'Culture of mass violence' perpetuating killings?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 4:23
- Date Dec 17, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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Yeah there are many questions following.
Tragedy namely why did it happen.
Well Hollywood and video game industry make billions of dollars glorifying death and mass murder in fact the majority of the highest grossing films of 2012 were rated.
And what thing we do know about the gunman Adam -- that he was a big fan for many years of violent video games Fox News legal.
Peter Johnson junior joins us now Peter we don't know if there's more action but we do know he was a fan of -- well we do know that.
We do know that the culture of mayhem and mass death.
Is being peddled by a Hollywood.
And there's a certain amount of hot hypocrisy that goes into it is unfortunately.
Very often these -- the same people that say well.
-- -- the reason for violence in this country is the ability to.
Meet the needs of the constitution allow people to own guns right.
There's an issue and gun control that needs to be enforced we need laws that protect people against unnecessary.
Violence wouldn't allow people.
To use handguns or to use rifles for sport and self defense not for other uses.
But at the same time we know that when we spend seventeen billion dollars a year.
On video games right we know that there's an Ohio State study that shows that.
Aggression and video game watching.
Go together there can come and -- that if you watch them for a long time you'll be more aggressive.
We know that it's a problem in this country and we heard the lieutenant colonel talk about this morning -- all these NC seventeen games.
-- time after time person after person building after building are blown up shot exploded.
And the only value was how many people you can kill -- so talk about desensitization.
We need to be sensitive to our children we need to be sensitive.
To reforming laws in this country.
Yes in terms of making sure that there are checks at gun shows but at the same time we need to understand that the median.
Is the message to and the media's message is debt and.
Violence and I was in new town and -- great journalist son was a new -- and you covered it all weekend and the devastation.
And the pain and the tragedy.
Is -- Believable.
Is -- -- inconsolable.
And so we don't look at what senator Lieberman has talked about in terms this culture of mass violence.
And death through media.
Then we will reap the whirlwind.
This will happen again and again and again as it's happened in this country -- -- around.
The world and there has been the connection with the video games -- interest -- I heard a story this morning that apparently when the police went over to -- -- how's the mother's house.
The computers had pretty much been destroyed -- -- before he went and murdered her.
Destroyed the computers.
So I'm sure they're going to be although they say that they can probably get some data from the hard drives which is important.
You touched on desensitization.
Ohio State University did a study and they found this we would if we're to the director can we put this back up.
-- -- this you would you play a violent game for three continued it is that alters your behavior each day.
After players showed an increase of hostility and aggression people who played nonviolent games experienced.
No changed -- -- one -- if as a five year old you start -- Sonic the Hedgehog but then by the time your fifth.
-- that you had -- because everything right really steady but we know what it's a matter of common sense it's also a matter of common sense and we know what.
That the Hollywood industry is clinging.
Clinging to guns.
They are glamorizing.
Guns in in this country.
-- -- the scourge in terms of these guns.
Guns can kill if people had evil intentions.
But don't tell our children that it's acceptable.
To mowed down people in malls in churches in schools on the street.
They don't know better they know what we're taught and we're teaching them wrong.
There's also parental responsibility I mean you if you let your kid play you know you're you're ten year old play.
Game intended for adults.
They're gonna wind up being inside the data adults video gave me all kinds of control -- parental control and Hollywood should start to police itself.
Because death should not be the byproduct of our entertainment amen amen Peter thank you of the disease -- are.