Do violent video games cause violence?
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She told Durant that her son rarely ventured outside his compound and was 'like a zombie in front of the screen.'
Worried, Nancy decided to take a peek inside his bedroom, and told Durant her startling discoveries.
She found a disturbing number of drawings, mostly of guns, and 'normal teenage boy crap' stashed underneath Adam's nightstand. However, other sketches were gruesome depictions of death and images of mutilated corpses.' It was not because of his mental illness. ' This means that, his mental illness did not had anything to do about him committing such massacre. Also according to propublica.org it states that 'People with serious mental illness are 3 to 4 times more likely to be violent than those who aren't. But the vast majority of people with mental illness are not violent and never will be.
Most violence in society is caused by other things.' This proves that what you are saying is not true. I know he had mental illness, but he was really affected by violent games.
Something that makes this extremely disturbing to me is that his mother saw this and did nothing. She knew the room was covered with disturbing drawings and Adam stayed in his basement all the time, yet she did nothing about it? I am failing to see how this was the fault of video games, it seemed like his mom let this destructive behavior continue. Heck, from your description it seemed like she barely bothered to check on her kid! Adam had serious mental issues, his lack of care and mental stability caused the outbreak, not video games. His mother provided him with these things anyway.
To continue with my point, a study conducted by Texas A&M University and the Virginia Polytechnic University along with Florida State shows, once again, there is no direct link between video game violence and real world violence. Christopher Ferguson, a researcher at Texas A&M, Even went on to say " Identifying violent media as the "bad guy" in crime stories may also be easier for people than examining the complicated intersection of nature-nurture factors that produce violence." This is true in Adam's case.
In conclusion, my opponent has failed to show Adam's outbreak was cause by video games. Instead, it was caused by lack of care and several severe mental illnesses. I have presented several studies that conducted by universities that prove video game violence has nothing to do with real life violence. For these reasons, I believe I should win. It was a pleasure debating with you!
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Vote Placed by Jupiter1 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro- Strong opinion, no support. CBS News and Daily Mail are not the appropriate sources, so I will award source point to Con. Adam Lanza's circumstance was evidence alone. Con- was right in showing video games are not the reinforcement for mass murderers.
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