The National Rifle Association held a press conference to comment on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the NRA, blamed violent games, movies, and music videos for such tragic events.
“There exists in this country, sadly, a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and sows violence against its own people,” NRA head Wayne LaPierre said during the press conference. “Through vicious violent video games, with names like Bulletstorm, Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat and Splatterhouse. And here’s one: It’s called Kindergarten Killers. It’s been online for 10 years. How come my research staff can find it, and all yours couldn’t, or didn’t want anyone to know you’ve found it?”
Blaming also targeted to movies and music videos. “We have bloodsoaked films out there like American Psycho, Natural Born Killers, they’re aired on propaganda loops called Splatterdays, and every single day. A thousand music videos portray life as a joke, portray murder as a way of life, and then have the nerve to call it entertainment.
LaPierre also argued that gun-free zones only serve to inform killers where they can “inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk,” questioning why we protect our banks and official buildings with armed guards, but not our schools. He also blamed on the news media for providing mass killers with “wall-to-wall attention and a sense of identity.”
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