. How about something less drastic like a PA system installed in all schools and offices. As history has taught us, banning products destroys society.
Don’t be angered by the upcoming debates on whether or not video games were the cause – they were. What everyone should do is ask how can we limit the number of casualties in future incidents?
Video games will never be banned. Guns will never be banned. There is no way to stop people from becoming so bottled up inside that they simply pop. If we could accept these things the solution to the topic will arise.