|A Pace Odyssey
Across the nation, acts of terrorism have occurred. Shootings in areas such as schools, churches, and airports. Many people blame violent video games for these horrendous actions. A gunman who killed 22 people and injured 24 more in El Paso, Texas made a reference to a video game and later said he was very familiar with violent video games. Video games were quickly blamed by many politicians even though it was an obvious act of “ethnic hatred”. In a policy statement on June 22, 2017 “scant evidence” was found on video game violence and real world aggression. Nowadays young children play these violent video games and show symptoms of violence that reflect certain aspects that are played in these games. Games such as Grant Theft Auto and Call Of Duty let the player go on heists and commit mass acts of homicide or go on missions I’m various places and kill people. These video games are available to the youth with nothing stopping them if they have the money. Do video games cause violence, or are they an excuse for Americans to feel better about psychotic people that live in the United States?