Conn. Senator Blames Video Games for Influencing Sandy Hook Shooter

January 25, 2013 -

Sen. Christopher Murphy (D-Conn.) gave a speech (which you can watch for yourself to your left) during Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D- CA) press conference introducing a new bill that would ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines. Murphy said that if Feinstein's bill had been law many of the children that died during the December 14 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut might still be alive. Senator Murphy also blamed video games for their part in influencing the shooter, though proof that video games had anything to do with influencing him has yet to be produced.

"I think there’s a question as to whether he would have driven in his mother’s car in the first place if he didn’t have access to a weapon that he saw in video games that gave him a false sense of courage about what he could do that day."

Murphy is referring to dubious reports that the shooter played Call of Duty. Other reports indicated that he was a big Dynasty Warriors fan too.

Chris Murphy took the oath of office on in early to become Connecticut's newest U.S. senator, replacing the retiring Joe Lieberman (I-Conn).

Source: Washington Examiner

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Re: Conn. Senator Blames Video Games for Influencing Sandy ...

Leech sucking down his 15 minutes of fame at a tragic event.

Re: Conn. Senator Blames Video Games for Influencing Sandy ...

There's nothing he can do, right? Video games have been declared to be first amendment protected, so all he can do is make impotent threats, right?

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

Re: Conn. Senator Blames Video Games for Influencing Sandy ...

He can waste a lot of taxpayer time and money.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Conn. Senator Blames Video Games for Influencing Sandy ...

"While we have our sites on taking down the 2nd amendment, why don't we just take down the 1st amendment too.. you know...  while we're already here."

Re: Conn. Senator Blames Video Games for Influencing Sandy ...

Two down, 25 to go.

Re: Conn. Senator Blames Video Games for Influencing Sandy ...

Another dickhead trying to score points with constituents.

Re: Conn. Senator Blames Video Games for Influencing Sandy ...

Well, trying to score points with fringe constituents anyway. Panicy soccer moms aren't THAT common

Re: Conn. Senator Blames Video Games for Influencing Sandy ...

Wonder if Connecticut now wishes that they had elected Linda McMahon instead of this ignorant idiot.

The assclown that attacked that school in Newtown would have still done it. Consider that question answered, Mr. Murphy.

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Re: Conn. Senator Blames Video Games for Influencing Sandy ...

and I blame idiotic congressmen for making people think that lying is a reasonable argument and that empirical evidence is not needed for something to be a "fact".

BAN CONGRESS they are bad influences on your children!

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Re: Conn. Senator Blames Video Games for Influencing Sandy ...

"I think there’s a question as to whether he would have driven in his mother’s car in the first place if he didn’t have access to a weapon that he saw in video games that gave him a false sense of courage about what he could do that day."

Yeah it was the video games that gave him that false sense of courage, not the fucking assault rifles he had easy access to. Being a fucking nut job had nothing to do with it either. No, it was the video games. Because you know people are really brave when they're using a video game as a murder weapon. There's tons of killing sprees on records where people have used a video game as a murder weapon.  Oh right there isn't and they don't, they tend to use guns you jackass.

I think there's a question as to whether or not these politicians have a single functioning brain cell between the whole lot of them. I'm betting no. Since there's conclussive evidence of that and it's being proven more and more day after day.

Re: Conn. Senator Blames Video Games for Influencing Sandy ...

Again, there is absolutely no evidence that the shooter even played video games (although, he probably did.  Most people do.) let alone that he was obsessed with violent ones.

The Call of Duty thing comes from an interview with a plumber conducted by a UK tabloid.

The Dynasty Warriors thing (a game with NO GUNS) was unsourced and came from another UK tabloid.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Conn. Senator Blames Video Games for Influencing Sandy ...

Admittedly though, plumbers and video games go waaay back.

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