During a press conference this morning, a National Rifle Association spokesperson said violent video games are partially to blame for last week’s deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
“There exists in this country a callous, corrupt, and corrupting shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people,” NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre said. “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 department could find it and all of yours either couldn’t or didn’t want anyone to know you had found it?”
LaPierre also pointed the finger at the film and music industries.
“Then there’s the blood-soaked slasher films like American Psycho andNatural Born Killers that are aired like propaganda loops on Splatterdays and every day, and a thousand music videos that portray life as a joke and murder as a way of life. And then they have the nerve to call it entertainment.