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Letter: Violent video games reward kids for killing

Violent video games reward kids for killing

With all the mass shootings in schools, meetings, etc., we keep blaming the availability of guns and asking for more regulation of firearms. Nobody seems to link these events to the preponderance of video games where players shoot and kill all manner of human targets. These types of atrocities didn’t happen before these games became available.

Kids are becoming accustomed to violence, and killing presumes to be the answer to their frustrations. In the games they are rewarded for their slaughter, so apparently this is a good thing, and they play the games for hours on end. It seems they become immune to the savagery. It’s not bad; it’s fun.

Edward J. Ruszala