So I happened to have my television tuned into the Five and dimwit Brian Kilmeade was on in place of Greg Gutfeld. Well apparently is now blaming video games for the shooting in Connecticut, and not just any video game but Dynasty Warriors.
You did, in fact, read that correctly. He went so far as to call it and "especially brutal" game even. Now for those that don't know about it Dynasty Warriors is a game by Toei, where you play as one of a number of characters from China's War of States era. You go through various missions playing one of a number of different factions by basically button mashing combat and fighting the enemy soldiers. There is no blood or gore and the game is rated T for teen and is known for its mostly terrible voice acting.
Now I admit that I'm a gamer. I play violent games like Diablo 3 and a few others and I can tell you that I've never gone out and hurt a person or an animal after playing those games because that's all they are, games. Video games don't kill people and they never have and all this talk about the shooter playing a T rated game does is paint all gamers as potential threats.
What happened in Connecticut is that a disturbed young man fell through the cracks in the mental health system. What happened was that a disturbed young man had access to an assault weapon and knew how to use it. If there had been a state run, or even federally run, mental health care initiative he might have been found sooner and gotten the help he needed.
Having access to an assault weapon is something that we need to talk about and Eric Bolling is wrong when he says that this isn't the time to talk about it. When do we talk about it? When the next person with a death wish takes up an assault weapon and body armor and goes on a killing spree?
That's another thing that grinds my gears actually. All these armchair generals saying that "if only the principal had been armed she could have stopped the killer" are missing one important fact. The shooter was wearing body armor. Where was someone supposed to shoot him? It would take a crack shot to hit him in a vulnerable area. Is that what we've come to, is that really the answer to how to stop these tragedies from happening again?
I don't know what the answer is. I pray night and day for an answer and the only thing I can think of is that we need to start treating one another with kindness and love for their own sake and loving one another, and implementing some way of helping people that have real mental health problems that fall through the cracks of society. Beyond that I just don't know and I really wish that I did.
That's all for now
May God bless you and may God be gracious to you
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