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10. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 2, 2013, 22:29 Sepharo
 
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Sweet, taxpayer subsidized hobby!

Eh, they just went to local businesses and asked for coupons. I don't know the exact amounts but my guess is that the business doesn't mind giving out a "$5 off" regardless if a violent game is thrown away.
 
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9. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 2, 2013, 22:23 Cutter
 
Sweet, taxpayer subsidized hobby!
 
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8. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 2, 2013, 21:46 jimnms
 
When I saw the title I thought it was going to be an Onion article.  
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7. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 2, 2013, 21:44 Jivaro
 
Stupid waste of time and an exercise in futility, that is what a "violent video game buyback program" truly is. Are people truly so desperate for a quick, black/white answer to complicated issues like gun culture and mental health (among others) that they grasp at straws that are so clearly too short to serve any purpose that will generate results? It is truly maddening. Every generation endures the older generations blaming something for the world's woes, rock'n'roll being the cliche example of late, and yet it seems like those generations grow up to do exactly the same thing.

I am no expert on gun culture, mental health issues, or any of the other millions of topics that play a part in these mass shooting tragedies, but I am smart and educated enough to know that with serial killers, serial rapists, and many pedophiles there is a trigger that is unique to the perpetrator and his/her particular issues. Why would it be different for these people who commit these mass shootings? For example a serial killer might be a sexual sadist that accidentally kills someone and then decides that killing someone is the only way they can be satisfied. A serial rapist might have someone in their lives that rejected them, an athletic blonde, and then they start raping athletic blondes. In either example it wasn't a video game, a movie, a book, a song, or anything else that twisted these people. Their own minds are what is twisted. They didn't get that way overnight, it happened over time, and usually there are multiple people that have seen disturbing things but refused to connect the dots. Maybe that serial killer was killing pets as a kid and his parents hid it from people in shame. Maybe he hit his ex-girlfriends but was never charged with a crime because they found it easier to run away then to confront him again. Maybe that rapist stalked different women when he was young but when people complained his parents just moved. It just seems to me that when I read a book or watch a documentary about some "infamous" criminal, there is always a bunch of people that when they are gathered together and asked a bunch of questions...that random and senseless act doesn't seem so random anymore. As I said I am not an expert but it seems very hard to believe that these shooters are any different, and as time passes and people who are experts are allowed to study and review each situation a very real and scientific way of not just predicting but understanding this behavior will come about.

In the meantime the gun industry will make senseless suggestions to try to reduce damage to profit margins, politicians looking for votes will find a video game or movie to blame, and parents will be left trying to make decisions about what they will let their kids see and do based on recommendations and assertions from people who have everything but their kids as a priority.

If that thought doesn't make one violently aggressive, I don't know what will.

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6. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 2, 2013, 21:37 Julio
 
Too bad they don't do the program online, buy a bunch of used violent videogames and turn them in for a profit  
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5. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 2, 2013, 21:32 Longswd
 
Sounds like a great opportunity to use a lot of ignorant FUD to your advantage, seeings as that pretty much beats Gamestop on used games.

 
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4. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 2, 2013, 21:02 Tumbler
 
I want to know what they are offering for the games. Gift certs to where?

Edit: $25! No specifics on where to but they said something like a water park? I'd prefer cash, how about the city just cuts a check?

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3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 2, 2013, 20:20 Sepharo
 
"There is ample evidence that violent video games, along with violent media of all kinds, including TV and movies portraying story after story showing a continuous stream of violence and killing, has contributed to increasing aggressiveness, fear, anxiety, and is desensitizing our children to acts of violence including bullying,"

I wonder if they cited their sources?

 
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2. Town Holds Violent Videogame Buyback Program. Jan 2, 2013, 19:20 jdreyer
 
Sees no reduction in violent crime...  
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1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 2, 2013, 19:13 Shok
 
Next there will be gun controller buybacks at Police stations. *rolls eyes*

And violent books. What about all the written violence? Surely that is desensitizing the kids as well. Let's buy all the violent books back.

I'm sure these people think it is helping and I guess it is; it is helping them to cope with senseless tragedy. While shitting all over the truth...
 
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