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Girishal posted a topic in Politics & Current EventsVideo games have been a hobby and a favorite pastime for me since I was a hatchling. As long as I can remember, I've always had a controller in my claws. It used to be a drama and conspiracy-free activity; then it all went to hell when some mentally unstable gamers shot up schools. Now, as the violence is on the rise, politicians and other anti-gun lobbyists are rallying for the outlawing of video games. To be honest, I personally feel incriminated by this onslaught of blind hatred for the medium. I've done a bit of research into the correlation between games and real-world violence, and (surprise surprise...) there is none. There was a study done by our pals in the UK: Out of the ten children and teens that participated in the study, absolutely zero percent developed violent tendancies when playing a First-Person Shooter. Zero. This only backs up the well-quoted phrase: "Guns don't kill people; People kill people." It has been documented that the mass shooters often suffer from mental illnesses that are unchecked, or even ignored by the shooter's family and friends. They are forced to suffer because of selfish ignorance. These shootings wouldn't happen if the United States had better mental health care. Unfortunately, in a country that has more rights for the unborn than for women, this won't be happening any time soon. I'm sick of politicians trying to use my hobby as a scapegoat for their criminal negligence of the mentally ill. I won't stand for it! Before I go into a nonsensical rant about this, I want to know: What do you guys think of the whole "Video games cause gun violence" thing?