Violent videos games are effecting additudes

By Kelly Klipp, Round Table Reporter

In recent years violent video games have become the new trend. Games such as Call of Duty, Modern Warfare, and Black Ops have caused a worldwide craze from gamers everywhere.

Violent video games have been associated with some of the most gruesome, and horrific massacres in America’s recent history.

Almost every mass murderer has been linked to having an “obsession” with violent video games. These individuals have a warped sense of reality and are unable to identify fact from fiction.

Evan Ramsey gunned down four individuals in his Alaska high school and was addicted to playing games that involved shooting enemies.

Columbine shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Khlebold blacked out their bedroom windows and would sit in darkness for hours virtually killing people.

Adam Lanza, responsible for the Newton elementary school shooting, would lay in bed playing graphic video games all day long.

Are these all coincidences? I think not. There is hundreds more shootings, and other crimes, where their behavior can be linked back to the lack of mental maturity they have when playing these kinds of games.

The ‘M for Mature’ rating has no meaning anymore. Practically anyone can get their hands on the latest war game. If they’re not old enough to get it themselves their parents are supplying it for them.

If violent video games were banned I guarantee there would be less mass killings. Too many people create a false reality in these games which is dangerous for everyone around them.

They say “guns don’t kill people, people kill people,” and peoples actions are influenced by what’s around them.

Take away the games so they can stop taking away lives.