Reply to post: Same games played elsewhere

Kentucky gov: Violent video games, not guns, to blame for Florida school massacre

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Same games played elsewhere

FPS games are played in other countries, yet strangely they don't have the same effect.

UK School shootings in the last decade - 0

Australia School shootings in the last decade - 0

Canada School shootings in the last decade - 1 (La Roche)

US school shootings this year - Accounts vary, but certainly greater than the combined total of the UK, Australia and Canada for the previous decade.

This wiki article lists 10 (take with usual wiki required sack of salt)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_shootings_in_the_United_States#2018

Other accounts state that the number is as high as 18.

So, is it that US players are affected differently to players in otherwise similar English speaking countries? They cannot distinguish fantasy from reality? They are morons?

Or is it just possibly the fact that a fuckload of firearms are freely available could be the differentiating factor?

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