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Guns vs. Video Games: Which One Would You Ban?

Let say if getting rid of EITHER guns OR video game would magically eliminate mass shootings in America, which one would you choose to get rid of?  

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  1. 1. If we can solve the mass shooting problem in America by banning/getting rid of EITHER guns OR video games, which would you choose?

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"Since it's almost exclusively WHITE MALES  who commit mass shootings"

That's fake news.

 

However, there is one race that does commit the highest % of murders considering their low % of the overall population. HI9NT: It isn't Asians.

 

 

P.S. The elft has also attacked  video games as evil,, tools of mass murderers, rapists, and other nonsense. Both parties do it because it is easy pickings. The Left won't do it this round because the right beat them to it. L0L  Last time it was the elft attacking video games. It is the right wing';s turn.

 

Both are stupid.


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In 1981 a book called Mazes and Monsters came out. It was fiction inspired by true (although heavily sensationalized) events where a group of D&D players in the 70's thought the game was real and got themselves killed in a cave. And not by monsters in case you were wondering. A movie was made from the book and a brand new moral outrage and calls for banning something was spawned. In '84 a book called "The dungeon master: the disappearance of James Dallas Egbert III" came out. Egbert had a history of mental illness that was blamed on D&D. Then in 1982 this came out:

1981-d-and-d1.jpg

This caused a snit when a group of pastors said Mattel was introducing devil worship to middle school kids which caused this to get pulled. I had one BTW. I remember it being pretty fun considering the time. 

Blaming harmless things that some people have decided they don't like for other unrelated things is hardly new. Nihil novi sub sole. 

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7 hours ago, Guard Dog said:

In 1981 a book called Mazes and Monsters came out. It was fiction inspired by true (although heavily sensationalized) events where a group of D&D players in the 70's thought the game was real and got themselves killed in a cave. And not by monsters in case you were wondering. A movie was made from the book and a brand new moral outrage and calls for banning something was spawned. In '84 a book called "The dungeon master: the disappearance of James Dallas Egbert III" came out. Egbert had a history of mental illness that was blamed on D&D. Then in 1982 this came out:

1981-d-and-d1.jpg

This caused a snit when a group of pastors said Mattel was introducing devil worship to middle school kids which caused this to get pulled. I had one BTW. I remember it being pretty fun considering the time. 

Blaming harmless things that some people have decided they don't like for other unrelated things is hardly new. Nihil novi sub sole. 

Interesting post, nice one :thumbsup:


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15 hours ago, Guard Dog said:

Nihil novi sub sole. 

I've always been confused on whether it's this or "nihil sub sole novum". Both have plenty of results on Google (with the edge going towards the second), and both claim the same origin (Vulgate Latin translation of the Bible).

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51 minutes ago, Bartimaeus said:

I've always been confused on whether it's this or "nihil sub sole novum". Both have plenty of results on Google (with the edge going towards the second), and both claim the same origin (Vulgate Latin translation of the Bible).

I know it's from the book of Ecclesiasties. Not sure chapter or verse. That was how it was spelled in FO:NV. It's also the motto of the FAU  history dept. It's just always stuck with me for those two reasons. 


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It's Ecclesiastes 1:9 - one of the very few I actually know the chapter and verse numbers for by heart.

I'm reading that both "novo" and "novi" mean "new", but the former is plural while the latter is singular (e.g. it is "homo novo" for "new man", "homines novi" for "new men")...and "novum" is a combo that means "new thing". Thing is, "nihil" already means "nothing", so "nihil sub sole novum" would seem to mean "nothing under the sun is a new thing", while "nihil novi sub sole" would seem to mean "nothing new under the sun". Interesting to note that "nothing" is apparently considered plural in Latin, but singular in English.


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On 8/9/2019 at 12:46 PM, Gorgon said:

So dramatic. Why are you using the comic book caption effect where you CAPITALISE certain words FOR EFFECT..  KAPOW!!!

 

Shapiro starts out debunking the link and makes the case that restrictions would be illegal.

FUN TRIVIA FACT, U. S. COMIC BOOKS TYPICALLY USE ALL UPPER CASE LETTERS, AND USE BOLD FOR EMPHASIS OF WORDS INSTEAD OF MIXED CASE AND ALL CAPS.  THIS MADE IT HARDER FOR OLD PRINTING PRESSES TO MAKE THE TEXT ILLEGIBLE.  CLASSICALLY, UNTIL COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY CAUGHT UP TO IT, MOST LETTERING WAS DONE BY HAND.  THE BIG EXCEPTION IN THE U. S. WAS CHARLTON COMICS WHO ACTUALLY HAD A GIANT TYPING MACHINE AND TYPED THE LETTERING IN FOR SOME COMICS DIRECTLY ON THE ARTWORK.

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