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President Trump links video games to mass shootings, explained | Just The FAQs

September 12, 2019


President Trump believes video games glorify and contribute to
the culture of violence that leads to mass shootings in America. “We must stop the glorification
of violence in our society. This includes the gruesome
and grisly video games that are now commonplace.” The idea that video games incite violence has been around for decades, but a connection between video
games and real-life violence has never been meaningfully established. “To look at violent video games, in my opinion, is a red herring. It’s not gonna lead to anything helpful in regards to gun violence.” In fact, many other countries with access to the same video games have lower murder rates than America. The truth about gun violence in the U.S. is that there are many
contributing factors. And clearly, more work needs to be done to solve this urgent American problem. “Let us come together as a
community as we work to heal.”

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  1. It was a hate crime hate againts Mexicans it was terrorism thats all, if it was gonna be a black or Hispanic shooting those ppl there was gonna no MENTAL ILLNESS!!! 😡

  2. Starting to feel them politicians are just jealous cause they ain't got that fun experience at our age, grow up lads.

  3. playing watchdogs 2 made me into such an excellent hacker , i could hack into trumps office and play ode to joy through his pc

  4. So what, you're gonna ban military now? Cause we're gonna need that and we wanna watch action movies and horror movies.

  5. Just because I play siege for 2 hours most days doesn't mean I'm gonna walk in with an M4A1 on the first day of school. America is just messed up, Mr. President. I wish he could understand that.

  6. I’ve grown up in a house with guns and video games. I play many of the games that people blame for these mass shootings but never once got a desire to harm another soul. I’m not the only one who feels this way. To me it is a lack of education of gun safety and a inability to parent and offer support to the young minds that are growing up to do these evil deeds. If anything in society is causing it it has to be the media. Just look at the New axel and shooting and the shooter detailing in his manifesto how the things he says and does will be blown up by the media. Instead of glorifying him and putting his face and name into the world we need to decipher what is more important, clicks and revenue, or the right thing

  7. If he bans violent games, I’m mad, if he bans Minecraft, hmmmm….

  8. President Trump links Fortnite to property damage and excessive building of unstable structures.

  9. There are more people in East Asian countries playing the same video games but the level of gun murders are way lower than the US. Why? Here is the clue – because it is illegal to own guns there.

  10. I mean, if there is no guns, then there will be no gun violence. But guns are good, just gotta make the shooters pay dearly for it. If they commit suicide, then their next of kin should be responsible.

  11. Video games are NOT linked to mass shootings. It's been proven time and time again that there's no link between them. Video games do not contribute to mass shootings, and there is no correlation to it. You people just don't understand video games, so when a mass shooting happens, you're just gonna be like "oh video games are the cause of mass shootings and the cause of violence that happens to the real world". You people know that it's a video game and there's a rating system right? Because you are ignorant, people like Trump thinks that video games are the problem even though they're not. Let me ask you all this, would you rather kill someone in a video game, or would rather kill someone in real life? If I had to choose, I would kill someone in a video game, because I know that I won't and can't be arrested for killing someone in a video game, wanna know why, they're not real. But if I'm killing another player, I still can't be arrested because I'm killing them in a video game, not in real life.

  12. Just because we play video games doesn’t mean we will automatically think that we have to go and destroy the world ;-;

  13. I believe it.ever since I was.playing house of the dead I was like if.I.had a gun my step dad would be zombie food.

  14. Bruh yeah let me just go kill a black dragon with purple eyes who shoots fireballs and is in another dimension in real life with a glowing sword

  15. If video games were the cause, then why is gun violence a uniquely american issue?

    There has been no scientifically-confirmed connection between violent video games and real crime. Using video games as a scapegoat is only going to divert us from fixing the actual problem.

  16. Korean people spend the most money on them, yet dont kill millions every year, you can't blame the problem on video games, when you dont know how to run a country. Its your fault, not the video games, not the guns either, its your fault that the people hate other races, its your fault the mall in el Paso got shot up, again, its the people and you, trump, not the guns, video games, movies, or anything

  17. Ok donald trump you are dumb as hell you don't know the real reason why shit like this happens it's because people are treated like dog shit and they mind is telling them what there doing by killing others is right it's not video games you dumb bastard

  18. Me: plays Stardew valley normally, no mods, has a bunch of chickens with chicken puns as their names, a large bee farm, and a cat named Bumble.
    Me: Boy I’m gonna shoot up a school.

  19. There weren't any videogames when America was great. #MAGA
    Stop your crying, Beta Boys, it's just videogames. You can live without them.

  20. So because a few people with fucked up minds can't stop their urge to kill people due to terrible parenting. let's blame this on a recreational activity that millions of stable minded people use to enjoy and just ban it. Guess video games and guns just turn people into monsters guys.

  21. So can’t we say the same thing about every single movie made that has shooting in it. Like 95% of movies. Let’s ban movies guys.

  22. In my opinion, amarica has more muder an violent crime because of lack of founding to schools, family's an mental care, there is a huge disconnection between humans in amarican society. Somone 50 or 60 years old looks at a 20 yr old with such disrespect an exspects respect in return. Theres so much more i could say, but its a pointless statement on YouTube comment section. Anyone else got thoughts?

  23. Video games have been around for a good 60 years but the fact the graphics and visuals have evolved has caused concern for these dumbasses

  24. what's with all the butt-hurt gamers that don't even listen to the video but have a knee-jerk response to the title?

  25. I get what there trying to say shooting games has no point but to teach gun violence but I don’t get how they say this can cause this most people who play gta or payday 2 etc play it for fun and don’t want to shoot people after they play this if anything movies cause this for example the holy would shoot out was basses off a bank heist movie at least some of it the only way I can see people getting encouragement to start a shooting from a video game is a cereal killer but I don’t think the owner of the game would want him to play it

  26. Wonder why the military makes video games it sells on the open market that it also uses to train soldiers ? i bet because it doesn't work ..Neither do archetypal patterns in in TV and movies ..
    We don't have any movies where the lone male figure saves the day buy killing all the enemies of the people he perceives to be a threat , no the people are not bombed out with this pattern ! ROFl

    There is no Perseus , Hercules , Thor , superman, Rambo, Jesus like figure in every corner of the Americans mind that has spread around the world like a cancer ..The Romans knew this and used it ..and so do we

  27. I think that people who play shooting games can think of standing there in real Life with their friends. Feeling the enviroment around you and seeing your enemies if that is correct and then pull the trigger, try living in that thought and I think you can learn that Life is though, Hope it is explained in a way that other people can understand

  28. Soooo there were two world wars, video games didnt even exist, and yall just gunna blame something that takes away stress? If videogames were the reason why there were mass shootings, trump would be dead ten years ago

  29. Everyone ignores when they learn the shooter was bullied, but video games? No no that’s what causes kids to shoot up their high school

  30. Oh yeah let’s forget boxing and Vicent movies and hateful music and terrorist groups

  31. Are you kidding me Trump is going to say video games.. Trump is nothing but a fire starter to an already warning signs of dry and combustible season of humanity.. he is the wrong imbecile that believes in nationalism for the haves and believes she can bring back Leave It to Beaver.. the world is too small when are you people going to realize that… you won't because it's in the Bible it's called Revelations

  32. America is not good when you add more than four races just the facts four races are good and pretty much all Christian any more than that it's all going to hell

  33. All my answers are correct in one more answer is now this thing called I forgot the name of these people who feel they cannot get a significant other and feel alone and there's a website for that too.. I just like to thank technology and all those smart people who create all this great technology she's just screw the whole world up instead of working on artificial gravity

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