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Cashjlydia
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twilke
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Violent video games should be banned because they lead to violent teens

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Started: 3/5/2013 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Cashjlydia

Pro

Violent video games should be banned because they make students find joy in violence. Teenagers who play violent video games will be more likely to enjoy violence which could lead to harming others and themselves.
twilke

Con

Violant Video game should not be banned.
1.) There is no direct evidence of violent video games leading to antisocial behavior, like using guns
A ten million dollar research project requested by president Obama showed no hard evidence that violent video games lead to antisocial behavior like using guns

2) Playing what type of video games we want is a common right that people use DAILY that the proposition is saying does harm
Wouldn"t we then have to ban all other things that some do daily that supposedly cause harm. (We"re not saying it does, but say it does harm.)Wouldn"t we have to ban:
Smoking; kills 443,600 per year, according to livestrong.com
Dinner over 650 calories; livestrong.com says you should have 450- 625; at least 30,000 people die of obesity every year
Showers over 25 minutes; wasting water is a huge problem
All social networking sites; according to bullyingstatistics.com, over half of teens have been affected by cyberbullying.
This is just naming a few... think of all the regulations we could have! 10? 20? 50? The gov. is basically saying if they pass this law that they can pass laws that infringe on everyday activities.
3) In a 2007 study, it was proven that violent video games helped kids to get their anger out. This helps kids express their angry thoughts in a game.
4) The video game industry is a huge industry. Call Of Duty sold more copies in its first day out than any film that year. If we bank them, people will lose jobs and money. Our economy would suffer a huge blow
Debate Round No. 1
Cashjlydia

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twilke

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Since there are no arguments to rebut, I am done.
Debate Round No. 2
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by cybertron1998 3 years ago
cybertron1998
pro no they don't the people that play video games and happen to enact a crime related to said game were probably abused or neglected to the breaking point
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