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Should they ban violent video games?

Should the supreme court ban violent video games?

Yes

Side Score: 5
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No

Side Score: 38
Winning Side!
1 point

Good morning ladies and gentlemen,

Today I would like to argue why we should ban violent video games.

Around the world, many people are obsessed video gaming, and many of these people are children. Children at this age are growing mentally and are constantly being influenced by their environment and the world around them, and what is astounding is how video games influence one's mind.

Science and the current situation shows how people who play violent games have increased violent tendencies. There have been some cases in which violent and gory murders have been committed after the influence of violent games. And now, we are exposing these people to the influence of violence, including thousands of children.

How can we allow the future of our good country to be jeopardized by allowing our children to be exposed to violence and to grow up with violent tendencies.

That is why I believe that we must ban violent video games

Side: yes
trumpeter93(999) Disputed
2 points

Good morning ladies and gentlemen,

Cut the crap and get on with it.

Today I would like to argue why we should ban violent video games.

Really? I thought you were going to argue something else.

Your argument basically says that the government should ban the sale of violent video games. First they have no authority to do that. If people don't like kids playing these games, then it is the parents job to raise their children, not the government's.

Secondly, if violent video games were to be banned, it would mean another black market, which would mean increased crime, increased prison populations and more money that taxpayers have to spend.

Side: No
1 point

Exactly. Why is the argument to ban violent video games based on the premise that little children will play them and grow up to be "psychopaths", or something like that?

Where are the parents? Is it not their responsibility to keep inappropriate things out of the hands of their children?

Why stop at banning violent video games? Why not just do an across the board ban of all things violent, including movies? Then we would all be left to watching "family friendly" movies until the cows come home.

Come on, let's get serious here!

Side: No
2 points

Good morning ladies and gentlemen,

Good morrow sir.

Today I would like to argue why we should ban violent video games.

Amazing. Truly.

Children at this age are growing mentally and are constantly being influenced by their environment and the world around them, and what is astounding is how video games influence one's mind.

The environment many we live in is one pervaded by wars, poverty, crime and intolerance. These are self-perpetuating problems and have existed since before video games. I would argue that:

a) These problems have a greater effect on children than video games.

b) These problems cannot, considering their history, be caused by video games.

c) These problems are mainly propagated by adults who do not have a long history of playing video games.

and what is astounding is how video games influence one's mind.

Videlicet...?

Science and the current situation shows how people who play violent games have increased violent tendencies.

Actually, scientific analysis has never shown a correlation. As aforesaid, the "current situation" cannot have been caused by video games.

There have been some cases in which violent and gory murders have been committed after the influence of violent games.

That is complete fabrication.

And now, we are exposing these people to the influence of violence, including thousands of children.

People have always had violent tendencies. Indeed, we live in a time of relative communal peace. When was the last time a rival tribe burned down your village and stole your women?

How can we allow the future of our good country to be jeopardized by allowing our children to be exposed to violence and to grow up with violent tendencies.

As once more aforesaid, video games have never been proved to instill violent tendencies in children. I should know; I play them all the time and have never killed, raped, stabbed or in any other way inflicted severe physical or mental harm on somebody.

That is why I believe that we must ban violent video games

The above points were your opinion? I should never have guessed.

Side: No
MegaDittos(571) Disputed
1 point

Do you think there are more violent and gory murders per capita now or at other times in history? Nowhere even close to the violent times in the past.

Side: No
0 points

yes because playing violent video games could lead to people or kids going out and doing the stuff they see in violent video games. Also, if they do that then they would take the lives of many people and maybe themselves.

Side: yes
5 points

yes because playing violent video games could lead to people or kids going out and doing the stuff

Please provide some evidence to substantiate this claim.

Also, if they do that then they would take the lives of many people and maybe themselves.

Serial killers have existed for far longer than video games.

Side: No
2 points

No its not like everyone is psychopathic and kills people or even themselves by playing a violent video game

Side: No
0 points

Yes. Supreme court should ban violent video games. Video games make the kids struck with one thing and it induce negativity, violent in their minds. As a responsible citizens we have to sound against violent video games.

Side: yes
4 points

Video games make the kids struck with one thing and it induce negativity, violent in their minds

Crime is not caused by video games. Almost all violence and crime is the result of

a) Social inequality and poverty.

b)Government action (i.e war).

Both of these matters fall within the jurisdiction of the government to which you look for aid in the banning of video games. It can therefore be extrapolated that the vast majority of human suffering, violence and deprivation stems from the actions or inaction of governments and their corporate benefactors.

Your argument posits that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was directly responsible for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. It posits that organised crime is the result of GTA IV. In reality, the wars were sparked by government and corporate interests, whereas organised crime was in America was the product of Government enforced prohibition.

Side: No
3 points

"Your argument posits that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was directly responsible for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars." pmsl

Side: No
fkwitdastars(7) Disputed
3 points

violent video games aren't for children, as responsible citizens you should stop buying them for children...

Side: No
3 points

video games have age restriction, a violent video game like GTA (ow yerr) is rated 18, why are you letting you children play 18 rated games would you let them watch porn? Dont look at the government to bring up you kids pull your lazy pc fingers out and do it yourselves...

Side: No
3 points

should they also ban any violent movies, books, and any media program that even mentions violence. face it, it is human to want to hurt, it is in our most primal instinct, just look at the ufc, martial arts, and the gladiator arena when the romans ruled the European countryside

Side: No
2 points

No because violent video games are made for people who like to play war craft games and if they ban that then they take the fun out of playing video games.

Side: No
2 points

The Supreme Court does not have the authority to ban violent video games. Violent video games have ratings on them, similar to movies. If parents allow their kids to play violent video games, then that is their business.

Side: No
2 points

The taking away of freedoms does not help in any way. Also, to state their are more violent crimes now than in the past is ludicrous. History clearly shows the world as a violent place, always.

Side: No

video games are a form of entertainment. i myself, like many others, play video games, including some violent ones, without mimicing the games in real life.

Side: No
0 points

I really don't see a point unless someone can convince me otherwise.

Side: No