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  •  Both my son and I are gamers (10+ / 0-)

    and enchanted with very very bad horror movies.  So far to date, no one violently gunned down by either of us...in fact my son is one of the most calm individuals you would care to meet.  He is in cosmetology with 47 women and having a great time.

    "I watch Fox News for my comedy, and Comedy Central for my news." - Facebook Group

    by Sychotic1 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 07:45:36 AM PST

    •  The trouble with this line of argument (5+ / 0-)

      the one that goes "Well, I consume lots of violent entertainment and I've never killed anyone," is that the same argument can apply to owning guns.  There really are a lot of gun owners who have never killed anyone, never allowed anyone else to use their guns to kill anyone, and are extraordinarily unlikely to ever do either.

      The difference between guns and violent entertainment is not that there are harmless users of one and not the other.  The difference is that the most one could possibly say about violent entertainment is that it causes a predisposition to commit violence, while guns demonstrably offer actual means to commit violence (and/or to cause more harm while doing so).

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