Letter To The Editor: Let’s Lay Cause Of Mass Shootings Where It Belongs … Violent Videos; Permissive Parenting

By PAM PRICHARD
Los Alamos

People cite readily available guns and mental illnesses as the causes of mass shootings, but has anyone ever considered the effects of the violent shoot-em-up video games that our youth have been playing for years? 

I believe there is a direct correlation, but no one ever mentions that possibility, and no one has investigated the number of hours, days, weeks, months and years that these shooters spent killing people virtually, on the computer screen, before they went out and killed people for real.

Let’s lay the cause of mass shootings where it belongs – at the feet of the designers, programmers, and marketers of these video games!

And also, on the parents who allowed their sons unlimited access to them!