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60 Minutes- Video Game Violence

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Tonight on 60 minutes is a special about Video Game violence specifically pointing at GTA titles.

The biggest question they have here is, "Did GTA cause this kid to open fire in a police station?"

My retort is, "Did GTA make that kid go around wearing a stupid Hawiian shirt?"

I hope you guys can see this on CBS.

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I missed it. Was our good buddy Jack "Lunatic Lawyer" Thompson in it? He never seems to miss the opportunity to get on camera when this topic comes up.

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Absolutely nothing. They talked to a guy who's a generation ahead of video games, and who had his brother killed because some idiot kid played GTA. Now the idiot is sueing SONY, ROCKSTAR, Wal-Mart, and GameSTOP for selling the product.

The ground rules still need to be imprinted into people's heads:

1. It's your responsibility to understand what your child is playing.

2. It's your responisbility to make sure he/she understands it is a game and should not be re-inacted.

3. It's the Child's responsibility to be mature enough to know the difference

4. Mature rated games are meant for MATURE audiences. Are kids that would re-create the stuff they saw in the game 'Mature'?

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Not worth watching. Just more government news media manipulation.

They will look for anything and everything to blame for their own failures. By failure I mean public education.

I taught my kids right from wrong and it stuck in their minds when I told them, at the age of twelve, "that if they ever crossed the line and got caught...Don't call me from jail looking for a bailout. You got yourself in there and you can get yourself out." I never had a problem with them doing things like these jugheads. My daughter found out the hard way unfortunately, by getting into a fight with another girl. I wouldn't have intervened except for the fact that they were fighting in the hallway of the complex. The opponent had several friends with her and they were goading things on. Until I stepped out the door and ordered them to cease. They didn't stop until I had grabbed both combatants by the neck and pinned them against the wall. was the reaction from all involved. The only casualty was some pride I think, but I never had another problem.

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And yet... You'd be thrown in jail if an officer saw that right? Pffft... :/

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