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Old 09-21-2013, 03:24 AM   #91
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Ok. Fair enough. But how does the previous post on speculation on the effects of video games have anything to do with combating gun control?
It's borderline. I'll leave limited game comments, but I don't want a debate about games.
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Old 09-21-2013, 02:05 PM   #92
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Put articles, essays, and resources here that we can use to counter the gun control arguments. This is not the place to debate gun control. Just post links to resources we can use to counter it.
I did check with the mods before posting this. This is not to begin a debate about video games and the mods will delete any further debate on the subject. The information below is just in the spirit of why the thread was created.

http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/08/27/in-new-study-video-games-not-tied-to-violence-in-high-risk-youth/58934.html

Just part of the article here:

"In the new study, Drs. Christopher Ferguson and Cheryl Olson discovered violent video games such as ‘Mortal Kombat,’ ‘Halo’ and ‘Grand Theft Auto’ did not cause high-risk teens (those with symptoms of depression or attention deficit disorder) to become aggressive bullies or delinquents.

In fact, in the study published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, researchers found that the playing the video games actually had a very slight calming effect on youths with attention deficit symptoms — and helped to reduce aggressive and bullying behavior.
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Ferguson and Olson’s findings do not support the popular belief that violent video games increase aggression in youth who have a predisposition to mental health problems.
The researchers found no association between the playing of violent video games and subsequent increased delinquent criminality or bullying in children with either clinically elevated depressive or attention deficit symptoms.

Their findings are in line with those of a recent Secret Service report in which the occurrence of more general forms of youth violence were linked with aggressiveness and stress rather than with video game violence.

Although Ferguson and Olson warned that their results could not be generalized to extreme cases such as mass homicides, they strongly advocate for a change in general perceptions about the influence of violent video games, even within the context of children with elevated mental health symptoms.

And, despite the fear that violent video games may have instigated horrific behaviors by high-risk teens to senselessly take innocent lives, the evidence does not support the apprehension.

Regarding concerns about some young mass homicide perpetrators having played violent video games, Ferguson said, “Statistically speaking, it would actually be more unusual if a youth delinquent or shooter did not play violent video games, given that the majority of youth and young men play such games at least occasionally.” "
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Not the best produced piece, but the some of the information is worth watching.

http://youtu.be/0mXRmRxTC5E

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New study links CCW laws to fewer murders:

From the abstract:

Using data for the period 1980 to 2009 and controlling for state and year fixed effects, the results of the present study suggest that states with restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons had higher gun-related murder rates than other states. It was also found that assault weapons bans did not significantly affect murder rates at the state level. These results suggest that restrictive concealed weapons laws may cause an increase in gun-related murders at the state level. The results of this study are consistent with some prior research in this area, most notably Lott and Mustard (1997). [my underlining]

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13504851.2013.854294#.Urh7a_ZRYvR

I don't which riles me up more: 1) Being told what to do by whiny, know-nothing pond scum; or 2) Knowing that the vulnerable and the weak pay the highest price for their gun control dogma....especially women and the elderly.

In most situations, I can pretty much take care of myself and my family. It's not that way for everyone.

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One of my favourite videos. Wait for it.

The sound is out of sync, but it's not hard to follow the story....


ps: Never mind...somebody fixed the sound and it's in sync now. Great.
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The Gun Control Lobby's handbook of lies. Read it. It's the same guide that is used on both sides of the border. Know your opponent.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.500305896704178.1073741832.347295135338589& type=1

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A great article by an American ex-pat:


http://enterstageright.com/archive/articles/0114/0114gunsruleoflaw.htm

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History of Gun Control.....awesome documentary.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=nUmKT43j4Tc

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Came across this, haven't had time to read it in it's entirety, just skim a little...46 pages, but it seems like a decent source...

http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/jlpp/Vol30_No2_KatesMauseronline.pdf

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