Even if you’re not an American, the tragic incident that occurred at a School in Connecticut on Friday, as a young, apparently confused man rampaged through an elementary school, must have brought sadness and despair to you.
Adam Lanza, age 20, killed 26 people on Friday, December 14th, 20 of them being children ages 5-10, and left a nation and even the world in a state of gloom. Some have said it’s time that we as a nation start talking seriously about changing our culture of violence to help steer a young generation on a more civil course. Others have said that gun control is the problem, and we should move fast to pass legislation in an effort to limit the amount of weapons on our streets, and some have called for movie makers and videogame developers to lesson the amount of violence found in there work.
In almost every article I read about the the mass-murder, comments about videogames and movies dominated the discuss, so I thought It’d be a good thing to have a conversation about the influence of violence in movies and videogames on the American culture.
Should games be tamed? Is there too much violence in American entertainment? Is there even a connection at all?
Share your thoughts.