Desensitization to the value of human life is the catalyst and guns are the means to act out. How many shootings with men and women aiming a pistol at and shooting another person, with all too realistic bleeding chest wounds and blood spurting out the back, do we see on TV’s cop/CSI shows in a week, 10, 20. They look like San Peckinpah outtakes. Wasn’t that many years ago, that kind of violence demanded an X rating in the movie industry. Now its common place on our TV screens.
How many video games give kids a game controller that he or she can slice to pieces with a sword, or blast with guns, women, men, children or animals with blood and body parts flying.
By the time a child reaches 12-16 these days, he or she had seen hundreds, if not thousands of gun or knife killings and rapes on TV. Now they’re doing it with arrows.
What’s the answer ... I haven’t one. I doubt you’ll ever see a meaningful regulation of any medium. You know, freedom of speech and the 1st amendment. Do you think there was this kind of shooting event carnage across the U.S., prior to TV and video game violence. NO.