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Where's the concern over violent video games in gun discussion?

Jan 17, 2013 - Carole S. Anderson, Riverton

Editor:

I want to thank Ron Collins for his outstanding response to "A Christmas season stained" by Betty Starks Case. Calmness in the midst of a fierce storm is far more productive than intensifying the storm by adding to it.

For an individual to commit such an unnatural, heinous act as happened in Newtown, Conn., his or her mentality has to be primed, or, if you prefer, brainwashed into using whatever tool -- be it a suicide bomb, machete, rifle, pistol, knife, hammer -- to accomplish it.

It was reported that Adam Lanza, the perpetrator of the school atrocity, spent hour upon hour, day after day, alone playing violent video games. That is not healthy. Where is the concern about playing violent video games?

"Oh," you say, "those are just games." No, those aren't just games, not when they can underpin and incubate unnatural, sick, destructive, evil impulses that result in such a heartbreaking tragedy as the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., this past December.

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