Mass shootings have, unfortunately, become a far too common topic in the United States. Though many people deny it, it is happening all over the country and at such as an alarming rate. There are many sides being nitpicked in order to find something to blame for these incidents and video gaming is one of the most recent victims. It is not hard to blame it on video gaming when young people can buy games for cheap and play them with the context mostly about violence.
This side of the argument was entertained after the shooting at Jacksonville Landing. This is a thought that has been glanced upon many times including by President Donald Trump when he spoke after the shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida. The president then said that he has been hearing how people are getting concerned about the level of violence young people witness when they play video games. It is thought to have an influence in the minds of the younger generation.
This argument should not be used as a shield to cover up the fact that there is something seriously wrong that needs to be addressed in terms of mass shootings which is gun control. Many pro-guns are using the video game argument because it helps them deflect the truth that being able to buy guns easily is actually a problem that leads to mass shootings.
There has been a great uproar with the fight for the Second Amendment but many are bothered by the fact that the people of America is actually pointing fingers to video gaming as the root cause of mass shootings. Back in 2015, the American Psychological Association conducted a study which showed that aggression may result from playing violent video games but this will not lead to a gamer to purchase gun and shoot every person on its path.
While it is possible to buy games for cheap, what people should be more concerned about is how easy it is for someone to buy a gun and turn to the people around them. It should be noted that these violent games are also played bygamers all over the world but why is it only the United States is dealing with too many mass shootings?