The problem with crazy people is, simply, this: their reaction to the world is different than that of the rest of us in ways that are sometimes very dangerous and highly unpredictable.
You cannot predict what specific thing in the world will cause them to "go off". Whether it's video games, movies, the news, books, newspapers, or events that happen to them personally, every single thing they're exposed to presents some chance of setting them off.
But in the end, every one of you must understand one thing: none of those things are the cause of the violence initiated by insane people. The cause is the insanity itself.
That is why this whole video game nonsense is just that: nonsense. Going down the path of restricting video games is no different than going down the path of restricting books. It's all speech in the end, with different delivery mechanisms.
No, this problem, like so many others, can be solved either by decreasing liberty (increasing restrictions on video games, etc.) or by increasing liberty (making information available about the content of the games so that parents can make informed choices, and making it possible for people to be armed so they can effectively deal with situations like an insane person going off dangerously). If someone has a problem with the "informed choice" bit because they think it won't work, then they must somehow be arguing against the notion that the responsibility for what children who are not yet of age do ultimately falls squarely on the shoulders of the parents.
Regardless, it's high time we in this country stop calling for restrictions. We have too many as it is. ENOUGH!! If anyone in this country wants to live in a society that has even more restrictions than are already in place, they can move to someplace like China, where the government will happily slap interminable restrictions on them and everyone else. This place (the United States) has been trashed far too much already.
Last edited by kcbrown; 01-11-2013 at 9:30 PM..