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Gabe / on Wed, Mar 13 2013 at 10:40 am

Violent games

We try to avoid all talk of politics here on PA. In general it’s because neither of us is an especially political person, but also we want you to be able to come and laugh at our video game jokes regardless of who you voted for. The exception I guess is when video games end up mixing with politics and we feel like commenting.

Well video games are in the crosshairs once again. I honestly thought we were past all this garbage about games causing kids to shoot up their schools but the NRA seems to think that the real problem is violent vidjima games like Mortal Kombat and Splatterhouse (yes splatterhouse). Seriously at least get some new games guys. Anyway, making violent games, or any kind of game really is very obviously a first amendment issue. So to hear politicians say that we need more restrictions on the first amendment without even taking a look at the second seems strange to us. I’ve heard people say that without the second amendment we wouldn’t have the first and I think that’s probably true. I guess I feel like most gamers are in favor of making sure violent games are not played by children and we can all agree that more parents need to pay attention to what their kids are playing, but it seems like we can’t have any sort of dialogue about guns. I think both amendments are pretty important and it would be nice if we could talk about all the things that might cause gun violence, including actual guns.

Anyway, we made a strip about this awhile back that seemed to resonate with some of you. The reason I’m bringing it up now is that Kiko has turned that sentiment into a T-Shirt.

So If that’s the sort of statement you want to wear on yourself you can get it in the PA store.

-Gabe out

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