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Columbine was not the fault of video games, except perhaps incidentally. Other people get “hooked” on games or other activities, have them withdrawn, and live through it without killing people. Still others break a shoelace and kill people over it. As for the violent nature of the games they were playing, I think that is secondary. If you want to criticize violent content, you’ll end up censoring Shakespeare and the Bible. Columbine was an extreme event, one with little sense and few lessons. However, one lesson I do take from it is the danger caused by the easy availability of...

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Do violent video games inspire horrific, violent acts in the real world? No one really knows for sure. Do horrific, violent acts in the real world inspire violent video games? Absolutely.   One of the most recent, Super Columbine Massacre RPG (or SCMRPG), re-created Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold's 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, from the perspective of the two disturbed teenagers. Deriving the game's content largely from video footage of the events, the pair's diaries, and quotes from various media figures, creator Danny Ledonne strove for a certain level of verisimilitude--though the part of the...

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To date, the columbine school shooting is one of the worst school shootings in the history of the United States. The shooting took place on April 20th, 1999 at the Columbine High School in Colorado. The shooters were two students, Dylan Klebold, and Eric Harris. They killed 12 fellow students, and a teacher, as well as wounding 23 other students. This shooting was not one of impulse, but one that was planned for over a year. Originally, the shooters planned to commit their acts on the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. They didn't want to just cause havoc within...

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On April 20, 1999, two high school students massacred a dozen of their classmates and injured countless others. They used sawed off shotguns, an automatic 9mm, and various other firearms to murder their peers. These boys (Eric Harris, and Dylan Klebold) bought illegal firearms and made explosives in one of the boys' basements to use that day. Since then, gun laws have not gotten more strict, but some say it has actually been easier to buy and carry firearms in America. America is split into two groups, those opposed to guns and those who are pro-firearm. Should we, as a...

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Has it been 10 years already? The anniversary of the deadly shooting at Columbine High School is less than a month away and as I dive back in to the story I'm flooded with memories of that Tuesday. I haven't really thought about Columbine much over the last few years, except on the painful occasions when another disturbed youth goes ballistic and takes it out on his classmates. It happened just recently in Germany. Virginia Tech was another shocking reminder of how helpless we can be when a motivated killer has fellow students in his sight. Now it's time to...

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