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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Video games.
    Thats worldwide. I would look at things like healthcare access and psychotropic drugs like Adderall..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Lets outlaw violent video games as well as guns, eh?

    And then cars.

    Fertilizer bombs.

    Cigarettes.

    Drugs.

    Fast food.

    All kill lots of people, directly or indirectly.

    Perhaps we should all live like the Amish...

    We'd live longer, but would we enjoy it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnflesh View Post
    How come China, Japan and India don't have the same mass shootings? Games are as popular, if not more popular in those countries. The same video games.
    As I recall Japan and China have obscene levels of male suicides. They even have a suicide forest..

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    Quote Originally Posted by libertariat720 View Post
    Unfortunately, you're just ignorant on the issue so your question is frankly idiotic.

    I encourage you to actually do some empirical research before assuming things. It makes you look stupid.
    And I encourage you to publish statistics from an objective source which is does not state this as its prime objective -

    Our goal is to provide an objective and accurate scientific evaluation of both the costs and benefits of gun ownership as well as policing activities.
    https://crimeresearch.org/about-us/

    Of course the United States does not have the highest per capita homicide rate in the world - it is a wealthy and civilised first-world society built upon the rule of law.

    According to the UN site entitled Global Study on Homicide, the USA ranks 94th out of 219 countries as to its intentional homicide rate rate of 4.88 per 100,000 people. The next first-world country is Canada, ranked 158th with a rate of 1.68. By way of comparison, Australia is ranked 179th with a rate of 0.98, and the UK is ranked 183rd with a rate of 0.92. So the homicide rate of the USA is roughly five times that of Australia and the UK.

    The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has a site called Global Study on Homicide. All data in this section comes from reports on that site.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._homicide_rate

    The study is a published as a PDF, so it cannot be reproduced here, but is available at - https://www.unodc.org/documents/data...E_BOOK_web.pdf


    Mass shootings are an appalling development, but of more significance is the steady homicide rate - wherein the USA is far and away the worst of the developed first world nations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    As I recall Japan and China have obscene levels of male suicides. They even have a suicide forest..
    Is that due to video games?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnflesh View Post
    Is that due to video games?
    Maybe the social isolation that video games seem to be indicative of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Violence is not an American problem, but we do glorify it. We do fail to offer suitable care to people who can't manage their rage, etc. We do assure that military-grade weapons are freely on offer to the public. And we do inculcate completely unrealistic expectations through our media.

    But none of this would result in mass murders on the scale they occur in the U.S. if it weren't for the easy access to guns, especially assault weapons.
    handguns kill far more people than 'assault weapons'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    Maybe the social isolation that video games seem to be indicative of.
    That's very plausible. Apparently the most common answer to "how many close friends do you have" today among kids is zero.

    We’re getting lonelier.

    The General Social Survey found that the number of Americans with no close friends has tripled since 1985. “Zero” is the most common number of confidants, reported by almost a quarter of those surveyed. Likewise, the average number of people Americans feel they can talk to about ‘important matters’ has fallen from three to two.
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/carolin.../#579bbf6d7c35

    Nobody seems to want to talk or even acknowledge that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    So the core problem is easy access to guns, correct?
    Nope _ The core problem is our neoliberal culture

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    But why only in the last 20 years? Why were there so few mass shootings prior? Assault weapons have been sold since the 1960s but why is the mass shootings, specifically school shootings only the last 20?
    Because this is what we have taught our youth.

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