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Guns or Games? Which would you choose to go?
wstfld posted...From: Lefty128k | #067Undead_Yakuza posted...LtMessiahDM504 posted...If I had to choose, games of course.
that is irrelevant comparison. compare "murder" and/or "shooting victims" please.
Neither - I'd increase awareness and cash flow to mental health programs, as they're the real culprits. Quick quiz - who can name, without looking it up online, three different forms of schizophrenia?
What about the negligent parenting and prescription drug pushers?
Lordcrabfood posted...DevilTears604 posted...Lordcrabfood posted...Just ban Americans, problem solved.
I agree 100%, banning guns by itself will not solve the problem but it is a step in the right direction. How about those advocating the availability of guns go round to the parents of a six year old child and tell them the child was gunned down. It has to begin with education and more recognition and action on mental conditions.
cmc140 posted...Ban guns and games and everything else think demolition man. Btw I would be living in under part of the city though.
Theshoveller you are fined two credits for repeated violations of the verbal morality statute...
I'd ban games. At least action-based shooters with a heavy focus on 'realism' that use cover systems and offer little originality in their design or story. AKA. CoD clones at the LEAST!
I don't like the 'cutesy' games and they are FAR from immune from being cloned, but I kinda feel games in general need a slap to get them out of the 'CoD hyper-realism' phase. Last year one of the better games I played was Edge which had me controlling a freaking CUBE! No shooting, no real violence, no hyper-graphics, not even a NAME... And it was better than a lot of games I played.
Math with Vi!
My 2 fists - 1 of your face = 1 dead foe.
Since I don't own a gun and prefer swords. The guns can go.
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I'm from England, so... ban the guns, doesn't effect me.
The UK gun ban affected you all very badly. After they took your guns they are now taking your free speech.
One teenager made offensive comments about a murdered child on Twitter. Another young man wrote on Facebook that British soldiers should "go to hell." A third posted a picture of a burning paper poppy, symbol of remembrance of war dead.
All were arrested, two convicted, and one jailed — and they're not the only ones. In Britain, hundreds of people are prosecuted each year for posts, tweets, texts and emails deemed menacing, indecent, offensive or obscene, and the number is growing as our online lives expand.
Now, I don't agree with everything said by these people. But most of this would be free speech in the USA. I mean seriously, arrested for burning what amounts to an origami plant.
Care to guess what they take after your guns and your speech?
BTW, your "logic" is flawed.
UK gun crime rises 35%.
How's that ban working out?
Games, if I really had to choose one, which is a dumb ultimatum anyway.
Gun violence is only stupid in some countries. There are countries that have lax gun laws but low rates of crime involving guns. It's just some countries like America where with so much people, the margin with stupid people will have them.
theshoveller posted...Neither - I'd increase awareness and cash flow to mental health programs, as they're the real culprits. Quick quiz - who can name, without looking it up online, three different forms of schizophrenia?
Negligent parenting, that's kinda self-explanatory who's to blame for that one - the parent who's negligent. Prescription drug pushers, that's one of two things, or a combination of the two - the patient and the doctor. The patient needs to be up-front with the doctor regarding the effects of the drugs on their body, and truthful. The doctor needs to not overmedicate the patient to the point where they're not able to fully function.
I work in a mental health program, myself, and one big thing they push is this thing called "personal medicine." Basically, the concept is less prescription drugs, more actual "things" to get you to feel better and deal with your symptoms so you're not strung out on haldol like some sort of "living zombie." If your symptoms are minimal on a low dose of an anti-psychotic, but you still hear voices from time to time, then do your "personal medicine" to cope with the voices and possibly make them stop - pet your cat, read a book, take a cold shower, or go for a walk around the block.
The problem with that is not everyone wants to go for a walk when they hear voices to quiet them down - they just want to "take a pill that cures them." There is no "cure" for it. It's not a cold, or an infection, or a cut or scrape that just "fixes" itself over time. So, patients insist sometimes on taking more meds. Doctors insist on them taking more meds if they won't find something to keep them from becoming increasingly symptomatic and unable to function. And, of course, there are the few corrupt doctors and patients out there - nothing's free from corruption in some form.
LtMessiahDM504 posted...If I had to choose, games of course.
Nope, the opposite in fact. And I proved as much with these things called numbers and references.