Moronic Story Ties Accidental Shooter to Videogames

June 25, 2010 -

A man in Wales who accidentally shot a city worker with a .22 caliber rifle was a videogame player, so of course that had to be mentioned in a story about the incident on a South Wales website.

23-year old Ersid Cela of Clas y Bedw, Waunarlwydd, allegedly bought a BSA air rifle “for £200 from a drug dealer in Mumbles after playing the Call of Duty computer game, in which players shoot each other with a range of automatic weapons.”

Cela was additionally described as a “fan of a violent computer game.”

Thank goodness he didn’t buy the gun before playing Call of Duty or there would be no story.

In any case, Cela was attempting to load the gun when it went off, hitting worker Jason Crocker in the shoulder as he worked out side Cela’s home. A second shot hit Crocker’s van as well. How the gun went off “accidentally” a second time was not disclosed.

Cela will be held in custody until he is sentenced on July 26.


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Re: Moronic Story Ties Accidental Shooter to Videogames

You know, it's amazing.  For all of history, guns never came about until the popularity of video games.

 

Oh, wait...

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Re: Moronic Story Ties Accidental Shooter to Videogames

It's like the classic question of philosophy: what came first? Violence or video games?

Re: Moronic Story Ties Accidental Shooter to Videogames

The answer of course is video games.

But wait you ask, how did the game designers learn of violence then?

Well obviously they have a time machine and were able to see the violence these games inspired which were then the inspiration for making those same games.

Now you may call this a paradox to which my response is ... shut up.

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Re: Moronic Story Ties Accidental Shooter to Videogames

BSA air rifles are .17 caliber.  It's not even a real firearm, it is an air rifle.  Basically, a higher pressure airsoft gun that fires metal, not plastic.

Re: Moronic Story Ties Accidental Shooter to Videogames

Yeah I'm trying to understand what the story is here.  Why did he have to buy an air rifle from a drug dealer?  This is basically a BB gun right?  Would they report this if someone accidently shot their neighbor with a Nerf gun after playing MW2?  Or only if he bought the Nerf gun from a drug dealer?

Re: Moronic Story Ties Accidental Shooter to Videogames

Wait- I thought that playing videogames, as is the implication of the article's agenda, made us gun EXPERTS.  Would that not mean that the chances of accidential discharge while loading the gun are actually reduced? 

Re: Moronic Story Ties Accidental Shooter to Videogames

It doesn't make sense either because he hit him in the shoulder, any reale gamers would have aimed for the head, followed by a "Boom headshot !" to which everyone in the room would laugh at, victim included.

Re: Moronic Story Ties Accidental Shooter to Videogames

Reminds me of that guy in Florida who shot his wife, two kids, the mailman, a passing jogger, and the neighbor's dog.  When asked why he did it he answered, "I was cleaning my gun and it went off."

 

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Re: Moronic Story Ties Accidental Shooter to Videogames

Yeah, I hate it when my game goes off accidentally. It is almost enough to make we ant to throw a cat.

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Re: Moronic Story Ties Accidental Shooter to Videogames

looks like it has been fixed.

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