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And we all thought Skyhawk was crazy for blaming video games? I still think blaming video games is a bit crazy but I thought this was interesting.
Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza maintained a spreadsheet filled with information from mass killings from the past and further alleges that it's a major sign of how video games influenced the mindset and planning of Lanza's terrible act of lethal violence, according to a front page story in today's New York Daily News.
A law enforcement source who spoke to the Daily News says Lanza's spreadsheet, which allegedly measures 7 feet by 4 feet, contained information on the weapons various killers used and the number of people killed. They say it amounted to a grisly high score list, one that Lanza wanted to wind up on top of:
Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza maintained a spreadsheet filled with information from mass killings from the past and further alleges that its New York Daily News.
I still don't buy it, I can say it may help feed an insane mind but I don't think it causes the mind to go insane. A killer is a killer is a killer. If it wasn't video games then it would be movies or his mom or whatever,
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video games are an easy target and if the media wants to keep going down the video game path, then when do they point there finger at their 24/7 vulturistic coverage when something like this happens?
I don't think the media is going after it with this story. The news here is the spreadsheet. That seems to be new information that I guess wasn't known before. IDK I might be wrong. But I thought it was interesting because it was some proof that he wanted to be the highest scorer on the kill list. But obviously that wasn't his only reason for doing what he did.
He was also mentally challenged, he had a form of autism which essentially makes you obsessed with whatever it is you are interested in. Plus I would say Rob more meant (and if he doesn't I do) the nonstop coverage these things get, so obviously if you want to go out you are going to go out well known. And I think all the over blown coverage makes it all that more appealing to psychos
I didn't know he was mentally challenged or the autism. I think partly there is a lot of coverage because we don't understand why people do these things. We really don't know a lot about the brain. And yes the over coverage sure as hell doesn't help the issue. I think I posted a link about that when this all went down about over coverage actually causing these events.
Asperger's syndrome and they say it is not connected to the violence but the spread sheet says otherwise to me. I am no expert though but it is a symptom of it, repetitive patterns and social disorder.
Its pretty obvious that this country needs to ban spreadsheets if we want to save lives.
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I agree witih this whole heartedly. Unfortunately murderous minds have been around since the dawn of time and psycopaths have been murdering innocents since before there were video games, guns, mass media, etc. It is a sad fact of life that there have always been and will always be psyco's out there who will find a way to carry out their evil plots against humanity.
Oh I still think that this Skyhawk dude is one crazy SOB.
But, Adam Lanza was just a bit misguided.
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What makes you say this? I don't think Adam Lanza was misguided, and I don't think you are crazy. Lanza was a psyco plain and simple. But murderous minds have been around since Cain slew Abel, and that was long before there were guns, video games, and mass media. Sure, in an ideal world there would be no killings. But we do not live in an ideal world, so people who tend to be idealists blame inanimate objects or society as a whole for every screw ball that decides to go on a murderous rampage. I don't know if you are an idealist or not, but if you believe that video games were the cause of Adam Lanza's killing spree, then I disagree with you.
Having a mental disorder and being misguided are 2 different things, and I don't think you are crazy over anything related to this and certainly no crazier than I. And if video games caused people to become murders then there would be NO PEOPLE LEFT, there are millions and millions and millions of gamers. What about them? What about me? I don't see us going out on a killing spree, lame excuses to blame video games plain and simple. You are a killer or you aren't, He just so happened to be a killer that played video games, not the other way around.
Just my opinion, but it seems like a stretch to say that since this guy had a spreadsheet of other mass murders, its likened to a high score list in video games and therefore video games caused it. Seems tenable at best to me.
To me, the fact that anyone even knows the name Adam Lanza is sad. Oftentimes these people do this to make a name for themselves and achieve some morbid level of fame. The media's tendency to cover a story to death and almost romanticize it only adds fuel to the fire. Again, just my opinion, but I place more blame with our Information Age obsessions as opposed to video games.
Exactly. I have tons of friends in the gaming community, myself included. We all play games that are very violent and killing is the main part of it. None of us are insane enough to even have thoughts about killing another human. Video games do not cause violence. If anything, violence causes video games.
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Adding onto my prior point, I don't think we can point to one thing and say "that caused it". I think most of the time these situations stem from a multitude of reasons. For example, maybe a combination of mental instability, familial issues, social isolation, etc. could cause a person to snap to the point of going on a rampage.
What about all the murders that took place before video games were invented? When I was growing up kids played army, cops and robbers, etc. with toy guns. We shot at each other and pretended to kill each other. Neither myself nor any of my friends that played those games became killers, and yet Charles Manson and his "family" went on a horrific killing spree in 1969.
I agree 100% No one knows, and if they did maybe it could help put an end to this
Hm I thought you would say "when I was a kid we threw rocks and pretend fought with our clubs, all while trying to avoid Saber tooth tigers and dinosaurs" Crazy, learn something new everyday.
Ok, ya caught me. BTW here's how we got girls back then...
Actually, I blame much more the breakdown of society and a Dad not being in the home much, much more than
video games. It does kind of suck that this dillweed, Lanza gets fame from it.
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Agree, I did have to look his name up, I knew all the details and all that I just couldn't remember his name, mainly because I won't give him that satisfaction, and as soon as this thread is done i won't remember it again
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