Everyone already knows that due to recent events at different school shootings that the world is going crazy on gun control and the banning of all violent video games. What I don't understand is why you would ban violent video games? If you don't already know this, there is a ESRB company that rates games based on their maturity level. So if you are one of those people that are going to accuse video games as the main reason why school shootings are happening, you should start blaming the parents who are allowing their child to play a "M" rated game.
Either way, after a couple of years of working retail and selling video games, I have heard many excuses and random sayings as to why kids are allowed to play violent shooting games.
The list below here contains the majority of the statements that I have heard from both from little kids, to the parents, about their thoughts about violent video game purchases:
*Reminder: These kids are very young, not even 12 years old yet! And I also inform every customer and their parents that this is a "M" rated game.*
1) Child: Dad, this game actually has a really cool way of slicing people with a sword. It is so cool! Can I buy it! (Halo 4)
2) Parent: Oh it's ok, it's not real! (Borderlands 2)
3) Parent: Well if I don't buy it, someone else will get it for him instead. (Battlefield 3)
4) Child: My mother is allowing me to buy Grand Theft Auto IV. Do you believe this game actually has naked girls in it? (Grand Theft Auto IV)
5) Parent: You would not believe it that my son loves shooting people in the head. (Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3)
6) Parent: Do you have any games where my daughter can shoot zombies? (Call of Duty Black Ops II)
7) Parent: This has shooting in it doesn't it? Yeah? Well I don't know if I should buy it for him. You know what, let's just get it! (Call of Duty Black Ops II)
8) Child: Do you have the game where I can run people over and beat them up till they die? My dad let me buy the first three and now we're looking for another one. (Grand Theft Auto IV)
9) Parent: Oh it's ok. I believe he actually plays it at his friends house. (COD MW3)
10) Parent: Oh I don't mind him shooting people. He plays that sort of stuff all day! (Battlefield 3)
So what could you possibly solve by banning violent video games; nothing! There are a lot of parents out there that do not care what their kids play at home. And for the one's who do, thank you! Does anyone have any ideas on how we could solve this issue without banning violent video games?