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    Quote Originally Posted by johnflesh View Post
    Those games are all over the world and are played all over the world.

    Try again. What is the uncommon denominator in that?
    Loss of moral values.

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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.
    Different moral fiber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo2 View Post
    And I encourage you to publish statistics from an objective source which is does not state this as its prime objective -


    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.


    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.
    True, and I think the media has a large part to play in perpetuating them.

    But, look at the prevalence of murders inside the USA and you will see that they are not evenly distributed. Inner cities are the main cause to the high homicide rate in America. Take that as you will, but homicides are concentrated to very small parts of the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    Maybe the social isolation that video games seem to be indicative of.
    Yes, that could be something.

    But let's not get too far off point.

    The original point was that video games were the cause, or a cause of mass shootings.
    And the followup point was that video games are played in many countries that don't have mass shootings.

    So while video games or isolation in general can be a cause of suicide in those countries, it's conversational but not the point at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpe diem View Post
    Loss of moral values.
    You're stating that a loss of moral fiber is the cause of mass shootings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by libertariat720 View Post
    We need a law banning medical practice...It is clearly way too easy to access this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnflesh View Post
    Is that due to video games?
    Culture

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    handguns kill far more people than 'assault weapons'.
    And ... look at how many of those are suicide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    Maybe the social isolation that video games seem to be indicative of.
    I would say both put together. You have an isolated teen that gets lost in the world of killing. I saw a program where parents sent their kid to a camp because they were worried what the outcome would be if he continued like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpe diem View Post
    And ... look at how many of those are suicide.
    Yes, I know. But homicides too. Including mass shootings.

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