Editor's Note: This letter to the editor was received from Dunedin resident Bill Coleman in response to recent public support for more gun control after the Dec. 14 slayings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.
Seems some male youth of today has no concern for life. The million dollar question is “Why?” No one seems to have an answer or explanation.
How does it happen, where do it all start? Is banning guns the answer, I don't think so.
Think about this. Have you ever seen the video games our children are playing? Killing, war, mayhem and the bombs that blow up everything and everyone. Children are impressionable and they spend endless hours killing, beheading, and murdering with just a push of their thumbs. If you want to bans something, start with the video market.
My grandson started at three years of age playing “Game Boy.” Hours turned into months and months into years. Today, at 18, he still sits in front of some $400 console and annihilates entire populations. Lets come to grips as to the origin of mayhem. Maybe it’s all a big bad game!
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Which do you think is more harmful to society: access to guns or violent video games? Let's discuss respectfully in the comments!