Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mental Illness - Gamer - Not Going To Shoot

Apologies for the lack of postings this week. I've been sick and between that and my house being torn apart for the foundation to be fixed, it's been one horrible, horrible, long ass week that I wish were over. Like now.

So I bring your attention to another point of view in the "violent video game" debate. This one from a man with a mental illness. And guess what? He doesn't want to run around and kill people in the real world after he plays a violent video game. Holy crap! Who knew?!

It's important that in our continuing discussion about gun control and what not, that mental illness and other factors are taken into consideration. However, just because you have a mental illness, disorder, or disability, does not mean you are always going to become violent after playing a game. The two do not instinctively go hand in hand, and I'm glad that someone wrote a piece about this subject. I hope more people follow his example. This isn't about placing the blame elsewhere, but that putting the full blame on video games is counter-productive to real issues. That's all.


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