Prohibition of Videogames

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April 20, 1999- Columbine high school shooting, July 20, 2012- Colorado movie theater massacre, December 14, 2012- sandy hook massacre, these are all examples of real life massacres that have been the cause of many innocent lives throughout the years. These are also examples of reasons on why the prohibition of rated M videogames has been such a controversial topic. My aunt went to grocery shopping last week and someone slashed her tires. Does that mean that she should no longer go grocery shopping? It’s really absurd isn’t it? Well believe it or not it’s the same thing that is happening with rated M videogames. Ever since the Columbine shooting in 1999, the people and government have tried to ban these video games. They believe that the violent actions of these teens were caused due to the rated M videogames that they tend to play. Similarly, these past two massacres that occurred in the year 2012, the same government and people wanted and still want to once again ban these video games. Some people must think that this makes perfect sense and ask why these games haven't been banned yet but what most people don't know is that there has not been a single study proving that any rated M videogame is causing or has caused a violent action. Therefore, it would be very unfair and invalid to ban violent video games for this or any reason at all until someone proves that these types of games cause violent actions. As I said before, a casual bond between rated M videogames and violent actions has not yet been proven. There is a lack of studies that follow kids that tend to play these types of video games for a long period of time. This shows us that these accusations are invalid because no one has proven that “violent video games” cause violent actions. Also, violent thoughts have often been confused with violent actions. For example, someone might say “I hate Becky I want to kill her!” This is just the way teens talk. Just because someone says this doesn’t exactly mean...
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