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Video Games Do Not Create Mass Murderers

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Published on Dec 17, 2012

In the wake of the Sandy Hook mass shooting in Connecticut, people are looking for answers. Once again, video games are the apparent culprit. Several studies point to the contrary, but video games remain an easy scapegoat used by people with little understanding of games, an "easy answer" to an extremely complicated question. Kim Horcher uses the studies, news stories, and reason to explain why video games don't in fact create mass murderers.

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U.S. homicide rates since 1991: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs...

Harvard study, "Grand Theft Childhood": http://www.grandtheftchildhood.com/GT...

British Medical Journal, "Video Games and Health"
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic...

"Preference for Violent Electronic Games and Aggressive Behavior among Children: The Beginning of the Downward Spiral?":
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/1...

Politifact "U.S. Guns and Homicide Rates Higher Than Other Nations": http://www.politifact.com/virginia/st...

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