Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 72

October 8, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

On this week's show, hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight are joined by Ben Hayward, who wrote an interesting article last week about how video game players are often gun owners too, and how the government often tries to pit one group against the other. Andrew also reveals the results of last week's poll concerning the Mighty No. 9 and the possibility that the developer behind the game might get sued by Capcom. Download Episode 72 now: SuperPAC Episode 72 (1 hour, 38 minutes) 45.1 MB.

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Credits: The Super Podcast Action Committee is hosted by E. Zachary Knight and Andrew Eisen, and produced by James Fudge. The show is edited by Jose Betancourt. Music in the show includes "Albino" by Brian Boyko and "Barroom Ballet" by Kevin MacLeod. Both are in the public domain and free to use. ECA bumper created by Andrew Eisen.


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Re: Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 72

Sorry, I wouldn't trust the average person on the street to use a gun or any other weapon effectively under duress. Getting the paper that says you can have a gun and using one at a firing range is worlds apart from using one on another person to say nothing of doing so in a stressful potentially life threatening situation.  

You get things like http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/10/09/man-fatally-shot-inside-far-north...  

Re: Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 72

No need to be sorry, that's a perfectly legitimate point to bring up.  Of course, on the other side of the coin, a quick internet search reveals a bunch of stories where someone shot an intruder who actually did mean them harm.  Had it not been for their guns, some of these people might not be alive today.

So, I guess the question becomes, is that worth the accidents?  How many accidents are we talking about?  How do they compare with the number of legitimate defense shootings?

An important part of the gun discussion, I think.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 72

So, I guess the question becomes, is that worth the accidents?  How many accidents are we talking about?  How do they compare with the number of legitimate defense shootings?

I think it's something families will have to decide for themselves.  As for accidents, according to CDC WISQARS Fatal Injury Data, accidental shootings account for 606 deaths in 2010 and in 2007 15,698 non-fatal firearm accident retailed hospital visits (0.05% of 27.7 million emergency room visits). In 2007 there were 613 fatal firearm accidents of them 181 were between the ages of 10 and 24 or 2.9%.

Public situations like the recent mall shootings in Kenya, would seem to the chance for error greater.

 
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